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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from HVK_PandT
Nov 17, 2019 7:19 am


Adult Lit Fiction 76k
EQ: 16-Nov-2019
from CALende
Nov 14, 2019 6:05 am


EQ 11.14.2019

Fantasy 78k
from brantldm
Oct 28, 2019 8:47 pm


EQ: 10/27/19
ER: 10/28/19
Nonfiction memoir/prescriptive

Nicest, most affirming rejection I've ever received! "You are magnificent and fascinating, and your story sounds like something just crying to be told. I'm sure you'll find the right agent. The only reason I am not requesting the manuscript is that I only take on a few new projects per year and right now I am focusing on other areas, other types of books." He's truly incredible and his clients are lucky to have his representation. True professional and gentleman! Am humbled and grateful.
from gnatish
Oct 23, 2019 5:22 pm


Q 10/24
R 10/24
I appreciate the quick response (it was only for the query letter) and the kind words.
"This sounds very lovely and I think you will do well with it, but in terms of what I am looking for right now for my list, it's not precisely what I'm after, so I'm going to decline."
from domberoonie
Oct 10, 2019 2:25 pm


Guidelines say to send the query only.
"Send us an unadorned, unaccompanied letter as your first step, whether paper or e-mail. If we're interested, we'll e-mail you an invitation to submit additional materials and instructions on how to do so."
from tooclose
Oct 07, 2019 12:23 pm


Same day polite rejection: "I'm afraid I would not be interested in handling another book covering this ground."
from trilobite
Aug 31, 2019 10:48 am


EQ: 8/24/2019 adult sci-fi

My word processor autocorrected "Ghosh" to "Gosh" in the address and I didn't realize it. This cruel world.
from Enatus
Jul 22, 2019 1:18 pm


EQ: 7/17/2019

YA Fantasy
from Rach2233
Jul 22, 2019 12:58 pm


EQ: 7/19/19 - Fantasy (81,000)
ER: 7/19/19 - Same day, very polite. Not seeking to expand his fantasy list at this time.
from brandonmc87
Jul 10, 2019 12:59 pm


EQ: 7/10/19

Adult Dark Fantasy 87K
from Stargrave
Jul 05, 2019 3:54 pm


EQ: 7/3/19

Adult Space Opera, 155k
from merrygawain
May 24, 2019 11:32 pm


EQ: 5/24/19

historical fantasy, 175K
from boosker
May 10, 2019 11:23 am


EQ: 4/24/19
ER: 5/1/19 (very kind, personal note thanking me for referencing Where the Crawdad Sings)

Lit Fic/Magical Realism 83K

FYI, I mentioned his representation of Delia Owens (Where the Crawdad Sings) which isn't even listed on his fiction list even though that book is huge right now. He did mention that he is looking for that type of book with a science angle (mine didn't have that) in case anyone has lit fic with a science twist.
from PSbookish
Apr 20, 2019 1:59 pm


Sent a query on 4/20/2019. Will update this when I get a response.
from darthyagi
Apr 10, 2019 8:43 pm


EQ 2/21/19
CNR 4/10/19
Delayed a little because I was on vacation. Hoped that patience was a virtue...

SF, 72k

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