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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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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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
from Tiffiyuu
Jun 21, 2021 7:21 pm

EQ: 6/21/2021
Rejected in an hour, love the speed
from Maranda
Jun 16, 2021 12:07 pm

from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jun 15, 2021 8:17 pm

Fastest gun in the East--rejected within minutes. Oh, well.
from gpschult
Jun 11, 2021 1:05 pm

5/20 -- Query, 82K Thriller
5/20 (19 minutes later!) -- Short but very polite rejection, "doesn't sound right for me."
from blue2280
May 21, 2021 8:42 am

EQ: 5/18/2021
PR: 5/19/2021
50 pgs + Synopsis sent 5/20/2021

Suspense 156K

Fingers crossed.
from DidiHoffman
May 17, 2021 3:21 pm

Very nice - read full proposal but said biography subject may not be relevant - said it was a fascinating story. Subject was one of the most important sculptors in the 20th century, world explorer, humanitarian and best selling author - almost erased from history. Not relevant. To be fair to Alice, I have had several agents tell me this. If it were a man erased, probably would be relevant ...crazy industry. She was fast in request for the proposal and a week later with kind rejection.
from tdubphyz
Apr 27, 2021 9:34 am

EQ: 2021/4/21
PR: 2021/4/21
ER: 2021/4/27 (incredibly fast turnaround!)

LF, 81k
from mnk277
Apr 24, 2021 9:52 pm

I received a request for a partial and a summary. I told her I wasn't comfortable sending a synopsis but I attached the pages. She told me that she wouldn't look without the synopsis. I'm so glad I didn't send it! Another agent who doesn't read the work and only reads the synopsis.
from LarkMarie
Apr 16, 2021 9:49 am

Query, 2/19/21, 135k true crime/me too memoir

Two hours later, got "doesn't sound right for me" rejection. (This no still makes me sad. She looks amazing. But the response time was nice.)

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