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Ms. Victoria Sanders

Victoria Sanders & Associates

440 Buck Road

Stone Ridge, NY 12484

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Online Form: No

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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 OPKiwi
Jun 07, 2021 10:40 pm

Query 06/07/2021
Reject 08/07/2021
from fallersassi
May 29, 2021 9:23 pm

Query 5/24/2021
Reject 5/25/2021
Form letter
Multicultural 72K
from vanelle87
May 24, 2021 7:55 pm

EQ: 05/23/2021
ER: 05/24/2021
Form reject
from LarkMarie
May 24, 2021 10:55 am

October 2020, queried, 135k true crime/me too memoir

10/21/20 rejection: "will not be offering representation...while you have a terrific and interesting project, I feel there is more to be done editorally"
from SMThomas
May 05, 2021 4:10 am

Fantastically responsive agency, submitted a query yesterday and received a rejection today - obviously not the result I'd hoped for BUT it's brilliant to actually hear back and not just be left in limbo. Thank you!
from rebeccatrusty
Apr 30, 2021 10:47 am

EQ: 4/28
FR: 4/29

95k adult psychological thriller
from NovelistTimmothy
Mar 23, 2021 7:15 pm

I received the hands down . . . NICEST rejection letter I have ever received. Everything is not for evry agent I respect that. While I would have loved to have worked with them--Im honored that an agency on this level was so thoughtful in saying no thanks. If you guys sign with them--count yourself as fortunate.
from SimranB
Mar 19, 2021 1:36 pm

EQ: 11 March 2021
Request of full manuscript: 11 March 2021
Kind personalised rejection: 17 March 2021 - 'a terrific and promising project' but 'we are not the right agents'. Appreciate the feedback too editorially.

Historical Literary Fiction 79k
from TheHayseed
Mar 12, 2021 5:57 pm

EQ Short Story Collection 65K and ER 3/12/21.

I appreciate VSA's speedy response. I much prefer this to not hearing back at all. Great agency.
from Pinky5
Mar 11, 2021 5:35 pm

EQ: 3/10/21
ER: 3/11/21
Form letter but quick!

Historical mystery 105K
from dhamm29
Mar 05, 2021 3:41 pm

88K Thriller
EQ 3-1-21
ER - 3-2-21
from baileynb9
Feb 18, 2021 10:09 pm

Re-queried 1/15/21 with a rewrite of 90k crime/police procedural
FR 1/19/21 Sent 1/19, acknowledge 1/20
2/12 Message stating my manuscript is still under review and I can expect a response in the next week. Glad to have the update!
2/28/21 Customized form rejection. Bummer!!! They seem so wonderful to work with.
from TinaHendricks
Nov 29, 2020 2:20 pm

adult female-driven comm fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/29/20
from Interluke
Oct 15, 2020 6:11 pm

EQ 10/12/20
ER: 10/14/20

Upmarket historical fiction 90k
from papernpengal
Oct 13, 2020 7:19 pm

EQ: 10/12/20
ER: 10/13/20 (form)

104k HF

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