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Formerly with Victoria Sanders & Associates.

Mr. Chris Kepner

The Kepner Agency

New York, NY

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Twitter: chriskepner

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query letter with the first three chapters (or about 25 pages) pasted into the body of the email.

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from ESalge
May 12, 2017 8:28 am

EQ: 5/9
FR: 5/11
from BillGinTexas
Apr 25, 2017 10:47 am

EQ 04/21/2017 85K Military Hist Fic
sent to new agency
from bevjack1
Apr 25, 2017 5:11 am

EQ 4/25/17 Lit Fic (query only)

oops, didn't see his message below until sent.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 19, 2017 11:59 am

Profile Update: Started his own agency.

from chriskepner
Apr 19, 2017 3:27 am

Dear Writers,

I am launching The Kepner Agency after nine years with Victoria Sanders & Associates as an agent and director of international rights. I welcome your queries at my new email address: Please include the first three chapters, or roughly 25 pages, in the body of your query email. While I take queries seriously and endeavor to read each one carefully, I don't like to send rejection letters, so please understand that you'll only receive a response if I would like to discuss your project further.

Many thanks for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you!


Chris Kepner
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 18, 2017 12:48 pm

Profile Update: Formerly with Victoria Sanders & Associates. Current whereabouts unknown.
from KristenH
Mar 30, 2017 4:24 pm

Eq 2/23/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/30/17 (Passed from nudge-not right agent.) I'll try Victoria with DI in late April.
from noranne
Feb 06, 2017 12:34 pm

Hm. I used the for my query. It's not on the VSA website, but on his personal website it says "If you think Victoria Sanders or Tanya McKinnon would be a better fit for your project, read these submission guidelines and send your query to queriesvsa[at] If you’d like to send me a query letter, email it to thewritersadvocate[at]" That's probably old info so I guess I should have checked the comments before sending! Oh well.
from LiveToWrite
Oct 25, 2016 12:59 pm

Does he send an auto reply to all queries sent?
from Catsamoa79
Jul 29, 2016 1:29 pm

EQ: 4/10/16
CNR: 7/29/16
from KristenH
Jul 20, 2016 4:04 pm

EQ 5/6/16 (Requery Venom)
CNR 7/20/16 (No word from nudge). Will try him next month with CR.
from anotherearth
Jul 16, 2016 10:00 am

EQ: 06.15.2016
CNR (1 month as per website) Literary 100K

Sent to gmail address. See below.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 18, 2016 2:32 pm

Profile Update: New email address.

(Thanks willwrite4chocolate)
from willwrite4chocolate
Jun 17, 2016 2:37 pm

Website says to email query and first three chapters to That's a different email than the one on QT site.
from brookilyn
Jan 01, 2016 3:18 pm

Mr. Kepner has a kind auto-reply that suffices if you don't hear from him again. Text below. Maybe it's something new he's trying in 2016.

Dear Author,
Thank you very much for thinking of me during the query process. I regret that I'm unable to respond to all queries individually due to the volume received, but I do take them seriously and endeavor to review each one carefully.

I appreciate your patience and welcome your thoughts on the various topics under discussion on The Writer's Advocate. Thank you again for your interest.

*Chris Kepner*

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