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Ms. Victoria Sanders

Victoria Sanders & Associates

440 Buck Road

Stone Ridge, NY 12484

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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 smbishop
Sep 09, 2017 3:10 am

Does anyone know if this agency has a "rejection from one, rejection from all" policy?
from SaraCo
Jul 11, 2017 7:41 am

EQ: 6-26-17
ER 6-26-17
from CindyintheRain
Jul 10, 2017 6:52 pm

EQ: 7/9/17
ER: next day
from LizziWolf
Jun 28, 2017 11:47 am

From query submission to form rejection in 6 hours flat. At least I know where I stand.
from KristenH
Jun 27, 2017 4:12 pm

EQ 6/27/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection (not a good fit.) Will try Bernadette later this summer with DI.
from lucky8
Jun 22, 2017 1:27 pm

Query for memoir submitted yesterday, form rejection today.
from Katieg6622
Jun 12, 2017 7:49 pm

EQ: 6/6/17
ER: 6/6/17 (form)

Lit fiction, 100K words
from Slboyd
Jun 05, 2017 9:12 pm

6/5/17 EQ
6/5/17 ER
Fastest rejection ever! Under 7 hours!
Lit. Fiction, 101,000 words
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jun 02, 2017 6:26 pm

EQ: 6/1/17
ER: 6/2/17 (form)... That was quick.

Contemporary Con/Heist 80k
from jerilyn8
May 26, 2017 1:31 pm

EQ 5/25/17
ER 5/26/17 [form].

genre: women's fiction/upmarket.
from Kathnew
May 24, 2017 3:55 pm

EQ: 5/24 (Women's Fiction)
ER: 5/24 (form)
from RRouth
May 01, 2017 3:58 pm

EQ: 4/28
ER: 5/1 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.

82k Women's Fic
from BillGinTexas
Apr 25, 2017 5:06 pm

ER: 04/25/2017 same day reject
Hey, bookaddict74 -- at least your rejection held off until the following day. I feel skunked!
from BillGinTexas
Apr 25, 2017 11:10 am

EQ: 85K Hist Fic
from bookaddict74
Apr 12, 2017 1:24 pm

Rejection very next day...polite, formal response

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