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Ms. Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Lynchburg, Virginia


Twitter: blueridgeagency

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from ThatGuy1965
Aug 27, 2021 8:56 pm

EQ: 08/10
ER: 08/28
81K mystery
from AnnPBorrmann
Aug 24, 2021 1:36 pm

EQ PB 8/16
Offer of rep 8/23
from Mynamewastaken
Aug 16, 2021 9:45 am

EQ-8/5 PB
Email 8/11 asking if we could set up a call
Offer of rep
from PriscillaKW
Aug 15, 2021 12:17 pm

EQ: 8/14/21
FR: 8/15/21

PB 245 words
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 12, 2021 5:41 am

FQ: 6/8/21
Romantic Suspense
*short and to the point email rejection
from Maranda
Jun 02, 2021 4:38 pm

Does not accept pre-published works.
from spark161
May 21, 2021 6:31 am

It looks like she has a lot of rules/requests on her (very dated) website, but when you go into her Query Manager submission page, it really isn't different than what I've seen on other QM submission pages and most of the stuff she says you must include in your query letter is asked in separate questions to make sure you cover it. She's rated #1 in Digital: Mystery/Crime and #5 in Mystery/Crime on Publisher's Marketplace right now so her MS selection process seems to be working and if she does offer representation then your chances are good on submission...
from AmberCamp
Apr 21, 2021 8:34 pm

I didn't find anything that she requires to be out of line. You should know what your comparable titles are and you should have at least a loose marketing plan. I found her to be friendly, professional, and highly responsive.
from Claxton
Apr 04, 2021 5:34 pm

So many *Required* sections on her query manager. Feels honestly like punishing the author for wanting to query her.
from RRouth
Dec 19, 2020 11:18 pm

12/3 - she liked my pitmad tweet
FQ: 12/4

Does she ever request anything?

42k mg mystery
I was honestly confused by this. I thought she was a cozy mystery and romance agent. The form took forever too.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 16, 2020 11:27 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 07, 2020 9:15 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from HowBoutSomethinGood
Oct 17, 2020 3:49 pm

For all of the hoops this woman puts you through, I've only seen one author get an offer of representation.
I know everyone thinks, "I'll be the exception." And I hope you are.
But don't be blown away when you get a rejection a week later.
I won't waste the time again
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 30, 2020 9:36 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from VictoriaJayne
Sep 06, 2020 7:24 pm

9/3/20: FQ
9/6/20: form rejection

"I'm sorry, but your project does not sound like a fit for me at this time, and so I will have to pass."

65K Contemporary Romance - Motorcycle Club Romance - First in series

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