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Ms. Laura Rennert

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Palo Alto, CA



Twitter: LitTraveler

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Kiarasa
Yesterday 1:12 am

EQ: 12/13/19

70k MG Fantasy
from MsFebruary
Nov 18, 2019 6:03 am

Queried on November 5th. Received a formal rejection on November 17th on a Sunday evening.

I did notice that one "no" from the agency is a "no" overall. So will cross this agency from my list that way I don't forget.

Fantasy (A) >100k words
from nc_kay
Nov 13, 2019 4:06 am

EQ: November 10th, 2019
ER: November 10th, 2019

Same form letter as below.
from aouda_adler
Nov 12, 2019 12:17 pm

EQ: 11/11/19
ER: 11/12/19

Form letter as below
from ashtxr
Nov 09, 2019 7:42 am

EQ: November 3, 2019
ER: November 3, 2019
YA Fantasy 75k
from StevenViner12
Nov 04, 2019 9:53 am

Queried Laura, and heard back from her the very next day. My manuscript wasn't for her, but she wrote a great response and I super appreciate her getting back to me so quickly! Will definitely query her with a future project if not signed.
from ebarrett
Oct 30, 2019 7:33 pm

EQ 10/30/2019

105k magical realism
from dnagroove
Oct 30, 2019 1:25 pm

EQ: 29 Oct 19
ER: 30 Oct 19

81k Adult Sci Fi
Yep, one day. Make of it what you will. The copy/paste reply was very gracious.
from NatashaGraceAnn
Oct 22, 2019 5:16 pm

EQ (form) : 2 Sept 2019
ER (form letter) 6 Sept 2019

This was a very quick response, in a form letter reply, but one that was very kind and empathetic, and I appreciated that!
from astereves
Oct 21, 2019 9:32 am

EQ (form) 10/19/19
ER (form letter) 10/21/19

111k YA fantasy
from Zeldaman
Oct 16, 2019 11:34 pm

Online Form - 5/31/19
Full Request - 7/15/19
Received response that she is backlogged but still reading - 8/12/19
R&R - 10/16/19

Ms. Rennert wrote me a very complimentary and detailed letter explaining what she loved and what she thought needed work in the final act and invited me to do an R&R. She said she went back and forth on the project and that was part of the reason for her delay.

She has a real keen editorial eye and has great suggestions. I'm seeing my project in a whole new light.
from ebell2777
Oct 10, 2019 7:45 pm

Wonderful turn around time! Ms. Rennert took the time to let me know that I wasn't a good fit would highly recommend to others!
from LAMeeker
Sep 28, 2019 10:53 am

EQ 09/23 5:00 pm
ER 09/23 11:00 pm Form letter

Adullt fantasy 116k
from kci3011
Sep 27, 2019 11:31 am

EQ: 9/3
ER: 9/6

Fantasy 125k
from STLrlc
Sep 22, 2019 2:58 am

EQ-9/20/19 at 3:38 am
ER-9/20/19 at 7:58 am

Is that a record for speedy rejection?
Form letter with reference to "careful consideration." Oh well, a form letter is much better than radio silence. And all in all, it's a very nice letter.

Thank you so much for your query. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your work, but unfortunately, after careful consideration, I have decided to bow out. I am truly sorry not to be able to offer you representation, and I wish you the very best of publishing luck as you move forward.

At ABLA, we understand that writing is a passion, an intensely personal calling, a long-time dream for many, and frequently a lonely endeavor. We have great respect for authors, and we share the writer's passion—that is why we are literary agents.

Unfortunately, publishing is a business that necessarily involves a lot of rejection, at every stage. One of the most difficult things for us as agents is to have to say no. Yet, we can take on only a small fraction of all the work we see, and this is simply a business reality.

We say no for many reasons—because of changing trends in the market; because we already have something similar on our list; because we know of similar published or forthcoming titles; because something isn't right for us; because although something may be strong, well-written and even publishable, we didn't fall in love with it.

Please do try to keep this one "no" in perspective. This is a highly subjective business and another agent may adore your work. All it takes is one "Yes." We wish you success in finding that "Yes," whether with us or another agent and publisher.

Thank you for thinking of us and giving us this opportunity to consider your work

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