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Ms. Laura Rennert

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Palo Alto, CA



Website: www.andreabrownlit.com/

Blog: www.laurajoyrennert.com

Twitter: LitTraveler

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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
from laurablackwell
Sep 19, 2019 10:10 am


EQ 7/29/19
9/19/19 Feels like a form, but the kindest and most thoughtful form I've ever seen
from riverside
Sep 17, 2019 7:01 pm


EQ - Aug 26th '19
ER - Sept 18th '19

Lovely rejection letter, though I was surprised at the long rejection time!
from Laura_WA
Sep 16, 2019 9:38 am


EQ 9-13
ER 9-16
Knew it was a long shot, tried anyway. Very nice rejection letter.
from monicas1994
Sep 08, 2019 10:20 am


Fantasy Young Adult 90k

Fastest response, declined.
from WHMontana
Sep 07, 2019 8:40 am


Fastest response ever and very friendly.
from AveriJaye
Sep 05, 2019 4:52 pm


ER 9/5/19
Fantasy Adult 86k
from kdsd731
Sep 05, 2019 3:41 pm


Online form: 9/1
Form Rejection: 9/1 (in less than two hours)

Upmarket 97k
from magikandmayhem
Sep 02, 2019 9:16 pm


EQ 9/2
from dianamg
Aug 24, 2019 10:32 pm


EQ 8/24/2019 10:36
ER 8/24/2019 11:17
Adult Fantasy 120K

I must have hit a new record after submitting the online form and got a form rejection email.

"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."

And the agency does not allow resubmitting to other agents unless it's a brand new work.
from lexdncn
Aug 21, 2019 10:19 am


FQ: 8/9/19

109K YA science fantasy, This feels like a long shot, but at least we can try, right?

Edit: Haven't heard back yet, which seems odd given the data. Hmmm
Edit 2: Got a form reject today but it was a very long form! Kind, though.

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