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Started her own agency. Formerly with Folio Literary.

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Ms. Rachel Ekstrom Courage

Courage Literary

New York, NY



Website: rachelekstromcourage.com

Twitter: EkstromRachel

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 13, 2022 8:51 pm


Profile Update: Started her own agency. Formerly with Folio Literary.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 02, 2022 9:59 am


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from tonya_c
Jul 21, 2022 10:17 pm


EQ: 2/12/2021
Historical Fiction 115K
CNR 3/28/2021


FWIW, I did get the auto-reply that she got it when I sent it:
Thanks for querying me!

I am still reading and responding to queries during this unusual time. We all need good books right now. However, things may take a bit longer for a while.

This is an auto-reply to let you know I’ve received your email and I’ll review your query as soon as I’m able.

I would very much like to be able to respond to every query, but unfortunately time doesn’t allow for it. If you haven’t heard back from me within eight weeks, I'm sorry to say I've decided I'm not the ideal match for your project. Thank you again for the opportunity to consider your work.

Unless I’ve requested material from you, I won’t look at attachments or click on links, so if you’ve done that, please re-send with all relevant information in the body of your email: your query letter and the first 20 pages of your project.

--Rachel
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 21, 2021 11:36 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from rebeccatrusty
Aug 16, 2021 4:48 pm


EQ: 3/8/21 (received auto-reply)
CNR: 8/16/21

95k Adult psychological suspense
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 02, 2021 5:02 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from lpgreear
Jul 16, 2021 9:56 am


EQ: 5/19/21
Nudge: 6/21/21
CNR: 7/16/21
YA SFF 108k

Sent a kind nudge on June 21 and received an auto-response the same day, pretty much the same one that can be found below. After waiting eight weeks and passing July 14, I considered this a closed/no response query.
from lmr1999
Jul 04, 2021 3:15 pm


Folio Jr. site does not mention she is closed to queries. I queried her and received an email saying she was still reading and responding to queries.
from shewrites2
Jun 17, 2021 5:11 pm


EQ: 3/17/21
CNR: 6/17/21

Historical Fiction 112K

Agent closed to queries right after I submitted my query and responded to let me know I would still be considered during her closed time, but it might take longer. She has since reopened and closed again, so I think I will count this as "no response" after 3 months.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 01, 2021 10:33 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
May 20, 2021 7:31 am


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from June_K
Mar 29, 2021 1:12 pm


IWSGPit 2021 Like via Maggie Auffarth
EQ 02/01/2021, got the auto reply
CNR 03/29/2021, agency says that 8 weeks without response is a no.

Adult Contemporary Romance, 65k
(she states she's not looking for Romance, but liked my pitch, so why not)
from writinginfragments
Mar 17, 2021 1:47 pm


EQ 1/31/21
CNR 3/16/21

Looks like she hasn't responded in quite some time so going to close out.

YA Psych Thriller 87k
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 15, 2021 7:24 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from scritrice
Feb 01, 2021 7:24 pm


Has ghosted me on a full for 2+ years

@whitegardenia nope despite confirming and saying she was excited to read

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