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Ms. Katelyn Detweiler

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

392 Vanderbilt Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from HollyM
May 08, 2018 10:36 pm

EQ: 3.18.18
CNR: 5.8.18
96k women's fiction
Seems like she responds quickly, so CNR, I guess...
from AuthorGGRyn
Apr 18, 2018 2:54 pm

EQ 3/8/18
I guess I should CNR.... ;(
from jldelozier
Apr 18, 2018 10:30 am

EQ 3/18/18
CNR 4/18/18
from kstjarre
Mar 30, 2018 12:46 pm

EQ 3/17/18
from heayates
Mar 28, 2018 10:21 pm

EQ 3/19/2018
ER 3/23/2018 form rejection

Quirky/offbeat children's book, 890 words
from AuthorGGRyn
Mar 06, 2018 9:29 pm

@cosmic congrats! I'm glad it worked! It's good to test the waters, and if the fish are biting, might as well go all in!
from CosmicWriter
Mar 06, 2018 7:13 pm

AuthorGGRyn...I think the recommended method is going in batches. But I've had an agent before, and I knew what and who I wanted. And my first batch, actually, of 15 agents in the first two days resulted in 8 full requests starting within 10 minutes of going out. So, I went all in. I went out with next batches: end of week, second week...mainly because I'm impatient but had a really strong, good feeling.
I guess...take that as you will. lol. Impatience.
from AuthorGGRyn
Mar 04, 2018 5:36 pm

@cosmic, wow, you sent 66 queries in 3 weeks? Maybe I should re-think my strategy LOL
from dlpoet17
Mar 03, 2018 9:12 pm

wow, fast, gotta love it!
from CosmicWriter
Feb 07, 2018 4:29 pm

EQ: 1-2
Full: 1-25
Offer: 1-31
Signed: 2-7
Stats: YA contemp.
Queries: 66
R: 26; CNR: 8
Full requests: 32; CNR: 5
Offers: 3
Total time querying before offer: 3 weeks

Katelyn is amazing!
from sakhalinsk
Jan 08, 2018 4:33 pm

EQ: 01/02/18 w 50-page sample

01/08/18 An email saying thanks for sending and she looks forward to reading it.

I suppose that's good?

YA contemporary
from StaceyTrombley
Jan 07, 2018 2:10 pm

Query 10/31/17
Nudge due to NR 1/7/18

We'll see *shrugs*
from Niambi
Dec 22, 2017 10:29 am

PR: 12/14/17
ER: 12/15/17

Got the same form letter the entire agency sends out:

"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."

Glad she selected my pitch but I doubt she really understood the genre. I've noticed she doesn't trek with many SFF stories.
from cavalcar
Nov 29, 2017 2:54 pm

EQ: 11/28
ER: 11/29
from PandaNinja
Nov 08, 2017 10:06 am

DVpit requested: 10/2
EQ w/sample: 10/14
Form Rejection: 11/2

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