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Ms. Victoria Sanders

Victoria Sanders & Associates

440 Buck Road

Stone Ridge, NY 12484

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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 banaesma
Today 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
from paigehall
May 21, 2020 7:37 pm

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

from writerwriterwriter12
May 20, 2020 3:50 pm

EQ: 5/20
ER: 5/20 (few hours later, same form rejection as others have shared)
from domberoonie
May 11, 2020 8:43 pm

E-query 5/9/2020
E-Rej - form 5/11/2020 -- [I appreciate the quick response from this agent]

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 vlc_photo
May 09, 2020 9:55 pm

EQ: 5/7
ER: 5/8
from baileynb9
Apr 16, 2020 8:52 pm

EQ 1/10/20 Crime/Missing Persons 100k
Full Manuscript Requested 1/13/20
1/14/20 Email confirming full manuscript was received.
1/29: Revise and resubmit
Victoria sent a very thoughtful email saying that, while she can't offer representation at this time, she would read a rewrite because she thinks it has potential. She even pointed out what she feels the issue is: lagging pace in the middle. It was just enough critique to be helpful, but not to be overwhelming. I responded to let her know I'll have a fresh version to her in March.
3/22 Sent revised manuscript. *Fingers crossed*
3/24 Confirmation of receipt with an "I'll be in touch shortly."
4/16: Very polite rejection letter with points about what they like and what could still use work. Obviously it's disappointing since she was definitely my first choice, but at least I know and can start submitting to other agents. Now the question is whether to send the original or the rewrite!
4/10 A nice note from Deborah stating that my manuscript is still under review. Nice that they keep you in the loop as they go through the reading process.
from keisenbraun
Apr 06, 2020 4:31 pm

EQ 4/4/20, multicultural fic, 90k
ER 4/6/20
from freekim24
Mar 31, 2020 6:51 am

Polite decline letter but I appreciated the response. Very prompt.

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