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Ms. Lana Popovic

Chalberg & Sussman

115 West 29th St, Third Floor

New York, NY 10001



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Website: chalbergsussman.com

Twitter: LanaPopovicLit

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from jldelozier
Today 3:00 pm


EG 3/22/18 71,000 commercial crime
CNR 4/25/18
from Arrendle
Mar 01, 2018 12:27 pm


EQ 2-28-2018 Fantasy 130,700 words
from aalogan
Feb 02, 2018 12:31 pm


EQ: 73k Adult fairy tale retelling
CNR 2/2/18
from peppermint22
Jan 19, 2018 9:16 am


EQ - 9/27 (referral)
FR - 9/27 (sent same day)

YA Historical Fantasy
from froufrou
Jan 04, 2018 11:14 pm


EQ: 1/4/18 [auto receipt says she's OOO until 1/9 but checking email sporadically]
YA historical fantasy, 91K
from coconutfrog
Jan 02, 2018 10:05 am


EQ: 1/2/18 (Auto receipt)

YA fantasy, 84k
from FalthoWitch
Dec 10, 2017 8:29 pm


EQ: 10/27/2017
CNR: 12/10/2017

YA Fantasy 83k
from MyLittleCthulhu
Dec 08, 2017 2:30 pm


EQ 11/25 Adult PNR 93K
from Patchi
Dec 04, 2017 9:46 am


EQ 3/5/15 YA fantasy
FR 3/6/15
revised manuscript sent 6/26/15
nudged 11/30/15
12/07/15 she emailed to say she's still considering it and is shamefully, woefully behind on her reading :)
revised manuscript sent 12/03/16, mentioning R&R from other agent and a shift to 3rd POV in the works
confirmed receipt 12/5/16, asked for POV3 version
revised manuscript sent 12/1/17 and told her 3rd POV didn't pan out
12/4/17 rejection, worries this particular kind of fantasy will be difficult to break out in this saturated fantasy YA market.

Closure at last...



from why_archibald
Nov 29, 2017 8:38 pm


EQ: 11/7
Nudged with offer: 11/15
CNR: 11/29
Signed with another agent: 11/29

YA fantasy
109k
from LightofBeauty
Nov 28, 2017 9:00 pm


I queried her once but never got a response either, long ago CNR. I know she's also an author, her no response to fulls is one of the things I fear about having an agent who is also an author. Eventually, a conflict of interest arises. It's very rare to find an agent who's also an author who knows how to balance and be on top of everything in both roles. It's not easy. I've had this experience with editors I've worked with too. It's just something to keep in mind. If an agent is also an author, the CNR/low priority for representing authors might be higher than most. Such a shame she's stringing so many of you along, it's not fair to anyone on here.
from pmunter
Nov 26, 2017 7:22 pm


Thanks, everyone. I'm going to close her out.
from kdwriter
Nov 26, 2017 11:40 am


@why_archibald and @pmhunter, she has had my full for 10 months. Other people I've spoken with have mentioned that she's had their full ms for a year or more. I've nudged a couple of times. Once to no response, and the second was a revision, which she did respond to. It seemed like she only responded if there was an offer on the table, but if she's not even responding to those anymore, I'm worried she may be phasing out.
from why_archibald
Nov 25, 2017 10:18 am


Good question @pmunter. I queried 18 days ago and nudged with an offer last week - nothing, and as you pointed out, no one else is hearing much either. Is she perhaps phasing out of agenting to focus on writing?
from pmunter
Nov 25, 2017 9:48 am


On the Timeline and Data Reports there is....nothing. What does that mean?

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