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Ms. Margaret Riley King

William Morris Endeavor

11 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10010

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E-Mail: Yes

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from Mevrouw_Bee
Oct 24, 2022 9:11 am

EQ: Aug 8 2022
Women's Historical Fiction 99k
CNR 24 Oct 2022. Judging from her timeline. Apparently I queried during the wrong month and she skipped over a whole chunk of ones submitted during the summer.
from 1edpsf1
Oct 24, 2022 7:21 am

Update: submitted 24Oct22, did not get immediate bounce of rejection.

"Message blocked: Your message to has been blocked. See technical details below for more information." When I checked the link, it's Mimecaster. I've been blocked from gmail &
Both had requested content in email. I'll try once more, then admit defeat. It's a shame, as I've read good things about the agent, but this could be the universe's way of telling me to stay away (-;
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 14, 2022 7:47 am

@1edpsf1, the bounce backs will usually give a reason. Did you see anything like that, if so, what did it say?
from 1edpsf1
Oct 14, 2022 7:11 am

Hi, seeking help. Trying to submit to, and received bounce backs from both my gmail and account. Query letter & first 3 chapters in body of email.

Could someone please tell me how you got through? Thanks much.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 06, 2022 6:13 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

Thanks iwritemghorror
from iwritemghorror
Oct 06, 2022 3:27 pm

Margaret does NOT represent middle grade, FYI. Her coworkers, Janine and Angeline, do however. Wanted to let folks who have queried her with MG know!
from chrisjnewman
Aug 25, 2022 11:42 am

EQ: 08-10-2022
FR: 08-22-2022
Upmarket Thriller 93k

She seems super nice - fingers crossed.
from RhettGervais
Aug 05, 2022 1:32 pm

Personalized rejection after 16 days. She seems lovely.
from pickfordm
Jul 16, 2022 3:22 pm

form rejection on query letter, 11 months after submission. No reply until I sent a follow-up.
from AnneGreer
Jun 29, 2022 12:08 pm

Social media suggests she just had a baby but she is still accepting query letters-- I emailed both her addresses and they bounced back?
from Bonni_Brodnick
Jun 27, 2022 7:35 pm

EQ & 3 chapters- 627/22
memoir 34k

** mnk277 - Did she pass on that last revision or literally PASSED that first week of April from Covid?
from Writer67
Jun 23, 2022 2:06 pm

This is what I’ve found to query her. Query and first 3 chapters

from RoseVioletIris
Jun 20, 2022 3:44 pm

Very kind and personalized rejection after about a month. She seems lovely.
from BarbaraDrake
Apr 22, 2022 4:46 pm

EQ 3/13/22
ER 4/18/22
memoir, 88K

Same nice form rejection letter that Light of Beauty has included, above.
from LightofBeauty
Apr 18, 2022 3:42 pm

EQ: 4/12
ER: 4/18

Very quick and kind form rejection.

Thank you very much for your email. I have now had the opportunity to review your query, and I’m afraid I am not the right person to represent this project.

As you probably know, publishing is an industry based largely on instinct and emotional response, especially where fiction is concerned. Since your work so richly deserves the energetic and passionate representation that I can’t offer you, I will step aside for an agent who can and undoubtedly will.

I wish you the best of luck and much success!

Most sincerely,

Margaret Riley King

Note: This form is actually some of the best ones I've seen where it reminds you of exactly what this long and demoralizing process is about: finding an agent that is 1000% passionate about your work AND knows how to sell and market it. Anything else in between is meaningless and subjective performative agent-theater. It's not about having a perfect manuscript (that's part of an agent's job is to work with you on it and its flaws because they LOVE it that much regardless to take you on and represent you), it's about finding someone who's perfect for you and your book. She comes across as nice, even in a form.

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