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Ms. Dawn Frederick

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN



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Website: www.redsofaliterary.com

Twitter: RedSofaLiterary

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from Justcallmenancydrew
Apr 11, 2018 5:00 pm


Anyone know if a pass from one agent at this agency is a pass from all?
from minigato
Feb 23, 2018 11:17 am


EQ: 2/1
Nudge with offer of rep: 2/23
Polite step-aside: 2/23

YA HF
from Zooks3
Feb 11, 2018 4:48 pm


2/11/18: EQ re: N&G - Quirky
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 01, 2018 12:01 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from billybuttercup
Jan 30, 2018 8:52 am


May 6, 2017: In-person pitch at a conference; requested 100 pages
July 19, 2017: Partial sent
Dec 16, 2017: Full request
Dec 29, 2017: Full sent - a slight delay because I was polishing a revision
Jan 29, 2018 - Kind rejection with details on what didn't work for her. She's one of the rare agents who is both responsive and takes the time to give meaningful feedback. I hope to query her again in the future, as I think she would be great to work with!
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 01, 2017 6:45 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from Christi12
Oct 02, 2017 12:42 pm


EQ: 8/10/17
Partial request: 8/11/17
Sent 8/13/17 (I had a guest visiting so I would have sent it the same day, but was busy!).
ER: Helpful comments on what wasn't working for her. Interestingly, one of the comments was in direct opposition to another one I've heard (dialog not working vs. is awesome!).

upmarket fiction with speculative elements. I saw her during her agent author session at the Willamette Writers conference. I also spoke with her for a few minutes after that when I ran into her. Seems like a pretty forthright and direct person (I like that). Hoping she likes this project, but if not, I have another one that is almost finished.
from lesliekarenlutz
Aug 02, 2017 3:18 pm


I met Dawn Frederick at a cocktail party at the DFW Writers Workshop. I pitched my idea to her, and she was very friendly and put me at ease. I've also heard great things about her from everyone who's ever worked with her.
from Patrick (admin)
May 04, 2017 11:04 am


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.

from catmly
Mar 20, 2017 4:10 pm


Wow! Personalized response for a query rejection! She seems amazingly nice.
from otherside
Mar 13, 2017 11:04 am


EQ: 2/15/17
PR (50p): 3/13/17

YA Contemporary 76k
from Boreas
Mar 13, 2017 9:41 am


EQ: 2/12/17
ER: 3/13/17 - A very kind form rejection.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from Mander_Pander
Mar 13, 2017 9:05 am


EQ: 1/27
ER: 3/13
YA Contemporary

"Thanks so much, Amanda! I fear I will regret this, but I’m going to step aside on this. I do appreciate the consideration either way. Best, Dawn"
At least she was nice about it :)
from jubilee
Feb 09, 2017 12:49 am


EQ: 10/7/16
PR: 10/11/16
ER: 2/8/17
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 01, 2017 9:39 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

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