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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/

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Mar 27, 2018 4:26 pm


EQ 3/26/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection (not for her).

confra
from verakurian
Mar 19, 2018 3:36 pm


EQ 3/16
3/17 request for partial and synopsis.
adult psychological thriller
3/19 rejection with compliments to the writing.
from jldelozier
Mar 18, 2018 7:40 pm


3/18/18 EQ, 71,000 crime
3/18/18 ER form
from Sparky99
Mar 08, 2018 10:31 am


I've had one full read from her, one partial, and 3 rejections overall. Even after all that I have to say that Alice is a real pro, she's fast, she's honest, and she's human. I cannot recommend her enough. She rocks!
from turcottesh
Feb 17, 2018 5:16 am


EQ: 02/16/18
ER: four hours later

I love how fast she is!
from brandonmc87
Feb 10, 2018 9:49 am


EQ 2/10/18
ER 2/10/18 (22 mins later - form)

100k Adult Horror
from debbie_rosenberg58
Dec 05, 2017 4:48 pm


EQ: 10/26
PR: 10/17 first fifty and synopsis
ER 12/5
90,500 WF
from JPaulBarnett
Oct 24, 2017 2:32 pm


EQ: 10/18/2017
ER: 10/24/2017 (form)

Sci-Fi Thriller 78k
from AuthorTeacherkl
Oct 05, 2017 10:20 am


EQ: 10/4/17
ER: 10/5/17 "not right for me" form response.

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from vbarger
Oct 02, 2017 11:12 am


EQ: 10/2
PR: 10/2

YA Thriller
from rdickens
Sep 21, 2017 6:13 pm


EQ Memoir 9/21
Form rejection 9/21
from LightofBeauty
Sep 18, 2017 9:55 pm


EQ: 9/17
PR 9/17 (14 hours later)
ER: 9/18

As others have noted, she's quick! With how fast she responds to a partial, though, it seems suspicious. It's obvious that she's not actually reading them. It seems like she just reads the synopsis and basis her rejection on that alone. Most agents at least give it a few days before rejecting a partial. She's by far the only agent I've experienced who responds this fast to a partial. Impressive client list, sure, but she seems pretty disrespectful, honestly. Definitely won't be querying her again.
from tennisplayernw
Aug 09, 2017 9:10 am


EQ 8/9/17
PR 4 minutes later.
Boo yah.
from CindyintheRain
Jul 10, 2017 11:53 am


EQ: 7/9/17
ER: 7/9/17 "Thank you, but this doesn't sound right for me."
from LillySantiago
Jul 06, 2017 5:06 pm


That was an 11-minute rejection. I respect an agent's decision, if it isn't right for you then it isn't right for you, but gees I'm still reeling from that.

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