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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 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
from Mustang82
Apr 04, 2019 3:17 pm


EQ 2/24/2019
CNR 4/3/2019

SF, 96k
from trevorwrites
Jan 14, 2019 4:16 pm


EQ 1/14/19 125k adult hard science fiction
Response an hour later! Sadly, a rejection (for now):

"...despite that great first impression that you made, I'm not actually seeking this type of material at the present time."
from aalogan
Jan 03, 2019 7:10 pm


EQ 10/11/18 70k adult fairy tale retelling
12/13/18 Nudged with offer of rep
1/3/19 CNR
from bapeery
Dec 04, 2018 12:22 pm


EQ 12/4/2018 8:00am

Adult Fantasy

11:39am Same Day (WOW do I appreciate the quick response.)

"Dear Mr. Peery,
I appreciate your thinking of me but I'm not currently expanding my list in this genre. Best wishes"
from t_amcdonald
Dec 04, 2018 7:12 am


EQ 08/13/2018
CNR 12/03/2018

Fantasy
from berttrock
Nov 28, 2018 9:35 am


EQ - 10/28
nudge sent - 11/28
from Dirk_Walvoord
Nov 20, 2018 11:51 am


EQ: Nov 1 94g science fiction adventure
CNR Nov. 20
from AletheaStauron
Nov 16, 2018 8:41 am


Paige225
I'm thinking you're right about the longshot. It's been 40 days since sending anything, and it looks like this agent is carefully considering, if considering at all.
from Paige225
Nov 11, 2018 9:41 pm


EQ - 11/11/18 EXTREME long shot as this agent rarely accepts clients. //
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 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.

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