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Ms. Nikki Terpilowski

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC

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Twitter: awomanreading

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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.

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.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 24, 2022 10:05 am

Don't let this happen to you. I blew an Offer of Representation, chatting back and forth with Nikki's assistant, Lauren Albury, about our book and the Author-Agency Agreement, until she suddenly rescinded the Offer. I guess I didn't use exactly the right words to get Lauren to send the actual Agreement to sign and not just a sample.

Frankly, this just makes me believe in our book more than ever. This is what I wrote to Nikki, but it may be too late to rectify the situation.

Dear Nikki,

I don't know how else to contact you, so I hope you read this.

At some point you read and fell in love with our book, (Title). We received an Offer of Representation on January 4th. We were thrilled and I informed other agents that had requested fulls that we were accepting your offer.

Due to my inexperience with literary agents since over a decade, when there were a lot of back-and-forth phone calls, I waited for Lauren to email us the Agreements with electronic signature spaces, not wanting to bother your busy agency.

Yesterday, January 21st, I received an email from Lauren stating that "the deadline to sign the Author-Agency Agreements has passed and the offer of
representation has been rescinded."

We never intended for this to happen, as you will see from the email trail below.

I hope you can help us get back on track. Because of its stories, our book will last a very long time on the real and virtual bookstore shelves of the world.

from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 04, 2022 8:20 pm

I'm jumping on this. Asked for the Author-Agency Agreement.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 04, 2022 12:17 pm

Offer of rep! Excited as I am, I'm not ecstatic about some of the comments on Absolute Write. I'll be posting.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 03, 2022 9:26 pm

12/16/21 queried with embedded Proposal
1/3/22 asked by submissions coordinator to send MS or Proposal as a pdf, because formatting of embedded Proposal was hard to read. Sent MS as a PDF. I can't really consider that as a "Request for Full," but maybe someone will check it out.
from Rbevin17
Dec 14, 2021 5:02 pm

1/28/21: queried Rachel Beck at Holloway Literary
4/12/21: Rachel no longer works there, but got partial request from Nikki Terpilowski
4/15/21: Full request
9/17/21: Nudge (no response)
12/13/21: Nudged again, but I guess I'll mark as CNR.

74K YA Romantic Suspense
from mjcassell
Nov 23, 2021 6:24 am

EQ: 2/24/21
Partial Request: 4/26/21
Nudge: 9/23/21
Form rejection: 11/22/21

95k Adult Historical Adventure
from tghuguenin
Nov 18, 2021 6:22 pm

11/18 - Got a full request today from Nikki for my spooky MG book

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