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Ms. Katelyn Detweiler

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

392 Vanderbilt Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: jillgrinbergliterary.com

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from LightofBeauty
Yesterday 11:48 pm


9/11 EQ
9/12 PR/First-50 pages (woot)
9/13 Confirmed receipt of partial (if only all agents did that! She seems very nice)
10/10 ER that wasn't same form as others have posted below (like it was actually from Katelyn, NOT from Jill, lol)

A personalized rejection that was sweet and encouraging, but form-y by nature though. Loved what she read, but wasn't connecting with the voice enough so she had no larger vision for it so therefore can't represent it. And same ol' "hope another agent feels differently" and "i'd be happy to consider another work." All form-y but nicely worded, she really is nice. Nothing she said gave me anything to work with, though, like she didn't say anything specific, all very general and just...form-y stuff.

For how long she had the partial (about a month), I was hoping she'd mention specifics that told me she read it fully, honestly not sure if she did, but with how she said it was a pleasurable read, I'll assume she did, but who knows. Unless agents actually mention characters, plot-points, etc. I always feel like "I wasn't connecting with the voice" is another way of them saying that it's just not for them, but put more nicely than "just not for me." And I get that they have to LOVE it to want to represent it, so I guess the love wasn't there either. Glad she's interested in seeing more work from me, though, and overall, it was a pretty pleasant experience with Katelyn. I'd definitely love to query her again in the future.

10/17 Just as an FYI: EVERY email exchange between Kaitlyn and me has been personal, friendly, and professional, no form letters, like there's been an actual real person responding to me. I know that in and of itself can be very rare with most agents only responding in form letters, or not at all. She also said that she wants to see more from me, which is also nice to hear, goes to show that just because it's been rejection/no offer of rep, doesn't mean that a connection, rapport, and much interest in seeing more is impossible. Kaitlyn is a total sweetie, so glad we connected: QUERY her, she's great.
from Mander_Pander
Oct 11, 2017 9:59 am


EQ: 10/8 (50 pages attached)
PR: 10/11
I think she's going to read it? "Thank you for thinking of me for this project. I look forward to reading." Unless that's just an auto query receipt that I got really late? Lol

YA contemporary fantasy
from Catsamoa79
Sep 06, 2017 10:39 am


EQ: 8/30/17
ER: 9/6/17
Form letter, same as below.
from Boreas
Feb 13, 2017 9:41 am


EQ: 2/9/17
ER: 2/13/17

"Thank you so much for sending me your work. I’m afraid, however, that I am going to have to pass up the opportunity to represent it. I am currently taking on new clients quite selectively, focusing exclusively on work that really stirs my passions. I honestly don’t feel that I could represent your work with the requisite enthusiasm in this tough market, but hopefully another agent will feel differently. I do wish you the best of luck with it."

YA Action/Drama 107k
from karareynolds
Jan 24, 2017 9:40 am


EQ: 7/21/16
FR: 7/25/16
I received an R&R from another agent in September, so I e-mailed Katelyn to ask if she had read yet, and if she would mind waiting to read the revised version. No response.
CNR: 1/24/17
from kerrytaylor776
Dec 23, 2016 3:54 am


3 days later for my women's fiction - Thank you so much for sending me your work. I’m afraid, however, that I am going to have to pass up the opportunity to represent it. I am currently taking on new clients quite selectively, focusing exclusively on work that really stirs my passions. I honestly don’t feel that I could represent your work with the requisite enthusiasm in this tough market, but hopefully another agent will feel differently. I do wish you the best of luck with it.
from Coreyjayne
Sep 27, 2016 5:51 pm


EQ: 9/25
Full Request: 9/27

YA Contemp, 78k
from klarson315
Aug 29, 2016 12:57 pm


EQ: 8/1/16
Offer of Rep notification: 8/25/16
ER: 8/29/16, amusing form rejection that said she 'hoped another agent would feel differently.' Which is amusing because one most certainly has! ;)
from KristenH
Jul 27, 2016 4:06 pm


7/1/16 EQ (Requery Venom)
7/5/16 ER (Passed, not enthusiastic, real selective). Will try her with Chain Reaction this summer or new ms this fall.

Congrats Zach!

7/27/16: 7/25/16 EQ (Requery Chain Reaction)
7/27/16 ER (Same response for Venom.) Will try Jill next month for Venom with better luck with revised query.
from ZachJPayne
Jun 10, 2016 4:36 pm


Query: 6/8
Full Request: 6/10

Didn't expect it that fast on a Query +50. Awesomeness!
from moonlit_mystery
May 19, 2016 12:09 pm


#DVpit EQ: 4/30
Full Request: 5/19

YA Historical
from Catsamoa79
Mar 10, 2016 1:07 pm


EQ: 2/14/16
ER: 3/10/16
Same form letter as below.
from scifictionwriter
Feb 26, 2016 11:26 am


EQ: 2/24
ER: 2/26

Thank you so much for sending me your work. I’m afraid, however, that I am going to have to pass up the opportunity to represent it. I am currently taking on new clients quite selectively, focusing exclusively on work that really stirs my passions. I honestly don’t feel that I could represent your work with the requisite enthusiasm in this tough market, but hopefully another agent will feel differently. I do wish you the best of luck with it.
from cmandrewslit
Nov 18, 2015 9:18 am


Does anyone know if she responds to all queries? I queried 9/28 and still haven't heard anything
from AJPwriter
Jun 24, 2015 5:25 pm


I queried in Nov., sent an update in Feb. when I received offers of rep, and this morning received a request for a full. Don't know what happened to my email, but just goes to show agents are busy and emails don't always get looked at in order.

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