I met him at the SFWA New York Reception in November a year or so ago. Seemed like a nice young man, very presentable. We chatted pleasantly for several minutes. Of course I wasn't looking for an agent, so I didn't ask him about his track record, but he seemed knowledgeable about the field.
Mr. Fleck requested my partial back in November. He was very polite and indicated a one month response time. Sadly, I still haven't heard back from him. Has anyone else communicated with Mr. Fleck recently? I suppose he could just be on vacation for the holidays.
I can't believe I haven't posted to this thread yet.
I queried Mr. Fleck (introduced to him through another author who has him as an agent) 7/2/09 and sat back to wait. On the back of his business card it says:
Please be patient. Responses take anywhere from two weeks to two months.
I ended up giving him three months (10/15/09) before I contacted him to ask about the status of my query. He replied very politely and apologized and said that he thought he'd already responded (it was an R) and suggested another agency that might be a better fit for my novel. Very professional. I'd definitely query him again in the future.
Since he said he'd get back to you in a month on your partial Salaris, I say give him a jingle. Who knows? Maybe he thought he already responded.
I sent a follow-up a couple weeks ago (right after Christmas), so I'd rather not bother him again for a while at least. He does seem very professional; I'm probably just being impatient. I'll try again if he doesn't reply in a month or two. Thanks!
I received a professional, personalized rejection letter today. He gave me some good advice on who else to submit to and indicated that he was too busy to take on many new clients. Overall, I thought he came across as very professional in spite of the delay.
Bob Fleck is my agent. He's great. He pitched and sold a two-book deal for me to Tor Books. (The first of the two books is out in November.) He also negotiated my movie deal with Warner Brothers for the option of my first novel. I know that he currently has a relatively large client list but if you can sign with him you've got an excellent agent.
Has anyone heard from Robert Fleck recently? I queried him a while back and it said his e-mail box was full. He seems to have an active twitter account, but I haven't found an e-mail address associated with it, or any sort of literary agency website for him.