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Mr. John Ash

PEW Literary

46 Lexington Street

London W1F 0LP



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Website: pewliterary.com

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from digitia
Jun 03, 2022 4:53 pm


EQ: 6/3/22
Adult Fantasy 85k
from IlanaMiraL
Mar 08, 2022 8:06 am


"Thank you for sending in your work, which we have now had a chance to consider.

While we enjoyed reading your material, we felt eventually that it was not quite the right fit for us. Due to the number of submissions which we receive, we are unable to offer feedback regarding our decision. We would, however, like to ask that if you don't find representation with this project, you please get in touch with us about your next one.

We hope that you are not discouraged by our response and wish you every success with finding representation for your work. Thank you for thinking of PEW Literary.
from nkoussis
Mar 02, 2022 11:38 pm


EQ: 1/25/22
ER: 3/2/22

Not the right fit. Interestingly, I got the email from Charlotte, who is a reader there. Seems like John is looking for something very specific and if your MS or keywords ticks his boxes (probably his MSWL, and the writing is good ofc), Charlotte sends it through to him. This is just pure speculation, though.
Adult Fantasy 110k
from andyscontras
Nov 24, 2021 1:54 pm


EQ -- 11/6/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
FR -- 11/23/2021
from UnderTheTree
Nov 02, 2021 2:01 pm


Email Query: 10/19/21
Rejection form email: 11/2/21
"While we enjoyed reading your material, we felt eventually that it was not quite the right fit for us."
114k Fantasy
from hsdonnelly
Sep 18, 2021 7:12 pm


EQ: Literary, Historical, Humorous, 98K 2021-08-31
ER: Polite, "enjoyed reading"; probably a form letter; 2021-09-08.

Fairly quick rejection. Not all that surprising as the novel is a bit unusual.
from bentleyal
Sep 04, 2021 4:01 am


EQ - sent 27th August 2021 - Adult high fantasy 150k
ER - Form rejection 4th September 2021

"While we enjoyed reading your material, we felt eventually that it was not quite the right fit for us. Due to the number of submissions which we receive, we are unable to offer feedback regarding our decision. "
from DavidHills
Aug 18, 2021 11:15 am


Queried 16/5/21
Polite rejection 16/6/21
from JPAnderson
Aug 18, 2021 11:12 am


EQ: July 21, 2021
ER: August 18, 2021 (nice form)

Adult Epic Fantasy, 220K
from jdruffin
Jun 03, 2021 9:14 am


EQ: 4/4/21
ER: 5/25/21
Fantasy 78k
from imthedecoy
Apr 24, 2021 5:06 am


Submitted Jan 2021. Response time meant to be 6 weeks.
Received rejection late April, after I had already assumed they had passed. Rejection was oddly very friendly and nice saying it was a pleasure to hear from me again - but they're not the right agents for me.
from MissPlum
Apr 01, 2021 12:18 pm


Adult/YA graphic novel rejected @47 days. Honestly not sure now why I queried a UK agent.
from banaesma
Mar 03, 2021 12:02 pm


EQ: 23 October, 2020
Nudge: 7 December, 2020
CNR: 15 January, 2021
ER: 3 March, 2021

Very kind rejection letter saying that they were busy and enjoyed my work but ultimately passed.

Adult 83k LitFic
from MissPlum
Feb 13, 2021 12:45 am


TinaHendricks, bummer! I just queried an agent and misspelled his name. I submitted the query all over again!
from TinaHendricks
Oct 31, 2020 4:36 pm


Adult com fantasy-mag realism 88k 10/31/20 Accidentally didn't change the name of the agent in the letter :((

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