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Hmm. Her PW blurb...

Sold first book contract in 2004, and most recently sold one that is forthcoming 2014, with 8 others in between, all non-fiction for the Teen and Youth markets. All 10 manuscripts sold to traditional publishers, all for one author.
... and her website:

The Purcell Agency started in July of 2012 after author Tina P. Schwartz spent twelve years writing and marketing her work, along with helping several others get published.
In short, wait to see what sales she can make for fiction -- assuming that's what you're writing.
 

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I saw that too, CaoPaux. Good point. And you're right, mine is fiction. I queried her when I posted this before, but haven't heard back yet. I will let you guys know if I do.
 

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She now lists one fiction author on the agency website, Cherie Colyer, whose novel, Embrace, is published by Omnific Publishing, according to Amazon.com. Its reputation (Omnific's) isn't too promising.
 

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Its reputation (Omnific's) isn't too promising.

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One of Omnific's books has just moved onto a larger publisher with a 7 figure deal based on steady sales. I expect this isn't a one off.

Regardless, Omnific accepts non-agented queries so it's irrelevant to this agents ability to catch the attention of publishers. Anyone can submit. One of the first things I look for in an agent is the ability to get me in doors I can't get in myself.
 

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"One of the first things I look for in an agent is the ability to get me in doors I can't get in myself."

Truly. same here and pretty much every writer.

I did submit a query (with a sample chapter and synopsis) and Tina was delightful to hear from, even though she declined the offer to see more, she gave a detailed critique, which is something that doesn't happen often. I would submit to her again, definitely
 
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The Purcell Agency?

Has anyone had any more recent contact with this agency? I have basic info. which suggests she subs to minor/major publishers. She currently has my full YA MS and said in her email that she thought my first three chapters were great. Her words not mine. Tina P. Schwartz is the agent. Not a huge presence on twitter, but that doesn't mean much. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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Anyone have any recent dealings with Tina? She's had my full for a bit now and she sounds lovely, but not a lot of info about her. Anyone have any experience with her?
 

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Email Tina for follow up on where your ms is in the que. She'll give you a better time frame! :) TPA staff
 

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Send note to Tina asking for your position in the que. She'll get back to you immediately with estimate. Thx! :) TPA staff
 

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They're going to open to submissions on May 1st. I'm looking forward to submitting. I think I'm going to try Kim McCollum. She looks like she may be a better fit.

They have a book from Flux, Merit and Capstone too which is impressive!

I know Capstone and Merit you don't need an agent to submit, but they are still very solid places. I think you would have a better chance if you had an agent. Flux only takes agented subs.
 
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18-months between submitting my 3 chapters and their recently very politely requesting a full, so hang in there, everyone.
 

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Well, they are currently closed to submissions, and they won't be taking pitches at conferences until the middle of next year. That's not exactly insightful ;) but it's probably sufficient to put them on the back-burner list.
 

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