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Ms. Anissa Dorsey

Great Dog Literary



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Online Form: Yes

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from jterese
Feb 04, 2023 2:06 pm

I was still confused about what Ms. Dorsey wanted in terms of fantasy and emailed her back in November. I received this response:

"No high fantasy. No fantasy worlds, creatures, dimensions, etc.
Your story needs to be grounded in the real world with elements of magic for me to consider because editors feel the market is saturated and not buying it. If your story fits send it to my Query Manager"

I'm torn because High Fantasy, I think of as being something like Middle Earth or Westeros mythical creatures and sub species of humans.
BUT my Fantasy does take place in another world, just with none of the extra-ness of Tolkien's or Martin's world....
from Dmengel60
Jan 27, 2023 3:50 pm

FQ: 11/13/22
Form Rejection: 1/11/23
Contemporary Fiction 100k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 18, 2023 2:25 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 11, 2023 4:01 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Brenna_Rose
Jan 11, 2023 3:18 pm

86k LGBTQ+ Cozy Low Fantasy/Romance
Form Query: 11/09/2022
Full Request: 11/15/2022 in the evening, submitted materials next morning
Form Reply Passing on the MS: 01/11/2023

I understand agents are swamped and giving feedback isn't always helpful, but even a little bit of reasoning would have been nice. Got a generic 'not fit for my list' pass, but that feels like the kind of reply one would give from the original query, not a full, so not sure what to make of it overall.
from rhberry
Jan 11, 2023 3:03 pm

Query sent: 12/29/22
Rejection received: 1/11/23
Adult fantasy, 102k.

Said she enjoyed the read, but it didn't fit her list at this time.
from ATBarker
Jan 11, 2023 2:53 pm

Form query: 10/28/22
Full request: 11/10/22
Full sent same day
Message from Anissa on 12/11/22 letting me know she was enjoying the read and that she would be on holiday vacation until January 9th of 2023 and to let her know of any updates or offers in the meantime.

Rejection of full: 1/11/23 with a form response.

Pretty disappointing considering she corresponded with me to make sure the manuscript was still available and wanted me to know she liked what she'd read so far. One would think an agent would offer even a small bit of feedback were they to pass on a manuscript they had already expressed interest and enjoyment in reading.

Have to say this one was mildly depressing.

Adult mystery-thriller at 70k words.
from JohnEvans86
Jan 11, 2023 2:34 pm

FQ: 11/23/22
FR: 1/11/23
Adult Horror 80k+

"Thank you for considering me to send a query of ________. I enjoyed the read. Unfortunately, your novel is not a fit for me at this time, so I will have to pass."
from emilyrpinifay
Jan 11, 2023 2:31 pm

FQ: 12/30/22
FR: 1/11/23

"Thank you for considering me to send a query of ________. I enjoyed the read. Unfortunately, your novel is not a fit for me at this time, so I will have to pass."

99k lgbtq+ adult romcom
from ATBarker
Dec 22, 2022 5:24 pm

Form query: 10/28/22
Full request: 11/10/22
Full sent same day

Adult mystery-thriller at 70k words.
from Mattitude247
Dec 02, 2022 11:46 am

Anyone else a little confused by what she's looking for? It's not very clear, so I don't know if I would be wasting my time of submitting something she may not even be interested in.
from CRogers
Nov 10, 2022 2:48 pm

Form Query: 11/10/22

YA Romance 79k
from roadmap
Nov 09, 2022 7:08 pm

For those of you wondering if you can send Anissa your novels, from her updated QM, she definitely wants novels not just GN.

"Graphic Novels are still my number one interest but no longer my sole interest, I want novels to sell. I am interested in character-driven stories with a strong voice and an original or unique take on a story. I have a background and interest in children's books but a love of thrillers, horror, romance, and mystery. I need fully developed characters that I care about and who have a purpose leading your story, I want positive stories that entertain, I want to showcase your diverse representations that are organic, quirky characters all with fulfilling conclusions, and I want to read positively frightening tales leaving you wondering if you wet the bed... and are too afraid to get up and check."
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 09, 2022 1:39 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from judahmahay
Oct 29, 2022 6:10 am

She mentions adult novels though on the agency's website. I submitted my fantasy adult novel anyway and answered her questions the best I could. I might get an instant rejection but I wanted to give it a try.

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