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Mr. Alec Shane

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: writershouse.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/gylligann/

Twitter: alecdshane

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from JeffLRich
Yesterday 1:02 pm


EQ - 10/5/2021
ER: 12/6/2021

Historical, LGBTQ+ - 75k
from Woodside
Nov 22, 2021 12:51 pm


EQ Adult Espionage Thriller 75,000 words 9/19/2021
CNR 11/22/2021
from 4ratssss
Nov 22, 2021 9:07 am


EQ: 11/12 speculative thriller
from bethanykhudson
Nov 20, 2021 11:29 pm


EQ: 9/21/21
Full request: 11/19/21

99k historical literary fiction
from MichelleT
Nov 09, 2021 12:01 pm


EQ August 20, 2021
A M 77k
Form rejection Nov 9, 2021
from ASMannai
Nov 06, 2021 2:25 am


Email Query: 8/26/21
Form Rejection: 11/5/21
MG Fantasy 57,000 words
from OPKiwi
Nov 05, 2021 12:31 pm


EQ: 08/19
ER: 11/06
from davegoodman
Nov 02, 2021 1:37 pm


Email query - 02/11/2021 - SF, 105k
from floydnerd1993
Oct 28, 2021 2:26 pm


EQ: 10/13
Full Request: 10/13
Sent same day

Adult Horror 91K
from Sagesoul
Oct 20, 2021 5:39 pm


EQ 8/10/21
Full request 10/20
Sent same day

MG literary mystery 51K
from Navigator84
Oct 19, 2021 11:04 am


EQ: 10/15/21
Military Thriller: 125K
from robinkmoore
Oct 06, 2021 10:57 pm


[from website] On the fiction side, I love mysteries, thrillers (although I'm experiencing a bit of terrorist fatigue at the moment), bad-ass protagonists with a chip on their shoulders, beautifully told historical fiction (The Vietnam War, the Maccabees, and The American Revolution fascinate me in particular),well-researched adventure stories, and great horror - I haven't been scared to turn off the light in far too long and something needs to be done about it. In terms of children's books, getting boys to read again is especially important to me, and thus I'm particularly on the lookout for a fun middle-grade adventure series, ghost story, or anything else geared toward younger male readers.

On the nonfiction side, I'm attracted to odd, quirky histories, military history, biographies of people I didn't even know existed (but definitely should have), "guy" reads, humor, narrative nonfiction that sheds light on under-the-radar events and lifestyles, and all things sports. I'm also currently up in the air as to whether or not I believe in ghosts, hauntings, and the supernatural, so if you have something that can convince me one way or the other, I'd love to see it.
from Midnight7
Oct 06, 2021 10:54 am


EQ: 10.6.21
Suspense w/ small element of SF, 80K
from Scrittore67
Oct 04, 2021 4:47 pm


EQ: 07/20
ER: 09/28

YA Horror, 67k
from gpschult
Sep 02, 2021 2:58 pm


Queried June 15, 2021
Very polite form rejection letter Sept. 2, 2021. Thanked me for my patience.

Thriller, 82K

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