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Wow, quiet here, eh? I'm sent a sub to Jennifer S. Anyone else out there waiting?
 

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Welcome to the trench! I brought a bag of Smart Food & S. Pellegrino. ;)
 

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queried 9/1 nalini akolekar request for partial and synopsis 9/24. Has anyone had any responses from this new agent at Spencerhill?
 

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I haven't but I did hear back from Ms. Solem. Apparently she is not interested in quirky paranormal. According to my neighbor, who is repped by Ms. Solem, she prefers romance and erotica. She is a really nice agent and very sharp. All of my correspondence with the agency have been quick. On my first novel I got a request for a partial in under an hour, and a rejection (non-form and invite for anything else I might write in the future) two weeks later. I sent a query for a Romance to which she was not thrilled at the story line (neither was I for that matter) and got a one day turnaround response. My neighbor says they are efficient and fast so hopefully you will hear back on your partial very soon.
 

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I've subbed to Jennifer twice this year, 2 different books, and she's never responded. I think the 2nd query has only been 3 months, though.
 

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Jennifer represents the "other" Lori Foster (who is the reason I go by Lori Duffy Foster). I queried her once and she was very kind, but my novel is a courtroom drama set in the 1920s. She said then that she prefers to rep serial novels, such as romance. The "other" Lori Foster is also quite nice, by the way.
 

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Ummm... on Agent Query it does say that they accept queries by referral, which come to think of it, my neighbor gave me the referral and I got a prompt reply. I am not sure if she accepts unsolicited queries, but it is worth a try.
 

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I'm currently reading Stephanie Dray's Lily of the Nile (it's awesome so far, btw). I'm considering submitting to Jennifer because "Lily" is historical fiction/historical fantasy and so is my book, but so far everything I've found about Jennifer suggests she's more interested in a female perspective, which my book has a minimal amount of. Anyone know if she's interested in historical fiction from a male perspective?
 

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Does anyone know what happend to Jennifer Schober @ Spencerhill? Did she go elsewhere She is no longer listed as an agent for this agency.
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Shame. JS would have been the one I'd have queried. Probably. Anyway, any recent interactions? Anybody got a partial/full out with Spencerhill?

I'm also a little confused by what they actually represent. Romance mainly, yes. But on their submissions guidelines page, they say:
"We are currently considering submissions from published and un-published authors in the following genres: commercial, general-interest fiction, romance including historical romance, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic fiction, category romance, literary fiction, thrillers and mysteries."

However, neither of the agents mention an interest in the paranormal/fantasy side on their personal bios, so I'm not sure who/if to query. My MS is Fantasy Romance.
 

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Does anyone have any info on Amanda Leuck at Spencerhill? I just got a request for a full on my erotic Viking historical romance, but I don't see her on the website, or anywhere else.

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Gianna
 

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I'm considering submitting to an agent here, but since the latest posts here are from 2014, I was wondering if anyone had more recent experience with this agency.
 

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I was doing research on a new agent with this firm (Ali Herring). From what I can see on PubMarketplace, she's had one sale thus far. Everyone's got to start somewhere, I suppose, but she's not listed as an assistant in any sales by another agent, meaning she may not have had the senior mentoring in her development that I'd like to see.
 

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Anything new? The free version I can see of PM also doesn't show anything for Ali Herring. Has that changed (for those folks who have the full version)?
 

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Hey Stych!! PM shows two deals for Ms. Herring (one from May of last year, the second from April 2019). The April 2019 sale was to Crooked Hill Press. Hope that helps!!!
 

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Hey Stych!! PM shows two deals for Ms. Herring (one from May of last year, the second from April 2019). The April 2019 sale was to Crooked Hill Press. Hope that helps!!!

My google skills must be broken. I get no relevant results from a restricted search on "Crooked Hill Press."
 

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Gah, my bad! It's "Crooked Lane." Sorry about that!
 

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That works! Crooked Lane is a small, independent press, but it has relatively experienced folks at the helm. Not likely to be much in terms of advances, and they don't require agented submissions. I'm not sure this adds much to her credentials.
 

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I was doing research on a new agent with this firm (Ali Herring). From what I can see on PubMarketplace, she's had one sale thus far. Everyone's got to start somewhere, I suppose, but she's not listed as an assistant in any sales by another agent, meaning she may not have had the senior mentoring in her development that I'd like to see.

Recently on Twitter she was asking editors if it's okay to sub with the December break coming up. As you say, everyone's got to start somewhere, and better to ask than not know, but isn't this the sort of thing the senior agents in her agency should be providing guidance on?

She sounds nice enough, but I think I'll steer clear until she gets some more mileage under her agent-shoes.
 

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Hey folks -- any updates on this agency or Ali Herring? I got a full request from her for a query I sent in early 2021 (that was unexpected!). Alas my story is a YA Fantasy and I'm not seeing a lot (any?) fantasy clients listed on their website. Largely romance.
 

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