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Ms. Diana Fox

Fox Literary

110 W 40th St, Suite 2305

New York, NY 10018

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Twitter: dianafox

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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 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.
from americantypo
Aug 19, 2016 10:35 am

Yeah, I'm guessing I'll hear back in September, or maybe as late as October on my full manuscript, we'll see.
from cellis
Aug 19, 2016 8:15 am

In case this is helpful to anyone, I originally queried her in October 2015, heard nothing, then requeried her in May 2016 after considerable revisions, and got a full request August 17. She replied to the revised query but thanked me for resending. So she's got a hell of a maybe pile. :)
from americantypo
Aug 18, 2016 9:41 am

Nudged twice on a full manuscript and haven't gotten a response. Going to give it another month or two before I close it out.
from americantypo
Aug 10, 2016 12:41 pm

Looks like she took a break and is now catching up on emails. I'd guess that'll mean responses for alot of people waiting.
from nicholelouise
Aug 10, 2016 8:01 am

EQ: 7/27/2016
ER: 8/9/16
Historical Fiction

Dear Ms. Louise,

Thank you so much for your query. Unfortunately, however, this project doesn’t sound right for me. I encourage you to continue to submit elsewhere, and I wish you every success in your writing career. Thanks again for thinking of me.


Diana Fox
from Chronoofdarkness
Aug 09, 2016 5:18 pm

EQ 7/21
ER 8/9


Thank you so much for your query. Unfortunately, however, this project doesn’t sound right for me. I encourage you to continue to submit elsewhere, and I wish you every success in your writing career. Thanks again for thinking of me.


Diana Fox
from americantypo
Aug 03, 2016 4:40 pm

I guess to clarify, I got a request for the full manuscript, and I've nudged twice to follow up about it. Still hopeful! No news is good news i guess.
from srdrury
Aug 03, 2016 9:15 am

For what it's worth, I sent an EQ on 6/16 and got my form rejection today.
from aus10phile
Aug 02, 2016 9:00 am

Yeah, I'm still waiting too. From 5/11. I nudged about a month ago. Not counting on a response at this point either. It will be a pleasant surprise if it happens.
from americantypo
Aug 02, 2016 7:31 am

If she doesn't respond, I'd resend. Still waiting on my nudge, but I'm hopeful, as I've read many say she eventually responds to everything.
from amazonmomaap
Aug 01, 2016 4:55 pm

EQ: 8/1/16 YA Urban Fantasy
from karenleespree
Aug 01, 2016 11:53 am

Her PM info says she responds to all email queries.
EQ: 5/25/16
I'm going to go ahead and close this out. 8/01/16 (fresh month)
I sent a couple updates, though she states she replies to all queries I don't think I'll get a response and if I do it'll be a fun surprise.
from americantypo
Jul 28, 2016 1:38 am

Nudged about a week ago to a full novel request she's head for about three months, still waiting. Will let you all know when she responds.
from Chronoofdarkness
Jul 21, 2016 8:43 pm

EQ: 7/21/2016

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