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Ms. Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Lynchburg, VA



Website: blueridgeagency.com

Twitter: blueridgeagency

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Online Form: Yes

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from DonnaClancy
May 11, 2022 11:11 am


Submitted a query on 4/26/22.
Cozy mystery 69K words
I don't understand. The query tracker says my query is not specified for any genre or word count when I filled both in on the form.
from Abigail
Apr 28, 2022 8:15 pm


QM sent 27 APR 2022
Mystery 77k
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Apr 26, 2022 9:55 am


Form rejection @ 55 days.
from LookingForAnAgent
Mar 13, 2022 3:33 pm


4 day form rejection on contemporary romance.

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.
from ElizabethDibenedetto
Mar 12, 2022 4:04 pm


03/12/2022 SENT 609-word picture book ages (3-6)
from DorisAllen
Mar 01, 2022 7:05 pm


640 word Neurodiverse PB
Rejected - 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.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 01, 2022 3:29 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from J0890J0890
Feb 16, 2022 11:32 am


@flowermiss53: I just had the exact same experience. I queried Laura Stone earlier in the month, got rejected. I queried Dawn Dowdle today and got back a email about how she had rejected this earlier in the month and there didn't seem to be any significant revisions. I thought the vibe was terse. I wonder how this mistake keeps happening.
from FlowerMiss53
Feb 11, 2022 8:40 am


I queried Laura Stone and received a form rejection last month. Then yesterday, I queried Dawn Dowdle and she wrote back within a few hours that she had already rejected this last month. It was a polite response, and didn't have an unkind vibe, but just to inform me. So, I'm thinking a pass from one is a pass from all. I never saw that on the webpage; otherwise, I wouldn't have queried Dawn. Just to let you all know ..
from kvictoriachase
Feb 09, 2022 4:13 pm


@ElianaM

She might have thought that agent would be better suited for the project and passed it to her. Or, she could've given it to her to help build her list and she rejected it. Usually, if it's a rejection from one, then it's a rejection from all. Based on agent advice from blogs, query something different.
from kvictoriachase
Feb 09, 2022 4:09 pm


@AllieJRae
Maybe people aren't updating, but this was pulled from the first page. There are three more on the second page; look at all genres.

Mystery 80,000 - 89,999 Form 11/27/2021 Offer Representation 01/19/2022 53 days
from ElianaM
Feb 08, 2022 9:33 pm


I queried her but received a form rejection from a different agent at her agency. I'm not sure how that happened.
from RMN_Writer
Jan 29, 2022 3:42 pm


Replied in one day with a polite rejection. I share this in case its helpful to anyone else submitting MG horror.

"I really liked the pitch for your book until I saw it was MG Horror. I don't work with any horror. Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries."
from vtdorchester
Jan 10, 2022 6:30 pm


Very quick response. Does not represent novellas.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 18, 2021 8:33 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

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