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Ms. Valerie Smith

Valerie Smith Literary Agency

1746 Rte 44-45, Box 160

Modena, NY 12548



AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from Antisyzygy
May 07, 2014 4:10 pm


"Dear Sir or Madam" rejection letter. I'm a little surprised I got anything at all. Wrote this one off months ago.
from justindherd
May 04, 2014 8:46 pm


SM: 09/06/13
CNR: 05/04/14

Adult Urban Fantasy
from KaytVale
Apr 04, 2014 2:39 am


Is this agent still active? Still accepting queries? I found her in this year's Writer's Market, as well as on a couple recent lists of agents online, but I can't find any information about her besides that. (At least not anything in the last five years.)
from BillyShakeaspear
Aug 07, 2007 12:00 am


I found Val Smith to be slow-moving, insightful, kind, maddening, extremely talented, and possibly forgetful

To wait 6 months for a response, and then another 3 only to be rejected...I'm just not sure that this is the kind of agent I want.
from Manxom_Vroom
Jul 12, 2007 12:00 am


I sent her a full MS in April of 2006 and never heard a word back from her, even after repeated attempts to follow-up.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 05, 2007 12:00 am


Several sites on the internet claim she's legit. (Just everyone be careful out there)

Submission requirements: Query, outline, and 3 sample chapters

Absolute Write reports her as slow but legitimate.

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