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Mr. Alec Shane

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: writershouse.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/gylligann/

Twitter: alecdshane

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from Hazmaniac
Sep 29, 2022 6:45 am


Inquired 07/24/22
Rejected 09/28/22 (81K, Historical Fiction)

Grateful for a response.

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 Mageen1960
Sep 28, 2022 4:05 pm


rejected
from lucabura
Aug 29, 2022 2:14 pm


EQ: 7/18
Nice form rejection 8/29:
"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."
from Catlin22
Jul 27, 2022 3:57 pm


Email Query: 6/18
86K Mystery
Nice form rejection: 7/27: "...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."
from mohayeswriter
Jul 26, 2022 12:59 pm


He did a very kind step aside, and thanked me for being patient
from Doctorslug
Jul 24, 2022 8:01 pm


EQ: 04/6
YA horror, 97k
Nudge on 07/24 at 15 weeks
from blackhand
Jul 20, 2022 5:01 pm


Email Query: 5.9.2022
Form Rejection: 7.15.22

YA Historical, 93k
from bethanykhudson
Jul 15, 2022 1:08 pm


EQ: 9/21/21
Full request: 11/19/21
Nudge: 5/2/22
Kind step aside: 6/23/22

99k historical literary fiction
from whytewolf
Jun 16, 2022 9:45 pm


Sent query by email on 16/06/2022, Military/History 97k
from meggy056
Jun 07, 2022 1:07 pm


Query sent 5/5

Upmarket suspense, 90k
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 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

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