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Ms. Rachel Letofsky

The Cooke Agency

75 Sherbourne St., Suite 501

Toronto, ON M5A 2P9



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Website: www.cookeagency.ca

Twitter: rachelletofsky

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 13, 2017 8:52 am


Profile Update: This agency is merging with the McDermid Agency to form Cooke McDermid. Profile will be updated as details become known.
from orangrila
Jul 27, 2017 3:24 pm


FR: March 15 Wow! Nice surprise--I'd completely given up on this.
Confirmation of receipt of ms., Mar. 23.
Informed assistant of an offer of exclusive R&R from another agent: June 29
CNR July 27

EQ: Oct. 13 auto-R. confirming receipt. They'll only respond if interested in seeing more.
CNR: Jan 13

MG Fantasy
from reiterwriter
Jul 21, 2017 11:50 am


PR: SIWC 2014
EQ: May 11, 2017 (25 pages)
ER: July 21 (form)

96K YA Fantasy
from jubilee
May 01, 2017 1:27 pm


EQ: 10/21/16
Nudge w/ revision: 11/28/16
FR: 12/9/16
Confirm receipt of MS: 12/15/16
Nudge: 5/1/17
from kpnguyen
Mar 24, 2017 9:34 am


Hi does anyone know the names of any memoirs that RL has ushered to publication? Researching. Thank you.
from Christi12
Jan 30, 2017 7:01 pm


EQ: 10/19/16
CNR: 1/30/17
from Patchi
Nov 20, 2015 7:20 am


@Snowglobe: I would email a note with the revised version, asking if she would rather read this one if she hasn't started on the manuscript. I don't think it will hurt your chances, especially since the request was a while back. Good luck!
from Snowglobe
Nov 19, 2015 3:13 pm


In the time I've been waiting, I've come to the conclusion it's probably going to be a pass. I've gotten a new CP in the mean time and made some changes that have made it so much better. I wish that I'd sent this version. I guess you live and learn. Even though I'm sure it will be a pass, it would have been nice to have gotten that stated in a formal letter. On the other hand, maybe there's still hope.
from MrMcCoy
Oct 28, 2015 11:51 am


EQ: 09/25/15

Fantasy 90k
from cterlson
Aug 07, 2015 9:32 am


Best of luck Snowglobe - they have had my full since May... very slow in responding. I gave them a nudge about a week ago, but still nothing.

Update: Aug.7 - form rejection.
After having my manuscript since May, supposedly considering, I get a form rejection. This blows so much. There are days I feel done with even trying. This is one of these days.
from Snowglobe
Aug 02, 2015 6:21 pm


July 22, 2015 Request for full
July 27, 2015 Confirmation of receiving full
As of this time, I am waiting patiently and I am hopeful.
from cterlson
Jul 10, 2015 2:14 pm


Still waiting on a full request sent in May- no idea how long they take. They did say they liked what they read so far. I'm tempted to nudge (but fighting the temptation, as in my experience, that just opens the door to rejection.)
Anyone had experience waiting on Fulls with this agency? Never Grow Up... I am curious in hearing more of your story. The timeline seemed quite long.
from rachelpieters
Jun 11, 2015 8:38 am


EQ: Jan 12, 2015
CNR: June 11, 2015

Upper Middle Grade, Alternate Reality, Multi-cultural
from cterlson
Jun 06, 2015 10:30 am


Confused a bit. They rejected you, or you rejected them? You got another offer of rep? (Never grow up). I am still waiting... But it looks like a long process for you.

Also - what does AR mean? Autoreply?
from NeverGrowUp
Jun 04, 2015 1:20 pm


Originally queried Sally, and most correspondence was with Elizabeth Griffin, the submissions manager, but I think it was Rachel who was interested in the project?
9/13/14: EQ; AR
9/17: FR; sent; AR
9/18: confirmation that materials arrived safely
12/17: nudge; AR
1/7/15: notice that my MS had received a positive initial reader's report, and making sure MS was still available before they got a 2nd read; informed them I was working on a MG revision at the request of another agent
1/29: interest in seeing my revision, + a detailed reader's report!
2/23: sent MG revision; AR + confirmation that materials arrived safely
5/23: nudge; AR
5/26: notice of offer of rep received; AR
6/4: polite R
YA-->MG Fantasy

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