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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from VanEssler
Yesterday 10:37 pm


Did anyone get a confirmation when you sent a partial or full he requested? Just curious as it's been a month and I haven't heard from him that he got it.
from BruceElliot
Yesterday 4:09 pm


While you are a very good writer and I do think that you have a very good story here, I’m sorry to say that I’m unable to offer you representation at this time. There was obviously enough here to warrant my taking a much closer look, but at the end of the day I wasn’t quite as taken with this manuscript as I would have liked, and so I’m afraid that I’m going to have 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 hdiangelis
Sep 12, 2018 10:50 am


6/26/18: EQ (#PitMad fave)
8/28/18: ER
from melpage
Sep 07, 2018 4:59 pm


EQ 6/11/2018 73K historical novel
nudge 7/27/2018
polite form rejection 9/7/2018
from jldelozier
Sep 06, 2018 4:19 pm


Pitched at Thrillerfest 7/12/18. Partial request: first 50 pages
Semi-personalized rejection 9/6/18
from lunaspecs
Sep 04, 2018 5:53 pm


#PitMad Query: 6/7/18
Form Rejection (same as below): 9/4/18
MG Fantasy
from Colts1919
Sep 01, 2018 12:28 am


Q: June 7
R: Aug 29
Thriller, 85k

Dear Xxxxx
 
Thank you very much for sending me Xxxx xxxxxxx 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
Aug 16, 2018 10:11 pm


#PitDark EQ: 5/17/18
FR: 8/16/18 (sent same day)
91K Dark Steampunk
from ergotcake
Aug 10, 2018 11:52 am


via twitter "But before I go - I have responded to all queries through 5/1, not including partial full requests. Hope to get caught up a bit by Labor Day."
from Engen27
Aug 10, 2018 11:43 am


EQ: 7/25/18
Nudge: 8/10/18
from ergotcake
Aug 06, 2018 8:51 pm


EQ: 8/6/18
MG Mystery 44k
from BillGinTexas
Jul 31, 2018 3:23 pm


EQ: 05/16/2018 75k Hist Fic
ER: 07/31/2018 form rejection
from jenwillett
Jun 15, 2018 5:49 pm


EQ: 6/15/18
from Ninka2016
May 23, 2018 3:17 pm


05/18 #pitdark request emailed query + 1 chapter Hist Fic 80K
from dearendugoo
May 04, 2018 3:12 pm


Form rejection on Full around 90 days later:

Thank you very much for sending me **** and thank you for your patience I considered it. I'm sorry about the delay in getting back to you, but as of late I found myself a bit behind in responding to potential clients.

While you are a very good writer and I do think that you have a very good story here, I'm sorry to say that I'm unable to offer you representation at this time. There was obviously enough here to warrant my taking a much closer look, but at the end of the day I wasn't quite as taken with this manuscript as I would have liked, and so I'm afraid that I'm going to have 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

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