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Ms. Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Lynchburg, Virginia



Website: blueridgeagency.com

Twitter: blueridgeagency

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 05, 2019 1:58 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 30, 2019 11:27 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Huestonmusic
May 01, 2019 6:18 am


To imjjang in response to your question: If you really want her I would submit but mention in the query in a professional manner that though you realize your wordcount is not quite up the count she is requesting you really would like to work with her and will be willing to add works and make any other editorial changes to MS should you and she become a team (as long as this is truthful, of course). By saying this you will be letting her know you have read and are willing to do the work involved in submitting exactly what she is asking for so she knows you will be professional when working together. This, from what I've seen and heard, is a big reason agents ask for a particular way of submitting, because they want to see if writers are willing to do the homework of checking their submission guidelines, and also to see if the writer is willing and able to do what they ask. It's part of seeing if you'll be a professional should you work together, and of seeing how much you are seeking THEM as your agent and not just throwing it out there for anyone. If you don't agree with above or if it's not the truth of how you feel, I wouldn't submit to her. I wish you all the best!
from imjjang
Apr 04, 2019 11:38 am


I know on her MSWL on her Query page says min of 65K - do you think she's EXTREMELY strict about that? Mine comes to a little over 62K... Do you think I should scratch her name off my list or give it a go?
from Huestonmusic
Jan 23, 2019 12:39 pm


Have communicated with her several times. She's very nice and seems like she'd make a great agent. Makes very clear how she will keep in communication with her authors, sounds like she makes herself accessible to them. I think she'd be a blessing to an author.
from Catsamoa79
Nov 21, 2018 2:31 pm


EQ: 11/14/18, via form
ER: 11/21/18
Form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 12, 2018 7:15 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from KristenH
Sep 29, 2018 2:53 pm


EQ 9/14/18 (2nd/final requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/24/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from JMAtkinson
Sep 03, 2018 3:39 pm


EQ: 8/30/18 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
ER: 9/3/18
from KristenH
Aug 12, 2018 6:35 am


EQ 6/13/18 (2nd/final requery Chain Reaction)
ER 8/7/18 (Passed--not right for list)
from Catsamoa79
Aug 07, 2018 8:18 pm


EQ: 6/22/18, via form
ER: 8/7/18
Form letter
from Hulagirl
Jun 25, 2018 4:26 pm


EQ: 6/7/18
ER: 6/25/18
Historical Romance 89K
#PitMad request
From rejecton
I'm sorry, but your project does not sound like a fit for me at this time, and so I will have to pass. Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries.

Well, so much for #PitMad. Guess she liked my pitch better than the actual novel. I did read on her website that although she wants romance, she doesn't want erotica. This story has graphic content.
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jun 22, 2018 2:37 pm


5/29/18: Form Query
6/17/18: Arranged call with agent
6/20/18: offer of representation
6/22/18: accepted and signed contract

Cozy Mystery 77k
from KristenH
May 15, 2018 4:09 pm


EQ 4/16/18 (2nd/final requery Venom)
ER 5/7/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from KathrynHershberger
Apr 05, 2018 12:05 pm


ER: I'm sorry, but your project does not sound like a fit for me at this time, and so I will have to pass. Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries.

I wanted to let you know I love your story and your writing is terrific. Unfortunately, this doesn't fall into the traditional romance and I don't feel I'm the right agent for it at this time.

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