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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 Tajjaa
Sep 04, 2019 5:04 pm

EQ: 08/05/19
ER: 08/06/19

YA Urban fantasy
from Zooks3
Jul 19, 2019 5:09 pm

7/18/19 EQ re: LONG & SHORT - Women's Fiction - 63K
7/19/19 - FR
from maynard
Jul 01, 2019 2:32 pm

Good efficiency ... next day rejection. I appreciate knowing sooner and avoiding the waiting and wondering.
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2019 2:39 pm

EQ 6/5/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection (not good fit)
from StorySpinner
Jun 11, 2019 1:43 am

EQ: 10/06/19 (BST)
ER: 11/06/19, form.

117k dark fantasy
from WhiteGardenia
Mar 18, 2019 7:36 pm

EQ: 15-Mar
ER: 18-Mar
(Wom Fic)

Same form rejection letter as mentioned below.
from KristenH
Feb 03, 2019 3:46 pm

EQ 1/18/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 1/21/19 (Passed--not right fit)
from LGV_AL
Jan 16, 2019 12:59 am

EQ 9/25/18 literary mystery
9/26/18 rejection
from cheesymoonboy
Jan 04, 2019 10:07 am

EQ: 1/2/19
Form Rejection: 1/2/19

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 KristenH
Dec 23, 2018 12:30 pm

EQ 12/19/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 12/20/18 (Passed--not good fit)
from JMAtkinson
Nov 08, 2018 11:00 am

EQ: 11/03/2018 Chick Lit
ER: 11/5/2018 form letter
from Mewd462
Sep 27, 2018 5:21 pm

EQ 09/27
ER 09/27 (form.)

Very fast response! Not for them, but comment suggests they did read it.
from tome129
Aug 28, 2018 12:41 pm

EQ: 8/19/2018
ER: 8/20/18 Form letter same as noted by others
Historical fiction 98k words
from sbernich
Aug 06, 2018 10:15 am

8/2 - queried The Good Soldier - hist fic 99K
8/3 - rejected - form letter - I got the one that means they knew right away it wasn't a good fit. Ah well.
from desert_rain
Jul 12, 2018 6:31 pm

EQ 7/12/18
ER 7/12/18 form

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