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Mr. Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis Associates

171 East 74th Street, Floor 2

New York, NY 10021



Website: www.curtisagency.com

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from DinaHaynes
Apr 18, 2017 8:27 pm


FQ: 4/17/2017 1ch
ER: 4/18/2017 The first personalized rejection I've ever had. It wasn't much, but appreciated.
Contemporary Ro 85K
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 13, 2017 3:44 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from BrianHarrison
Mar 09, 2017 7:39 pm


according to their website they only accept queries via online form. I'm confused by the "This agent is closed" marking.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 29, 2017 4:41 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

A message from the agent stated they were closed to queries even though their site doesn't reflect this.
from ladytuono
Dec 05, 2016 11:28 am


EQ: 12/05
ER within the hour, personalized and encouraging. :)

Adult Contemporary LGBT Fantasy 86k
from VV3434
Dec 02, 2016 7:07 pm


EQ: 12/01
ER: 12/01

Very nice and helpful personalized rejection. Those fortunate enough to sign with him will surely be in great hands! :)
from isinglass
Nov 21, 2016 12:19 am


EQ: 11/18
ER: 11/20

Very nice letter and prompt response. 83K urban fantasy
from hexylady
Oct 17, 2016 6:07 pm


EQ 10/16
ER 10/17
Urban Fantasy, 82k

"We've experienced a slowdown in buying in the paranormal area and I don't think we'd be the right agents to try to overcome that resistance."
from katiekat1758
Jul 22, 2016 10:40 am


Kind of helpful. Said his fantasy clientele was full.
from Catsamoa79
Jun 15, 2016 10:42 am


EQ: 3/28/16
ER: 6/15/16
Sent follow-up on 6/12 and received a form letter rejection, stating he takes on very few new authors, etc., etc....
from _Alina
May 18, 2016 6:45 pm


EQ: 5/16
ER: 5/17

Rejection was specific to my query, which (as far as rejections go) is nice. And you have to appreciate the speed of the response.
from fornickels
May 04, 2016 4:27 pm


EQ: 5/3
FR: 5/3 about 3 hours later
75k Apocalyptic Women's Fiction
ER: 5/4/16

He asked for an exclusive til friday. I agreed since it was only a few days.
from madeleinec
Apr 11, 2016 11:59 am


EQ: 4/11 11:13 AM
ER: 4/11 5:09 AM

Contemporary sci-fi thriller, 110k
Brief but personalized, and very prompt.
from Catsamoa79
Apr 09, 2016 1:41 pm


phantasy, his website says nothing about how long he takes to respond, or even if he responds at all. i would wait. I have heard from others that sometimes when an agent hangs on to a query for a while, it can be a good thing. I have had responses from agents ranging from 5 minutes (yes, it's true) to 6 months! Mine query has been out to him for 12 days now without a response.
from phantasy
Apr 09, 2016 12:46 pm


I sent this agent a request 27 days ago...should I send again? All the comments here explain rather quick responses. Thanks.

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