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Mr. Brent Taylor

Triada US Literary Agency

PO Box 561

Sewickley, PA 15143

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Twitter: btaylorbooks

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from girloutoftime
Today 10:46 am

EQ - 1/3
FR - 1/3 (Woohoo! Sent same day.)
ER - 1/22, somewhat form-y with the same line about not having drop-everything passion that peppermint22 got, but he did say there was a lot to admire, so that's something! Brent was very pleasant to deal with and enthusiastic, and I appreciate his total commitment to stanning for his authors. Would definitely query again.

45k Contemporary MG
from peppermint22
Jan 19, 2018 9:05 am

EQ - 9/7 (#pitmad request)
FR - 9/7 (sent next day)
ER - 9/14 detailed and complimentary, citing he didn't have the drop-everything passion needed to move forward

YA Historical Fantasy
from ktwills79
Jan 12, 2018 11:15 am

Same form letter I got @JackSkellington--disappointing, but at least the agony of waiting was reduced!
from JackSkellington
Jan 11, 2018 6:32 pm

EQ: 1/11 - 5:01 pm
Form Rejection: 1/11 7:08 pm

I submitted a pb manuscript that featured three things he asked for 1) magical realism 2) dragons 3) humor

I got the following form rejection:


Thanks so much for being in touch and sharing your query. Unfortunately I don't believe this is a good fit. I hope you'll continue querying the project and I wish you much success with your publishing career.

Best of luck,
from ktwills79
Jan 10, 2018 2:18 pm

EQ: 1/9/10
ER: 1/9/10 (I believe it was a form response)

PB 800 words--Appreciate the very fast response time!
from m_pepper
Jan 02, 2018 4:22 pm

EQ: 12/17
Auto response saying he will only be sporadically checking email over the holidays and that if I don't hear back by 1/2/18 it's a pass.
CNR: 1/2
Based on the auto response I received, I'm guessing this is a pass.
from PandaNinja
Nov 08, 2017 8:04 am

DVpit requested: 10/2
EQ w/sample: 10/7
(No word yet. I recieved an automatic response that he was out in Frankfurt at the time and that he would be returning Oct 17th and respond back to queries after that.)
from Michelle_in_WI
Nov 03, 2017 3:48 pm

EQ and ER 11/03/17
Lightning fast!

Contemporary YA 74K
from StoryMan
Oct 19, 2017 9:35 am

Emailed picture book manuscript: 18 Oct 2017
Received form rejection: 19 Oct 2017
from DebHawkins
Oct 18, 2017 2:37 pm

10/10/17 EQ #DVPit request*
10/18/17 ER Form Rejection (received the same message as besteller1980)

YA Fantasy 94k

*I was on the fence because he says on his wishlist that he leans toward realistic fiction or a touch of magical realism and strangeness, but I had to take this shot.
UPDATE: Fence position confirmed.
from bestseller1980
Oct 18, 2017 9:38 am

He confirmed receipt of my full following DVpit day, but according to his twitter account, he left for a trip to Germany last week, so he still may be on vacay, which is the reason for the delays.

Well crap. How's this for perfect timing--just received a form rejection in my inbox right after I typed this comment:

I hope this finds you well. Thank you for your patience while I waited for an opportunity to read your manuscript more closely. While there’s much to admire, I’m ultimately not feeling the drop-everything passion that’s required of me to make an offer of representation. I hope you’ll continue querying the project and I wish you much success with your publishing career.
from SchriteFallow
Oct 17, 2017 8:48 pm

The agency's website indicates "If we haven't responded after two weeks, we have not received your query."
Anyone who's gone that long with no reply, I'd encourage you to try again.
from WilliamCrawford
Oct 03, 2017 2:32 pm

His instructions said to assume no interest if no response in 2 weeks.
from bestseller1980
Oct 03, 2017 8:35 am

EQ: 10/2/17 (#DVpit)
FR: 10/2/17

YA Contemporary
from coffee_drinker4
Sep 27, 2017 8:07 pm

EQ: 9/26
ER: 9/26

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