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Ms. Susan Finesman

Fine Literary

1236 Comstock Ave.

Los Angeles, CA 90024

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Twitter: susanfinesman

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from hihowareyou22
Dec 16, 2018 5:20 pm

EQ: 12/10/18
Adult Epic SFF 170,000 words

PR: 12/11/18

Rejected: 12/12/18 with polite and praising email saying she liked my main character and my world, but ultimately rejected my novel for its length. Told me to query her again if I decide to cut the book down.
from jwhart
Nov 06, 2018 1:32 pm

I'm going to CNR this. Even though I only submitted today, this agent doesn't have much of a reputation for responding. If I hear something, great, I'll change it then. Not going to fret over the long shots.
from KristenH
Sep 23, 2018 6:43 am

EQ 8/11/17 (Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 10/23/17 (No word from nudge.)

7/14/18: EQ 3.26.18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 6/26/18 (No word from nudges)

9/23/18: EQ 7/19/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 9/21/18 (No word from nudges)

from KristenH
Jul 25, 2017 4:05 pm

Eq 5/23/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 7/24/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try her with CR's requery in mid-August.
from BlueRidgeDave
Mar 28, 2017 3:43 pm

EQ: 3/28/17 (sent to Rebecca Friedman Lit. Agency)

Spiritual/Lit. fiction, 117,000 words
from afelyk
Mar 24, 2017 11:10 pm

Sent to the Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency
EQ: 03/24/2017
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2016 4:07 pm

4/24/15 EQ (Requery Venom)
6/23/16 CNR (no word form nudge). I'll try her with Chain Reaction this summer.
from Catsamoa79
Jun 01, 2016 5:19 pm

EQ: 3/18/16
CNR: 6/1/16
from PawPaw
Feb 09, 2016 12:27 pm

WOW.................3 SECONDS for the auto reply Has to be a record.
This tells me several things, they are out of business and left the computer running or ??????????????????
from twoeggheads
Jan 13, 2016 11:34 am

Website no longer available.
from tcronin50
Aug 17, 2015 3:40 pm

EQ: 8/17/15
Upmarket psychological thriller (100,000 words)
from writerEm
Dec 02, 2014 10:05 pm

EQ- 10/23/14
Southern Gothic Fantasy.
CNR- 12/2/14
from leoniedewess
Oct 27, 2014 3:09 pm

Yes, good luck! Fwiw, I met Ms. Finesman at a conference and she was incredibly kind.
from pickfordm
Oct 27, 2014 2:42 pm

good luck writerem!! let us all know what happens.
from writerEm
Oct 27, 2014 2:17 pm

Ok- so I know that bridge is more than likely burned (unless she just falls in love with my writing). Knowing this- I decided the professional thing to do would to be send her a quick email apologizing. This is the email I sent. Short and appropriate:

Ms. Finesman,
I owe you an apology. I know that your time, and inbox space, are valuable, so I will make this quick. I queried you a few days ago. Today while "auditing" my sent folder, I realized that I accidentally sent you a query with the wrong agent's name attached. That was unprofessional of me, and truly a mistake. I am an organized person, but still manage to make mistakes from time to time.
Warm Regards,
Em -------------

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