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Ms. Rachel Orr

Prospect Agency

551 Valley Rd., PMB 377

Upper Montclair, NJ 07043


Twitter: rachelprospect

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Cherylking
Yesterday 8:47 pm

FQ: 8/3/2020
Interesting online form that requires uploading query letter, synopsis and sample pages in one file

YA hist fic 64k
from shddavis
Jul 30, 2020 8:46 pm

EQ: 6/3/2020
CNR: 7/30/2020

MG Contemporary 60K
from Artzicarol
May 01, 2020 6:21 pm

Online Form Query: 4/29/2020

YA Fantasy Steampunk 99k
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 28, 2019 4:55 pm

Thanks tharvey
from tharvey
Oct 28, 2019 12:52 pm

Twitter -
from CWSchurman
Jul 08, 2019 7:43 pm

EQ 5/15/19
CNR 7/8/19

48K MG Contemp sports w/a female protagonist
from andshap2
Jul 08, 2019 3:27 pm

5/8/19 EQ
7/8/19 CNR
from Appalachiosaurus
Jun 18, 2019 10:08 pm

3/18/19 - ER
6/18/19 - CNR

PB 400w
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 20, 2019 11:20 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from karenleespree
Nov 01, 2018 12:16 pm

EQ form: 9/18 MG SFF

CNR: 11/1/18
from JackSkellington
Apr 24, 2018 7:02 am

WhiteGardenia: I submitted to her months ago - she didn't respond. I closed it out. Trying again.

EQ: 4/24

from nicoledgreen
Apr 16, 2018 9:49 am

I submitted via the online form. The website says I should have received an automated confirmation email within an hour, but I never received the confirmation. I did, however, get a confirmation page on the website indicating my submission was sent through successfully. Has anyone had a similar experience? Did anyone not receive a confirmation email and yet still receive a response to the query—either rejection or request for more? I don’t see a way to contact them with general inquiries, and I don’t want to risk annoying them by sending it twice. Thanks!
from WhiteGardenia
Nov 30, 2016 2:35 pm


Did you ever receive a response? Although I received a general confirmation of my online submission, I did not receive a direct response from Ms. Orr.

I submitted using specific instructions from a webinar she hosted back in April(?).

The absence of a response to my query is a sign of her lack of interest IMO, but I will resubmit anyway since Prospect's submission guidelines (thanks for posting btw) implies a response will be given.
from PageTurn
Aug 29, 2016 1:05 pm

On their web page: "While we aim to respond to every submission within the time frame stated above, there may be rare occasions when you do not receive a response. We apologize. If you have not heard back from us in over six months and you are still interested in representation, please do resubmit your work through the website."

Mine was a simultaneous submission. Also on their web page:

"Can I simultaneously submit to other agencies?

Although we ask that you do not submit your manuscript to more than one agent at Prospect Agency simultaneously, we do not have an exclusive submissions policy and you are free to submit your work to other agencies in addition to Prospect Agency simultaneously. However, if you receive an offer of representation from another agency, we ask that you extend us the professional courtesy of letting us know before accepting."

So, what they really want is for you to notify them if you get an acceptance elsewhere—to give them the courtesy of opting for you, should they wish. May that happen to you! As great as it is to get an offer, getting an offer from two or more agents is even better. It allows you to interview each agent and then decide who is best for you."
from WhiteGardenia
Aug 28, 2016 8:25 pm

Did you submit? I submitted in early July using webinar instructions -- still no response. They ask not to submit to other agencies and only one ms at a time, but how long do we sit and wait?

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