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Mr. Russell Galen

Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.

276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 708

New York, NY 10001



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Website: www.sgglit.com/

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Windmo
Oct 20, 2018 2:08 am


EQ: Query with no sample pages 10/20/18
from AletheaStauron
Oct 12, 2018 2:15 pm


Russell has a large genre interest, letting me know he enjoys the written word as much as me and is enthusiastic about his career. I sent Mr. Galen my query on 10/07.
Waiting on reply for 145k suspense, thriller, sci-fi.

While I wait, and I encourage y'all to do the same, get the mailing list together for pre-launching. Update your blogs, twitter, face-pages, and other social media memberships you're a part of. Maybe even become members with the slant of your author status. Clean your profiles of unwanted advertisements and do some networking with those you're linked to. Not pushy but letting people know you exist and are a positive individual. Make it easy on your future agent, will ya? Set-up your website or do your research for what website provider you'll use and supplies you'll need to accommodate visitors. Start marketing initiatives and pre-launch ideas for success.
You see, the thing is that agents know the business, but they can't do ALL the heavy lifting. Your books are, and will only be, as good as your continuing effort. Here's a tidbit for you guys. Fifty Shades of Grey was a self-published novel based on a fan fiction dialog for Twilight lovers. The writing was poor, BUT... the fan base was already there. She had done her marketing and became a success. She was an Indie author, y'all.
from aalogan
Oct 11, 2018 8:07 pm


EQ 10/11/18 70k adult fairy tale retelling
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 26, 2018 10:28 am


Leannek1013, Jack Scovil passed away back in 2012. I think they keep him on their website out of respect, but I don't know if they monitor that email address or not.
from Leannek1013
Sep 26, 2018 9:43 am


Sent 9/18 to Jack Scovil
from querymary
Sep 12, 2018 7:24 am


EQ 9/2/18

100k Adult Science Fantasy
from thomaskyd
Sep 09, 2018 10:34 am


EQ: 8/20/18

Fantasy
from askjudyww
Sep 06, 2018 4:06 pm


SF 140K
EQ: 8/30
from Fj2018
Sep 02, 2018 6:12 pm


EQ 5.30
CNR 9.2
Thriller/suspense
from SpinyFirx
Aug 28, 2018 9:21 pm


EQ: 8/28/2018 (Fantasy)
from DesireeJohnson
Aug 28, 2018 1:57 pm


EQ: 8/27 I was referred to him by another agent
ER: 8/28 Very quick turn around. Personalized but not what he was in the market for right now.

Urban Fantasy Romance 90K
from Catsamoa79
Aug 28, 2018 12:50 pm


EQ: 7/19/18
Sent nudge today, 8/28 and got a rejection within 30 minutes.
from rivershadow654
Aug 16, 2018 10:50 am


EQ 7/16/18 (YA Fantasy/Adventure)
CNR 8/16/18
from Engen27
Aug 10, 2018 11:34 am


EQ: 7/11/18 A Crude Attack
Nudge: 8/10/18
from Zurizip
Jul 24, 2018 10:14 am


EQ 7/23
ER 7/24

High Fantasy - personalize Q letter with mentions of some of his clients who had inspired me, which he appreciated enough to write back personally thanking me for the interest but rejecting because he was "Not looking to expand his list in that are".

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