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Ms. Elisabeth Weed

The Book Group

New York, NY

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from Zelena
Jan 20, 2018 4:32 am

Wonderfully personalized, specific feedback when rejecting the full.
I queried back in July then nudged in Jan. She responded about a week later with a pass.
from singha1
Jan 18, 2018 11:12 am

Sent query: 1/6/18
Full request: 1/18/18

Historical Fiction
from Zooks3
Jan 16, 2018 8:47 am

1/15/18: EQ re: Archimedes - Humor
1/16/18: form rejection
from safashaqsy
Dec 10, 2017 1:37 am

QR: 29th August 2017

50,000 YA contemporary romance novel
103 days later
nudged on 10th of December 2017
from LightofBeauty
Nov 26, 2017 5:41 pm

EQ: 11/26
from jerilyn8
Sep 29, 2017 2:17 pm

6/10/17 EQ
CNR 9/29/17 111 days later.
Women/ upmarket fiction 80,000 words
from cleigh73
Sep 06, 2017 11:02 am

EQ: 6/7/17
CNR: 9/6/17

Women's Fiction 89K
from AuthorTeacherkl
Aug 25, 2017 9:01 am

EQ: 8/24/17 (query + 10 pp. NR = No)

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from Catsamoa79
Aug 12, 2017 10:10 am

EQ: 4/22/17
CNR: 8/12/17
from Zooks3
Aug 09, 2017 10:29 am

6/1/17: EQ: TANCM.
8/9/17: CNR
from Littlewren
Jul 13, 2017 2:00 pm

CNR- 6/22/17
Historical Fiction
from BillGinTexas
May 10, 2017 4:25 pm

05/10/2017 CNR
from BillGinTexas
Apr 11, 2017 4:11 pm

04/11/2017 nudge
from jbshelleby
Mar 16, 2017 11:41 am

I went back and forth with this agent for quite some time but she eventually passed. Some dates that might help those of you querying her:

65k literary fiction
EQ: 7/5/16
Full Request: 9/2/16
Request for revisions: 9/29/16 (She emailed and said she *almost* took it but has reservations and that if I were open to feedback, she would offer some. We spoke on the phone and she was very sweet and as helpful as she could be, even though she didn't have an easy "fix" in mind.)
Revisions sent: 1/15/17
Final rejection: 3/5/17, with an offer to pass it off to a younger agent in the agency, which I declined.

Even though it didn't work out, I benefited greatly from Elisabeth's feedback and know that I am querying a better novel because of it!
from bevjack1
Feb 12, 2017 7:47 am

EQ - 1/10/17 Lit Fic 66Kr
CNR 2/10/17 She has only a 13% response rating, so I'm sure this is dead in those waters.

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