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Ms. Nikki Terpilowski

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC

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Twitter: awomanreading

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from aalogan
Jan 04, 2018 7:58 am

EQ: 9/30/17 76k Adult Fairy Tale Retelling. Rcvd auto-response that query was received. 8 week turn-around time.
PR 10/31/17 from Anna Parsons (Submissions Coordinator). Requested 50 pages. 3-4 month turnaround. Sent same day via email (ms as attachment)
ER: form rejection from Sabrina Berndt (Submissions Coordinator) 1/4/18
from PaigeTurner
Dec 10, 2017 8:51 pm

Does anyone have any detailed experience working with this agency they can share? I just participated on PitMad and got a like and not sure if I should submit or not. It seems that everyone here has had to only deal with 'assistants' and not the actual agent, so it seems a bit disjointed that the agent who was interested may never even see the manuscript.
from eebnhab
Nov 05, 2017 3:33 pm

EQ: 11/5/17
Contemporary Espionage Thriller
8 weeks response time for queries
3-4 months for partials
4-6 months for full
from aalogan
Oct 31, 2017 3:43 pm

EQ 4/27/17 YA Cont Fantasy
PR from assistant Kat: 6/19/17
Sent first 50 pages 6/20/17 /
Email from assistant requesting full manuscript 8/25/17, emailed same day. Should hear back in 4-5 months.
ER: got a form rejection from an assistant. 9/29/17. At least it wasn't 4-5 months!
from LightofBeauty
Oct 24, 2017 11:23 am

EQ: 10/19
ER: 10/24

A very odd form rejection not from Nikki but "Anna Parsons" and it was one of those canned "this isn't the right fit for this agency as a whole" rejections.

"Thank you for your submission.

Your work has been carefully reviewed by the agent you queried, and it has been determined that Holloway Literary will not be pursuing representation of your manuscript. We regret sending you this information in a form letter; however, due to the volume of emails we receive daily it is almost impossible to send customized letters to every author. Thank you again for thinking of Holloway Literary, and we wish you every success in your writing career.


Anna Parsons
Submissions Coordinator"
from Susan104
Oct 06, 2017 6:32 pm

Very polite and offered helpful info and an invitation to resubmit.
from smbishop
Oct 06, 2017 7:51 am

EQ - 8/11/17
PR (50 pages) - 8/26/17 (request made through Kerstin)
Submitted partial - 8/27/17
FR - 9/26/17 (request made through Anna)
Submitted full - same day
ER - 10/6/17 (form)
from BillGinTexas
Oct 05, 2017 8:25 pm

EQ: 09/22/2017 75k Hist Fic, NA, YA, Fam Sag
ER: 10/05/2017 requested additional, non-manuscript information and then sent a form rejection.

I'm not sure she even read any of it.
from novelgirl92
Oct 05, 2017 4:37 pm

EQ: 9/26
ER: 10/5

83k YA Fantasy
from Slicksix
Oct 05, 2017 12:08 pm

EQ: 10/1/17; supernatural thriller; 81K
ER: 10/5/17 sterile form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 25, 2017 10:55 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from penandquill18
Sep 25, 2017 8:41 am

EQ: 10/31/16
PR: 11/03/16
Full Request: 11/27/16
Revise and Resubmit: 02/13/17 with long letter of very helpful editorial advice
Resubmitted on: 4/05/17
Form Rejection on: 9/22/17
from BertWouters
Sep 11, 2017 2:02 pm

Interests: hist fiction
from BertWouters
Sep 11, 2017 1:59 pm

from BillGinTexas
Aug 26, 2017 2:09 pm

EQ: 08/07/2017 88k Hist Fic Thrl
ER: 08/26/2017 form rejection

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