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Ms. Krista Goering

The Krista Goering Literary Agency LLC

3514 Clinton Parkway, Suite A404

Lawrence, KS 66047



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Website: www.kristagoering.com

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from AmandaRoseAdams
Jan 20, 2014 12:21 am


I am "the author" whose manuscript was shown without permission or contract by Krista after she rejected it. What is on Absolute Write is accurate, though I've never personally commented on it. I did share my email messages, contracts (that I declined to sign and wisely asked for more time to consider) and the strong-arming described. I still have those emails.

I actually used this web site to find a couple of small publishers to "emergency-query" because I was so uneasy about this situation. It's hard to not be flattered when someone expresses interest, especially in your first book, but I'm glad I listened to my instincts on this and consulted with Victoria. I also wish, after all is said and done, that I'd been more patient. I am being more patient with my second and third books.

This is a really great web site and I'm happy to pay for the full service because I had such a bad experience rushing into things. Writer Beware indeed.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 14, 2013 6:17 pm


Profile Update: This agent is no longer taking new clients.

(Thanks commutinggirl)
from commutinggirl
Feb 14, 2013 2:34 pm


Dear Patrick,
FYI on the website, it says: "in an effort to streamline my business in Year 6, I will only be working with my existing clients. I am no longer looking for new authors and will no longer be reading new queries and proposals. Thanks for understanding!"
:D
from johanniter
Mar 20, 2012 8:01 am


EQ 2/17
EF 2/24
ER 3/19 - form

memoir
from 815snicker
Nov 22, 2011 3:43 pm


EQ 11/18
Rej on 11/22
Rej. was personal and very polite.
memoir
from jimlock
Sep 06, 2011 12:00 am


rebuller: maybe she changed her mind lol
from PatsFan
Sep 04, 2011 1:10 am


Rebuller: I'm really sorry. What a horrible experience. It seems so odd. I've never heard of something like that before.
from rebuller
Aug 31, 2011 8:22 pm


PatsFan: my ms is nonfiction, so it wasn't a matter of getting caught in the switch. It all seemed very strange to me, borderline unprofessional.
from JacquieFW
Aug 30, 2011 7:16 am


rebuller - that is very impolite. You have to wonder what's going on.
from PatsFan
Aug 26, 2011 2:05 pm


@rebuller: What??? Wow. That's really weird. What genre is you ms? Did you get caught in this switch from fiction to nonfiction?
from rebuller
Aug 24, 2011 9:41 am


I, too, read a lot of online comments about Krista and wasn't thrilled by what I found, but was also willing to take a chance on her. She liked my non-fiction proposal and sample material and offered representation, then when I emailed back to accept, I got a reply that she had decided not to take the project after all. What's up with that?
from qheventer
Aug 17, 2011 4:39 am


8/7/11-N/F QUERY
8/15/11 Personal email rejection
from JacquieFW
Aug 15, 2011 5:51 am


Thought I might add something here. I too read the entire absolute write stuff on Ms Goering and sent my MS off anyway because I thought it was worth a shot. In the event Ms Goering asked for a partial, then an entire and then rejected with the comment to me that 'it wasn't a right fit' although it actually transpires that she has decided she no longer wants to become involved in fiction. That's her prerogative and as we all know agents have to make a living and aren't santa claus. It was annoying but so what? Sometimes life's hard. That being said I'm not quite sure how Lionhearted Girl is worthy of such opprobrium by saying she doesn't get a great feeling about her. I feel the same; and while I'm sure Ms Goering did nothing illegal, I don't feel she covered herself in glory in asking to see my work when she was clearly at the very least considering other options. I felt let down, but no one's perfect, I suppose, not even literary agents LOL.
from tarzan
Aug 09, 2011 10:31 am


Scarlatti14: Couldn't agree with you more. Too often people jump to conclusions without thoroughly investigating. As a young journalism student many moons ago I learned that lesson the hard way. I've tried not to make the same mistake again.
from Scarlatti14
Aug 08, 2011 7:55 pm


Not only did I read the Absolute Write thread about Krista Goering last year when I queried her, I read the ENTIRE thread, including her represented writer's response to the thread, along with Krista herself explaining and commenting on the thread. What I was left with after reading the ENTIRE thread was a fairly clear impression of Krista as a good solid agent, while my impression of the Abolute Write Investigative Team bordered more on gossip goats (and a few bitter souls) who assume the worst before digging deeper. Why didn't you dig deeper, Lion_Hearted_Girl? The entire story's all there at Absolute Write. This is the sort of careless "investigation" into someone's professional reputation that I find really annoying. Krista has had five deals in the past year and 33 overall, according to Publisher's Marketplace. All of us would be lucky to have such an agent.

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