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Ms. Alice Martell

The Martell Agency

1350 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 1205

New York, NY 10019



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Website: themartellagency.com/

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lervoids
May 08, 2022 12:38 am


I'm quite confused, as Alice seems to respond to queries within days but my three week old query has still not been responded to. I'm fine to wait, but I'm concerned that it hasn't been received, despite ensuring that I addressed the correct email and such. Should I leave it, nudge, or resubmit it?
from acrane
Feb 17, 2022 2:40 am


Email Query: 02/12/22
Partial request: 02/12/22 (Saturday night)
Rejected 02/16/22

Adult historical fiction 107k
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Feb 05, 2022 4:36 pm


Immediate nope.
from aipease
Feb 02, 2022 9:03 pm


EQ: 2/2/22
ER: 2/2/2 Less than 2 minutes after sending email, almost like a bounce back auto-response.

90k police procedural
from remember123
Jan 17, 2022 4:45 pm


1/14/22 sent partial plus synopsis per request
1/17/22 no
....as expected.
from remember123
Jan 12, 2022 4:27 pm


This is going to sound weird, but after five days I still haven't responded to Martell's request. The many comments below about quick turnaround on manuscripts have left me feeling like there's no point, that she's just going to reject my novel after a cursory glance.
from remember123
Jan 08, 2022 12:24 am


EQ 1/7/22
PR 20 minutes later
Will respond when I finish revising my synopsis so that it matches the final draft.
70k literary thriller
from JimNaremore
Jan 03, 2022 8:25 pm


New personal speed record. Received a single-sentence rejection in under fifteen minutes.
from gridarmour
Nov 15, 2021 9:15 am


Same day rejection. Straightforward.
from aoconnor
Oct 19, 2021 3:04 pm


EQ - 10/18/21
ER - 10/19/21

Fast, nice email - seems like a template
from brillkey
Oct 11, 2021 5:22 pm


BK - Query on 10/4/21, response received same day requesting 50 pages and plot summary. Rejection received 5/11/21.
from Whit3Ace
Oct 02, 2021 7:21 am


9/29/21--Very fast response, asking for synopsis and first 50 pages same day I queried her.

10/2/21--Rejected, but like some other feedback I have read about Ms. Martell, very positive and encouraging. She thought my work was well done, but that she didn't quite have the "passion" for my project. However, she was sure some other agent would. Refreshing.
from caitlinavery
Sep 07, 2021 2:39 pm


EQ: 9/3/21
Partial request, came in right away.
Sent 1st 50 pages that day.
from dbelmonte
Jul 27, 2021 4:17 pm


Perhaps a North American speed record for the fastest rejection (memoir, 65K). Pressed send at 3:58pm CST, received one sentence rejection at 5:00pm EST. Just in time to turn off the computer and call it a day.
from OPKiwi
Jul 12, 2021 12:09 pm


EQ: 7/10/21
ER: 7/12/21

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