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Mr. Joe Veltre

The Gersh Agency

41 Madison Avenue, 33rd Floor

New York, NY 10010


Twitter: veltre

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from jcalz216
Jan 27, 2016 5:45 pm

EQ with Referral: 01/27/2016

Literary Fiction
from KristenH
Apr 22, 2013 4:06 pm

Professor, Joe Veltre moved. That's why he didn't respond to your query. He's over at the Gersh agency.

4/22/13: On 1/16/13, I queried Joe, though closed. I sent a follow up last week and heard back this week. They only take referrals. Oh well.
from professor
Mar 25, 2011 5:14 pm

Yet another member of the "I don't respect writers enough to even bother to respond" club. Closed here.
from danajoy
Feb 15, 2011 8:43 am

I wonder about the total lack of communication with some agents. I assume that when they've made it big time...?...they, of course, become more selective. But if they're selective to the point of being rude, I assume they're making it clear that they're not to be approached by commoners.

I sent a query in January, but on that particular agent I listed him as a "low priority" so I don't bother worrying about him.
from Jennyphresh
Feb 10, 2011 11:46 am

I closed mine out, too. That Gersh agency's language is unpleasant, indeed. One step short of returning your unsolicited submission by armed guard and beating you about the head with the pages.
from SaltyDog
Feb 10, 2011 6:54 am

I figured this 'no query' update was coming. I seem to hold the distinction among QT users of having the last full submission to him on 11/1/10. I sent a short email status request upon learning of his move, but got nothing in return.

According to the QT stats on submission responses, I'm way beyond the range for 'positive replies' so I figure I'll be rejected or (more likely) receive no response.

from AshKrafton
Jan 20, 2011 4:50 pm

I had a ms submission in with Kristen O'Toole but I guess it's time to write it off...

From Linked In:
"Current:Editing/Copyediting at Freelance, Associate Editor at Past:Literary Agency Assistant at The Veltre Company"
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 17, 2011 9:41 pm

I'm going to leave his profile the way it is, until he changes his website. Maybe others can still sneak in by querying him there.
from tarzan
Jan 14, 2011 6:25 pm

Saltydog: Hostile. Yep.
from SaltyDog
Jan 14, 2011 2:01 pm

Damn! He's had my full for 10 weeks (the only one I have out). I just sent him a very short email asking if I should resubmit to him at Gersh and hope against hope he says yes. That looks like the only possibility because I just looked at the Gersh website (if you can call it that) and it's downright hostile.
from duffoliver
Jan 14, 2011 1:09 pm

I think I'll take this opportunity not to let it affect my stats. Everybody wins. ;)
from tarzan
Jan 14, 2011 12:42 pm

duffoliver: Mr. Veltre certainly must be benefitting, but for anyone wanting to get on with them, the Gersh agency is adamant about not accepting unsolicited materials, including, I'm assuming queries. The best to be hoped for is that those of you who are waiting for replies have gotten underneath the wire. That Mr. Veltre will be smoothly transitioning his clients, prospects, queriers, etc. Also, it will be interesting to see what genres he may or may not be repping after his move. I suspect that going forward he may become another member of the 'non accepting queries' crowd. And that would be a shame.
from duffoliver
Jan 14, 2011 12:28 pm

I'm guessing this transition doesn't bode well for those of us in query limbo. :)

But a promising move for Mr. Veltre. You never know what's coming next, that's for sure.
from tarzan
Jan 14, 2011 12:06 pm

FWIW: On Publishers lunch today there was this announcement--"Agent Joe Veltre of The Veltre Company will move to the Gersh Agency to lead their book department, continuing to sell to publishers and working on book-to-film sales as well."

from dlpoet17
Dec 30, 2010 8:35 am

well according to the reports and stats tab, people have heard back after 60 days with a positive response, but that was the longest for this agent. I've seen as long as 4 months for some other agents, so it is possible that you may randomly be surprised at some point lol

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