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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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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from DeniseET80
Jun 29, 2020 5:45 pm


Same day response. Reply simply stated, "This doesn't sound right for me."
from writerwriterwriter12
Jun 10, 2020 10:50 am


EQ: 5/14
Request for 50 pages + summary: 5/14 (less than an hour)
Rejection after follow up: 6/10
from christoruel
Apr 23, 2020 2:43 pm


EQ: 4/23/20
PR: 4/23/20 (within an hour, as others have reported)
ER: 4/23/20

The rejection email was the same as below.
from snolan
Apr 13, 2020 11:27 am


EQ: 4/10/20
PR: 4/10/20 (within an hour or so)
FR: 4/12/20
ER: 4/13/20

Rejection looks as though it was the same as others ("work is nicely done but...")
I appreciated her quick responses all around!

Literary 80k
from VTVet2020
Apr 12, 2020 7:22 am


Medical thriller, about 80,000 words, emailed query letter 4/11/20 in the morning.
By mid-day, she personally requested through email the synopsis and 50 pages.
By evening, she responded personally by email that 'the work is nicely done' but she didn't the passion for it
and she expects I will find an agent.
I appreciated her working on a weekend so quickly in these challenging times, and that she responded with encouragement.
from whoisjohngalt
Mar 26, 2020 11:36 pm


icritchi, just have a synopsis pre-written and ready to copy&paste upon request. You can do that to be ready for most questions.(Authors Bio, Synopsis, Target Audience, etc.)
from ashpsych123
Feb 12, 2020 12:06 pm


EQ A Father's Sin 80k Thriller 2-12-20
PR one hour later 2-12-20
from snolan
Feb 11, 2020 1:35 pm


EQ: 2/10/20
ER: 2/10/20

Literary 90k
from icritchi
Jan 18, 2020 1:33 pm


She's twice requested synopsis plus pages on two different novels and then rejected fairly quickly. I've since secured representation. I think she wastes a lot of people's time. I wouldn't query again and certainly would not spend inordinate time on synopsis writing. Just sayin...
from Yohanceboy
Jan 16, 2020 6:36 pm


EQ Jan 15 2020
PR Jan 15 2020 (20min later... scary fast)

YA Memoir 65k
from edwardw5
Jan 02, 2020 4:49 pm


new story new query less than 20 minutes this time. I will not query again.
from lv_bln
Dec 19, 2019 6:02 pm


EQ: 12/16
PR: 12/16
Full sent: 12/17
Rejected: 12/18

Quick & painless!
from edwardw5
Dec 03, 2019 8:21 pm


answered my query in 22 minutes, must be a fast reader.
from dcvine
Nov 25, 2019 8:22 pm


EQ: 11/25/2019 YA Contemporary 65k
ER: 7 minutes later :) - it was polite and to the point. I appreciate the quick answer.
from sldpease
Oct 08, 2019 11:45 am


Query declined within 24 hours via short email.

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