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Ms. Elaine Spencer

The Knight Agency, Inc.

570 East Avenue

Madison, GA 30650



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Website: www.knightagency.net/

Twitter: ElaineSpencer

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from katherinel
Apr 04, 2018 6:00 pm


For those who’ve heard back: did you send to Elaine directly or to submissions inbox?

EQ: 3/15
PR: 4/4 from Kristy Hunter (sent 4/4)
from meagent
Apr 04, 2018 9:59 am


EQ: 3/28
ER: 3/29 - Form letter
85k YA paranormal mystery

Katherinel - I sent an email query.
from DianaHawkins
Jan 31, 2018 12:21 pm


EQ 01/31/2018 + first 5 pages double-spaced. General Fiction -- Shadows Over an African Heart
from courtshipofthemonsters
Jan 18, 2018 10:34 am


EQ: 01/17/18
ER: 01/18/18
from romwrit
Dec 18, 2017 9:00 pm


EQ: 11/30
ER: 11/30
96k romantic suspense
from emwrites
Nov 15, 2017 1:19 pm


EQ: 11/14 (sent directly to Elaine instead of agency submission email since it matched several of her #MSWL, and she'd invited authors to do that when this is the case)
ER: 11/15 very fast form rejection.
Upmarket Women's Fiction, 102K
from elaine27
Oct 16, 2017 10:50 am


EQ: 10/12/17
ER: 10/16
Perfectly nice form rejection from Elaine (not assistant)

YA Contemp 60K
from EmCeeWrites
Jul 17, 2017 4:34 pm


EQ 7/14/17
ER 7/17/17 Form rejection from Kristy. At least it came quickly.
YA Contemp Humor 81K
from cleigh73
Jun 28, 2017 10:26 am


EQ 3/2/17
ER 3/3/17

Very nice personalized rejection

WF 89K
from JenniferLS
Jun 26, 2017 7:19 pm


EQ: 6/23/17
ER: 6/26/17; sent query to Elaine; got a reply from Kristy. While I'm disheartened, I admire the speed of the reply.
from quickscribbler
May 30, 2017 2:47 pm


EQ: 5/30/2017 12:23pm
ER: 5/30/2017 12:27pm
Upmarket Women's Fiction
Astounded at the speed-reading capabilities of whomever is opening and reading these queries. Four minutes to open, read query plus sample pages, attach auto-rejection and send. Someone, call Marvel.
from MichelleKPickett
Mar 24, 2017 8:15 am


EQ 3-23
ER 3-24 from assistant.

YA alternative history
from SarahLRWriter
Mar 15, 2017 8:38 am


3/5: queried Deidre Knight via #querysprint
3/6: request for first 3 chapters -- sent -- Deidre indicated she'd rec'd the chapters and would be passing it along to another agent looking for YA
3/9: nudge with offer to publish
3/9: Deidre said she passed it to Elaine, who was out of the office for the weekend. Asked for more time to read.
3/15: This may have been the loveliest rejection I've ever received! She was full of compliments, but the plot is too familiar to her. I appreciate her response. She seems so thoughtful and kind.

YA 78,000 Historical Fiction/Magical Realism
from padfoot
Mar 07, 2017 9:47 pm


PR after pitched at Atlanta Writers Workshop 2/25/17: she asked for 50 pages. Family saga w/romance and fantasy elements.
3/6/17 sent query/partial
3/7/17 Got nice personalized rejection: "Thank you for taking the time to meet with me at the event in Atlanta a few weekends back. I reviewed the material that you sent and am afraid I’m going to pass on pursuing it more at this time. While its strong writing and a very unique and entertaining idea it’s a little too far abreast of where I’m looking to build my list. When I was reading I couldn’t figure out who exactly I would send this project to and that tells me I’m not going to be your best ambassador. You’ve got a lot of talent however and I hope you find a better suited match."

Very nice lady.

from scg728
Feb 08, 2017 3:59 pm


EQ 7/5/2016
Really enthusiastic FR 7/20/2016
Sent a follow up on 9/30 and got a very sweet email today (10/5) explaining that she still loved it but has been super busy with office stuff so she hasn't been able to finish quite yet and will have an answer soon.
My fingers are crossed! She seems so wonderful, I'm sure working with her would be fantastic.
Anyway, just thought I'd pass along that she's had a bunch going on in case anyone is also waiting to hear back.

Update: 2/8 - The world's nicest step aside I've ever received. Honestly, whoever gets to work with her is really lucky
YA mystery 74k

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