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Mr. Alec Shane

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: alecdshane

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from blackhand
May 09, 2022 3:58 pm

Email Query: 5.9.2022

YA Historical, 93k
from bethanykhudson
May 03, 2022 1:18 pm

EQ: 9/21/21
Full request: 11/19/21
Nudge: 5/2/22

99k historical literary fiction
from SinazAZ
May 02, 2022 8:22 pm

Query Sent 5-1-22
Domestic suspense, 74k
from lisaard
Apr 11, 2022 2:43 pm

queries Dan Lazar at Writers' House / Joanna
from Doctorslug
Apr 06, 2022 12:41 pm

EQ: 04/6
YA horror, 97k
from wonzwoz
Mar 29, 2022 2:06 pm

Why is it that some fulls get replies and others don't, even after nudges? I've not only seen this with Alec but with other agents as well. This industry is so cruel and unprofessional. SERIOUSLY, WHAT GIVES?
from banaesma
Mar 29, 2022 1:24 pm

EQ: 1 February, 2022
CNR: 29 March, 2022

adult 83k LitFic
from drgigantor
Mar 17, 2022 3:12 pm

Email query 7/18/21
Full ms request 8/6/21
Follow-ups after 6 months and 7 months.
Polite rejection 3/17/22
from RayNan
Mar 02, 2022 4:46 pm

1/22/22 EQ 93k historical military fiction
3/2/22 Polite form letter rejection
from juliabean
Feb 17, 2022 4:56 pm

EQ (MG mystery): 1/3/22
R: 2/16/22
from colbywilkens
Feb 16, 2022 1:11 pm

Query sent: 1/09/2022
Form Rejection: 2/16/2022
YA Horror 80k
from Chezsven
Feb 09, 2022 2:12 pm

EQ Dec. 13, 2021
80,000 WC Historical Fiction
Extremely nice pass 2/9
Thank you very much for sending me .... 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 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 floydnerd1993
Feb 05, 2022 3:59 pm

EQ: 10/13
Full Request: 10/13
Sent same day
Kind rejection: 2/4. Praised the writing and the story, but said he wasn't entirely taken by the manuscript.

Adult Horror 91K
from MartinPorter
Feb 04, 2022 3:06 pm

Conference pitch with request for manuscript 11/13/21
Sent full on 11/16
Polite rejection on 2/4

MG Mystery - 54k
from Navigator84
Dec 08, 2021 3:12 pm

EQ: 10/15/21
Military Thriller: 125K
Friendly reject, personal, 12/8/21

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