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Ms. Molly Friedrich

The Friedrich Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.friedrichagency.com

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Kitterson
Jun 20, 2018 5:24 pm


Wonderful caring response. Molly is very much in demand, overextended and therefore highly selective in taking on new projects. In spite of that she wrote a personal note of encouragement. I very much appreciated her taking the time to do send me a personal response.
from KristenH
May 17, 2018 4:40 pm


EQ 5/30/17 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/30/17 (Passed-not a good fit.) Will try Kent with DI later this summer.

5/17/18: EQ 3.19.18 (2nd/final requery Venom)
ER 5.17.18 (Passed--no reason why)
from Blackhat
Dec 20, 2017 2:31 pm


EQ: 12/1/17 Query only
ER: 12/20/17
Women's Fiction - 100k

Dear Author,

Thank you for writing to me about your project. I'm so sorry for the impersonal response, I hate to do this. The Friedrich Agency used to respond directly to each query, but the letters have now reached a volume that is frankly unmanageable. Writing a good book or proposal is among the hardest things in the world to do; I promise, we're not unsympathetic! You have our word that we are reading every single query letter that comes our way, but from now on, we're only responding personally if we're sufficiently curious and would like to read further. I've been focusing on maintaining my current list for the last few years and can only make an exception for the rare book for which I am completely over-the-top enthusiastic.

I do encourage you to continue developing and submitting until you find the perfect home for your work-it's out there! Along those lines, I wish you the very best.

Take care,

Molly
from LightofBeauty
Nov 03, 2017 11:49 am


EQ: 10/30

ER: 11/3

Very LONG form rejection letter lol, but perhaps the nicest "Dear Author" form rejection you'd get lol, or at least that's what it's trying to be. I can tell this agent means well, but jeez is her form rambly and as others mentioned below, way too much dancing around itself, never gets to the point, just long and odd indeed...

Dear Author,

Thank you for writing to me about your project. I'm so sorry for the impersonal response, I hate to do this. The Friedrich Agency used to respond directly to each query, but the letters have now reached a volume that is frankly unmanageable. Writing a good book or proposal is among the hardest things in the world to do; I promise, we're not unsympathetic! You have our word that we are reading every single query letter that comes our way, but from now on, we're only responding personally if we're sufficiently curious and would like to read further. I've been focusing on maintaining my current list for the last few years and can only make an exception for the rare book for which I am completely over-the-top enthusiastic.

I do encourage you to continue developing and submitting until you find the perfect home for your work-it's out there! Along those lines, I wish you the very best.

Take care,

Molly

from laurids
Sep 20, 2017 9:11 am


EQ, query only, lit. fic. 4 Aug 2017
ER form 30 Aug 2017
from petemartinez
Aug 31, 2017 1:50 am


EQ: 7/31/17
ER: 8/31/17 Literary 75k
same form letter as below....
from Catsamoa79
May 31, 2017 4:36 pm


EQ: 4/12/17
ER: 5/31/17
Same form letter as below.
from dfwallace
Apr 28, 2017 10:40 pm


very odd, impersonal form rejection that starts with "Dear Author" :/

"Dear Author,

Thank you for writing to me about your project. I'm so sorry for the impersonal response, I hate to do this. The Friedrich Agency used to respond directly to each query, but the letters have now reached a volume that is frankly unmanageable. Writing a good book or proposal is among the hardest things in the world to do; I promise, we're not unsympathetic! You have our word that we are reading every single query letter that comes our way, but from now on, we're only responding personally if we're sufficiently curious and would like to read further. I've been focusing on maintaining my current list for the last few years and can only make an exception for the rare book for which I am completely over-the-top enthusiastic.

I do encourage you to continue developing and submitting until you find the perfect home for your work-it's out there! Along those lines, I wish you the very best.

Take care,

Molly"
from KristenH
Mar 07, 2017 4:28 pm


2/3/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
3/7/17 (Passed-not right for her list.) Will try Kent Wolf with Diplomatic Immunity next month.
from BlueRidgeDave
Mar 06, 2017 11:28 pm


EQ: 2/9/17
ER: 3/6/17 form-letter rejection

Spiritual/Lit. fiction, 117,000 words
from reason
Mar 06, 2017 4:53 pm


EQ: 2/6
ER: 3/6

Women's fiction
from orangrila
Dec 22, 2016 5:01 pm


EQ: Nov 29
ER; Dec. 22 Same sympathetic form as others have received.

MG Fantasy
from KristenH
Dec 22, 2016 4:07 pm


EQ 11/15/16 (requery Venom)
ER 12/22/16 (Passed--not enthusiastic, real selective.) Will try her with CR in February.
from JJProbe
Nov 22, 2016 4:08 pm


EQ: 10/18/16
ER: 11/22/16
106K Thriller
Apologetic form letter that dances around the subject and doesn't really say it's a rejection, but it's a rejection. Same as anotherearth's below.
from ArtsyAmy
Nov 21, 2016 4:33 am


EQ: 9-30-16
ER: 10-17-16 -- form rejection letter. My impression is that Ms. Friedrich is sympathetic regarding the plight of writers who are querying. I have the sense she regrets there simply isn't enough time to send the personalized letters she wishes she could send.

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