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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 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 evedder
Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm


EQ (from contest): 11/27/18
Nudge: 2/27/19
YA thriller 79k
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
from Brekketechie
Jan 22, 2019 1:48 pm


EQ (form contest): 12/1/18
Revise and Resubmit: 1/22/19

He sent a really detailed and supportive email about why he was passing, and what to work on for my re-submission.
from Mylorian1
Jan 15, 2019 5:31 pm


EQ 16 Jan
Historical 88,000
from JVillesvik
Dec 04, 2018 6:57 pm


Emailed Sach Hhavohk 12.4.18
from paulljucovic
Nov 21, 2018 12:07 pm


38 days for a response (in line with timing noted by others). Form reaction, same wording as people have quoted below. From the interviews I read online, he sounds like a pretty cool guy.

--- His response below ---

Thank you very much for sending me IN THE NAME OF PEACE 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.
from stebaburmaya
Nov 18, 2018 9:37 am


EQ: 15/11/18
Literary fiction
84k

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