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Mr. Alec Shane

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: writershouse.com

Twitter: alecdshane

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from mjpollack
Dec 07, 2017 9:55 pm


EQ: 12/7

YA Paranormal Thriller for reluctant readers, 92k
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 hairaplenty
Oct 09, 2017 7:28 am


EQ Suspense/thriller YA Contemporary 10/9/2017
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
from horrorchix89
Jul 24, 2017 4:34 pm


EQ: 5/27 #pitdark
Auto response: Thank you for your message. I am currently out of the office, with extremely limited access to email, until Monday, June 5th.
ER: 7/24 Form

"While this is definitely the kind of project I am interested in, ultimately I wasn’t as taken with your manuscript as I need to be in order to fully get behind it, and so I’m going to pass. I must remain extremely careful to only acquire projects about which I am wildly passionate, and thus I feel it is in your best interest that I step aside and allow you to continue your search for representation elsewhere."

YA Dark Fantasy 90k
from sp00ky
Jul 22, 2017 4:19 pm


EQ: 5/18 after PitDark <3
ER: 7/21 (form)

80K horror
from BillGinTexas
Jul 21, 2017 3:49 pm


07/14/2017 rejected by Simon Lipskar, but shared with Alec Shane
ER: 07/21/2017 rejection

"While this is definitely the kind of project I am interested in, ultimately I wasn’t completely taken with your manuscript as I need to be in order to fully get behind it, and so I’m going to pass."
from SaraCo
Jul 19, 2017 4:45 pm


EQ: July 19 YA Sci-fi/thriller (requested during #DVpit, but I couldn't send it because another WH agent had one of my other manuscripts).
from mgmystery
Jul 17, 2017 8:37 am


50 page request from NoQS, sent 10/31
2/27/17: Nudged with revised version
6/22/17: Nudged again to see if he'd received any of my emails. He responded that evening. "I don’t seem to have any record of this. Please do feel free to resend."
Since I'm planning to move on to something else, and Alec has a long wait, I decided not to resend. I'm thinking I should delete my dates from the system not to affect his timeline since he didn't get my emails.

MG Mystery 35k
from horrorchix89
Jul 15, 2017 3:41 pm


Posted Jun 30th
I have now responded to all queries through 5/10, not including partial and full requests.

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