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Ms. Rebecca Podos

Rees Literary Agency

14 Beacon St., Suite 710

Boston, MA 02108



Website: www.reesagency.com

Twitter: RebeccaPodos

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from cwbuecheler
Sep 15, 2022 9:37 am


FQ: 2/9/22
CNR: 6/20/22 - I always find it weird to CNR QueryManager submissions but I think this is probably long enough
ER: 9/13/22 - Polite form. Welp. Guess she was a little behind! :)

Dark Fantasy 96K

from logopoetics
Sep 13, 2022 9:53 am


Query sent 03.05.2022. 105k adult fantasy.
Waited over six months for a form rejection on 09.13.2022
Considered CNF in July, after an update on her twitter in May saying anything not currently rejected was still under consideration.
from sophiakate
Aug 30, 2022 12:19 pm


form query 3/15/22
nudge with contest information 5/21/22
CNR 7/16/22
Just got a rejection! 8/30/22
84k adult fantasy
"Thanks so much for sending - my way. While this sounds like an interesting story, and one that I'm sure will find a home, it doesn't sound like the best fit for me at this time. But thank you again for considering me, and best of luck in querying!"
from jamiedamato
Aug 25, 2022 1:03 pm


3/25/22 - Query sent
5/14/22 - Notification of revision/updated sample pages
8/15/22 - Nudge with offer of rep
8/15/22 - Automated response that she will dive in at once despite not having accurate sample pages. We'll see!
8/25/22 - Withdrew to accept other agent's offer. Rebecca's lack of communication and slow response time isn't it for me but good luck to those querying her.
from digitia
Aug 23, 2022 4:17 pm


PW Request sent 2/15/22
Form rejection 8/23/22

Adult Fantasy 85k

Thank you for sending me [Title]. First, I want to apologize for the time it's taken me to respond to this; I hate to let go of a full until I've properly had the chance to read, but have had trouble setting aside the time. I'm very sorry to keep you waiting so long, and for any stress it has caused.

There is much to love about this story. But ultimately, I had a little more trouble sinking into the manuscript than I wanted, which lets me know that I might not be the best agent for the book. Although this is a pass, I want to thank you for the chance to read, and wish you the very best of luck finding the perfect home for your story.

Best,
Becca
from adr900
Aug 17, 2022 5:53 pm


UPDATE ON TWITTER:
"Since I’m deep diving into my query inbox with a goal of answering all 1600 queries (and a few dozen fulls) by September, I feel I need to say: I’m passing on some stories that sound fantastic, with tight queries and well-crafted first pages. It’s NOT that they did anything wrong. In many cases, it’s about the number of client projects I have in my reading queue, and the time I can responsibly devote to new clients, and *only* that. Please keep querying, because your stories are so worth it"

https://mobile.twitter.com/RebeccaPodos/status/1560029540776394752
from NightSky
Aug 15, 2022 1:45 pm


Form Query 2/2/22
Form Rejection 8/15/22
MG SciFi
from kitkatcat_16
Aug 03, 2022 9:45 am


Query Sent: March 30
First Nudge: May 6 (following an APIpit like)
Second Nudge: August 3 (following a DVpit like)
Full Request: August 3

Sure it was 124 days and QT automatically put it under CNR, but nudging worked in my case.
from krankycrow
Aug 02, 2022 8:11 pm


@A_Norvelli

I've had a query (personally referred to her by Eric Smith) since 10-26-21. Thinking she was a no answer-means-no agent, I queried a different ms on 1-27-22. Nothing on that one, either. Hopefully, you'll get a response, but be open to moving on.
from A_Norvelli
Jul 31, 2022 2:33 pm


Nudged Rebecca requesting a response as I'd like to query the newest agent at her agency. Said her goal is to reply to all pending queries by the end of August. However, she suggested if that is too long to withdraw from her and query Taj.
from jdebinski
Jul 28, 2022 9:39 pm


FQ: 3/28/22
Nudge with offer: 7/15/22 (received an automates QM response saying that they'd dive in asap but they don't have materials to dive in to?)
CNR/No response by my deadline: 7/28/22

99k YA QBIPOC Contemporary Fantasy
from colbywilkens
Jul 08, 2022 2:18 am


Invitation to query: 6/21
Full Request: 6/21
Nudge with Offer of Rep: 6/22
They reached out after auto response to let me know they're currently reading and should be in contact with me by the deadline.
Offer of Rep!!!! 6/30
Offer accepted! 7/7
82k adult rom com
from swatithegeek
Jun 08, 2022 11:01 am


Form query: 02/02/22
Full request: 02/23/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Received QM auto-response that they will try to read by my deadline.
Nudged again since my deadline is tomorrow & received the same auto-response: 06/06/22
CNR, accepted other offer: 06/08/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Rajani
May 06, 2022 2:19 am


Ms Podos put out a twitter thread on 2 May 2022. This is just the first tweet, please do read the rest of the thread @RebeccaPodos:
Hey writers, I've gotten a flurry of query nudges recently from folks asking if I'm still considering their books (totally understandable, this is NOT a subtweet). I'm trying to keep up with them, but: if I haven't responded to your query yet, it's still under consideration!
from elisemeder
May 01, 2022 8:42 am


FQ: 02/05/22
Nudge (after she had liked a tweet of mine discussing this project): 04/25/22

Adult fantasy 115k

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