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Mr. Eric Ruben

The Ruben Agency

222 Broadway, 19th Floor

New York, NY 10038

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Twitter: theericruben

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from bcotton1984
Nov 14, 2017 9:07 am

EQ: 11/5
ER: 11/14. Form rejection letter not addressed to me.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 08, 2017 9:16 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from LightofBeauty
Sep 17, 2017 11:02 am

I'm surprised people still query this guy considering when you scroll down and read many comments below, there are so many red flags. He's an example of how no agent is better than having a bad agent.
from Expat8410
Aug 25, 2017 9:41 am

EQ: 8/24
ER: 8/25

Looking at his query reply timeline, gotta give him credit. He is very quick on the draw with the reply. Knows what he wants. But they all look red, unfortunately!
from kkenne
Aug 18, 2017 12:49 am

EQ: 8/18
from t_amcdonald
Aug 12, 2017 3:53 am

EQ 8/1/17 Dark Erotic
ER 8/11/17 Form rejection
from sp00ky
Jul 19, 2017 4:14 pm

EQ: 5/18/17 after PitDark <3 adult horror
FR: 5/25/17
from SusanSchaefer
Jul 11, 2017 7:08 pm

EQ 07/01/17
Full request 07/03/17
from eebnhab
Jul 11, 2017 12:28 pm

EQ: 7/9/17
ER: 7/11/17 form
Contemporary espionage/thriller
from llscribe
Jul 11, 2017 9:22 am

EQ 7/8
ER 7/11 (form response)
Mystery 108 k
from Catsamoa79
Jun 27, 2017 4:03 pm

EQ: 6/23/17
ER: 6/27/17
Form letter
from horrorchix89
Jun 24, 2017 11:57 am

For his junior agent, Shannon Orso
EQ: 5/26 #pitdark
Full Request: 6/7

Junior agent is MIA, Eric himself replied rejected me.
Didn't bother to put my name in the rejection. Didn't bother to add my MS title in the rejection.
Had the nerve to get on Twitter weeks ago saying "agents get rejected too". Well agents aren't spending years writing a book and tearing out their soul to bend over backward for agents that can't even say their name!
Yes I'm livid and I apologize if I upset anyone. I can edit this into a more professional post after I calm down, but the agent was unprofessional first.

YA Dark Fantasy 90k
from Swamppoodles
Jun 13, 2017 4:07 pm

pitched at a conference, he invited me to query. sent in and received response same day: "Not right for his office."
from KristenH
Jun 11, 2017 7:10 am

EQ 6/6/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/9/17 (Passed-not right for his office, though he did give me a free query critique in April.)
from KristenH
May 09, 2017 3:59 pm

Eq 5/4/17 (Query Chain Reaction)
ER 5/8/17 (Passed-not a good fit.) Will try him with DI this summer, since I received his free query critique last month.

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