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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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Website: www.ritarosenkranzliteraryagency.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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..

Memoir
from DogLovingWriter
Oct 30, 2014 1:33 pm


Rita is the agent for my non-fiction work. I met her at a writers' conference and she has been everything I want in an agent - extremely quick response time, an appreciation for niche non-fiction markets, and good relationships with the types of publishers that published my type of book. Best of all, she went to the mat to get the rights to my first book back when the publisher let it go out of print. She then resold it to another publisher who did a much better job with it.

A note on working with Rita - you will want to do your homework and bring your professional A-game. In return, you can definitely expect the same from her.
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

Memoir
from CMVenom
Oct 26, 2013 5:44 pm


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

Form
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*...at 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
from CallaLilly101
Jan 08, 2012 2:06 pm


Received a request for proposal on my memoir query email within one day ... she seems consistently open to review immediately, and then respond quickly: seems like something they should all do. yes, no ... fast, clean.
from cocofrio
Oct 07, 2011 4:55 pm


Received a request for my first three chapters only a few hours after I emailed my query. Of course, I'm delighted. I also wonder why it takes other agents sometimes weeks, if not months to reply.
from NicoleSkuba
Feb 28, 2011 7:08 pm


EQ: 2/27
ER: 2/28
Memoir

I appreciate the personal nature of your narrative but regret I simply don’t think I would be the best match. Best of luck. Sincerely, Rita Rosenkranz
from PinkAmy
Feb 07, 2011 8:22 am


Query sent Saturday Feb 5th
Requested proposal Monday Feb 7th
memoir

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