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Ms. Fiona Kenshole

Transatlantic Literary Agency

2455 NW Northrup St

Portland, OR 97210


Twitter: @genuinefi

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from lukesirinides
Apr 14, 2022 8:37 pm

She requested my full 24 hours after I queried her. She ghosted me. Six months in, I nudged with a revised manuscript. Still nothing, and it's been over a year and a half. I've long since given up, I just wanted to make sure as many people as possible know that she's a ghoster. I see from other comments she's done the same to others. Don't get too excited over a full request from this agent.
from Satuskey
Sep 16, 2021 1:59 pm

Booked two Manuscript Academy 15-minute sessions with her in 2020, she was absolutely lovely and enthusiastic and requested me to send my full in November 2020 over the Thanksgiving holidays.

FR: 11/28/20

Rehauled manuscript with mentor, asked her if she'd like to see the revised full, and in 1 hour, she responded "Yes please."

Revised FR: 6/1/21
Nudged with offer of rep: 9/13/21
Never responded

MG Fantasy 55k
from Claxton
Aug 21, 2021 9:21 am

Form after over a year... I don't get why you'd send a *rejection* after that long.
from JoshuaFagan
Aug 20, 2021 7:46 pm

Just wanted to note I just got a (nice) response back from her... for a query I submitted 2.5 years ago. Not sure what to make of that.
from Isolamelia
Jul 11, 2021 12:57 pm

mhknecht12 replied "they're not hiring us. they're working with us as business partners. and no one in this industry is calling it out as bad because MOST people in the industry support measures like these. if you don't, I'd suggest you look somewhere else."

I understand they are not hiring us, or I would have already filed a complaint with the EEOC. In fact, we are creating an agency relationship, not a business partnership. I am simply shocked that anyone would ever announce that they are only considering a business partner based on race. I certainly would never seek an agent or business partner based on his/her race.
How do you know that most people in the industry support race-based discrimination?
And I don't understand what you mean by suggesting I look elsewhere? Why?
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 07, 2021 7:44 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from mhknecht12
Jun 26, 2021 4:49 pm

Isolamelia, they're not hiring us. they're working with us as business partners. and no one in this industry is calling it out as bad because MOST people in the industry support measures like these. if you don't, I'd suggest you look somewhere else.
from Isolamelia
Jun 26, 2021 1:40 pm

How is this even legal?
From 9/1/20 – 12/31/20 I’m open to queries from BIPOC writers and illustrators only – I’m looking forward to reading your work. I only accept queries through this link"

What if I would only hire BIPOC waiters or cooks in my restaurant? How does this not violate the EEOC?
I assume because we are not employees, but developing a contractual agreement, BUT would this be legal if I were hiring someone to advertise the restaurant? To POST that I am selecting based on RACE?
And why isn't anyone calling out the industry for this behavior?

from dmdomosea
Jun 17, 2021 8:00 pm

EQ: 5/4/2021
ER: 6/16/2021
MG Superhero adventure - 57k
"interesting and original but....not a perfect fit...." Thought it was somewhat personalized as I had a referral but looks like it's the form rejection. Stings.
Upwards and onwards.
from writinginfragments
Apr 30, 2021 7:43 am

Online Form 4/30/21

YA Thriller 75k
from sara_gilbert_writes
Apr 13, 2021 6:59 pm

FQ: 4/13/21

Upmarket YA 50k
from coffee_drinker4
Mar 24, 2021 8:39 pm

EQ: 3/25
ER: 3/26

Found it interesting and original but...

Looks like interesting and original is a type of form rejection she uses.
from karenleespree
Jan 21, 2021 9:47 am

FQ: 1-18-21
ER: 1-18-21
"Thank you ... but sadly, it is not suitable for my current list so I am unable to consider representing it at this time."

Upper MG Speculative
from lhandfield
Nov 19, 2020 10:00 pm

FQ 11-19
ER 11-19 YA contemporary
Nice and quick, like ripping off a band aid. This was a long shot because she's only accepting a special genre but I thought I'd try anyway.
from dclawr
Nov 01, 2020 8:59 am

Responded to an invitation to submit for participants of a Manuscript Academy class in July; submitted through QM
(Major revision of a ms. she requested a full of a few years ago then declined.)

65,000 words MG contemporary

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