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Ms. Margaret Riley King

William Morris Endeavor

11 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10010



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Website: wmeagency.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/mrking/

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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


https://www.pw.org/literary_agents/margaret_riley_king

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

HTH.
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.
from piperp
Mar 15, 2022 11:10 pm


EQ 2/25
ER 3/11
from dmdomosea
Feb 20, 2022 9:30 am


I've searched their website and cannot find a submissions page to explain how to submit to their literary agents. Can someone please post a link?
from Finch_dubois3
Feb 01, 2022 12:05 pm


Query sent: Jan 12
Query rejection: Feb 1
YA sci-fi, WC 66,000
from SBallerS
Jan 11, 2022 12:30 pm


This was a no in Jan 2022
from Catsamoa79
Jan 03, 2022 4:34 pm


EQ: 11/21/21
ER: 1/3/22
Form letter
from BananasFosterWallace
Jan 01, 2022 3:36 pm


I queried Margaret in early November and received a rejection about six weeks later. Despite the implications of some of the comments here, she appears to be reading and responding to queries currently. She seems nice.
from JustinJoseph
Dec 30, 2021 9:27 pm


Has anyone gotten a response from her lately? I queried her yesterday.
from zbedee
Nov 29, 2021 12:16 pm


Back in October 2020, I received a FR with a response time of 5 days. Email rejection 90 days later detailing many things she liked + reasons for passing. All in all seems like a wonderful agent, and I appreciated the time she spent to send me a thoughtful rejection. Would definitely have queried with future projects if I didn't find an agent already on the book she passed on.
from annsabananna
Nov 19, 2021 2:10 pm


I got a bounceback saying my email was 'blocked'...I've never emailed her before. Has anyone else experienced this? Is mrk@wmeagency.com not the correct address?

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