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Ms. Nikki Terpilowski

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC

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Twitter: awomanreading

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from KristenH
May 29, 2018 3:55 pm

Eq 5/2/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 5/28/18 (Passed--can't offer rep)
from amylululouise
May 23, 2018 7:01 pm

EQ 4.23.18
ER 5.23.18 from Sabrina on behalf of Nikki

WF 106k
from RebeccaMay
May 23, 2018 11:23 am

EQ 2/24/2018
PR 3/25/2018
Form Rejection 23 May 2018
from EliCel
May 23, 2018 11:14 am

EQ: 85K SF (3/24/18)
Full Request: 3/26/18

Form rejection 5/23/18.

from PortiaDe
May 02, 2018 9:22 pm

EQ 20/01/2018
FR 25/03/2018 from Sabrina on behalf of Nikki
YA adventure
Sent Full 31/03/2018

1st May - Form Rejection
from Winnie12
Mar 26, 2018 9:21 am

EQ 1/17/18
PR 3/25/18
Wow, I was just about to close this. I’m happy because I’ve done a big revision since January
Sent 3/26/2018
from dliebelson
Jan 29, 2018 9:11 pm

10/13/17: EQ
1/29/17: Full request from Sabrina, assistant
Already signed with another agency, but just noting
from eebnhab
Jan 27, 2018 8:56 pm

EQ: 11/5/17
Contemporary Espionage Thriller
ER: 1/26/18
Too bad. I really thought this agent would be a good fit.
from zion427
Jan 23, 2018 8:51 am

What happens when an agent abruptly leaves an agency? My experience goes like this: My query submission was received by now departed Holloway Literary agent Michael Caligaris on August 9, 2017. This morning at about 2AM I received a form letter rejection from Submissions Coordinator Sabrina Berndt. Although the letter made it appear that it was Mr. Caligaris' decision, he's been gone about 2 months already. Decent of them to follow up on his queries at least.
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 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)

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