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Mr. Joshua Getzler

Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency

37 West 28th St, 8th floor

New York, NY 10001



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Website: hsgagency.com

Twitter: jgetzler

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from swatithegeek
May 16, 2019 5:43 am


DVpit EQ: 04/25/19, first 50 pp
FR: 05/15/19, via assistant Jonathan Cobbs, sent same day

YA Romance, 82k
from KellyE
May 14, 2019 3:00 pm


EQ 10 Jan 2019
PR from assistant 14 Jan 2019
FR 13 Feb
ER: personalised one line pass

Historical Fiction, 95k words
from HannahKarena
May 10, 2019 1:08 pm


EQ: 11/16
PR: 1/15
FR: 2/13
Nudge: 5/2
CNR: 5/10

MG contemporary fantasy
from mirandamiller137
Apr 29, 2019 6:36 am


EQ: 1/23/19
Nudge: 4/17/19
CNR: 4/29/19

108K Adult historical fiction
from LGV_AL
Apr 26, 2019 2:59 pm


EQ 3/26/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 4/26/19
from KellyE
Apr 25, 2019 12:10 pm


@Biogrimm15 I’m having the same issue, my full has been with them since mid Feb and I received no reply when I emailed a nudge/did you get the MS? email. Not sure what to think. It’s happening with 3 agents who have my full, radio silence from all. Is this common practice, to not reply when fulls are requested?
from BioGrimm15
Apr 01, 2019 11:36 am


EQ 10-29-18 from #PitDark
PR from assistant Jonathan Cobb (first 50 pages) 10-29-18, sent 10-31-18
Emailed Mr. Cobb with a nudge to check in and make sure he received partial 1-19-19
No answer as of 1-28-19
CNR 4-1-19
A little shocked that I never heard anything back after sending the partial as requested even after the nudge to both Mr. Getzler and Mr. Cobb.
68K YA Horror
from RRouth
Mar 29, 2019 9:31 am


EQ: 2/19/19
Auto Reply: Out of office until 2/25/19
CNR: 3/29

He seems to have a quick response time, so I'm assuming 6 weeks is long enough. It looks like he doesn't respond to queries if they come while he's out of the office. Maybe check Twitter to see if he's on vacation before querying?

MG Adventure 42k
from Mylorian1
Jan 18, 2019 8:19 pm


Yay - glad I nudged! Got an email this morning...
'Thank you very much for your email, and nudge. You are correct, I do answer my queries, and while it can take time, not usually forever! Let me take a look quickly, and get back to you after the weekend.'
Fingers crossed!




from Mylorian1
Jan 17, 2019 8:11 pm


Resubmitted 18-Jan-19, reminding him of his MSWL tweets and, based on his promise of replying to all, questioning whether he received my query.

Deciding whether to get in touch again - he's still requesting exactly what my novel is about (Historical set in Ukraine), but I've had no reply. Website says no reply is not rejection. But this is ages old now! I've approached him on Twitter today 16 Jan

Website says 'Josh responds to all email queries, which should include a pitch letter and the FIRST five (or so) pages of the manuscript. Silence does not mean a pass, it just means the queue is long. Please do NOT send queries by mail—they will not be answered.'
EQ: 9/13
Re-queried: 10/19 (what the heck - seems such a good match!)
Russian historical
Considering he tweeted: ' looking for ...an adult historical novel from an unusual era/place...' AND he says he replies to all queries AND I've been having problems getting messages that use the Godaddy server, I have queried again (11/15)
from ergotcake
Oct 31, 2018 11:49 am


EQ: 8/7/18
Out of Office till 8/13
CNR:10/31/18
MG Mystery 44k
from KristenH
Sep 30, 2018 7:09 am


EQ 7/4/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 9/26/18 (Passed via nudge-not right for him)
from nancyemcc
Aug 07, 2018 9:14 am


EQ - 6/25/18
Nudge - 8/7/18
from jldelozier
Aug 06, 2018 4:42 pm


Pitched at ThrillerFest 7/12/18: Full request
ER: 8/6
from kvleahy
Jul 26, 2018 3:14 pm


EQ: 3/15
PR: 6/4
HF
ER 7/26

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