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Mr. Aaron Priest

The Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency

708 Third Avenue, 23rd floor

New York, NY 10017

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from angelsteele
Jul 16, 2021 7:26 pm

Website is down, clicking on it just shows a bunch of web design gibberish
from KristenH
Jul 04, 2020 4:32 pm

EQ 1/14/20 (Requery Venom-adult thriller)
CNR 3/20/20 (No word via nudges)

7/4/20: EQ 3/30/20 (Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
CNR 6/1/20 (No word via nudges)
from bradnewby
Oct 01, 2018 3:30 pm

reps David Baldacci and Greg Ilies
from mike_yaffe
Sep 24, 2017 10:34 am

EQ: 9/7/17

auto response: Thank you for your query. Due to the large number of queries I receive, I am unable to respond to all of them. Your query will be read within the next four weeks. If I am interested in reading more of your work, I will contact you. If you are not contacted within four weeks, then I have decided to pass on your work, and no additional message will be sent.

--Aaron Priest

9/24/17 - no response yet, but still within the four-week window...
from KristenH
Aug 19, 2017 6:51 am

Belated Eq 11/28/16 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 12/28/16 (No word from nudge.) Will try him with Diplomatic Immunity next month.

5/4/16: Eq 3/16/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 5/4/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try Lisa with DI this summer or Aaron with Venom this summer.

8/19: EQ 6/22/17 (Venom)
CNR 8/17/17 (No word fro nudge.) Will try Lisa Vance with Venom this fall.
from Patsails
Dec 11, 2013 4:03 pm

EQ: 11/04/2013
CNR: 12/11/2013
from Words1inger
Aug 01, 2013 8:09 pm

I was referred by his client David Baldacci. Someone says Aaron walks on water, and he does, or at least heused to. He's at least 76 years old. But he's known for making writers by auctioning off first novels, which he did for Baldacci and at least one other writer I know.

I sent him an earlier draft of my novel a year ago, and he had another agent in his firm, Nicole James, reply with a detailed critique. I rewrote the novel, using that critique and resubmitted today.
from cbsuggs
May 04, 2012 5:09 pm

EQ: 5/4/12

Literary Mystery/Thriller
from clintmorey
Jan 19, 2012 1:39 pm

Received an auto responder note that the query was received. So the address is active.
from CliffHanger
Jan 02, 2012 3:36 pm

EQ 1/2, Autoreply - email bounced:
from jonssonjp
Oct 21, 2011 6:13 am

EQ 10/21. I'll let you know what happens.
from margareiki
Jan 21, 2011 2:34 pm

Hello... I had gotten rejected by one agent and wanted to submit to another one at the same agency. Their website states not to query more than one agent at the ageny but I'm not sure if they're referring to submitting to more than one at the same time or different times. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
from tarzan
Sep 01, 2010 11:56 am

katieb: You might try sending another status query by snail mail with an SASE. Sometimes that gets their attention.
from mmcdonald64
Apr 19, 2010 7:45 pm

Like the instant automated response to let you know that they received the query. I wish all the agents had that. Just sent my query. Keeping my fingers crossed.
from tarzan
Mar 29, 2010 9:53 am

LoweyJackson: Not only is he 'Harlan Coban's agent, after all,' but rumor has it he also walks on water...Aaron Priest...not Harlan...Harlan only writes on water...he has this really nice place right on the water where Aaron Priest often comes to walk on it, after all.

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