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Ms. Tasneem Motala

The Rights Factory


Twitter: seraphecda

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from aloopratha
Jan 24, 2023 10:56 am

EQ: Dec. 16/22
Form Pass: Jan 24/23

YA Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 06, 2023 10:51 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks aloopratha
from aloopratha
Jan 06, 2023 2:18 am

Closed tonight to queries, according to Twitter and QM.
from taejonwill
Dec 28, 2022 7:45 pm

It looks like Ms. Motala read the query herself, rather than have an intern do it, give her props for that. Her response time was 33 days, which is acceptable. The rejection is pretty generic, but it didn't mention the usual too many manuscripts not enough time response, which is pretty standard.

from digitia
Sep 23, 2022 4:45 pm

FQ: 6/3/22
Full Request: 6/29/22, sent same day
Form Rejection: 9/23/22
Adult Fantasy 85k

Thank you for sending me the manuscript for__. While I did enjoy certain aspects of it, your project overall does not seem like a fit for me at this time, and so I will have to pass.
Thank you for the opportunity to read your manuscript, as well as for considering me in your search for the perfect agent, and best of luck with your future queries.
Good luck,

from neutronstar
Aug 29, 2022 6:57 pm

#DVpit like on 6/1
Queried: 6/1/22
Rejected w/ NEGATIVE feedback: 6/15/22
I don't even want to write the feedback I got. I will say she mistook my entire genre, which was a red flag.

MG Fantasy 35k
from jmcelhaney
Aug 18, 2022 3:20 pm

Rejected with standard copy/paste rejection letter. Didn't even give me a chance.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2022 6:35 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from writtenintheclouds
Jul 27, 2022 11:45 am

Form query: June 9, 2022
Form rejection: July 27, 2022 (on my birthday, LOL!)

66k YA Contemporary Romance (BIPOC)
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2022 4:58 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from colbywilkens
Jun 30, 2022 4:19 pm

FQ: 5/19 Pit Dark like
Full Request: 6/8 Sent same day
Nudge with offer of rep:6/22
Kind step Aside 6/30
82k Rom Com
from galian84
Jun 05, 2022 9:24 am

Late entry:

Form Query: 1/3/22 - #PitMad request
Form Rejection: 1/9/22

92k YA contemporary fantasy
from FrancesBoyle
May 28, 2022 10:27 am

reps Ellen Chang-Richardson
from k_e_nicole
Apr 06, 2022 3:40 pm

@LUV4NA I do agree with you on the backgrounds and perhaps a different world view and I wholeheartedly support that. But I also believe that there is a difference between stating the perspective you are coming from and opening up to that and saying that because you don't look like this, I'm not going to take you. It just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Again, though, my point remains if your story is marketable it will get picked up. And your skin color should have nothing to do with it <3
from LUV4NA
Apr 05, 2022 10:28 pm

You...are clearly missing the point. Let BIPOC write their own stories and let them have the same platform as non-BIPOC writers. Mentioning you're BIPOC is not asking for special treatment. It's alerting the agent what perspective they're writing from and what lived experiences could be incorporated in their work. Diversity in client lists, work settings, audiences, etc are important for so many reasons that I won't get into here because this comment section is meant for query updates and not for a debate like this.

This will be the last time I comment about this. Please educate yourself because the low number of published stories by BIPOC should bother you way more than an agent who is only seeking BIPOC queries.

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