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Ms. Victoria Sanders

Victoria Sanders & Associates

440 Buck Road

Stone Ridge, NY 12484

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E-Mail: Yes

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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 Lotusparijat
Nov 18, 2022 8:36 pm

Polite rejection in one day
from writersvibez
Nov 16, 2022 10:07 pm

Beware querying writers:

I saw something on Twitter about this agent giving harmful advice to querying writers. Please know that just because an agent expresses enthusiasm and desire to represent you doesn't entitle them to represent you, and you wanting to follow up in two weeks after notifying other agents with your manuscript about the offer is not "playing games" as this agent put it.

Agents willing to provide harmful and manipulative advice like this are red flags.

I know how hard it is to query and to live in these trenches but please don't settle for agents who would have you act in their best interest instead of your own. Any agent who liked your work enough to request more pages would appreciate a chance to finish reading and offer representation, including the ones who would try to sway you from providing the same courtesy to other agents.
from histficdebut
Nov 15, 2022 7:19 pm

EQ: 11-14-22
ER: 11-15-22 Appreciate the polite, quick response.

Historical Fiction
from Anvilauthor
Nov 10, 2022 9:52 am

EQ 96,000 Historical Fiction
Prompt, polite rejection within three days.
from GatNyg
Oct 13, 2022 3:44 pm

FR 10/13
Appreciate the fast reply, figured it was a long shot with how few clients they take on.
from KitLaru
Sep 27, 2022 8:15 am

Quick rejection. Form rejection.
Submitted women's fiction Saturday evening. Rejected Monday night.
from Mostamand
Sep 13, 2022 6:41 pm

from melodygchu
Sep 01, 2022 3:49 pm

submitted and rejected on the same day
upmarket fiction, 95k
from Emurphy4u
Aug 29, 2022 3:18 pm

sent aug 26
rejected aug 29

Form rejection, but I appreciated that they acknowledged it was a form rejection and apologized for it being so.
from Traveler57
Aug 24, 2022 5:07 pm

Received not interested letter same day as when I sent query for memoir.
from haleyshope
Aug 24, 2022 4:47 pm

submitted and rejected on the same day.
from KenKirk
Aug 23, 2022 1:20 am

<< Historical Semi Fiction 84K words >>
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
from keenable
Aug 09, 2022 5:23 pm

Rejected immediately. A good thing, in its way....
from JValadez
Aug 05, 2022 11:48 am

COuld be a good agent for memoir and mental health
from Hazmaniac
Jul 24, 2022 11:51 am

Query Submitted 7/4/22
Form Rejection 7/5/22
Historical 81K

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