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Ms. Valerie Noble

Donaghy Literary Group

California



Website: donaghyliterary.com

Twitter: NobleValerie

AAR Member: No

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from peachie2
Jul 08, 2021 6:07 am


FQ: 6/7
FR: 7/7

Adult science fiction, 119K
from OPKiwi
Jul 07, 2021 11:12 pm


FQ: 6/25/2021
ER: 7/7/2021
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2021 4:38 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from charlie_girl
Jul 01, 2021 9:53 am


Heroich, don't let yourself get down. This is an uphill process all the way but always keep the long view in mind. You've created something that will outlive you. This is just one step on a long, seemingly-Sysiphean path but one day your words will crush the boulder. Chin up, author.
from heroich
Jul 01, 2021 9:18 am


Form rejection on a full, which is an incredibly frustrating and demoralizing thing.
from bubblyian
Jun 28, 2021 6:48 pm


Form submitted June 15
Standard rejection letter June 28
YA/Scifi 65k
"Thank you for sending your query. This is not the right fit for me and I have to pass but I appreciate the opportunity. I wish you all the best success moving forward and finding the right home for your work."
from UnderTheTree
Jun 24, 2021 6:40 am


Query Sent: 6/11/21
Rejection Receive: 6/23/21
Polite and brief form letter, "This is not the right fit for me and I have to pass but I appreciate the opportunity." About three sentences in all. Clear and to the point.
110k Fantasy
from aTravelingWriter
Jun 17, 2021 8:43 am


FQ: 6/5/2021
ER: 6/15/2021
Adult Fantasy 175K

Polite form letter:

"Thank you for sending your query. This is not the right fit for me and I have to pass but I appreciate the opportunity. I wish you all the best success moving forward and finding the right home for your work."
from charlie_girl
Jun 09, 2021 7:05 pm


FQ: 4/26/2021
Full Request: 5/10/2021* (sent same day)
YA Speculative, 72K words

*confetti (and maybe a brief moonwalk)

I've had five more full requests come in after Ms. Noble's and it put me in revisory overdrive. I've since asked if I could submit a revision *twice* and she's been quick to give the green. Not that I'd ever recommend asking to submit more than one revision (doh!) but I do recommend querying this agent. Super down-to-earth. I get the sense she's a member of what my husband and I call the give-a-sh*t brigade.
from mkhardy
May 07, 2021 8:55 am


Cold queried Feb 16 2021 and received request for full March 2nd.
Got an R&R request from a different agent on Friday April 2nd.
After chat with other agent, messaged to offer revision when it's ready (est. three or four weeks), as the R&R is non-exclusive.
She replied quickly with a friendly message saying to send it on when ready.
Revised ms sent April 23rd
Nudge with offer of rep 25 April 2021 - friendly acknowledgement same day
Reminder sent 6 May 2021 - friendly personalised acknowledgement same day

Adult space opera, 123k
from monicaelizabeth
May 03, 2021 1:17 pm


EQ: 4/11
ER: 4/19

YA Fairytale retelling, 63k
from joelee__
Apr 23, 2021 2:46 pm


EQ: 4/23/2021

Adulty Fantasy 139k
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 21, 2021 3:58 pm


FQ 4/8/21
Nudge with offer of rep 4/13/21
Full request 4/13/21
4/21/21 really long, heartfelt letter explaining that while she loved the story and the writing, she didn't feel as connected to the characters as she wanted. To quote, "This is probably the most difficult time I've had passing on something, but knowing you have an offer makes it a bit easier." Seems like a really lovely person and a great agent to work with. I'm low-key grateful she passed since I'm quite happy with my current offer, and she's just made my decision a little easier!

Adult Fantasy 120k
from paulaschumacher
Apr 18, 2021 10:17 pm


EQ: 04/18/21 Historical speculative fiction. 77k
from awendel01
Apr 06, 2021 6:19 pm


EQ 3/27/2021
ER 4/6/2021

110k fantasy

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