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Ms. Victoria Dillman

Howland Literary

New York, NY



Website: howlandliterary.com

Twitter: Vic_Dillman

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from ShouldIJustPaintInstead
Nov 22, 2022 8:53 am


@MorganSloan - ugh, that's a long time. My query is at 81 days. :/
from MorganSloan
Nov 21, 2022 10:52 pm


@ShouldIJustPaintInstead - no idea. No response to my nudge. I have been watching this for quite some time - going on 118 days right now. Nada.
from ShouldIJustPaintInstead
Nov 21, 2022 11:33 am


Does anyone know if she’s still active? Looks like she hasn’t responded to a single query since August.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 13, 2022 11:25 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from MorganSloan
Oct 12, 2022 4:25 pm


Queried 07/26, nudged 10/03, nothing yet
from karlkarlbobarl
Oct 11, 2022 10:24 pm


EQ 10/11/22

99k LGBTQ+ Romantic Suspense
from RG_923
Sep 27, 2022 8:33 pm


EQ: 9/27/22

Adult horror at 82k words
from jenniferkathleen
Sep 19, 2022 2:44 pm


FQ: Narrative Non-fiction 9/18/22
from Sapphire_Demoness
Aug 29, 2022 11:26 pm


Form query: 16th July 2022
Form rejection: 30th Aug 2022
90K adult contemporary romance

"Thank you so much for sending me your query. I really appreciate the opportunity to consider your work.

This is such a fun concept and I love the humor and heart within these pages. Unfortunately, I’m afraid I didn't quite connect with the writing style in the way I hoped. Please remember the publishing industry is subjective, and what doesn't work for me might be just what another agent is looking for.

I am wishing you the very best of luck with your writing and in securing representation elsewhere.

Warmly,
Victoria Dillman"
from tierra
Aug 14, 2022 12:28 pm


Sent: 6/18/22
Form rejection: 8/15/22

Same letter as below. Disappointing, as she can hardly find all submissions interesting. Am I the only one who feels trivialized by that style of template?
from LightofBeauty
Aug 12, 2022 10:35 pm


EQ: June-ish 2022
ER: 8/12

Her rejection was similar to others below where she embeds a sentence of personalization where she says one or two positive things (she thought my novel concept was "lovely" and that my characters are "fantastic") but then gives a generic reason for passing ("couldn't connect to the writing as I hoped") and the rest is a form.
from godisjealous
Aug 12, 2022 8:01 pm


Queried 6/23/22
Rejection 8/12/22
Alt history 70k
"While this is an interesting concept, I’m afraid it just isn’t the right fit for my list at this time."
from TMQueries
Aug 11, 2022 5:14 pm


70-day form rejection
75k thriller suspense

Thank you so much for sending me your query. I really appreciate the opportunity to consider your work. While this is an interesting concept, I’m afraid it just isn’t the right fit for my list at this time. Please remember the publishing industry is subjective, and what doesn't work for me might be just what another agent is looking for.

I am wishing you the very best of luck with your writing and in securing representation elsewhere.

Warmly,
Victoria Dillman
from Catsamoa79
Aug 10, 2022 2:17 pm


EQ: 6/10/22
ER: 8/10/22
Form letter, same as others below
from jamesKO
Jun 27, 2022 1:42 pm


FQ: 5/10
QR: 6/9
Thank you so much for sending me your query. I really appreciate the opportunity to consider your work. While this is an interesting concept, I’m afraid I didn't quite connect with the writing style in the way I hoped. Please remember the publishing industry is subjective, and what doesn't work for me might be just what another agent is looking for.

I am wishing you the very best of luck with your writing and in securing representation elsewhere.

Warmly,
Victoria Dillman

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