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Mr. Michael Congdon

Don Congdon Associates, Inc.

110 William Street, Suite 2202

New York, NY 10038



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Website: doncongdon.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BookGirlBrooke
Jan 15, 2018 9:35 pm


EQ: 1/14/18 YA
ER: 1/15/17 quick response!
from DMCLARK
Jan 06, 2018 12:43 pm


EQ: 1/4/17
ER: 1/6/17
Form rejection, but a nice one.
from RobertCBAuthor
Dec 11, 2017 9:08 pm


7/15/17 - Requested full manuscript.
After several months and several emails saying he promised to read it, he disappeared. He would not respond to my follow-ups. If he wanted to reject it, I wish he simply would have told me.
Not sure what happened but pretty unprofessional of him.
from rdickens
Nov 28, 2017 8:23 am


EQ 11/17/17 Memoir
Form rejection 11/28
from StephenH
Oct 21, 2017 5:14 pm


EQ: 10/17
ER: 10/20

Form.

101K lit fic
from anotherearth
Oct 19, 2017 7:31 pm


EQ: 10.16
ER: 10.19

Literary 110K words. Somewhat personalized (but unhelpful) rejection.
from mike_yaffe
Sep 24, 2017 10:29 am


EQ: 9/7/17
ER: 9/8/17 Form rejection w/correct book title (in all caps)

Thank you for your query. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your novel for possible representation, but having read your description and sample material I’m not enthusiastic enough about it to be the right agent for you. However, don’t let my response discourage you as this is only my opinion and as there are lots of agents there is a good chance you’ll find another who feels differently.

I’m sorry that I can’t respond in a more detailed and personal manner because of the large number of queries I receive. Thanks again for thinking of me, and I wish you the best of luck with (BOOK TITLE).

Sincerely,

Michael Congdon
from eebnhab
Jun 15, 2017 1:31 pm


EQ: 6/14/17
ER: 6/15/17 Form rejection w/ wrong book title.
from JJProbe
Jun 02, 2017 4:11 pm


EQ: 5/31/17
ER: 6/2/17
102K Thriller
Form rejection...only 2 days, though, so better at least than the ones who leave me hanging for several months. Polite and encouraging and did take the time to paste the title into the response, so there's that:

Thank you for your query. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your novel for possible representation, but having read your description and sample material I’m not enthusiastic enough about it to be the right agent for you. However, don’t let my response discourage you as this is only my opinion and as there are lots of agents there is a good chance you’ll find another who feels differently.

I’m sorry that I can’t respond in a more detailed and personal manner because of the large number of queries I receive. Thanks again for thinking of me, and I wish you the best of luck with _____________

Sincerely,

Michael Congdon
from WritingJunkie
May 03, 2017 4:57 pm


EQ 1/6/17 narrative nonfiction 100,000 words
2 paragrah rejection 1/7/17.

2nd paragraph was a form rejection, but the first paragraph mentioned details of my book and that he'd researched me oline. I'm thrilled he was interested enough to take time to look into it further. My website tracker showed he'd visited numerous pages and came in from my LinkedIn profile. So for anyone querying, make sure you have a polished and public LinkedIn profile.
5/1/17 Accepted offer of representation from other agent.
from AJClay
Apr 25, 2017 9:30 am


Rejection but three day response and a nice personal note.
from rachelbirds
Mar 21, 2017 3:16 pm


EQ 3/19/2017
Memoir 86k
ER 3/20/2017

nice note
from KristenH
Feb 28, 2017 4:01 pm


EQ 2/23/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 2/28/17 (Passed--not a good fit.) Will retry him with Chain Reaction later next month.
from DancesOnPin
Jul 14, 2016 6:35 pm


ER: He's quick. Got back to me the next day. Much appreciated.
from rfitzwilly63
Jun 14, 2016 2:04 pm


Received rejection on a 65K mystery/suspense after only a couple of weeks. Considerate or not really looking into it very much.

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