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Ms. Barbara Braun

Barbara Braun Associates, Inc.

151 West 19th Street, 4th floor

New York, NY 10011

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from Jotricoli
Aug 16, 2018 8:26 am

from Cire_Idle
Jul 24, 2018 4:24 pm

Literary Fiction, 70k words
Rejection: 5 days

Not for us, thanks.
from Port_Tack
Jun 11, 2018 8:29 am

Then you wonder why agents don't respond at all! Be thankful when they do. They're busy and get a pile of queries. There is a lot of competition.
from Kwjk2432
Jun 05, 2018 1:25 pm

EQ: 6/1/18
ER: 6/4/18 not for us, thanks.
from kdword
May 27, 2018 11:54 am

Reply was fairly prompt (3 weeks) but also dismissive - "Not for us, thanks."
from pigli1
May 17, 2018 1:19 pm

Oh no, what response did you get?

Yesterday from another agent I got "I’m going to pass on this one because I found it didn’t spark my interest". Pretty harsh I thought! I comforted myself with the fact that this same agent has herself written a book which I found on Amazon, and reading the first few pages didn't spark MY interest at all either.

Anyway, I feel for you. Jeez, why do we put ourselves through this? I keep thinking there has to be a better way. Maybe self-pubbing will be the norm at some point in the future.
from hyker100
May 17, 2018 12:58 pm

I would have preferred "not for us". I received a pretty cold response, I thought.
from kvleahy
May 03, 2018 12:09 pm

EQ: 4/25 HF 118k
ER: 5/3:

"Not for us, thank."
from bevjack1
Apr 27, 2018 7:42 pm

EQ 4/22/18 + 5 pgs (rejected original ms. before reconstruction in 2017)
ER 4/27/18 Not for us, thanks.
from BlackRussian
Apr 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Form letter but her reply is quick. Much appreciated.
from KristenH
Apr 24, 2018 4:04 pm

EQ 4/18/18 (2nd/final requery for Chain Reaction)
ER 4/24/18 (Passed--not for her)
from dreamcat
Apr 11, 2018 3:32 pm

EQ 4/2
ER 4/11
Not for us, thanks
from dreamthanwrite
Apr 07, 2018 4:06 pm

The email simply stated, " Not for us."
from singha1
Apr 03, 2018 4:16 pm

EQ + 5 pages 3/22/18
ER 4/3/18
Looking at what everyone else got, I guess mine was kind and personalized. She said I'm a good writer but that she wasn't convinced the hero of my story is "known enough" to carry a novel. Then she simply ended it with "sorry." Hardly a touchy-feely note, but it was a quick response and she did provide a reason, so I'm not complaining.
from Catsamoa79
Mar 27, 2018 11:40 am

EQ: 3/14/18
ER: 2/27/18

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