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Ms. Frances Black

Literary Counsel

30 West 21st Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: literarycounsel

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from 1edpsf1
Nov 23, 2022 12:49 pm

10Nov22: EM query
22Nov22: rejection

Hello ___,
Thank you for your inquiry. I am sorry but we will not seek to represent you. Your story, with the backdrop of a cult, is not one that fits in with the genre we are looking for.
Best of luck,
from Prada22k
Oct 06, 2022 7:26 am

10/5 query
10/6 very nice rejection stating they werent seeking my genre at this time.
from Tara725
Sep 22, 2022 10:25 am

Email query: 9/22/22

Adult Contemporary Romance, 81k
from OPKiwi
Oct 11, 2021 11:09 am

CNR 100 days
No response to nudge
from jadege
Jun 24, 2021 7:50 pm

EQ 6/24/21 94K Lit Fic/CR/LGBTQ
from Abigail
Apr 12, 2021 11:05 am

EQ sent 12 APR 2021
Mystery 77k
from pamelakyel
Mar 17, 2021 9:45 am

Running into issues with their website this morning. I had it opened up fine for directions yesterday but went to check something this morning and it's not connecting to a server. Nothing was mentioned on Twitter, so I'm just going to submit and see what happens.

Also didn't receive a confirmation email yet that I had submitted.
from VictoriaJayne
Feb 11, 2021 9:15 pm

EQ: 7/28/20
Nudge: 10/7/20 - sent message asking if I should withdraw and resubmit as I am working with an editor and will be substantially reworking my project - responded - "Thank you for the update; yes please withdraw it and resend when you are ready for me to review."
Re-query - 12/15/20
CNR: 2/11/21

98K Contemporary Romance - Outlaw Motorcycle Club Romance - First in Series
from bakerwordnerd
Sep 30, 2020 2:35 pm

EQ 09/30 Literary Fiction 118k
from Samazra
Jul 09, 2020 12:11 pm

Query: 07/07/20
Rej: 07/09/20

Not interested in graphic content of suicide. 60k YA Sci-Fi
from KristenH
Dec 30, 2019 6:27 am

EQ 9/18/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
ER 11/21/19 (Passed via nudge--not right agent)
from Catsamoa79
Dec 24, 2019 9:40 am

EQ: 10/9/19
CNR: 12/24/19
from KristenH
Aug 25, 2019 4:36 pm

EQ 6/24/19 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 8/23/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from Zooks3
Jul 29, 2019 10:24 am

7/29/19 - EQ re: LONG & SHORT - quirky rom-com 64K
from LGV_AL
Jun 16, 2019 5:58 pm

EQ 4/30/19 literary mystery (about 97K)
CNR 6/16/19

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