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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jaytyler
Jul 23, 2020 8:47 pm


EQ: 4/25/20, thriller at 112k.
ER: 7/23/20.
from aeandersen
Jul 23, 2020 12:30 pm


EQ: 4/25/20
ER: 07/23/20

It was personal, and actually quite lovely and encouraging :)
from RG_923
Jul 22, 2020 6:40 pm


EQ: 4/20/2020
ER: 7/22/2020

Adult horror at 68k words
from rachaelthewriter
Jul 09, 2020 11:33 am


#OwnVoices LGBT YA Contemp Fantasy - 77k

EQ - 5/28/2020
CNR - 7/9/2020
from jwparente13
Jun 21, 2020 8:41 am


EQ 6/5/20

YA Dark Fantasy 87k

Agency states they respond to all EQs, generally in 6-8 wks
from sabbyterry
Jun 09, 2020 4:37 pm


very quick to respond and very kind feedback. I was happy to get a letter in the mail but sadly my work was rejected. Thank you for your time to read my Manuscript.
from VanEssler
May 28, 2020 5:05 pm


EQ: 3/31/2020
ER: 5/28/2020

Personalized rejection suggesting a colleague that might be a better fit. He has always been professional and positive in correspondence.


97,000 word Cyberpunk Fairy Tale
from jgemoets
May 20, 2020 12:41 am


EQ: 5/6/2020

YA Horror/Thriller 78k
from aeandersen
Apr 24, 2020 10:08 pm


EQ: 4/24, YA Horror. 71k.
from sortilegus
Feb 19, 2020 4:36 pm


Nudged after 78 days. Anticipating CNR, but doing "the right thing" before submitting to other agents at the agency.

UPDATE: Form rejection two days after nudge.
from sgtkilljoy79
Jan 21, 2020 4:04 pm


EQ: 7 Jan 20
FR: 21 Jan 20

In an embarassing faux pas, I for some reason was not tracking that my request was still open to Alec and I queried another agent at the agency. I sent the other agent an apology... argh.
from jone4046
Jan 12, 2020 8:46 am


EQ: 1/21/19 (suspense thriller, 86k)
FR: 3/7/19
Nudge: 8/06/19
Nudge: 10/27/19
Nudge: 1/12/20

There have been no responses following request for full review.
from hcmarks
Jan 10, 2020 9:17 pm


EQ: 10/8
FR: 11/25
Rejection: 1/10

85k literary thriller
from Daisy22
Jan 10, 2020 4:09 pm


EQ: 10/24/19 Pitdark Request
11/25/19: Full request!!!
1/10/2020 Nice rejection
68k historical MG horror
from TheLoveRepublic
Sep 18, 2019 2:35 pm


EQ 04-04-2019 YA Dark Romance
Will update with reply
Nudge 07-4-2019
Will update with reply
ER 08-07-2019

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