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Mr. Paul Levine

Paul S. Levine Literary Agent

1054 Superba Avenue

Venice, CA 90291

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: Yes

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from mgoetsch
Oct 01, 2022 3:59 pm

Sent query and spoke on the phone. Very nice and knowledgable, however he wanted to charge attorney's fees to vet the manuscript for potential lawsuits (due to the content and being a non-celebrity memoir, publishers might be hesitant). I feel that as an agent, he should read and vet for free, and then if a publisher has concerns, talk about errors and omission insurance as an attorney. Agents do not charge for services, and I get that he can charge when wearing the attorney hat, but he should wear the agent hat first. I will keep looking.
from 1edpsf1
Sep 28, 2022 7:18 am

Met at a conference.
At his request, sent query letter: 5Aug22.
Psychological thriller, 76k words
from carbogast
Sep 24, 2022 1:51 pm

3-day reply
Not for me-thanks anyway.
from haleywarrington
Sep 04, 2022 10:17 pm

EQ: 9/4/2022
74k Adult Contemporary Romance
from authorANJones
Jul 18, 2022 2:19 pm

"not for me. thanks anyway". ~ that was the rejection I received. I'm sorry, but there could have been more to it and been far more polite. that was just in response to query letter, not even a sample of my writing.
from Ensari
Jul 17, 2022 7:46 am

EQ 5th July
'Not for me thanks anyway' rejection 17th July

Gothic fiction 73K
from WilliamReid
Jun 09, 2022 8:56 am

Rejected, brief email, two weeks. Commercial literary 92K words.
from jurysout
Mar 29, 2022 11:17 am

"Not for me... " Legal Thriller
from thamnosma
Feb 04, 2022 3:18 pm

Email Query sent 2/4/2022
83K Memoir
Have read the comments and fully expecting to join the "not for me" club, but taking a flyer on him since also located in California.
from SewellThompson
Oct 18, 2021 6:43 am

“Not for me - Thanks anyway”
from RickPucci
Aug 28, 2021 10:01 am

“Not for me—thanks anyway.”

Same line he used on others BUT at least he replied back, right?
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 19, 2021 7:19 am

EQ: 7/14/21
ER: 7/18/21
mystery 80k
from angelsteele
Jul 19, 2021 12:19 am

EQ: 07/16/2021
ER: 07/18/2021

“Not for me—thanks anyway.”
from OPKiwi
Jul 18, 2021 11:48 pm

EQ 7/09/21
ER 7/18/21
from Atticus312
Apr 28, 2021 1:22 pm

Beloved Son, upmarket commercial thriller (155,000 words)
Emailed 4.28.21 on a lark. Held little hope given comments below.
Got a call within ten minutes. "You've got something here, but you've also got 155K words! Trim or cut in two then get back with me." Very blunt, but he's the first agent I've actually spoken to, so pretty excited. Emailed him back with a proposal to cut the novel into two parts, end part 1 with a cliffhanger, are you interested? He said yes, email him with a polished draft and outlines for the other 3 books when I'm ready.
All this to say, don't give up! I'm not there yet, and maybe this won't work out, but I easily could've talked myself out of querying him. Instead, I have new hope and a direction. Give him a shot!

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