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Ms. Ashley Herring Blake

Rees Literary Agency

Boston, MA

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Twitter: ashleyhblake

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from finleyturner
Apr 01, 2020 12:26 pm

Pitmad pitch like: March 5, 2020
Query sent: March 6, 2020
Full request: March 9, 2020. Sent an hour later
Nudge with offer of rep: March 18, 2020
Kind step aside: March 20, 2020

95k adult domestic suspense
from marissaeller
Mar 24, 2020 2:03 pm

EQ: 2/29
Nudge with offer of rep: 3/22
Polite step aside: 3/23
Seems very nice :)
from Writerkehr
Mar 21, 2020 11:15 am

EQ: 2/24/20
Upmarket Rom 91K
CNR 3/21/2020
from ksommerl
Mar 20, 2020 9:19 pm

EQ: 3/20/2020
67k Gothic horror
from notsonewbie
Mar 19, 2020 1:08 pm

Pitch wars partial request sent: 2/11/20
Upgraded to full: 2/27/20
ER: 3/19/20
from Mander_Pander
Mar 19, 2020 11:20 am

EQ: 2/18/20
FR (sent same day): 2/26/20
ER: 3/19 - mostly a form reject, 2-3 lines thanking you for your work/this isn't for me/this is a subjective industry/etc. etc.

YA LGBT Fantasy
from se6astian
Mar 19, 2020 11:17 am

EQ full (on request): 11Feb2020
ER: 19Mar2020

Adult literary
from swatithegeek
Mar 19, 2020 9:15 am

Pitmad EQ: 03/09/20
FR: 03/19/20, sent same day

Adult rom-com, 73k
from finleyturner
Mar 12, 2020 8:48 am

@elbaluz - I didn't get a confirmation after the query or the full request
from elbaluz
Mar 11, 2020 5:16 pm

Does anyone know if you’re supposed to get an email of confirmation after querying?
from RedOryx
Mar 02, 2020 7:26 pm

EQ: 2/23/2020
FR: 2/23/2020 (She responded two hours after I queried)
Sent Full 2/24/2020
R&R: 3/2/2020

Adult contemporary romance 81K

Ashley sent me a personalized email with lots of really wonderful feedback on both what she loved but also what she thought needed some work. "Again, if [these suggestions] resonate and if you'd like to try some of these revisions out, I'd LOVE to see this again"
from TPreece
Feb 28, 2020 5:43 pm

EQ 2/26/2020 YA Contemporary Romance 72K
from dpfs_2018
Feb 25, 2020 11:17 am

EQ: 2/25/20

Romance 71K
from ajwinder42
Feb 17, 2020 12:18 pm

EQ: 2/11/20

70K contemporary romance
from LUV4NA
Feb 06, 2020 8:42 pm

EQ: 1/28/20
FR: 1/30/20
ER: 2/6/20 but with a really sweet message

YA Contemporary Fantasy 96k

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