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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 (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from mjcassell
Jul 21, 2021 1:00 pm

EQ: 5/21/21
ER: 7/21/21

95k Adult Historical Fiction
from andtheotherstars
Jul 20, 2021 2:46 pm

EQ: 5/13/2021
ER: 7/20/2021

Historical Fantasy 127k
from Scrittore67
Jul 20, 2021 12:10 pm

EQ: 07/20

YA Horror, 67k
from Gwyneth
Jun 30, 2021 2:20 pm

EQ: 5/7/2021
Rejected 6/30/2021
YA contemporary fantasy 86k words
I got a very kind rejection that seems at least partially personalized:

"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.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in what is a highly subjective business and another agent may very well feel differently; feel free to query another agent here at Writers House if you think they might be a good fit. Thank you again for thinking of me, and the very best of luck to you in your search for the right agent."
from AradLewis
Jun 16, 2021 2:59 pm

Adult Horror
EQ: 4/26/21
Form rejection: 6/16/21
from EverAfter
Jun 16, 2021 12:49 pm

YA horror
EQ: 4-27-21
ER: 6-16-21
from EverAfter
Jun 11, 2021 11:25 am

Alec just posted this on Twitter:
“I have now responded to all queries through 4/12, not including partial/full requests.”
from mhknecht12
May 20, 2021 12:16 pm

EQ: 5/20/2021 after #PitDark like

MG contemporary fantasy with mystery elements 41k
from karendovebarr
Apr 28, 2021 1:57 pm

EQ 3-27-2021 Historical fiction
form letter but nicely worded.ER 4-28-2021
Apr 26, 2021 9:34 am

never had a reply.
from AradLewis
Apr 23, 2021 9:15 am

EQ: 2/1/21

Query probably got sorted into a spam folder?
from elitemessenger
Apr 19, 2021 3:29 pm

EQ: 7.10.2020
FR: 11.5.2020 (sent 11.7.2020)
ER: 4.19.2021

84K Horror
from KathrynFaye007
Apr 19, 2021 2:22 pm

EQ: 25 Oct 2020
Full Request: 15 Jan 2021
Manuscript Sent: 16 Jan 2021
ER: 19 Apr 2021

He had very nice things to say but I think I queried the book too soon.

Upper MG 63k Magical Realism
from Johnny555
Apr 01, 2021 2:13 am

EQ: 28th Feb 2021
ER: 31st March 2021

MG Fantasy 69K

The rejection, word for word, I have seen in an article from 2015.
from GeriMC
Mar 31, 2021 3:31 pm

EQ: Feb 13
ER: Mar 31

Polite form letter similar to what others have shared: 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. -- etc

MG contemporary

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