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Old 02-05-2008, 12:23 AM   #301
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Umm, yes.

For example, she is Neil Gaiman's agent.
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:02 PM   #303
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Hi, everyone! I'm Rachel, and I'm new here!

I submitted an e-query to Dan Lazar for my first book,a YA paranormal, at around 10 in the morning on Tuesday. I got a request for a full by nine or so that night. Sadly, I couldn't access my internet until this morning, so I just now sent it.

So many butterflies in tummy! Submitting to WH was one of those "what the hell?" things, like, "I'm sure they'll say no, but it never hurts to try!" I was shocked to get a full ms request so soon. I'm not getting my hopes up too high, but still. Really exciting!
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Old 02-21-2008, 11:11 PM   #304
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congrats, rachel! that is very exciting!
keep us posted.
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Old 02-22-2008, 12:02 AM   #306
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Ohhh... Congrats! That's exciting... I hope it works out well.

I've been trying to work up the nerve to send out queries... and Dan Lazar is one of the agents that I would definitely be interested in! Based on interviews of his I've read, he seems really laid-back and funny, but completely dedicated to his clients!

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Old 02-22-2008, 01:23 AM   #308
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i never mentioned that i got a 9 day
form ejection from maya rock to an equery.
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Good news for Rachel. Good luck, baby girl!

Me, all I get are rejections from Writers House, so you must be doing something really right.
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Well, that was short-lived! I got a VERY nice e-rejection from Dan Lazar today. He did say it was energetic and charming, but he wasn't totally in love with it, which I understand. He DID however give me the names of 2 agents he thought might be into it, which I thought was really above and beyond. Then, a few minutes later, he sent another email suggesting another agent at WH. Very classy, cool guy. So rejection or no, nothing but happy feelings about WH!
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bummer but wow on the referrals! that's really truly awesome!
and what a compliment. he wouldn't have done it if he didn't
think your book was good.
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Rachel,

Those referrals are nuggets of gold. Don't ignore them. You go girl! That is an awesome response from Dan Lazar! Congratulations.

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Oh, you better believe I jumped ALL OVER those referrals, ha ha! I queried all three that day. Haven't heard back yet from the 2 he originally sent, but Ken Wright at WH emailed me Friday night and asked for the full MS, so it's back on the excitement train I go!
And, again, let me just state that Dan Lazar rocks. I was telling my husband that even though it was a "no" from him, it didn't feel like a no since he was so helpful. Anyone who gets him as an agent would be super lucky.
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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has had any experiences with subbing directly to Lindsay Davis, formerly Steven Malk's west coast assistant who is now accepting queries directly. I have been cyber-stalking SM for a while (no, not really) and think he's amazing, but Lindsay is so new! So fresh! Probably saying yes more frequently! Can anyone share additional info?
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Hi, I'm wondering if anyone has had any experiences with subbing directly to Lindsay Davis, formerly Steven Malk's west coast assistant who is now accepting queries directly. I have been cyber-stalking SM for a while (no, not really) and think he's amazing, but Lindsay is so new! So fresh! Probably saying yes more frequently! Can anyone share additional info?
I queried her on 2/28 but haven't heard back yet. It hasn't been too long, though. I'm not sure about her normal response times, but I don't think they're too extensive.
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I queried her on Jan 25, got a request for a full on Feb 10. From what I've read and heard elsewhere, she generally takes about 4-6 weeks, I believe.

She did take on a new client last month, as well (in just a few days -- you know she loved that one!)
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I met Lindsay at a conference last fall. She was very nice and willing to engage. Alas, she rejected the Q I sent to Steve in Dec.
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Question Thrilling EQuery Agents at WH

As I live in Europe, smail is not the best way for me to go. So I avoid smail-only agents. I noticed at least one person in this thread has equeried an agent at WH but from everything I've read, it's against the agency's policy.

My question: Are there any thriller/suspense agents at Writer's House who accept/encourage equeries? I looked through AQ and didn't see any in my genre who did.

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I know that Dan Lazar and Maya Rock accept equeries. I'd guess that any of the younger/newer agents would. I'm not sure about thrillers since that's not my area. good luck!
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I know that Dan Lazar and Maya Rock accept equeries. I'd guess that any of the younger/newer agents would. I'm not sure about thrillers since that's not my area. good luck!
Thanks. I'll keep poking around. Maybe I will get lucky.
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lois, go to agentquery.com
and type in "writers house".

it'll pull up all the agents and what
they like to read as far as genres. it will
also tell you if they accept equeries.
i know that sherman accepts equeries as well.

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*SMH* I must have missed that one! Thanks a bunch, Xiaotien.

Edit: Just revisited AQ re: Writer's House and it turns out, Daniel Lazar accepts equeries, is open to unsolicited queries and considers thrillers. Not sure how I missed that one, unless it's been updated since I lasted looked which was quite some time ago. I've added him to my list! *claps*
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