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Ms. Paula Munier

Talcott Notch Literary Services

Milford, CT

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from garriekeyman
Oct 07, 2019 10:05 am

EQ: 9/19/19

NA Fantasy Saga 115k
from MandyMBallard
Sep 14, 2019 5:22 pm

EQ: 5/4/19 (107k YA fantasy)
Confirmation of receipt (out of office reply): 5/4/19
ER: 9/12/19 (kind form letter from Tia Mele)
from merrygawain
Sep 14, 2019 10:53 am

EQ: 9/14/19

historical fantasy 175K
from mfdeluna
Sep 11, 2019 9:50 pm

EQ: 5/8/2019
ER form from Tia Mele: 9/10/2019

“We’ve read your material with interest, but we have ultimately decided to pass on this project.

You are a talented storyteller. That said, we're afraid we don’t think we could sell the manuscript as it now stands. We don’t think that it’s ready to shop, at least not for us.

There is a level of craft that is missing here. You're about 75 percent there. Which far exceeds most of the material we see. But publishers are looking for work that is 95 percent there. So we can only take on projects that are 90 percent, and help take them to that 95 percent level.

What this boils down to is an attention to detail in terms of point of view, tone, dialogue, setting, and sentence quality. This is that final polish, polish, polish that makes all the difference.

We wish we had better news for you. We have a full complement of writers right now, so we are only taking on projects that require little to no revision.

Again, you are a talented writer, and as you work on your craft and polish, polish, polish you are bound to succeed.

Thank you again for your submission and we wish you the best of luck in finding representation in the future.”
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 11, 2019 6:18 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from ksommerlot
Jul 01, 2019 9:38 am

EQ: 8/8/18
Had originally closed this as a CNR on 10/13/18
Received a surprise partial request in my inbox today, 208 days after my initial query. Will send through, but that's a heckuva backlog? Partial request was from an assistant.

Update: It's been 119 days since the partial request, and that was with a nudge about 30 days after that said my MS was next on the pile. I'm closing this one out as CNR. 7/1/19

81k historical fantasy
from RickTreon
May 20, 2019 7:01 pm

EQ: 4/2/19
ER: 4/9 - Assistant Tianna Mignogna replied. Said agency (TN) read with interest and the premise was interesting, but they didn't feel they were the right agency. Did provide notes on writing for first 10 pages.
80K suspense/thriller
from LGV_AL
May 19, 2019 5:06 pm

EQ 3/11/19 adult literary mystery (about 98,600 words)
ER 5/15/19
from Patrick (admin)
May 10, 2019 9:14 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from KristenH
May 04, 2019 7:20 am

EQ 3/18/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 5/1/19 (Personalized feedback from assistant: not on word count like last time on the sweet spot, but they said some spots were too telly with exposition and not a good fit for them)
from cterlson
Apr 24, 2019 10:05 am

I love when I get rejected twice by the same agency - I didn't submit again, but I got 2 rejection from Munier, via Tianna.
Just to make sure... we really, really, don't want it.

Uh, ok.
from bob232
Apr 18, 2019 6:12 am

This Tianna seems to be an intern. Most agents insist they don’t use interns to read manuscripts.
from bob232
Apr 17, 2019 11:33 am

I think Tianna is all alone. One thing I’ve noticed is that when the agent works in an agency with other agents he/she always uses the singular, “ I didn’t feel it was a fit for me.” But when it’s a one man show the agent always uses first person plural. “We don’t feel this project is right for us.”
from redpandabear
Apr 11, 2019 8:15 pm

EQ: 3/22/19
ER: 4/11/19

A personalized rejection! I'm actually kind of stoked, especially since this is a first from this agent/agency for me. Normally I CNR these things, but this time I got great feedback.

YA Fantasy 66k
from cterlson
Apr 11, 2019 11:40 am

EQ: 03/22/2019
ER: 04/11/2019
Literary mystery/crime

This was an interesting one - seemed like it was personalized, with feedback about the sample (and why it didn't work). I'll have to chew on that one for awhile. Also said they were only taking stuff on that needed next to no revision.
... the times we live in. No development of a book.

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