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Mr. Richard Florest

Rob Weisbach Creative Management

New York, NY

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from nltsjnread
Jul 03, 2020 2:23 am

Queried October 2019, immediate full request.
Rejection June 2020. A very kind email that was very complementary. I do wonder if the letter was a copy-paste, nonetheless I wouldn't hesitate to query Richard again.
from lacygonzalezbrowne
Jun 22, 2020 1:10 pm

YA novel UNRECEIVED; 48,000 words
EQ: 6/22/20
from newfienovelist
Jun 10, 2020 6:57 pm

EQ: 5/26/2020
FR: 5/27/2020
ER: 6/10/2020

Very straightforward email that sort of made me laugh, but a full request!!!
Update: Super kind email that was very personalized.
from cwbuecheler
May 19, 2020 7:40 pm

EQ: 5/19/20

SF Space Opera, 103k Words
from ashpsych123
Feb 11, 2020 12:16 pm

EQ A Father's Sin Thriller 80k
from hexylady
Jan 14, 2020 9:02 pm

Email query 11/20/19
Nudged with offer of rep 1/10/20
Request for a full on 1/13/20. "I'm interested in this; alas, reading submissions has taken a backseat to editing current clients the last month or two. Please do send along, though (as an attachment). I'll give it priority over the rest of my to-read pile."
Rejection 1/14. "Ultimately I wasn't confident that I could help guide Generations of Sin to success in the crowded crime fiction market... Best wishes. I won't at all be surprised to see it on shelves in a year or two's time."

79k crime novel
from Utopiandreams
Oct 16, 2019 6:34 am

EQ: 6/10/2019
Nudge w/offer: 7/1/19
FR: 7/9/19
7/24: pass w/weirdly discouraging comments... Not sure why That was necessary
YA soft SF, 81k
from smashem
Oct 11, 2019 4:32 pm

EQ: 10/9/19
ER: 10/11/19 (a form, I think? Felt slightly condescending :/ )

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from KristenH
Jul 07, 2019 3:56 pm

EQ 5/3/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 7/5/19 (No word via nudges)
from karenleespree
May 15, 2019 6:36 am

Thanks, Hopeful, because I'd read around 3 weeks on a full -- which is pretty fast and probably unrealistic.

5/15 ER * with a personal note.
from KristenH
Apr 20, 2019 2:25 pm

4/20/19: EQ 2/8/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 4/17/19 (No word from nudges)
from bandofinsiders
Apr 15, 2019 7:49 pm

EQ 4/10
FR 4/15

YA fantasy, 64k
from HopefulHopefulHopeful
Apr 15, 2019 2:58 pm

Hey Karen, I'm at 61 days out. If you look at the data tracker, he seems to take about 80 days to reply on fulls. I decided to wait until then before I freak out. :)
from karenleespree
Apr 15, 2019 10:12 am

Thank you, Hopeful Very kind of you to mention. I'm at 4 weeks. I never received a confirmation so I have no idea if he even has my MS.
from HopefulHopefulHopeful
Mar 20, 2019 10:09 am

Karen, I did not get one, either, so don't despair. He had read another ms I wrote in 2016, and when I sent that, he didn't confirm receipt, either. He replied to me last time after about 3 weeks with literally the nicest rejection I ever received. Hoping for the best for both of us in this round!

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