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Mr. William Reiss

John Hawkins & Associates, Inc.

71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1600

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.jhalit.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Online Form: Closed

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from NikkiKnows
Mar 06, 2017 12:25 am


moblitas... I know this thread is from forever ago, but if you place your fingers like your gonna type, move them over a key to the right each, then type "white" without looking, it indeed becomes "wjote." Lol, I figured that was it because I do that sometimes. :)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 16, 2014 9:41 am


Rachellieberman, the information I received was that he is "semi-retired" and not taking new clients.
from Grayson
Jan 16, 2014 7:19 am


EQ: 1/16

Immediate autoreply: "I am away from the office."
from starryophonic
Jan 15, 2014 5:09 pm


Can someone confirm that he's still closed to queries? I didn't see anything about it on the website but since QT generally seems up-to-date I don't want to annoy him by querying if he's not accepting.
from jessicac
Oct 17, 2013 10:39 pm


Angelscribe,
Ahhh I'm used to rejections now. I don't even feel the sting anymore. :)
from KristenH
Oct 16, 2013 6:53 am


jessica, oh well. It was worth a shot.
from jessicac
Oct 15, 2013 11:27 am


Angelscribe,
I definitely got a rejection. Cut and dry. Lol
from KristenH
Oct 15, 2013 6:52 am


Jessica, he's only closed to queries right now. Patrick needs to confirm it. Maybe someone else from the agency replied to your query. Did you get a rejection or a request?
from jessicac
Oct 14, 2013 7:15 am


I queried Mr. Reiss in 10/13 and got a reply on 10/14.
The Website doesn't indicate he retired, so I'm confused.
from DonLemna
Sep 10, 2013 7:09 pm


Bill is now retired.
from huggsngiggles
Jul 19, 2013 12:17 pm


EQ- 7/18
ER - 7/19
Simple personalized no. Glad that it was quick.
from Floridagirl
Jul 19, 2013 11:37 am


EQ: 7/14
ER: 7/15 (FORM)

"No thank you but thank you for writing to me about_____"
from huggsngiggles
Jul 18, 2013 7:10 pm


EQ- 7/18
Received auto response "I am away from the office".
from moblitas
Jul 08, 2013 2:52 pm


EQ: 7/4
ER: 7/8

I laughed a little at this one because he (or his intern) misspelled the "white" in the title of my book as "wjote." Everyone makes spelling errors of course, but I thought this one was a little bizarre.

YA Fantasy
from karambelas
Jun 24, 2013 11:46 am


EQ: 4/23
ER: 4/24

at least he's fast...

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