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Ms. Rachel Marks

Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

Los Angeles, CA

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Twitter: rachelmmarks

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from Patrick (admin)
Feb 14, 2017 8:54 am

Profile Update: No confirmation on the agency website, but it appears she has left agenting.

(Thanks saintsavant & StarryEyed)
from saintsavant
Feb 13, 2017 4:13 pm


Thank you for your message. I am no longer an agent with Rebecca Friedman Literary, and I am no longer working as a literary agent.

If you have questions, you may contact Brandie at

Thank you,
Rachel Marks
from StarryEyed
Feb 03, 2017 4:38 pm

Rachel has stopped working as an agent. I don't know why she hasn't made any kind of formal announcement, since it's been official from the beginning of February. I'm a former client.
from alexisdaria
Feb 03, 2017 3:47 pm

EQ: 1/11
CNR: 2/3
Contemporary Romance 93k
from AJPwriter
Jan 12, 2017 4:48 pm

Does anyone know if Rachel has any sales recently, or notable sales period?
from Polonius
Nov 06, 2016 5:05 pm

EQ 10/3/16
Nudge with offer of representation 10/25/16
Signed with another agent 10/31/16

YA Contemporary
from heroic665
Oct 27, 2016 9:14 pm

I tried visiting their website, and I got an error that said that the domain had expired. That can't be a good sign.
from engstromdd
Sep 25, 2016 2:14 am

EQ: 09/22/16 - Adult SF 89,000
ER: 09/25/16

Email said, "I couldn't connect with the story..." which I interpreted as a form rejection.
from karenleespree
Sep 21, 2016 9:51 am

Ah, that was it. I wondered why I hadn't queried this agent. I must have read something similar elsewhere, kjmclaugh. I'm so sorry that happened to you. Sounds like a lot of stress. Best wishes going forward.
from kjmclaugh
Sep 19, 2016 2:03 pm

EQ: 6/5/15 - YA Contemporary, 57k
FR: 6/18/15, told reply would be within 6 to 8 weeks

Nudge: 12/1/15
1/9 - She emailed me back, saying she wanted to set up a time to call me. I excitedly emailed her times that would work. No response. Several days later says that she had a family emergency and gave times for the following week. Understandable. Again, I excitedly emailed her back. No response. Those times passed. Ten days after that, I emailed her to follow-up and see if she'd still like to set up a time since I still hadn't heard back.
1/27 - She set up time for call and was unable due to a family emergency. She asked to set up another time.
1/29 - Revise and resubmit

2/29 - Revised version of novel submitted
9/19 - CNR. I've decided that I no longer want to wait to hear back from this agent. It's been months. Honestly, she wasn't very professionally when she kept scheduling calls with me, not bothering to tell me she couldn't call. It's been over a year since the original request and 8 months since the revise request. I don't think she's an agent that I would want to work with anyway. I'm looking for someone more professional to represent me and my novel.
from jessmedina
Sep 14, 2016 7:36 pm

5/20/16: EQ
9/14/16: CNR
from Catsamoa79
Sep 04, 2016 10:49 am

FabiolaPal - I received a similar response with regard to my science fiction novel being shorter than 90,000 other feedback.
from FabiolaPal
Sep 04, 2016 7:23 am

This agent is ... peculiar. Along with what other have been commenting (she doesn't respond to fulls, etc.) I received this back on a 83000 word fantasy that's part of a 3 book series: "Unfortunately, most traditional publishers require fantasy novels to be at least 100,000 words in length, so I am sorry to say the book is not right for my list." It's probably overkill to point out that many many many many many many bestselling fantasies are in that range -- and that many longer works aren't being placed because they are "too long." It's like saying your Mazerati won't sell because most dealerships want SUVs. No comment at all on the story (which is right-sized) or the writing. I'm fine if the query didn't grab her but this is a BS reason and not indicitive of a serious professional.
from karenleespree
Jul 07, 2016 10:51 am

Oh, now that you say that. A no on a full request is just wrong when a form would suffice. I went through this torture already with another agent last year. Never again. Thanks for the tip.
from gusmom
Jul 05, 2016 12:48 pm

Was just about to query this agent but am taking her off after hearing she's a no comment on full. Thanks guys for the info

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