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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 Mildlymary
Apr 19, 2019 7:33 am


EQ: 04/18/19
ER: 04/18/19

Nice short letter -- thanks, but not for her. I don't know about the rest of you, but I am getting tired of the current trend of syrupy rejection letters -- poorly written, repetitive, state the obvious (some even peddle third party services). Glad Alice doesn't write these.
from starbaker
Apr 01, 2019 8:03 pm


EQ 4/1/19
ER 5 minutes later 4/1/19
adult suspense/mystery
from aaronsommers
Mar 28, 2019 8:18 am


1/25/19 EQ
1/25/19 PR (w/ synopsis/plot summary)
from KristenH
Mar 27, 2019 11:09 am


EQ 3/27/19 (2nd/final requery Venom)--50 page partial request with synopsis!
from castleriggpekes
Mar 21, 2019 8:56 am


She responded in 50 minutes, a rejection but at least she makes a quick decision.
from cterlson
Mar 04, 2019 4:16 pm


EQ - 3/04/19
ER - 3/04/19

Bam - less than 60 minutes. She had requested before, but not this time (thanks for trying me again, not for me...)
from KristenH
Feb 24, 2019 2:55 pm


EQ 2/15/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection (not right fit for her)

2/24/19: EQ 2/22/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same say rejection (not right fit)
from Lunariver
Jan 29, 2019 1:59 pm


Points for responding within less than 30 minutes to my query, even if it was a rejection. Got the same, "Thanks, but this doesn't sound right for me" that others have reported.
Travel memoir
from LGV_AL
Jan 16, 2019 2:31 pm


EQ 11/27/18 literary mystery
11/27/18 requested summary and first 50 pages
ER 11/28/18
from Sommtimes
Jan 14, 2019 11:30 am


EQ: 1/14/19
ER: 1/14/19 (one hour later) “Thank you, but this doesn’t sound right for me.”

Genre: Literary/Dark. 84K.

Based on what I’ve read and her client list, Ms. Martell seems especially geared toward high-power crime/mystery work.
from ksanderson
Jan 12, 2019 11:30 am


EQ 1/11/19
ER 1/11/19
paranormal thriller
from Beckieweinheimer
Dec 19, 2018 7:08 am


What a nice agent. I got such a lovely rejection letter (after requesting a partial) with a request to see more of my writing.
from TerrieSkyeWrites
Dec 10, 2018 3:40 am


EQ: 12/9/18
ER: 12/9/18 - very brief
Mystery - 120k
from JVision88
Nov 30, 2018 9:36 pm


EQ: 11/28/2018
PR: 11/28/2018
ER: 11/30/2018

Kind rejection.
from ln2018
Nov 13, 2018 9:23 am


13th November - Rejection received less that one minute later!

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