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Ms. Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B

New York, NY 10010



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Website: irenegoodman.com

Twitter: EkstromRachel

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KRISTINOWENS
Jan 16, 2018 10:05 am


I was referred to Rachel by another agent on 11/20. Emailed her on 12/17. No response yet as of 1/16.
from mimi1293
Nov 29, 2017 9:16 am


EQ: 11/29/17


102,000 word YA dark fantasy
from betsystuart
Oct 17, 2017 4:08 pm


consider Miriam Kriss mejor Rachel. Note order Irene likes her queries in - and re-read her query letter guidelines. Personalize.
from FountainPen
Oct 16, 2017 6:05 pm


EQ 9/16
Form Rejection 10/16
from CindyintheRain
Jun 14, 2017 4:52 pm


EQ:5/30/17
ER: 6/14/17 (form letter)

Dear Cindy,

Thank you so much for querying me.
I wish I were writing with better news, but after reviewing your materials, I must pass on representation at this time. This is a highly subjective business, and another agent may be a better fit. I wish you the best of luck with this and all of your writing endeavors, and thank you again for the opportunity to read a sample of your work.

All the best,
Rachel
from mgmystery
May 01, 2017 7:17 am


EQ: 3/6/17 (received auto confirm)
CNR: 5/1/17

MG mystery 44k
from mgmystery
May 01, 2017 7:16 am


I'm at 45, MaryanneW. The auto confirm she sent me said she'd respond within 8 weeks if interested. I wonder why she responds to some and not others.
from MaryanneW
Apr 20, 2017 4:09 am


mgmystery - I'm still waiting. I'm at 72 days, but everyone around me seems to have gotten a response. I'm thinking it's a no.
from mgmystery
Apr 19, 2017 7:19 am


Did anyone else not get a response from Rachel? I got the auto confirm which says she'll respond in 8 wks if interested, but she seems to send some rejections.
from writingram
Apr 18, 2017 10:05 pm


EQ: 4/10
PR: 4/16
ER: 4/18
YA Thriller
Nice form rejection, same as below.
from TheRaptor
Apr 10, 2017 3:49 pm


EQ March 1
Full Request March 7

Rejection with lots of kind words, March 31
from LBasher7
Mar 02, 2017 10:04 pm


EQ: 3/1
ER: 3/2

I'd be miffed if I wasn't so impressed by the speed!
from amandamarieo
Feb 14, 2017 4:57 pm


EQ: 2/13/17
ER: 2/14/17
YA Contemporary

Kind form letter rejection and very prompt!
from JJProbe
Feb 06, 2017 3:09 pm


EQ: 2/3/17
ER: 2/5/17
102K Thriller
Nice, polite form rejection...better than crickets, and pretty fast, so onward and upward.

Dear ,
Thank you so much for querying me.
I wish I were writing with better news, but after reviewing your materials, I must pass on representation at this time. This is a highly subjective business, and another agent may be a better fit. I wish you the best of luck with this and all of writing endeavors, and thank you again for the opportunity to read a sample of your work.

All the best,
Rachel
from aalogan
Jan 11, 2017 2:01 pm


EQ 1/11/17 YA Fantasy 68k
ER 1/11/17 Literally a few hours later

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