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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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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 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
from reason
Sep 15, 2020 6:07 pm


EQ: 9/14
ER: 9/15

91K women's fiction
from TeresaAHenderson
Sep 11, 2020 8:49 am


EQ: 9/10
ER: 9/10

Form letter
from Catsamoa79
Sep 09, 2020 4:11 pm


EQ: 9/9/20
ER: 9/9/20, a few hours later
Form letter
from CurtisD
Aug 14, 2020 4:55 am


EQ: 31 July, 2020
ER: 3, August, 2020

Contemporary 106k
from banaesma
Aug 11, 2020 12:51 pm


EQ: 7 August, 2020
ER: 11 August, 2020

adult LitFic 83k
form rejection
from ewwriter
Aug 03, 2020 1:37 pm


EQ 6/28/2020
FR 6/30/2020

historical fiction
At least it was quick.
from moniquemihalit
Jul 06, 2020 4:47 pm


EQ: July 3
FormR: July 6
97K YA historical
from MarshmallowBard
Jun 26, 2020 2:46 pm


EQ and ER within the same afternoon.
Very kind automated reply.

Graphic Novel: 38,500
from vickiewrites
Jun 22, 2020 4:54 pm


This was the fastest rejection on record for me. Not even 24 hours. Wow!
from MsSarajevo
Jun 19, 2020 4:49 pm


EQ Jan 8
Full request Jan 8
Thoughtful followup from assistant on Jan 16 to let me know they were still reviewing.
Another email from assistant on Jan 29 to let me know they were still reviewing. I appreciate being kept in the loop!

Revise and resubmit April 16
Sent revised manuscript May 1
Rejection June 12

Upmarket commercial fiction, 101,000 words
from annjbrady
Jun 16, 2020 8:55 pm


EQ 6/15
ER 6/16 Wow :(
Form letter. But as promised a quick response.
from wtbyrne
Jun 09, 2020 5:59 pm


EQ: 6/6
ER: 6/8
Suspense
from paigehall
May 21, 2020 7:37 pm


EQ: 5/20
ER: 5/21 - standard rejection letter

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