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Mr. Mark Gottlieb

Trident Media Group, LLC

41 Madison Avenue, Floor 36

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.tridentmediagroup.com/

Blog: www.tridentmediagroup.com/news

Twitter: Trident_Media

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from brandonmc87
Jan 05, 2018 1:38 pm


EQ 11/7/17
CNR 1/5/18

99k Dark Fantasy
from penandquill18
Dec 22, 2017 12:05 am


EQ: 9/26/17
Full Request: 9/26/17
Offer of Representation: 9/30/17

from laurids
Dec 06, 2017 2:39 pm


EQ 11/10 with 1st chap pasted in, literary fiction
FR 11/11
OFFER 11/14 (talked on phone 11/15, asked for a couple weeks to decide, as I had numerous fulls out and wanted to give people a chance to finish reading. )
Rejected offer 12/5
I was unconvinced by our conversation, and when I checked the fiction he had placed it was mostly at small experimental presses where I could submit it myself. He told me his approach to submission was to send out a massive blanket submission, which does not seem wise--the whole point of an agent is that I want him to understand the book and specifically target imprints and editors who will appreciate it. I was tormenting over the decision, as I do not yet have another offer in hand, when I saw the warnings here, which made it easier. So thanks to all of you who bothered to post those warnings!


from Kwjk2432
Dec 05, 2017 11:40 am


eq: 11/29
CNR: 12/4
from bravebison
Dec 04, 2017 3:12 pm


Pay careful attention to ANONYMOUS2017, dearendugoo, and starbaker. I was repped by Mark for several months, feel free to PM me with questions.
from dearendugoo
Dec 01, 2017 1:04 pm


I second what starbaker said. There are quite a few of us.
from starbaker
Dec 01, 2017 8:17 am


I was rep'd by Mark Gottlieb for several months. If someone wants more information on him, please PM me.
from RobertH
Nov 28, 2017 2:06 pm


Met at Thrillerfest, asked for full MS. Rejected almost upon receipt, but said it was fine to query other agents at Trident. Guy had a lot of action at Thrillerfest as he was one of the best selling agents there so was a long shot.
from kj142aj9e
Nov 10, 2017 4:26 pm


Queried August 28 (at night)
Full Manuscript Request August 29
Sent Manuscript in September 1st
Received offer of representation September 2nd.

Mark is generally on top of things, meaning if he's interested in your query, you should expect to hear from him within a few days (unless he's tied up with something). He will also read your manuscript extremely quickly. He's not one to let things sit around.

86k word Literary Thriller
from kdchase
Nov 07, 2017 9:11 pm


Sent Sept 26, closed November 7th, no response. According to email, after 30 days, it's a rejection.
from TAChan
Nov 07, 2017 4:26 pm


EQ: 10/01 via online form
No response, closing out 11/01

YA Scfi 100k
from brandonmc87
Nov 07, 2017 4:08 pm


EQ: 11/7/17
Dark Fantasy 99K
from bestseller1980
Oct 08, 2017 3:51 pm


EQ: 10/4/17 (DVpit request)
FR: 10/4/17
ER: 10/4/17--He said it wasn't for him, but suggested I query his colleague, Alexander Slater. So I did. We'll see what happens. I think Mr. Gottlieb prefers literary works.

YA Contemporary
from eqb123
Oct 03, 2017 9:15 pm


EQ: 9/28/17
FR: 9/29/17
ER: 10/3/17 (Form)
from saracnetto
Sep 26, 2017 4:39 pm


EQ 09/25
FR 09/25
ER 09/26
YA Fantasy 83K

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