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Ms. Laura Rennert

Andrea Brown Literary Agency

Palo Alto, CA



Twitter: LitTraveler

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from aemuskett
May 18, 2022 7:24 am

FQ 5/18
YA Fantasy 50,000
from LoralieK
May 14, 2022 6:46 pm

Ms. Rennert was very kind with her rejection letter. It was my first rejection that actually felt personal, in a good way, rather than a simple "no"
from blackhand
May 14, 2022 6:17 pm

Form Query: 5.14..22

YA Historical, 93k
from andrewntzouras
May 14, 2022 1:40 pm

Query Sent: 4/15/22

Ms. Rennert sent a heartfelt rejection letter and gave a detailed explanation she couldn't take on my book. However, her rejection also contained genuine encouragement to continue my search for for someone to represent my work. Thanks for the quick reply and words of wisdom, Laura!
from m_mastro3m
May 14, 2022 9:18 am

queried 5/12/22
form rejection 5/13/22

Got this rejection at 11pm on a Friday night. This agent works hard!
from JJHicks
May 11, 2022 6:32 am

Submitted April 12
Rejection April 18
Polite and professional rejection
from JBCampbell
May 06, 2022 11:20 am

Submitted Query April 26
Rejection Received May 2
Adult Urban Fantasy 92K

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.

All best,


Laura Rennert
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
from andrewntzouras
Apr 23, 2022 5:43 pm

Submitted: April 15, 2022
Kindly Rejected: April 17, 2022
from vmcbooks
Apr 22, 2022 4:38 pm

FQ: 4/21/22
Rejection: 4/22/22

104k YA Paranormal
from colbywilkens
Apr 22, 2022 1:48 pm

FQ: 4/21
FR: 4/22

82k Adult Romance w/horror elements
from TGLove
Apr 18, 2022 1:35 pm

Form Query: 4/15
Form rejection: 4/18

Such a quick turnaround time!
from jvchambers
Apr 17, 2022 7:57 am

Form Query: 4/6/22
Form Rejection: 4/6/22

Thrillers/Suspense 70k
from aignerloren
Apr 08, 2022 2:33 pm

Form Query: 4/6/22
Form Rejection: 4/7/22
Literary SciFi ~60,000-words
from ep3024
Apr 04, 2022 11:00 pm

Form query: 03/29/22
Form rejection: 04/04/22
Adult fantasy 135k
from ijsparks01
Mar 29, 2022 12:46 pm

Form Query: 3/13/22
Form Rejection: 3/15/22

YA, Fantasy, 92,000.

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