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Ms. Bree Ogden

Red Sofa Literary

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from redsofaliterary
Feb 02, 2017 5:45 pm

If you read our newest post, we're very sad in that Bree is stepping back altogether. Announced today on our website.

from Patrick (admin)
Feb 02, 2017 3:49 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website?
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 27, 2016 6:35 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks ToTheWind)
from ToTheWind
Jul 27, 2016 5:38 am

Red Sofa website states Bree Ogden is closed.

From the site: Bree Ogden’s Representative Categories: – CLOSED TO SUBMISSIONS as of 6/16. No queries will be answered until she’s open again to submissions.
from mirandaf
Yesterday 1:39 pm

Thanks for your input Dawn! I know agents have so many other responsibilities besides reading and replying to writers they don't represent (even though the website suggests a wait time of 4-6 weeks I would never consider nudging before the 3 month mark). Add on that agents are often working 60+ hour weeks with all the at-home reading and whatnot, y'all barely have time to breathe! However, it does seem like a rather consistent occurrence that writers on here have had to C/NR fulls with Bree after reasonable periods of time (5 months for me with no response to a brief follow-up to confirm receipt) and I do feel that other writers deserve to know this up front.
from redsofaliterary
Jun 19, 2016 11:51 pm

Hello everyone! This is Dawn from Red Sofa . :)

Please note that all of us at the agency have been traveling quite a bit this Spring, as many other agents and editors that we're friends with have as well.

Travel and taking care of our current authors generally will push back any extra time allotted for reading (during these nonstop moments) - and we're all doing the best we can. Please take a moment to familiarize yourselves with our Twitter accounts, as well as our agency calendar page. If any agent travels, there's a good chance they'll back up for 2-3 weeks AFTER returning. So please know we're doing our best with the 24 hours we have in any day (just like anyone else), in addition to our own real life responsibilities outside of working with our authors.

In a perfect world, it's generally 6-8 weeks AFTER we request a manuscript when we'll have time to read it. And longer if we're on the road. We'll note these trips while we're on the road, so that should help too.

Hopefully this will help Miranda? I look forward to seeing all of you on Twitter, the entire agency does participate on there if that helps. :)

from mirandaf
Jun 18, 2016 9:26 pm

Draigons--yikes, thanks for sharing! If she never responds to me, I may send a note to Red Sofa requesting they update their submission info, which states requested material will be responded to in 4-6 weeks. I understand if an agent feels she is too busy to respond to fulls, but that is information the writer should absolutely know up front. I would never query someone knowing she routinely doesn't respond to requested material!

Update 6/18: I e-mailed Dawn Frederick a couple of weeks ago to let her know that a fair amount of us here on QueryTracker have had to C/NR full manuscripts with a Red Sofa agent (did not single Bree out by name, and thanks to those who messaged me to share their similar experiences!) and to request they change the statement on their website that fulls are responded to in 4-6 weeks. No answer from Dawn, and the website still boasts a 4-6 week response time. I am all about politeness and a positive attitude generally but after my experience with Bree, I would absolutely not consider querying her again. It is extremely rude to act the way she does to writers.
from SueHinkin
May 03, 2016 12:27 pm

EQ 2-5-16 mystery/thriller
Closed, no response 5-3-16
from draigons
May 01, 2016 8:03 am

mirandaf (and others):

I queried Bree last August, and received a full request within a day. I followed up in January, and again in April. I've heard nothing. So I've closed her out.
from mirandaf
Apr 24, 2016 8:12 pm

1/11: EQ
1/11: FR (40 minutes later)
4/9: Polite nudge to confirm receipt as my gmail has been glitching up a storm lately.
No response so far. Not going to close it out yet, but I'm not holding my breath either. Too bad--Bree seems awesome!
from eebnhab
Feb 29, 2016 10:38 pm

EQ 1/21/16 to Manuscript Wish List Request
Mystery 63K
2/29/16 Closing as no response
from fornickels
Feb 19, 2016 4:11 pm

EQ: 2/8/16
67k Women's Fiction/Suspense
from kdemeester
Jan 08, 2016 9:07 am

Has anyone heard anything at all from her lately? I'm not seeing that they only respond if interested, but I'm wondering if I need to close this one out.
from LMSchune
Nov 19, 2015 10:44 am

EQ: 11/19/2015

Contemp adult romance, 94k
from kdemeester
Nov 11, 2015 11:09 am

EQ 11/11/15

80,000 Transgressive Horror

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