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Old 12-07-2011, 08:54 PM   #626
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Ginger Clark tweeted this morning that she was caught up on her queries sent as of 11:59 pm EST 11/28/11.

I queried her 11/29. Guess I'm in the next batch!
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:43 PM   #627
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In case anyone is wondering about response times, just thought I'd share. The author I've been ghostwriting for sent an e-query to Katherine Fausset on 10/27/11. He received a rejection from her assistant on 11/16/11, stating Ms. Fausset is taking on very few new projects at this time.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:12 PM   #629
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FYI, if you were thinking of subbing to Sarah LaPolla, she tweeted this the other day:

"Writers: Still no vampires, werewolves, angels, or zombies please! Disenchanted w/ paranormal in general (YA & adult), so query w/ caution."
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I've had rejections from both Ginger Clark (no response) and Sarah LaPolla (just above form). Alas.
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Just dropping in to mention that Ginger Clark tweeted on 4/9/12 that she is caught up on all equeries up through 4/2/12 and on all but two requested materials up through 3/11/12.
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:33 AM   #632
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Resume?

I came across this on Curtis Brown's website:

"Curtis Brown represents adult and children’s authors of all genres, including illustrators. If you would like to submit a manuscript or proposal, please send us a query letter, a synopsis of the work, a sample chapter and a brief resume."

What should I put on the resume? I've never heard of needing a resume for querying. Help is much appreciated!
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Old 04-16-2012, 07:50 AM   #633
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #634
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I came across this on Curtis Brown's website:

"Curtis Brown represents adult and children’s authors of all genres, including illustrators. If you would like to submit a manuscript or proposal, please send us a query letter, a synopsis of the work, a sample chapter and a brief resume."

What should I put on the resume? I've never heard of needing a resume for querying. Help is much appreciated!
I'd suggest not doing this at all... you'll get a better response from querying the agents directly (one at a time). Check out their bios in the agent section for their individual submission preferences. I don't recall any of them asking for a resume.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:55 AM   #635
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The resume might be tied to the non-fiction proposal (i.e., why should we believe you're qualified to write about the perils of using dish soap to clean old nitroglycerine bottles (for an extreme example)).

Although, I would have assumed that would naturally be part of the proposal like writing credits are in the query letter . . .
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:02 AM   #636
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The resume might be tied to the non-fiction proposal (i.e., why should we believe you're qualified to write about the perils of using dish soap to clean old nitroglycerine bottles (for an extreme example)).

Although, I would have assumed that would naturally be part of the proposal like writing credits are in the query letter . . .
What they're looking for is what is called a writer's "platform." Publishing houses look for credentials such as specific expertise, public recognition, etc. authors have that will help sell a book. It makes sense for nonfiction, but unless they've won prestigious awards for writing, I don't know how it would apply to novelists or poets. I agree with the others: it's better to contact a specific agent at Curtis Brown.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:52 AM   #637
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E-queried Sarah LaPolla (with first 5 pages as she requests) on 5-2-12 and received a form R today (5-12-12). A 10-day turnaround is pretty good, I think (though of course a 10-day turnaround with good news would be better
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:29 AM   #638
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:49 PM   #639
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Time for Partial from Maureen Walters

Does anyone have experience with Maureen Walters and if so, how long did it take her to review your requested partial? Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:26 PM   #640
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I had a request for a full from Anna Webman back in Jan. and I haven't heard anything since. I emailed her like two weeks ago just to make sure it had reached her, but didn't hear anything back from that either.
I'm guessing it's a rejection, but since it was a request for a full, I'm really hoping I get a courtesy rejection email...Anyone know her response times or what I should do next?
I don't want to keep bugging her...but now I'm also worried nothing's reached her since the original email (which seems kind of ridiculous)
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #641
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OMG trying not to hyperventilate - Sent a hard copy query + 10 to Ginger Knowlton on 4/24 and just got a FULL REQUEST!!! She also requested via snail mail, though said I could email the full. She asked for a one month exclusive if possible, but I have other fulls out.

This was totally one of those what the hell I might as well try queries that I NEVER expected to pay off. Aaaaaaaaaaah!
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:19 PM   #643
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Does anyone happen to know if this agency is a "rejection from one is a rejection from all?" type? I can't seem to find any information pertaining to that on the website.
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Does anyone happen to know if this agency is a "rejection from one is a rejection from all?" type? I can't seem to find any information pertaining to that on the website.
Not in my experience. I currently have a partial out with one agent that another agent at CB passed on the query. They have different preferences and in my experience seem to work independently. Good Luck!
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:47 PM   #645
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FYI to anyone waiting on Sarah LaPolla's responses to requested material - she tweeted this morning that she's caught up on requested material through April 23rd.
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Old 07-21-2012, 01:15 AM   #646
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Sarah Lapolla tweeted this earlier:
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Old 07-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #647
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Laura Blake Peterson

Does anyone know if LBP is properly addressed as Ms. Peterson or Ms. Blake Peterson? Her assistant requested a partial and I want to be prepared if (fingers crossed) I hear from LBP herself.

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Old 07-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #648
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Query: April 11
Partial request: May 2
Full request: May 21
Full sent: June 1 (I let her know I was about to finish a R&R so she opted to wait for the new version.)
Rejection: July 24

She did say she liked it a lot and wanted to see my next project.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #649
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Greetings from a first time poster. I submitted a query letter, sample chapter and synopsis on June 22 along with a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the Query Department (no one in particular) at Curtis Brown Ltd. in New York City. The note on their Submission Guidelines webpage states they typically respond in 6 to 8 weeks. Has anyone found that to be an accurate estimate? I am at the almost-seven week mark and getting antsy watching the daily mail. Thanks.

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Old 10-17-2012, 03:10 PM   #650
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Does anyone have experience with Laura Blake Peterson? Does she always respond? I queried 8/29 and haven't heard anything. Is it time to give up? Shame, she seemed like a great fit.
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