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Ms. Dawn Frederick

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN



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Website: www.redsofaliterary.com

Twitter: RedSofaLiterary

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2018 11:11 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from Rx_Hemmell
Aug 31, 2018 5:26 am


Just to comment/ answer a couple of questions /observations:
- a pass from her is NOT a pass from the agency. You can query the others.
- she's closed to query and now replying to emails she got in May. I guess this is why she's closed, to sort out the outstanding queries first. By the way, she seems very nice and professional.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 26, 2018 1:13 pm


Sorry amyina68. There was nothing on their website saying she was closed. There is now, or maybe I missed it before?
from amyina68
Aug 26, 2018 12:25 pm


She is NOT open to queries. I sent her a query on Friday (8/24/18) and she politely wrote back informing me that she's not open to queries and to try another agent.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 22, 2018 6:44 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks shortclara)
from shortclara
Aug 22, 2018 6:18 pm


I don’t see her as closed on the site anymore.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 02, 2018 10:04 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from hdiangelis
May 22, 2018 1:19 pm


3/30/18: EQ
5/20/18: ER (personalized, honest, and insightful)
from Zooks3
May 15, 2018 9:12 pm


2/11/18: EQ re: N&G - Quirky
5/15/18: form rejection
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 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.

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