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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 NicoEcenarro
Jul 29, 2021 1:49 pm

QM, 7/29
PB 166 word count
from ELeeSmith
Jul 27, 2021 9:55 am

Response in two days. Very nice and encouraging form email rejection.

Adult Fantasy 118K
from jlhenderson
Jul 26, 2021 7:29 am

Online form 7/21
Rejection 7/26 - gracious form email

YA SF 89k
from Zooks3
Jul 25, 2021 9:35 am

7/21/21 - Online form - The Knotted Gun - Suspense. Auto-response.
7/25/21 very nice form rejection
from Darksouthern
Jul 19, 2021 4:00 pm

Initial query on 12/7/21
19/7/21 I discovered an issue with the sample pages I'd submitted and opted to withdraw and resubmit.
First time I've done that but would hate to have shot myself in the foot with a dumb mistake.
Resubmitted 19/7/21
from KimALefever
Jul 17, 2021 7:52 pm

OQ: 7/16/21
ER: 7/17/21

*Fast response

Historical Fiction
from Catsamoa79
Jul 14, 2021 12:28 pm

EQ: 6/26/21
ER: 6/28/21, form letter
Interestingly, I never received a confirmation from QueryManager of my submission, nor did I receive the email rejection that usually is sent. I had saved the QM link and found out my rejection that way. So, save those links!
from Ibisfan
Jul 14, 2021 12:01 pm

EQ 3/27
ER 3/28

Kind and prompt form rejection.

MG Fantasy.
from bubblyian
Jul 13, 2021 3:52 am

Form query sent July 6
Standard rejection letter July 13
YA/Scifi 65k

"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 Patrick (admin)
Jul 08, 2021 6:19 am

Yes, she is seeking memoirs, according to the genres she specified on her QueryManager form.
from brillkey
Jul 07, 2021 5:49 pm

Agent accepting memoir submissions? Not noted on her website or her bio/interests on agency website
from LittlePrincess
Jul 06, 2021 8:21 pm

EQ: 6/30/2021
FR: 7/6/2021

As per previous commenters, her unusually encouraging (and long) form rejection. Good luck to others!
from lmr1999
Jul 06, 2021 4:56 pm

Any thoughts on following up with this agent? She seems to stay on top of her queries, so I'm wondering if mine got lost in the shuffle. I submitted 40 days ago and still haven't heard back. It could simply be a no response is a no, but given her response rate, that's not usually the case.

UPDATE: I reached out today through Query Manager. She responded very quickly and said she aims to respond to queries within 6-8 weeks if not sooner. It's been just under 7 weeks for me. I don't mind waiting! I know many agents take much longer to respond, but given her track record of quick responses I just wanted to confirm she had my query. Fingers crossed!
from ksommerlot
Jul 06, 2021 11:15 am

EQ: 6/24/21
Like a previous poster, I haven't gotten an answer yet despite her hitting a large number of queries after mine. Fingers crossed it means I'm on a maybe list.

78k YA fantasy
from Scrittore67
Jul 01, 2021 7:22 pm

QM, 6/30
YA Urban Fantasy, 66k

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