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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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from lucidities
Jun 08, 2022 10:48 am

EQ: 6/6/22 (in spite of QT saying closed, nothing on website) 115K literary fiction; same auto response "I am away from the office"; worth a try

ER two days later: the same rejection as brendanpgallaher's, "No thank you, but thank you for writing to me about _____"; though a form response its brevity and frankness feel, er, novel! ;-)
from brendanpgallagher
Jan 14, 2022 3:30 pm

EQ: 1/13
ER: 1/14
Can't complain about the turnaround and the reply was rather amusing "No thank you, but thank you." Bio on his website suggests he is open to queries, but Query Tracker indicates closed which may be reason for some of the confusion from prior commenters.
from jaymeinman
Jan 11, 2021 1:23 pm

EQ: 1/8/21
ER: 1/11/21

SF 83K
from LaceyCottingham
Mar 06, 2019 8:41 pm

CNR: 3-6-19 Didn't realize he was semi-retired
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

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

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.

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