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Ms. Rita Rosenkranz

Rita Rosenkranz Literary Agency

440 West End Avenue, Apt. 15D

New York, NY 10024

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 12:56 pm

from LarkMarie
May 24, 2021 10:57 am

10/12/20, queried, 135k true crime/me too memoir.

10/15/20 "...I am not the best match" rejection.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
May 07, 2021 4:08 pm

Got an ER Monday after an EQ Friday. Rita gave a single reason for the rejection that made me realize I have to change the title of my nonfiction book, as well as the query letter and part of the Proposal. I have confidence the book will sell to the public as is; I just have to sell it differently to the agents I query.
from bcjp99
Oct 30, 2018 1:21 pm

EQ: 10/30/2018
ER: 10/30/2018 - personalized with helpful feedback
from JasonTVoiovich
May 13, 2018 12:31 pm

EQ: 5/12/2018 business
ER: 5/13/2018 - quick response, over a weekend. Slight personalization, very polite.
from skipharris
Jan 10, 2018 5:29 pm

Certainly the most timely, helpful, and professional agent I have found so far. She was willing to take a look at my proposal but passed on it, while recommending another agent she felt could be better-suited.
from Psalm31
Jan 15, 2016 4:24 pm

1/11/16 EQ
1/11/16 requested proposal a few hours later.
1/14/16 sent proposal
1/15/16 ER. Personalized. My platform isn't strong enough..

from sbhill1
Aug 07, 2014 3:31 pm

EQ 7/17/14
Req proposal 7/17
Accepted agreement 7/25
NF business

This is a very strange ending to this story.... After only two submissions, the agent basically gives up and does not want to submit to additional houses. Although she indicated up front that she had only two submissions in mind, I never fathomed that she meant, that was it. Both rejections were not harsh rejections btw, one thought the content was too advanced for my audience and the other just said good writing but the space was very competitive and didn't fit what they were looking for. So only two tries.

Another disappointment I had was the fact that she would not circle back with both of these publishers AFTER I landed a huge testimonial from a well known author. I'm talking, a major person in the industry that would immediately establish name recognition in the field for my book. And the bestselling author actually published with one of the two that she submitted to.

Any suggestions? I'm at a loss, other than to continue querying for another agent.
from msmerry
Mar 25, 2014 11:12 am

EQ 3/21
ER 3/24

from CMVenom
Oct 26, 2013 5:44 pm

EQ 10/15/13
ER 10/16/13

from Spiritman
Jul 10, 2013 10:35 am

EQ: 7/9
Response: 7/10

I submitted a proposal for 6 books that I have written over the past 4 years. 3 on spirituality, 2 on sustainability, and 1 on global events. Rita suggested I contact Chelsea Green directly for my books on sustainability and if they like them, she would be interested in representing me.

Very fast reply and a positive response as far as I can tell.
from edneely
Jun 10, 2013 11:09 am

Replied same day to my emailed query.
from meaganmm
Jun 25, 2012 10:03 am

I met Rita at a writer's conference in Austin this weekend and she suggested I query.
I sent her something last night, at about 2 a.m., and got back a response by 9 a.m.!
"Thank you for introducing me to your work at WLT conference and following up with this submission. I appreciate the chance to consider this work but am too unsure how it will compete in the crowded memoir category for me to be the best match. I am grateful for the chance to consider your work, nonetheless, and wish you the best of luck."
Not the news I wanted, but she was a long-shot, anyway. Just thought I'd pass along how quickly and professionally she responded!
from MGibsonMD
Apr 27, 2012 11:14 am

Impressive! Down in flames in <24* least there was little time to gain false hope [accentuating the positives, here...].

Form rejection 4-27-12
from MGibsonMD
Apr 26, 2012 4:40 pm

e-Query, The Chocolate Cake Diet 4-26-12

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