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Ms. Jesseca Salky

Salky Literary Management

New York, NY


AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from xenevre
Sep 03, 2020 1:01 pm

FQ 7/14/20
92K upmarket (LGBTQ)
Nudge with offer 8/20/20
CNR, withdrew query 9/2/20
Interesting that her online form doesn't include a query letter! Just a bio, audience, synopsis, and five-page sample.
from xenevre
Aug 24, 2020 2:45 pm

@MmeRenard If the agents use Query Manager, you can go to your submission page and send a message to the agent via the form. If it's another system, I find their email address.
from MmeRenard
Aug 24, 2020 12:37 pm

I have a question, I am noticing that some people have nudged agents. If they accept your query in a form are you responding to the email you receive the confirmation that the form was submitted?
Jul 21, 2020 5:16 pm

EQ 5/22/20
ER 7/21/20
from KristenH
Jul 06, 2020 3:27 pm

EQ 2/7/20 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity-adult thriller)
CNR 6/2/20 (No word via nudges)
from Catsamoa79
Jun 27, 2020 10:38 am

EQ: 3/21/20
CNR: 6/27/20
from keisenbraun
May 27, 2020 11:17 am

FQ: 2/13/2020, 90k multicultural fic
CNR: 5/27/2020
from jdbe27270618
Mar 30, 2020 3:06 pm

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

YA Fantasy
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.

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