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Mr. Alec Shane

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: alecdshane

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from mjpollack
Feb 16, 2018 1:13 pm

EQ: 12/7
ER: 2/16 - pleasant, but similar to other rejections posted here

YA Paranormal Thriller for reluctant readers, 92k
from Carpedm
Feb 09, 2018 12:38 pm

EQ: 02/09/2018 Thriller 83,000 words
from Belle_91
Feb 02, 2018 7:52 pm

EQ: 12/2/2017
ER: 2/2/2018

Said it was something he was definitely interested in, but wasn't "taken with it." So I guess semi-personal.
from hairaplenty
Jan 19, 2018 6:45 am

smbishop--It's a good question. Looking at his stats below he looks like he averages about two/three months for an ER. You're at five. When he wanted something he requested materials within days. Are you sure he got your EQ? I think if it were me, I would withdraw and query another agent. It's a big agency and they don't share submissions. So I think its above board in the ethical department. Whatever you decide, good luck.
from smbishop
Jan 18, 2018 9:35 pm

hairaplenty - Can I do that and then query another agent from the same agency?
from hairaplenty
Jan 18, 2018 8:59 pm

smbishop--you could withdraw your manuscript.
from hairaplenty
Jan 18, 2018 8:58 pm

EQ Suspense/thriller YA Contemporary 10/9/2017
ER 12/15/17
from smbishop
Jan 17, 2018 9:26 pm

It's been 160 days and I still haven't heard back from Alec Shane. I want to move on already and query another agent in Writers House. But unless he rejects me, I won't be able to do that.
from RobertH
Nov 28, 2017 1:47 pm

Sent re-worked entire manuscript of The Shelter after rejection, may not hear back from him was unsolicited
from jlp123
Oct 07, 2017 10:45 am

FR: 10/7/2017 - #WDC17

Upmarket fiction, 89k
from detroit70
Sep 15, 2017 8:51 pm

EQ: July 3 (for jodi reamer)

ER: Sept. 15 (today!) -- I am happy because now I can query other WH agents with my dramatically improved query :)
from inktruffle
Sep 15, 2017 1:45 pm

Detroit, Publishers Marketplace says his usual response time is 5-8 weeks. At this point, I think you could politely nudge to make sure your email didn't get lost in cyberspace.
from gcaciolo
Aug 25, 2017 2:31 pm

EQ: 5/19/17
11k children's chapter book
Requested full manuscript: 5/21/17

Checked in: 6/13/17
Checked in: 8/2/17
In this e-mail, I let him know I was informed by a publisher I would be hearing soon about a children's non-fiction health/wellness title.
Checked in: 8/23/17
Informed Mr. Shane that I was offered a deal by the publisher.

Offered representation 8/25/17

from eebnhab
Aug 02, 2017 5:17 pm

EQ: 6/15/17
Espionage Thriller 72K
ER: 8/2/17
from ecclespenor
Jul 24, 2017 10:27 pm

EQ 05/21/17 101K NA Dystopian
ER 07/24/17 Form

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