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Ms. Diana Fox

Fox Literary

110 W 40th St, Suite 2305

New York, NY 10018



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Website: foxliterary.com

Blog: foxliterary.tumblr.com

Twitter: dianafox

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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I ask that authors email me queries and cut and paste the first 5 pages of their manuscript IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL with every query (both fiction and nonfiction). If you do choose to send me a hard copy submission, you must include your email address in your letter as I will respond to queries exclusively via email from now on. Also, please be aware that I now have a "no response means no" policy for hard copy queries ONLY, so please do NOT include a SASE. As of now, I do still reply to all email queries. Finally, please do not send unsolicited email attachments or manuscripts, as I cannot open the former or return the latter. I reserve the right to delete any email containing unsolicited attachments unread. Thank you, and I look forward to reading your submission!

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from americantypo
Yesterday 3:17 pm


So, "fox on blast" is probably confusing to people cause the comment I posted before was never posted, probably because I swore in the comment, I don't know. Long story short- I was also excited to have a full manuscript request, was summarily ignored, and when I followed up about restructuring the novel received even more silence, vs the other agents who actually said they were excited to see me restructure the book. So, idk, Fox's behavior is really frustrating. Unless there's some kind of health issue, I just don't see how its okay to not respond after a manuscript was sent. And I think it just sets a really bad tone overall if she did sign someone. Can her clients even get a hold of her when they need her? I don't think I'll be sending her anymore work after being ignored like this, it's not the kind of partnership I'm interested in. And Im not even being that needy!
from americantypo
Sep 22, 2016 6:11 pm


In comparison, two other agents who were considering the material, they responded to my new plan with alot of enthusiasm, saying they'd love to see the project restructured this way. One even said that my willingness to make the first book stand one at like 90k, was "music to her ears".
from americantypo
Sep 22, 2016 6:07 pm


Fox on blast. I'm over it, lol.
from TPC222
Sep 21, 2016 10:21 pm


I suspect the same of Diana. I felt special having her full request. But now it's like...why did she bother?
from sunshinestate
Sep 21, 2016 4:01 pm


dpasquantonio, TPC222 I just feel like it's rough all around for us hopeful authors. I was so excited when she requested my full, I had about eight FRs in all. But I did my research and I think a lot of her FRs are kind of like bookmarks, things she'd like to take a closer look at if she has time. I'm not saying it didn't hurt but I sent out more than 100 queries in all and CNRed more than half of them. Diana's request at least made me feel I was doing something right. I'm channeling that energy into self-pubbing this one... holding my novel in my hand and it's beautiful and I love it!
from TPC222
Sep 21, 2016 1:27 pm


So AmericanTypo...did you ever hear from Diana?
from dpasquantonio
Sep 21, 2016 12:12 pm


Sunshinestate, I agree with TPC222's "appalling" comment. Given what I've heard agents say in person, there's really no reason for her to not reply to a requested full within six months, unless she's had a medical emergency or something. And given that you aren't the only one who's waited half a year or more to hear back from her about something that she requested, I'd advise others to steer clear -- there are plenty of agents out there who will put forth a minimum amount of effort on full requests.
from TPC222
Sep 21, 2016 11:04 am


Six months no response is pretty appalling, sunshine state.
from sunshinestate
Sep 21, 2016 10:21 am


EQ 2/25
FR 3/10 (submitted 3/11)
6/1 nudge
9/8 CNR I decided to self-pub, would still like to find rep for my other books but at the moment I'm pretty thrilled with my decision. I'm not mad at Diana or anyone else since I know they're all swamped. I guess I just got tired of waiting for someone to say grace over my work -- I was getting positive feedback from enough agents but no offers of rep.

Contemp YA
from americantypo
Sep 09, 2016 10:01 am


klarson, that's kind of where I'm at. I've got another agent that I think is going to make an offer but have a feel it'll be radio silence from Diana. A little frustrating, but I guess there's not much you can do but shrug.
from klarson315
Sep 08, 2016 2:02 pm


EQ: 6/20/16
FR: 6/21/16 with immediate notification that she received it
Offer of Rep notification: 8/25/16
9/8/16: My deadline is here and no answer from her. Not unexpected as she seems unresponsive to many people, so all I can really do is shrug.
from Christi12
Aug 29, 2016 8:54 pm


EQ- 8/21/16
ER- 8/29/16
from awkwordly
Aug 29, 2016 3:11 pm


EQ: 8/22/16
ER: 8/29/16 (form)
from amazonmomaap
Aug 29, 2016 12:03 pm


EQ: 8/1/16 YA Urban Fantasy
ER: 8/29/16 Nice form rejection that this project doesn't sound right for her.
from TPC222
Aug 19, 2016 12:56 pm


I'm assuming no one hears back from her for at least four months from date of sending. You can nudge all you want, but she makes it pretty clear in her request letter that she doesn't care about your nudges unless it's with an offer in hand. Read between the lines.

She says "I will try to get to it as soon as possible,"

That means anytime from until the end of time.

She says "please let me know if you receive another offer so that I may have a chance to review it."

That means she won't review it unless you have another offer.

There's no getting around this. Nudging is bullshit. You get an offer, go ahead and nudge. Otherwise don't bother.

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