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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from pegcheng
Oct 15, 2018 1:59 pm


EQ: 10/12/2018
ER: 10/14/2018
Suspense thriller 65K

It was a form letter but it was personalized and even gave me a little compliment in the first paragraph, so it felt good, even though it was a rejection. Also, Michael is the son of Don Congdon who was the agent of the late, great Ray Bradbury, so it felt like an honor to be rejected by him.

“I married Don Congdon the same month I married my wife,” Mr. Bradbury said in a speech to the National Book Foundation in 2000. “So I had 53 years of being spoiled by my wife and by Don Congdon. We’ve never had a fight or an argument during that time because he’s always been out on the road ahead of me clearing away the dragons and the monsters and the fakes.” Mr. Bradbury dedicated his novel “Fahrenheit 451” to Mr. Congdon.
from LightofBeauty
May 29, 2018 8:31 pm


EQ: 5/8
ER: 5/29
from Fj2018
May 08, 2018 8:06 pm


EQ 4/29
ER 5/8 (form)
Thriller 80k
from Miggie
Apr 17, 2018 9:13 pm


EQ: 4/2
ER: 4/17
from KristenH
Mar 21, 2018 8:47 am


EQ 3/16/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 3/19/18 (Passed--not enthusiastic to take it on)
from JeLane
Jan 30, 2018 2:53 pm


EQ: 8/7/17
CNR
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
Yesterday 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

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