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Ms. Gail Ross

Ross Yoon Literary Agency

1666 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 500

Washignton, DC 20009


Twitter: rossgail

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Mar 01, 2022 3:21 pm

Profile Update: Now using QueryManager.
from Maranda
Jun 15, 2021 1:16 pm

from hollyanne
Nov 12, 2020 2:28 pm

EQ: 11/12/2020
Sent the wrong file at first and replied to my first email with the correct one. Oops, hope that doesn't hurt my chances. Hopes aren't too high with this agency.
68K Memoir
from sboschert
Nov 12, 2018 5:43 pm

Narrative history -- Emailed query + full proposal 11/11/18 per her website instructions. Received email reply within 2 hours: "Very interested in reading!"
from mrosado
Oct 17, 2014 11:39 am

EQ: 9/20/2014, Memoir
Request for sample chapter by literary assistant: 10/14/2014
from KristenH
Jan 05, 2012 4:01 pm

Same day rejection--only accepting referrals or friends of the agency, since it's closed.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 21, 2011 12:48 pm

Closed to queries.
from KristenH
Mar 28, 2011 4:25 pm

On 3/15, I've sent her my equery. Today I've heard from her. She's mostly doing nonfiction. And the few fiction they do are from their nonfiction authors. It's a pass.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 02, 2011 7:38 pm

Profile Update: Agency has changed their name from Gail Ross Literary Agency to The Ross Yoon Literary Agency.

(Thanks queenofzen)
from queenofzen
Jan 01, 2011 6:02 pm


the agency is now rossyoon and the website and email addresses have changed accordingly. they have some informative videos on youtube
from Shirleefender
Sep 02, 2010 11:05 am

Dear Ms. Fender,
Thank you for sending me your query for A Series of Arrangements.
As you may know, publishing remains a cut-throat business. Even before the recent precipitous job cuts, publishers have been consolidating and laying off editors for years. This makes an agent’s job very difficult, so Gail has decided to focus her energy exclusively on non-fiction book proposals.

We are thus not accepting fiction manuscripts. I know it can be very difficult to determine which agents represent which genres, and I apologize for any confusion.

Best of luck finding a suitable agent.
Jennifer Manguera

from drsera
Aug 18, 2010 1:15 pm

Received a rejection but it was personal, helpful and classy.
from doylej
Jul 21, 2010 9:55 am

Response to e-mail query for a novel: "Gail has decided to focus her energy exclusively on non-fiction book proposals. We are thus not accepting fiction manuscripts."
from smartin
Jul 14, 2010 12:22 pm

Very nice rejection which said my book on religious history "seems like a promising work, and one into which you obviously poured your heart. But as you may know, the publishing industry is cut-throat and grows increasingly competitive; 187,000 books came out in the last year alone. The major New York houses we deal with are looking for authors with wide media access and books with national sales potential, and in the current economy, they are hesitant to take on even the sgrongest of new clients. Unfortunately, I just don't think any of the publishers we work with would be able to take on your project."
from denisirwin
May 13, 2010 2:27 pm

Their website indicates that they are focused on non-fiction; however, I saw under genre in Query Tracker they are accepting commercial fiction - not sure what that means, but I submitted a commercial fiction to Anna Proul, using the address listed on their website..

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