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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from TheNixie
Jun 15, 2019 11:00 pm


Query 11/26/2018
Full MS Req 01/16/2019
F/u 2/18 to confirm receipt [no response]
Nudge 05/20 (four months out - his Duotrope entry says he tries to make decisions within 60 days)
from Mildlymary
Jun 14, 2019 9:36 am


EQ: 4/23/19
ER: 6/14/19
(I didn't query Jodi, but did query Alex, but these guys are busy. I think Alec simply chose the wrong form.)
Thank you very much for sending your query to Jodi Reamer and thank you for your patience while she considered it. She regrets that her busy schedule does not allow for a personal response and she has asked me to respond on her behalf.
She appreciated the opportunity to see your material, but unfortunately, she is unable to offer you representation at this time. Due to the enormous number of submissions we receive here at Writers House, and an already crowded client list, we are forced to be extremely selective when considering new clients.
Please remember that this is only one opinion in a highly subjective business and another agency may feel differently. Good luck in finding representation, and thank you for thinking of Writers House.
from TheLoveRepublic
Jun 10, 2019 9:49 am


EQ 04-04-2019
YA Dark Romance
Will update with reply
from SeanFallon01
Jun 07, 2019 6:47 pm


EQ 6-3-19
FR 8 - 6 - 19
Apologised for delay
from evedder
May 21, 2019 7:55 pm


EQ (from contest): 11/27/18
Nudge: 2/27/19
YA thriller 79k

ER: 5/17/19 after one more nudge. He apologized for taking so long, and included his form rejection after.
from ScotCAS
May 17, 2019 4:31 pm


Polite, standard rejection in 78 days.
Genre: Hist. Fiction. 330K
from rachaelthewriter
Apr 24, 2019 8:22 am


EQ: 4/24/19 YA Contemp Fantasy 80k
Will update with reply
from cterlson
Apr 22, 2019 4:24 pm


EQ - 02/19/2019
ER - 04/22/2019
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.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in what is a highly subjective business and another agency may very well feel differently. Thank you again for thinking of me, and of Writers House, and the very best of luck to you in your search for the right agent.

from Laura_WA
Apr 22, 2019 12:38 pm


EQ 2-20-19
ER 4-22-19 (very kind form letter)
from Buddrcup
Apr 22, 2019 10:12 am


EQ: 2/23/19
ER: 4/22/19 (kind form)
57,000 word MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from MAnthony99
Apr 02, 2019 2:20 pm


EQ: 4/2/2019. Memoir.
from LGV_AL
Mar 29, 2019 10:29 am


EQ 1/25/19 upmarket mystery (about 96,800 words)
ER 3/28/19
from imjjang
Mar 28, 2019 2:00 pm


EQ: 1/27/2019
ER: 3/28/2019

Same letter cheesymoonboy received!

Psychological Thriller
from cheesymoonboy
Mar 11, 2019 2:12 pm


Dear AUTHOR:

Thank you very much for sending me TITLE OF WORK and thank you for your patience as I considered it.

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 agency may very well feel differently. Thank you again for thinking of me, and of Writers House, and the very best of luck to you in your search for the right agent.


Best,





Alec Shane
Writers House, LLC
from VanEssler
Jan 30, 2019 12:05 pm


#PitDark EQ: 5/17/18
FR: 8/16/18 (sent same day)
Nudged 11/26/18 (never got confirmation he received full) Quick response that he never received it and to send again
ER: 1/29/19 Through and detailed response outlining where he felt the manuscript was lacking and advice on what to rework if I wish to resubmit later down the road. He was honest, but never did I feel like the pass was harsh. Stand up guy, I would defiantly query again.
91K Dark Steampunk

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