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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
Today 7:11 am


EQ 2/15/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection (not right fit for her)
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!
from wtbyrne
Nov 11, 2018 10:28 am


11/11 EQ

Mystery
from greatpoobah
Nov 03, 2018 3:07 pm


Thriller/Suspense: She didn't break precedent. Responded next day with a request for first 50 pages and a synopsis. Not a woman of many words, but how many agents do you know who respond so quickly? Rejection is bad enough without having to wait 120 days for it. Or, for that matter, no response at all. Alice Martell is a rarity in the agent business. Now, if she asks for the full, I'll love her.
from DiscoStories
Oct 09, 2018 4:43 pm


EQ: 10/9/18
PR: first 50 pages and summary/ synopsis (1.5 hours later!), sent same day.
Memoir
from MichaelSmorenburg
Sep 08, 2018 3:22 pm


About 15 mins from query to rejection "Not for us". I appreciate the plaster coming off quickly.
from towauthor
Aug 16, 2018 9:28 pm


EQ: 8/15/18
PR for first 50 pages and summary: 8/15/18 (about 15 minutes later - love the speedy reply)
Sent in partial and summary 8/16/18
Rejection 8/16/18 a few hours later with compliments on my writing and an encouraging message.
from KatieBug159
Jul 29, 2018 3:56 pm


7/28/18 - EQ
7/29/18 - Rejection - form letter
Only took 8 hours...

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