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Ms. Ashley Herring Blake

Rees Literary Agency

Boston, MA


Twitter: ashleyhblake

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Jul 18, 2022 4:07 pm

Profile Update: No longer working as a literary agent.
from teaquinn
Jun 17, 2022 5:04 pm

Ashley is leaving agenting:
from halihylandwrites
May 19, 2022 5:06 pm

Ashley just posted on Twitter that she'll be leaving agenting as of 7/31.
from swatithegeek
Nov 19, 2021 10:13 pm

MSWL Form query: 09/16/21
Personalized rejection: 11/19/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from goldenapple
Aug 03, 2021 3:31 pm

EQ: 8/3 family saga - closed except to referrals and #mswl requests
from tialsb
Jul 15, 2021 3:04 pm

FQ: 5/06/2021 following a pitch contest like. I already had a query out with a colleague of hers but she said to send it to her anyway.
Full Request: 6/23/2021. Submitted immediately.
Rejection: 07/15/2021. She said very nice things about the book, but she felt she wasn't the right person to represent it. Definitely the nicest & most encouraging rejection I've ever received!

Adult Contemporary Romance/RomCom - 85k
from Catsamoa79
Jul 15, 2021 12:18 pm

EQ: 5/15/21
ER: 6/25/21, form letter
On this one I received a confirmation of the original query, etc, via QM, but the rejection did not come through to my email.
from ajdillard81
Jun 26, 2021 2:53 pm

Form queried 5/22.
Got an email rejection 6/25.
from jesshaberman
Jun 24, 2021 9:03 am

FQ 5/7/21 after #KissPitch like
nudged 6/18/21 - "Thanks for checking in! The start of summer has me a bit behind, but your query is coming up! I’ll have a response for you within a week."
FR 6/24. bummer.

90k romcom
from MelissaMcKinnon
Jun 18, 2021 1:08 pm

YA LGBT+ Rom Com 58K

EQ: 4/19/2021
Form Rejection: 6/16/2021
from Abigail
Jun 18, 2021 11:41 am

Personalized Rejection 18 June 2021
QM sent 26 APRIL 2021
Mystery 77k
from raktinope
Jun 16, 2021 6:06 pm

Form Query April 21st, 2021
Form Rejection June 16th, 2021
Adult Fantasy 160k

"Dear raktinope,

"Thank you so much for sending TITLE my way. While this sounds like an interesting story, and one I'm sure will find a home. I'm going to pass at this time. I thank you again for considering me, and best of luck in querying!

"Ashley Blake"

Also note, she's technically still open to queries **specifically** targeting her MSWL:
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 01, 2021 3:47 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Beckawrites
Jun 01, 2021 3:41 pm

FQ (LGBTNPit like) 17/04/2021
Also got a like from Becca Podus at the same agency (said I could query both of them) Becca full requested on 18/04/2021
from Patrick (admin)
May 27, 2021 11:57 am

Thanks raktinope

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