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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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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from davegoodman
Sep 15, 2021 1:49 am

Email query - 15/09/2021 - SF, 105k
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 01, 2021 12:10 pm

CNR @ 36 days
from PhaylennMcKnight
Jul 22, 2021 11:17 am

EQ: 12/19/17
CNR: 3/29/18

130 days

Coming back for a moment, It seems like this agent has a hit or miss record with responses. Some have gotten immediate rejections, some have gotten responses after a few months.
I... Since my initial query I have not heard a thing and it's been 1312 days as of today (July 22, 2021) even after revision and wordcount updates sent out.
from blue2280
Jun 15, 2021 4:09 pm

Mr. Galen told me in a very kind rejection letter - he loved my title so I will take that - that they are not open to new clients until *maybe* the end of the year. I have no idea how anyone will know what their timeline is since they are not specific on their website, but I would assume at least for the summer, they are not accepting new clients. Hope this helps!
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jun 15, 2021 11:11 am

ER: 4/20/21
CNR: 6/15/21 (56 days)
from bckinney
May 12, 2021 10:29 am

Ugh, all these reports about how they aren't actually open to new clients, despite no such statements on their official website. How are we to know when their status changes? Should we resubmit again then? Are they just deleting everything that comes in for now?
from tinahuang
May 11, 2021 12:45 pm

@bckinney, agreed, I am so nervous about querying this agent even though he is my dream agent.
from Attewell
May 05, 2021 10:55 am

EQ 5/5/21

SF YA 80k
from Vanja_Vasiljkovic
May 04, 2021 5:18 pm

EQ 3 May.

Mr. Galen responded within a day with a very kind and personal thank you note, saying that (at the moment) the agency is not taking new clients.
from mkhardy
Apr 27, 2021 5:21 pm

Email query 16 Feb 2021
CNR 16 April 2021

Adult Space Opera 123k
from mhbarton
Apr 16, 2021 12:10 pm

Email query 4/16/21

Adult fantasy 89k
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 05, 2021 4:05 pm

EQ 4/5/21
ER 4/5/21

Adult Fantasy 120k

Mr. Galen replied within an hour of my query's submission with a very kind and customized rejection (I believe it's customized because he references the two clients I mentioned in my letter - also, it seems he doesn't usually respond to queries).

"Thank you for letting me know of your interest in the agency and these two wonderful clients. Alas, we're currently on pause in terms of adding any new clients or manuscripts. Working without access to the office has been a challenge and so we're trying to keep the workload manageable. I am sure you will have no trouble finding any agent for this project."
from dhamm29
Mar 05, 2021 3:39 pm

88K Thriller
EQ - 3-1-21
from SteveSSF
Mar 04, 2021 3:24 pm

EQ 3/4/2021 107K Adventure Thriller
from misstery
Feb 26, 2021 1:18 pm

Email Query: 2/26/21

89k adult spec fic

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