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Mr. Chuck Verrill

Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents

133 West 72nd St. #304

New York, NY 10023

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Jun 01, 2020 6:59 am

EQ 1/15/20 (Requery Chain Reaction--adult thriller)
CNR 3/20/20 (No word via nudges)
from fepierce
Apr 02, 2020 10:14 am

EQ: 1/20/20
CNR: 4/2/20

70k adult horror
from fstwriter
Feb 04, 2020 7:15 am

Email query: January 3, 2020, automatic confirmation of receipt. Sent query letter only, no sample pages.
CNR: February 4, 2020

95k adult domestic thriller
from KristenH
Dec 07, 2019 4:55 pm

EQ 6/19/19 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 8/20/19 (No word via nudges)
from Alberta
Feb 11, 2019 12:37 pm

2/11/19 sent a query to Darhansoff & Verrill. No chapters. They will email if interested.
from Catsamoa79
Sep 14, 2018 10:42 am

EQ: 6/28/18
CNR: 9/14/18
from KristenH
May 17, 2018 4:43 pm

EQ 3/16/18 (2nd/final requery Venom)
CNR 5/16/18 (No word from nudges)
from Fj2018
Apr 03, 2018 8:22 pm

EQ 1/26/18
CNR 4/3/18
Thriller 80k
from mattbayan
Oct 19, 2017 9:16 pm

Lacey, I wouldn't pester an agent unless he/she asked for a partial or full ms. It's a waste of time. If you sent an email, yes, they got it. If you ask them if they got it, you look desperate. Better to spend your time sending to other agents.

If they have asked for a submission, check their website and see what their average response time is. If they say 8-10 weeks, give them 12 weeks before you inquire. Just be simple: "Hi, So-and-so asked for my ms. 3 months ago and I'm just checking if it's thumbs-up or thumbs-down on my manuscript." They get the idea. If you're still on the list to be read, they'll tell you. If they misplaced the ms. they'll ask for a resubmission. If they didn't like it, they'll tell you; then just move on.

If you haven't sent out at least 100 queries, you might be focusing too much on a few agents whom you think are just perfect for your book. Don't cling to one submission as if it's the holy grail. This is a game of numbers.

Good luck, Matt
from CherylW
Sep 20, 2017 3:06 pm

"Many thanks for contacting Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents. Due to volume, we are no longer replying to each individual query submitted for our review. We will be in touch only if we are interested in reading your work. If you haven't heard from us within 8-10 weeks, it is safe to say that we have passed on the opportunity and wish you the best of luck elsewhere."
from KristenH
Jun 20, 2016 6:59 am

Lacey, it should be a polite gentle nudge with the date you sent your query since it expired past the beyond time. Mine is about a paragraph long. I do get them a two-week deadline before I close it out as CNR.
from southernfriedauthor
Jun 18, 2016 5:53 pm

From what I've seen in the agent profiles, none of these agents are responding to queries. They don't have to. This agency represents Stephen King. The money they make from his books/movies no doubt pays their salaries and all their overhead costs.
from laceywestie
Apr 21, 2016 2:46 pm

Does anyone have any good suggestions for better sites on how to tactfully word a nudge? I think I need to revise mine. Thanks!
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 10, 2016 11:36 am

Profile Update: No longer taking snail mail queries.

from KristenH
Jan 29, 2016 4:09 pm

12/11/15, I requeried Chuck with Venom. Two weeks ago, I've nudged him. Now it's CNR. I'll try him in March with Chain Reaction's requery.

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