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Barber

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Three weeks isn't very long. I'd wait a little longer. Maybe closer to the eight week mark? That sounds like eternity, but it seems to be about standard.

Hang in there! There should be many others you can query in the meantime :)

Try agentquery (dot) com and enter your genre.
 

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Learn from my mistake - Knight Agency and agents in general

Victoria Strauss refers to The Knight Agency as "well-respected," so I'd consider that a thumbs-up.
 
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It's been about three weeks now. Should I go ahead and send a email to check up on it?
Jen - Got an R today on my query from Elaine Spencer at the 70-day mark. Hope you have better luck!
 

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I got a request to see my MS today, I e-queried on 8/21/08. So a 3 1/2 week turn around. The request came from Melissa Jeglinski. The Knight Agency posted on their blog Sep 3 that she is their new submissions coordinator, brought over from a long, successful run with Harlequin.
 

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Carol - Congrats and good luck!

I think my query got sucked into the evil spam monster's jaws.
 

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Thanks Jen! Their website said that response time can be 12-15 weeks on queries. Plus, they do seem to be transitioning some with their new submissions coordinator, so who knows? My fingers are crossed for you.
 

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I sent another e-mail asking if they received the query--no answer. I think my work would fit in perfectly with the other clients at the agency. I'm just about at the 2 month mark.

:Shrug:

Outwardly confident--inside, I'm curled in the fetal position.:e2cry:
 

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Lily, I think the process is speeding up. I sent a query on 9/5 and just got a request last night for a partial (9/23). Less than 3 weeks. Or maybe I can pretend that my query was so fantastic and my premise so amazing that they wanted to see it ASAP. LOL!

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fwiw, I just received a rejection on a query I emailed TKA 18 days ago.
 

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Calla, did you send pages? Reason I'm asking is, quite a while back I sent in something on their "yes, send a partial", and after a long time, got the pages back with the form rejection. The pages were as pristine as when I'd popped them in the envelope--no finger marks, nothing, niente. Naturally my paranoia kicked in and I wondered if they'd actually read what they'd asked for...
 

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Yeah, you should requery. I've e-queried 2 projects, and both were rejected within a couple weeks.

But they were nice rejections, with author name and MS title added :)
 

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Does anyone know if they have a "no from one of us is no from all of us" policy, or if one agent doesn't work out can you wait a while and query the next? I ask because there are two that I wish to query that both look wonderful...
 

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Does anyone know if they have a "no from one of us is no from all of us" policy, or if one agent doesn't work out can you wait a while and query the next? I ask because there are two that I wish to query that both look wonderful...

From what I've experienced, an assistant reads them, or jr. agent or whatever she is. Unless you have their personal email it goes to sub @ knight agency.
 

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That's the feeling I was getting...I wanted to make sure first. Thanks for the quick response :)
 

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From what I've experienced, an assistant reads them, or jr. agent or whatever she is. Unless you have their personal email it goes to sub @ knight agency.


I sent one to Deidre's email this morning and got a request - but she does say only to query one agent there.
 
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