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Ms. Nikki Terpilowski

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC



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Website: hollowayliteraryagency.com

Twitter: awomanreading

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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In the subject header write: Nikki/Title/Genre. Email a brief query and the first 15 pages of your manuscript pasted in the body of your email.

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from dougg1
Sep 26, 2022 3:59 pm


Submitted Query on 9/13/22
Received Rejection on 9/26/22

I appreciated the quick response.

Was told the Holloway word count requirement for a thriller is 80,000-90,000 words. Mine was 67,000. They added that if I do decide to increase the story word count that I could feel free to query again at that time.
from aecullum
Sep 20, 2022 12:13 pm


EQ: 09/20/22

Contemporary Romance
from Alkbass
Jul 26, 2022 10:29 pm


EQ: 27 July 2022

YA Sci-Fi 72K
from danarpina
Jul 24, 2022 8:43 pm


30 days after submitting, no response yet but also receiving marketing emails for online classes.
from TTurtle
Jul 24, 2022 11:16 am


90 after querying, I never got a rejection, BUT I was added to their email list marketing their online classes. Not a fan of that!
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 26, 2022 3:00 am


#LovePit request: 17th May 2022
EQ: 31st May 2022
90K Adult contemporary romance
from Annabelleapple
May 25, 2022 11:45 am


5/25/2022 Got a full request while on my honeymoon (glad I brought my computer!) for my 69,000 cozy mystery.
Original query was 12/6/2021, and request for partial was 1/21/2022.
from Abigail
Apr 28, 2022 8:18 pm


EQ sent 28 APR 2022
Mystery 77k
from czimagineer
Apr 13, 2022 6:59 pm


EQ: 1/3/22 Adult Romcom
CNR: 4/13/22
from LookingForAnAgent
Mar 21, 2022 11:52 am


12 day form rejection on cont romance from submission coordinator Lauren Albury.

Thank you for your submission,

"Your work has been carefully reviewed, and it has been determined that Holloway Literary will not be pursuing representation. 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.

Best,"
from wonzwoz
Feb 02, 2022 2:01 pm


ghosting on a full is just plain trash. Why do agents do this?
from NelsonPotter
Feb 02, 2022 12:31 pm


Ghosted on a full requested after a zoom pitch
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Feb 02, 2022 10:28 am


I hope everything goes well for you, tghuguenin. I was emailed an offer of representation but didn't formally request the electronic signature form of the Author-Agency Agreement in time. So I'm rewriting a bit and resubmitting to other agents. Lesson learned the hard way.
from tghuguenin
Jan 31, 2022 8:20 am


1/7 after reading the full, nikki emailed with interest in repping it & wants to hear more about my other books

1/11 - after sending in pitches for other manuscripts, she requested me to send fulls of everything i had, and scheduled a zoom call for 1/20

1/31 - after reviewing, i've now signed the author-agent agreement. first time in my life i'm an agented author!
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 26, 2022 10:38 am


No response from Nikki or her assistant Lauren Albury. Although I fumbled the Offer of Rep, it seems more likely now that we'll get another Offer. Somebody liked our book at that agency enough to make the Offer in the first place. Anyway I've been thinking about adding a couple of pages on an intriguing subject.

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