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Ms. Kirsten Aguilar

Ladderbird Literary Agency



Website: ladderbird.com

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from BarbaraDrake
Jul 02, 2022 2:33 pm


Form query: 4/3/22, CNR 7/2/22

Memoir 88K
from tkm256
May 31, 2022 4:41 pm


Form query: 11/24/21
Full request: 11/24/21
Sent MS: 11/24/21
Nudged: 4/28/22
Withdrew: 5/31/22

Six months after submitting my requested manuscript, and one month after nudging, I decided to withdraw. To be frank, I wasn't surprised to CNR. Kirsten became an agent less than a year ago. While most new agents are eager to network with other publishing professionals online and put themselves out there to find clients, Kirsten's agency profile links to a Twitter account with some retweets spaced months apart, and she has a writing-related blog with no new posts since Fall 2020. Of course literary agents can be successful without spending their lives on social media, but from what she chooses to share with the public, she just doesn't seem to be embracing the job with enthusiasm.
from shanedorian98
May 22, 2022 12:34 pm


ladderbird say they do respond to all queries but,,, kirsten sure has a lot of CNR's :( i've had a general query out with her since january (5 ish months) but in the meantime i can't submit to any other agent at the agency even with a different MS. it's a little rough
from KDMcQuain
Apr 19, 2022 1:59 pm


FQ 2/16/22
CNR 4/19/22
LGBTQ+ 109k
from whitelilac29
Mar 09, 2022 11:33 am


Form Query: 12/04
Full Request: 12/08

47K word spec short story collection
from Catsamoa79
Jan 31, 2022 3:06 pm


EQ: 10/16/21
Nudge: 1/29/22
ER: 1/31/22
Form letter
from banaesma
Dec 12, 2021 11:49 am


EQ: 12 October, 2021
ER: 12 December, 2021

Polite form rejection.

Adult 83k LitFic
from susanemerson
Dec 10, 2021 5:33 pm


I'm grateful to have had the chance to take a look at it and I appreciate your patience. I really loved the premise of this book--it's so strong. Unfortunately, it just does not fit perfectly with my needs at this time so I have to pass. I do absolutely encourage you to continue looking for representation because what doesn't work for one agent (or publisher) might work for another. I wish you the best of luck in your search.
EQ 8/30/21
ER 12/10/21
from Kakook
Oct 14, 2021 7:43 am


FQ: 08-21-21
Form Rejection: 10-13-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K
from OPKiwi
Oct 13, 2021 10:11 pm


EQ: 8/21/21
ER:10/13/21
from the_new_kid
Oct 10, 2021 5:10 am


Queried her on August 23d.
Received two rejections from her on October 8th.
The first one said she doesn't accept YA (my book is not YA), the second one had an apology for sending me the wrong email and had a standard "this is just not for me" thing after it. At least she made me smile at all this, I'll give her that)
from Bonni_Brodnick
Oct 05, 2021 1:20 pm


EQ: Sent 8/6/21
ER: Received 9/30/21
60 days

(Form letter)

Dear Bonni,

Thank you for sending me . I'm grateful to have had the chance to take a look at it. Unfortunately, it does not fit perfectly with my needs at this time. I do encourage you to continue looking for representation because what doesn't work for one agent (or publisher) might absolutely work for another. I wish you the best of luck in your search.

Warmly,

Kirsten Aguilar
Ladderbird Literary Agency
from Fj2018
Oct 03, 2021 7:37 pm


8.12.21 EQ
10.3.21. Form Rejection
Thriller
from hlesbrown
Aug 27, 2021 8:13 pm


FQ: 08/10/2021

LGBTQ+ Contemporary Fiction 85K
from BriStart
Jul 23, 2021 3:35 am


This author's agent bio on their website states she is NOT open to SFF

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