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Ms. Jesseca Salky

Salky Literary Management

New York, NY



Website: www.salkyliterarymanagement.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jdbe27270618
Mar 30, 2020 3:06 pm


FQ: 03/27/2020
ER (form): 03/30/2020

YA Fantasy
from keisenbraun
Feb 13, 2020 11:08 am


FQ: 2/13/2020, 90k multicultura fic
from Nadler369
Feb 10, 2020 5:01 pm


FQ: 2/5/20
ER: 2/10.20
125k Fantasy
from mawidmaier
Feb 10, 2020 3:38 pm


FQ: 1/31/2020
ER: 2/10/2020 (form)

170K adult fantasy
from christinesimon
Feb 04, 2020 11:16 am


Online form: 1/7
PR: 1/21

It's always strange when you have to send a request through an online form, because you don't even have the opportunity to thank the agent for his/her interest, but it is nice to get an automatic confirmation that it has uploaded successfully

Upmarket, 64,000
from KristenH
Feb 01, 2020 6:39 am


EQ 10/14/19 (Requery Chain Reaction--adult thriller)
CNR 12/20/19 (No word via nudges)
Update: ER 1/30/20 (Passed--not good fit)
from Onward_Upward
Jan 16, 2020 12:29 pm


Thanks Catsamoa79 for the answer. I was wondering as it just seemed so easy to send a stock reply when you fill in a form and they give you a personal page to look at for an answer and everything. Still, I thought that might be the case. Thanks for taking the time to answer and best of luck to you too!
from Catsamoa79
Jan 16, 2020 9:46 am


Onward_Upward - I have found after submitting hundreds of queries for four different manuscripts that there is no rhyme nor reason to what agents do. Some reply, some don't, even when they say they will or use a form where they could simply click a button and send a form rejection. They are bombarded with queries and, it's a business, so they are going to do what is good for them, accepting what they think they can sell at the moment. I make note of those agents that send replies, especially the few who offer feedback, even a small bit, and query them again when I have a new manuscript that fits their tastes. Keep sending queries out, keep revising, and keep writing. You never know!
from Onward_Upward
Jan 15, 2020 3:20 pm


Just a question that I'm hoping someone will know. Do you know if the agents that request a form generally reply in some way and at least send a rejection whether that's this agent or others? Or is it the situation that you send in a form, have a special reply place made known to you and then they don't bother to tell you anyway. If anyone has some insight that would be great.
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:55 pm


OF 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
73K
from edoyle02
Dec 16, 2019 2:05 pm


EQ: 8/19/2019
Followed up 11/4/2019
FR: 11/5/2019
Call to discuss: 12/6/2019
Rejected: 12/16/2019
from the_new_kid
Dec 04, 2019 9:43 am


Onward_upward, thank you very much for your kind words. I am so grateful for places like Query Tracker, when we can see we are not alone in this. I’ve read many brutal stories here. That helps to get the idea about what you’re in for.
from Onward_Upward
Dec 03, 2019 9:52 pm


the_new_kid That's brutal. So sorry to hear that. You would think you would get something personal after the long wait and anticipation. It's hard to keep going but don't let them get you down. I keep telling myself to hang in there when it comes to my own work but I know how hard it is.
from the_new_kid
Dec 03, 2019 4:43 pm


Upmarket fiction, 80k.
Query sent: 06/20/19
Partial request (100 pages): 06/24/19 (just four days later)

Nudged 2 months later: no response.
Nudged again on November 7th, 2019 (2,5 months after the first unanswered nudge)
November 12th, 2019; she responded, apologizing and promising to get back to me before the following Monday the 18th.

No response on November 18th, I'd patiently waited until the end of the week (November 23d) and nudged again.
The Thanksgiving week followed so nothing happened.
I swallowed the rest of my pride and resent the same polite message on December 2d (Monday after the Holiday).
Her assistant responded, apologizing for "dropping the ball on this one again", and promised to respond by the evening of the following day.

And the big climax of this over-5-months journey is a form rejection on 12/3/2019 that says "This doesn't look right for my list."
After going through this anticipation for over 5 months, wondering if she had simply abandoned my query and having to nudge her every time because she kept "dropping the ball on this one", there wasn't even one personal word in her rejection. Publishing is cruel, that much I've already learned. But it still stung all the same. I wish agents bothered to give you at least one concise (one-sentence), honest reason why it didn't work out for them if they requested a partial or a full. Like the characters didn't work out, or the hook, or the voice wasn't to their liking. That would have helped people to move on or move forward.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 08, 2019 10:57 am


the_new_kid, Yes, she is still using the same QueryManager account, just under a different agency name.

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