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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 KathrynFaye007
Jan 16, 2021 6:25 pm


EQ: 25 Oct 2020
Full Request: 15 Jan 2021
Manuscript Sent: 16 Jan 2021

Upper MG 63k Magical Realism
from Zooks3
Jan 15, 2021 6:29 pm


11/12/20 EQ re: The Knotted Gun - Thriller
1/15/21 - form rejection
from SteveSSF
Jan 13, 2021 4:10 pm


EQ 1/14/2021 107k Thriller
from mike_yaffe
Jan 13, 2021 1:50 pm


11/15/20 EQ
1/13/21 ER (personalized)

Commercial Fiction, 60K
from pwilson962
Jan 09, 2021 4:30 pm


rej 1/7/2021 after 66 days. Nice letter - suggested that I approach someone else in Writers House. No one else is looking for mysteries, though.
Mystery 71K
from KathrynFaye007
Nov 23, 2020 4:38 am


His Twitter on 21 Nov;

I have now responded to all queries through 8/31, not including partial/full requests. I hope to be caught up through October by the end of the year.

And now, time to enjoy my favorite Christmas present to myself: no more Twitter until January.
from nation665
Nov 19, 2020 1:35 pm


EQ: 19 July 2020
ER: 19 November 2020

It was clearly a form rejection. I wonder why that would take four months.
from sgtkilljoy79
Nov 17, 2020 11:43 am


EQ: 7 Jan 20
FR: 21 Jan 20
ER: 1 May 20

Really nice rejection, very professional and encouraging. I plan to query Alec again with my next book. Best of luck everyone, don't give up!
from elitemessenger
Nov 07, 2020 12:04 pm


EQ: 7.10.2020
FR: 11.5.2020 (sent 11.7.2020)

84K Horror
from drewcoster
Nov 05, 2020 2:57 pm


Sent to Dan Conaway instead.
from anwynnauthor
Oct 23, 2020 3:16 pm


I had written him off as a no response means no, but after looking at recent comments he made about being very behind on twitter, and looking at the data here, I'm thinking that he may have not even seen my query yet.
from HaleyBean
Oct 23, 2020 3:08 pm


EQ: 8/10/20
ER: 10/23/20
from jwparente13
Sep 11, 2020 4:49 pm


EQ 6/5/20
ER 9/11/20 (Maybe form. Maybe not?)

YA Dark Fantasy 87k

Agency states they respond to all EQs, generally in 6-8 wks
from jaytyler
Jul 23, 2020 8:47 pm


EQ: 4/25/20, thriller at 112k.
ER: 7/23/20.
from aeandersen
Jul 23, 2020 12:30 pm


EQ: 4/25/20
ER: 07/23/20

It was personal, and actually quite lovely and encouraging :)

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