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Ms. Victoria Sanders

Victoria Sanders & Associates

440 Buck Road

Stone Ridge, NY 12484



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Website: www.victoriasanders.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

From the agent: Dear Author, I periodically read the comments section on QueryTracker to make sure that my team is responsive to your queries. It is very important to me that every query is responded to in a timely way, within days whenever possible. And that if a manuscript is requested, that we read it and give you feedback within a month. I do not use interns to read queries, but one of my in-house agents as well as an editorial person. Every query is read by someone with at least five years professional experience in trade publishing. While I understand that there can be frustration with a quick response, I demand that of my staff out of respect for your time and efforts. I absolutely use a form rejection (one that I crafted years ago to respectfully decline materials) and also have a form rejection for manuscripts where I recognize that I just don't get the book. A more personal rejection will follow with projects that touched me but may not be quite ready, and where I do have some ideas to share. Recognizing that this is all very subjective is also important. You must have faith in your work and talent in the face of multiple rejections until you find that one very smart agent and editor, that get you. I have declined the work of a number of bestselling authors and will, I am sure, do so again. The point is to keep writing, and know that we all at VS&A are honored by you and the invitation to review your work. Kind regards, VS Victoria Sanders & Associates, LLC

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from JMAtkinson
Nov 08, 2018 11:00 am


EQ: 11/03/2018 Chick Lit
ER: 11/5/2018 form letter
from Mewd462
Sep 27, 2018 5:21 pm


EQ 09/27
ER 09/27 (form.)

Very fast response! Not for them, but comment suggests they did read it.
from tome129
Aug 28, 2018 12:41 pm


EQ: 8/19/2018
ER: 8/20/18 Form letter same as noted by others
Historical fiction 98k words
from sbernich
Aug 06, 2018 10:15 am


8/2 - queried The Good Soldier - hist fic 99K
8/3 - rejected - form letter - I got the one that means they knew right away it wasn't a good fit. Ah well.
from desert_rain
Jul 12, 2018 6:31 pm


EQ 7/12/18
ER 7/12/18 form
from Vertigo
Jul 12, 2018 7:06 am


EQ 10/7/2018
FR 10/7/2018 Same day rejection!
87k thriller
from ValerieTaylor
Jul 10, 2018 12:47 pm


EQ - 6/29
FR - 7/2 (form)
Women's fiction
from Fj2018
Jul 04, 2018 8:14 pm


EQ 7/3
ER 7/4 (form)
Thriller
from musedga
Jun 19, 2018 6:45 pm


Same day reject. Better than waiting.
from redheadedgrrl
Jun 12, 2018 6:39 am


EQ 6/11/18
FR 6/11/18
commercial/women's fiction

Always appreciate a quick response, even a form one :) Good luck everyone, keep fighting the good fight!
from remember123
Jun 01, 2018 8:25 pm


EQ 6/1/18
FR 6/1/18
lit fiction
from KristenH
May 15, 2018 4:07 pm


EQ 5/4/18 (2nd/final requery Venom)-same day rejection (Passed--not a good fit)
from SaraCo
May 14, 2018 6:41 pm


EQ: 6/12/18
Form rejection: 5/14/18
YA Fantasy
from rsraviya
Apr 26, 2018 7:18 pm


EQ: 4/25/18 85k speculative fiction Query + 3 chapters
ER: 4/26/18 Form

Thank you for considering Victoria Sanders & Associates as a potential
agency to represent your work. We have reviewed the material you sent
and we regret that we will not be offering to review your work further
at this time. Please know that we are very selective with the
materials that we request. We encourage you to keep writing and we
wish you every success. Please forgive this impersonal note. We
receive a tremendous number of queries and are forced to focus our
attention on a limited number of projects.
from bevjack1
Apr 20, 2018 4:04 pm


EQ 4/19/18 Lit Fic 74K query only (oh dear, bounced back to READ the guidelines.) Resent with 25 pages. Gulp. Mea Culpa.
ER 4/20/18 (deservedly so) Form

Thank you for considering Victoria Sanders & Associates as a potential
agency to represent your work. We have reviewed the material you sent
and we regret that we will not be offering to review your work further
at this time. Please know that we are very selective with the
materials that we request. We encourage you to keep writing and we
wish you every success. Please forgive this impersonal note. We
receive a tremendous number of queries and are forced to focus our
attention on a limited number of projects.

Kind regards,
Victoria Sanders

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