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Mr. Bill Clegg

The Clegg Agency

156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1210

New York, NY 10010



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Website: thecleggagency.com

Twitter: TheCleggAgency

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BillGinTexas
May 16, 2018 12:29 pm


EQ: 05/16/2018 75k Hist Fic
from anotherearth
Dec 30, 2017 9:27 am


EQ: 09/27
CNR: 12/30 Literary 110K
from Catsamoa79
Nov 20, 2017 10:24 am


EQ: 8/21/17
CNR: 11/20/17
from svcinnyc
Sep 21, 2017 5:19 pm


EQ 8/10/17 Literary fiction 80k
Requested full ms. within hour in personal email.
from DKelley
Jul 18, 2017 8:49 pm


EQ: 6/26
FR: 6/26
ER: 7/17

All correspondence anonymous (signed "The Clegg Agency"). Still, a gracious personal rejection that clearly demonstrated someone read the entire MS, and read it thoughtfully. These people are masters at letting you down gently. Appreciated the lightning fast and generous response.
from CicadasAndGulls
Apr 17, 2017 4:13 pm


EQ: 3/20/17
Nudge w/offer of rep: 4/12/17
FR: 4/12/17
Polite step-aside: 4/17/17 - a little bit form-y, but with some specific "things to admire" inserted in, which felt nice.
from bevjack1
Mar 12, 2017 7:23 am


EQ 2/6/17 Lit Fiction 67K

CNR 3.12.17

Appears that response is provided only if he requests pages.
from Serieuse72
Oct 12, 2016 6:59 pm


EQ: 9/21/16, 85k historical fiction
FR: 9/21/16
ER: 10/12/16

Friendly, but very form-y rejection: We’ve had a chance to read, and while we saw much to admire in these pages, we didn’t find ourselves falling into it with the kind of all-in, no-reservations enthusiasm that we would need in order to serve as the novel’s best champions. This of course isn’t to say that it’s not succeeding on its own terms, but rather that we’re likely not the novel’s best readers, and as such won’t presume to offer specific editorial suggestions—to do so would be irresponsible. That said, we’re glad to have had the chance to read and familiarize ourselves with your writing. Please know that we’ll be wishing you the very best with this and all else going forward.
from amkade
Aug 12, 2016 12:39 pm


EQ 7/18
FR 7/18
ER 8/12, kind personalized letter
upmarket adult fiction
from AAuthor
Yesterday 11:44 pm


EQ: 6/8
FR: 6/8 (35 minutes later)
ER: 6/23, lovely, erudite letter with great encouragement
Tight Lit Fiction 55k words
from Catsamoa79
Jun 14, 2016 10:28 am


EQ: 3/31/16
CNR: 6/14/16
from tdubphyz
Mar 04, 2016 10:13 am


ES: 10/30
several bumps later, CNR 2/20
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 11, 2016 2:57 pm


Profile Update: New email address.

from QuillScribe
Jan 04, 2016 3:15 pm


Auto response, office closed until Jan. 11.
from batsojopo
Nov 14, 2015 3:38 pm


EQ: 10/1
CNR: 11/14

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