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Mr. Raphael Sagalyn

Sagalyn Agency

Bethesda, MD

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from JasonTVoiovich
May 12, 2018 3:05 pm

EQ: 5/12/2018 business
from LightofBeauty
Oct 19, 2017 9:03 pm

With the comments below not sure why I even bothered, but I queried on 9/27. CNR.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 06, 2012 4:07 pm

Updated genres.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 18, 2012 2:44 pm

Updated genres.

(Thanks richcapo)
from richcapo
Jun 13, 2012 1:59 am

According to company website, Raphael and company still represent fiction.

"Please note that we specialize in quality non-fiction and mainstream fiction. We do not represent authors in a number of categories, e.g. romance, westerns and science fiction, and we do not represent poetry, children's books, or screenplays."
from petmyrhino
Jun 14, 2011 9:50 pm

I should have read the comments first. Grumble.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 17, 2011 10:04 am

Genre Update: This agent no longer seeking fiction.
from diegoreo
Jul 24, 2010 9:54 pm

Very Nice, short, encouraging turn-down, by 9am the morning I queried him.

Not for us, thanks. Try others. Good luck.

As many queries as he receives, I was pleased he goes through them every day. Of course I'm disappointed.
from angkor
Aug 06, 2009 12:00 am

I queried Sagalyn about ten years ago with my second thriller. The query had barely gotten to his inbox when I received a curt rejection. Fast-forward to today: 81 minutes after querying him with my fourth thriller, I get: "we'll pass, thanks, good luck." I don't consider this rude. Just to get any answer from agents these days is remarkable. This guy's on top of his emails. But, unless you're a celebrity DC Beltway insider, give him a pass.
from eallen99
Nov 18, 2008 12:00 am

Two months for rude- boiler plate " not for me!"
from tarzan
Nov 18, 2008 12:00 am

eallen99: Sorry for that. Have had the same experience with him as well. Keep plugging. It's a hard slog, I know.

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