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Ms. Victoria Sanders

Victoria Sanders & Associates

241 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 11H

New York, NY 10014



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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 Catsamoa79
Mar 23, 2017 4:24 pm


EQ: 3/22/17
ER: 3/23/17
Form letter
from rachelbirds
Mar 19, 2017 9:57 am


EQ 03/17/2017
Memoir 86k
from eleven02
Mar 18, 2017 12:54 am


Congrats, cllacro!!
from cllacro
Mar 18, 2017 12:20 am


EQ: 2/7
FR: 2/9
Sent Full: 2/14
Offer of Representation: 3/14, accepted 3/16 (I had another offer, so she sped up her review of my material. The moment I spoke with Victoria on the phone, I knew I wanted to work with her. Spunky, clever, professional. Couldn't be happier!)
from sonicsista
Feb 20, 2017 3:24 pm


EQ 2/17
ER 2/20
form rejection, appreciate swift response
from reason
Feb 16, 2017 2:16 pm


EQ: 2/15
ER: 2/16

Women's fiction, 81K. Like others have said, I appreciate the quick response even if it is a form rejection. Cross off the list and carry on. :)
from rossdc
Feb 13, 2017 10:02 pm


ER 2/13/2017 - Query and three chapters, per guidelines.
EQ 2/13/2017 - same form shown in other reports on her.
Gotta appreciate the timeliness.
106k hybrid crime/military thriller
from julief
Feb 13, 2017 3:58 pm


EQ: 2/4
FR: 2/7
ER: 2/13, form-ish rejection.
But nice of her to be speedy; I do appreciate that
WF

"I want to thank you for submitting [redacted] to Victoria Sanders & Associates for my consideration. I have carefully reviewed your material, and I regret to inform you that I will not be offering to represent your manuscript at this time. While you have a terrific and promising project here, I believe there is still some more work to be done editorially. Perhaps we are not the right agents for this one, and others will feel differently. As I am sure you are aware, finding an agent that shares your vision as a writer is extremely important. It takes a strong network of unique but like-minded individuals to continually find a proper match. I encourage you to continue your search for an agent who is the right fit for you. Thank you again for sharing your work with me, and I wish you every success.

Kind regards,
Victoria"
from bevjack1
Feb 08, 2017 1:16 pm


EQ 2/8/17 Literary Fiction (67K) Query + 25 pg.
ER 2/8/17 Wow, ouch. Form letter, I presume.

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 kber44
Jan 30, 2017 8:58 am


EQ 1/20/17
ER 1/23/17
Literary Fiction, form letter response
from evan11
Jan 24, 2017 4:29 pm


EQ: 1/11/17
FR: 1/11/17
ER: 1/24/17 very kind and professional form letter

upmarket women's
from nathang
Jan 11, 2017 9:04 am


EQ: 12/6/16
FR: 12/7/16

Literary Fiction - 87,000 words.

Email update from VSA, letting me know that the manuscript was still under review: 12/22/16. (Email said that due to the holidays, they would be getting back with me in January. Very efficient and kind). I'm quite anxious/hopeful about this one. I have several other fulls out, but VSA (and Victoria herself) seems like such a good fit. I love the way they champion diverse voices.

ER: 01/10/17

Very kind, very personal rejection which spoke about specific aspects of my characters and story. It appears that both Victoria and Deborah Jayne read the manuscript and discussed it at length. They offered to look at a revision, so all hope isn't lost. But I'm pretty bummed about this one. I really thought this was a good fit at VSA. I'm going to revise and resubmit, fingers crossed.

from Swimmomthrillwriter
Jan 02, 2017 2:11 pm


EQ: 1/2/2017
ER: 1/2/2017
85k thriller
I resubmitted after seeing comments from others that made me realize they had never opened my original EQ sent 12/14. Thanks, nathang, fingers crossed for you, she seems like a great agent to work with.
from Swimmomthrillwriter
Dec 14, 2016 8:09 am


EQ: 12/14

85k thriller
from LBasher7
Dec 07, 2016 5:27 pm


EQ: 11/1
FR: 11/2 , emailed Full MS 11/15
ER: 11/17 - Quick turnaround! She was kind enough to provide a personal rejection though.

75k Adult Thriller

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