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Laura Droege

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I e-mail queried Henry Dunow on Nov. 13, and haven't heard anything. I'll post if I get a response, but the website says they don't reply to e-mail queries they don't like, so it might be a silent no.
Well, it hasn't been that long, so don't write him off completely. I had an agent who said on her site that she replied to all queries in 2 months and it took her over 2 months to request a partial from me.
 
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Well, it hasn't been that long, so don't write him off completely. I had an agent who said on her site that she replied to all queries in 2 months and it took her over 2 months to request a partial from me.

That's encouraging to hear, Laura. :) I won't write him off yet, and I plan to wait until January to do my next batch of queries to allow for holiday delays (and let any potential slow-response agents have a chance!).
 

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Query sent

Submitted a query to Henry Dunow last night for my historical fiction. I have a feeling it will be a while before I hear back. Will post a response when I receive something.
Bryan
 

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I mailed my query and 10 pages 2 weeks ago and received a very shabby (faded and off-centre) Dear Author rejection today.
 

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From The Lunch:

Julia Kenny is joining Dunow Carlson & Lerner as an agent, rejoining her recent colleague Eleanor Jackson.
 

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Thanks so much for the link, VGeary. I mailed her today at the new email address and asked if I needed to resend my manuscript since she had moved on from Markson Thoma. Will post her once she responds. *fingers crossed*
 

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You're welcome. Also, congrats on your full request and good luck! Keep us posted. :)

Ta :). I mailed Julia and asked her if I needed to resend - she was wonderfully prompt and got back to me right away and said there was no need. She had the ms with her and would start reading soon. *fingers and toes crossed*
 

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Which agent would be the best to query for fantasy? I see quite a few rep. 'commercial fiction' in general, so it's hard to say.
 

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Queried Eleanor Jackson today, and got back an auto-response that she is out on maternity leave until February 3, 2015.

(And now I'm wondering: Do I query the other agent I was considering at this agency? Leave it, and assume Ms. Jackson will wade through eleventy-billion emails when she gets back? Assume she will quite sensibly dump her entire inbox to start fresh, and re-query her in Feb? What's the etiquette, here?)
 

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Queried Eleanor Jackson today, and got back an auto-response that she is out on maternity leave until February 3, 2015.

(And now I'm wondering: Do I query the other agent I was considering at this agency? Leave it, and assume Ms. Jackson will wade through eleventy-billion emails when she gets back? Assume she will quite sensibly dump her entire inbox to start fresh, and re-query her in Feb? What's the etiquette, here?)

If you would like to get your query process moving, I would resend your query to the other agent you were considering, and explain about receiving the "away" message from Ms. Jackson regarding maternity leave. I am quite certain, like every other successful business out there, that others pick up the slack so as not to preclude the company--and possible clients--from carrying on.
 

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It's not that much of a process-stopper -- I'm far from putting all my querying eggs in this agency's basket -- but I think I will try the other agent. If she says no, I can always fall back to the first agent in a few months.
 

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Anyone know if Eleanor Jackson has a blog, Twitter account, etc.? I'm curious to know if she came back from maternity leave as scheduled.
 

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According to querytracker, people have been getting responses from Eleanor on queries and submissions over the past month. I think she keeps a low profile on social media.
 

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Thanks, nadja1972. Sounds like she's back to work, then; I'll give it a couple more weeks, then gently nudge.
 

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Edward Necarsulmer IV

Dear All,

Do you have any experience with Edward Necarsulmer IV? He joined Dunow, Carlson & Lerner.

Thanks a lot.

Lora Davidoff
 

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This thread will probably be merged by the mods shortly, but I just wanted to add that though I never queried Mr. Necarsulmer, I did interview him along with a new client several years ago. (Here's that link, for anyone who's interested: http://www.kristavandolzer.com/2011/09/agent-author-chat-edward-necarsulmer-iv.html) I found him to be personable and EXTREMELY thorough. He didn't just slap a few sentences together and send them back to me; it was clear that he'd taken the time to really give his all.
 

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