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Ms. Victoria Skurnick

Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency

307 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2407

New York, NY 10001

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from LStienstra
Oct 12, 2022 2:43 pm

Rejected with a "thanks but not for me" and I'm only disappointed because I was hoping for one of her saucier replies!
from Jennifer13
Jun 18, 2022 10:17 am

EQ 5/21/22 to Danielle Svetcov, who passed it on to Victoria Skurnick
FR: 5/23/2022
ER: 6/17/2022

"Thanks for the manuscript but I don’t believe I could succeed with this in the current, horrible, market. Best luck with the b ook. V"
from Mevrouw_Bee
Apr 13, 2022 10:16 pm

Query sent: 13 Apr 2022
Women's Historical Fiction
from CharlotteFrench
Apr 11, 2022 1:10 am

from MLB926
Feb 09, 2022 7:01 pm

VS: Sorry, but with fiction an endangered species these days, I cannot take this on. Best luck with the novel. Victoria
from tkm256
Jan 30, 2022 2:39 pm

Query to someone else at the agency: 11/22/21
Initial agent forwarded to Victoria: 1/7/21
Victoria's full request: 1/7/22
Rejection: 1/24/22
Upmarket fiction, 92K

I expected a rejection, because I suspected my MS wouldn't fit her tastes based on her sales and listed faves. But after reading the other comments here, I was looking forward to some straight shootin' about why. Sadly, she just said she wasn't loving it enough to represent it.
from ajmiz827
Jan 19, 2022 9:21 pm

Query Sent: Sept. 23, 2021
MS Type Contemporary Adult 116K words
Full MS Requested: Jan. 4 2022
MS Rejected: Jan 19, 2022

After a long process, I sent my MS and waited. The rejection I received (below) was professional and kind but not very helpful.

Anthony – You begin this novel beautifully, but as it went on, it became too drawn out, plus the beginning made me feel as if there might be a suspense element. That is, Cole’s recuperation did not quite hold my attention strongly enough. But you write very well and I’d happily read your next work. Victoria
from heidimacp
Dec 03, 2021 1:36 pm

Pretty straightforward no: "Thanks but the novel is not for me. Victoria" At least the agent responded and did so quickly (four days after submission of query).
from andyscontras
Oct 20, 2021 3:46 pm

FQ -- 8/15/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
FR & sent -- 10/8/2021 (I'm stoked)
ER -- 10/20/2021 (not so stoked)
from Woodside
Oct 12, 2021 4:29 pm

EQ: 4/23/2020 Adult Espionage Thriller 78,000 words
FR: 4/23/2020 Adult Espionage Thriller 3 hours after query was sent
ER 5/4/2020 Helpful comments Suggested I hire an independent editor
ELetter 8/31/2021 Sent a letter respectfully requesting she read my now edited 75,000 word Espionage Thriller
9/1/2021 Full Request of my edited and revised manuscript Sent the same day
10/12/2021 E Letter. Nudge
10/12/2021 ER Said she sent an email and it must not have gone through, but it is a pass. Appreciate her getting back to me. So many don't.
from angelsteele
Aug 16, 2021 10:21 am

08/16/2021: Rejection. This one is crushing. After our interactions I thought for sure she was going to take it. Feeling like throwing in the towel after this one.
08/14/2021: She sent me an email letting me know she was still reading (and enjoying it!)
Sub revised: 07/14/2021
Update 05/13/2021 - After taking Miss Skurnick’s advice I have hired a freelance editor to go over my manuscript with a timeframe of roughly 8 weeks. Miss Skurnick advised me to resubmit once I’ve revised.
Pass 05/04/2021 Very helpful rejection though, suggested the name of a free lance editor to help with some revisions.
Full request: 04/21/2021
Query sub: 04/08/2021
Mystery 82k
from acschroeder
Jun 14, 2021 3:32 pm

EQ: 06/06/2021
FR: 06/08/2021
ER: 06/14/2021

"There are wonderful things about this novel, but with fiction practically an endangered species, I dare not take it on. Very best luck with the book."

I don't really get why she'd want to look at a fiction novel if she thinks fiction is a hard sell right now. Frustrating when they do this. But the positive feedback is encouraging <3

Fingers crossed!

Literary adult, 98k
from TinaHendricks
Dec 01, 2020 6:11 pm

adult female-driven comm fantasy-mag realism 88k 11/28/20

3 days after query "I'm not the agent for this book."
from JourneymanNS
Oct 01, 2020 3:02 pm

FQ: Hist Fiction, 90K, sent Sept. 29/20
FR: "Sorry to say I am not the agent for this novel."
from WyldeGreen
Sep 29, 2020 11:07 am

Abrupt rejection. Woeful story about COVID affecting publishing. UGH.

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