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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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AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Joanremarkablewoman2020
Nov 09, 2022 9:13 pm

Sent a kind rejection. Thanks so much for sending me the material for_____. The work is nicely done, but I don't have the passion that you need in an agent for their work to be done well. Fortunately, this is a subjective business and I expect that you'll find an agent who has no reservations. I wish you the best and I'll be happy to see rave reviews.
from DShapazian
Sep 15, 2022 2:38 pm

9//7/22- Sent query letter for 81,000-word memoir.
9/8/22- Within 12 hours (overnight) received request for first 50 pages and a complete summary of the plot line (with "entire arc of the story line"). Will send that.

I keep tweaking my query letter as I go along, also trying to personalize each one. This is my first request after querying for about 2 weeks (30 queries). Definitely a tough process, but we must try to remain encouraged-- and keep learning along the way!

9/8/22- Partial rejected.
from LStienstra
Sep 06, 2022 7:07 pm

Fastest rejection thus far! 45 mins.
from Crackedbelle
Aug 24, 2022 1:04 pm

EQ: Women's Fiction
Partial request: an hour later.
Asked for 50 pages and a synopsis. Will send soon.
from TMQueries
Aug 12, 2022 3:44 pm

Same-day form rejection
75k thriller/suspense

Thank you, but this doesn't sound right for me.

I wish you the best,

Alice Martell
from kmp152
Aug 03, 2022 5:12 am

EQ 7/30/22
Memoir 89K
Request for full manuscript and narrative outline same day 7/30/22
Short email rejection 8/2/22

from jengonnuscio
Aug 02, 2022 3:03 pm

Queried 8/1/2022; Turned down 8/2/2022
from CuriousCaseOf
Aug 01, 2022 11:08 pm

EQ: 8/1/22
ER: 8/1/22
Memoir, 71K

Queried at 10:09pm. Got rejection at 10:18. She's the Usain Bolt of agents, haha
from jillbeee0412
Jul 22, 2022 9:37 am

EQ: 7/21/22
ER: 7/22/22
"Thank you, but this doesn't sound right for me.
I wish you the best"
from Bonni_Brodnick
Jul 19, 2022 11:48 am

EQ: 7/19/22
Memoir, 36k
Sent query only. *Note: She was listed on "Literary Agents" as one of the top "Fastest Positive Responders." 2-3 response.

WOW, that was fast!!! Heard back from her within the hour.
"Thank you, but this doesn't sound right for me.
I wish you the best,
Alice Martell"
from davidlamb
Jul 02, 2022 1:22 pm

Sent email on Saturday, July 2nd.
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

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