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Ms. Regina Ryan

Regina Ryan Publishing Enterprises

251 Central Park West, Suite 7D

New York, NY 10024

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from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Nov 08, 2022 4:40 pm

Instantaneous rejection from Mahoney.
from Zimberoff
Jun 17, 2022 10:54 am

On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 7:05 PM xxxxxxxxx wrote:
Dear Ms. St George,


Let me thank you, first, for your quick reply to my query. I appreciate it. Let me also offer a suggestion with my utmost respect.

If it is indeed generally difficult for you to place memoirs, can’t you remove that category from your “want list” or areas of interest listed on your website, and from QueryTracker too? It’s unfair to us writers who spend a lot of our precious time to, first, determine which agents will look at memoir submissions and, next, to actually prepare one, carefully tailored to your requirements.

On the other hand, if it is merely a convenient to cite such a reason, or if it’s a blanket excuse for rejection, simply because you don’t like the submission itself, it’s more useful to us, and to you, to be candid about it.

Yours truly,



Hello Tom,

Firstly, I want to apologize for any difficulties our want list or QueryTracker listing have posed you during the querying process.

We did consider your submission, but ultimately felt it wasn't right for us, as Regina is very selective about which memoirs she takes on due to the competitiveness of the memoir market.

I understand that this selectivity can be frustrating, especially considering our submission guidelines. Whether or not we ultimately take on their project, we do appreciate every author who takes the time to craft a proposal in-line with our specifications.

We discussed your concerns and, in light of your suggestion, Regina plans (if possible) to modify our listing to indicate her heightened selectivity when it comes to memoir queries. That way, authors can make a more informed decision before undertaking submission to Regina Ryan Books. She thanks you for bringing this issue to our attention.

Again, we apologize for any difficulties and we wish you the best of luck in the querying process.

Katherine St George, Assistant to Regina Ryan
Regina Ryan Books
from maayanbeldingzidon
Feb 21, 2022 8:58 am

EQ 2.21.22
from HeffalumpH
Feb 07, 2022 9:17 pm

EQ: 1/17/21
FR: 1/20/21
ER: 2/3/22 with a nice note
from DrCCrocker
Nov 19, 2021 12:33 pm

I'm not sure that this agent reads the queries. She rejected mine saying she does not represent fiction. My book is not fiction, nor did I say it is.
from LarkMarie
Apr 23, 2021 8:42 am

12/11/20, query, proposal and full manuscript, 135k true crime/me too memoir
12/13/20 "we've reviewed your proposal and it's not right for us" letter
from gretchenrhammond
Aug 13, 2020 6:11 am

EQ: 8/12/2020
ER: 8/13/2020

"Sorry this is not my kind of book. Good luck with it nevertheless."

Narrative nonfiction: American Unpeople
from Patrick (admin)
May 30, 2019 9:47 am

Profile Update: No longer using for queries.
from tracker_of_agents
Dec 11, 2015 5:30 pm

EQ: 9/20/2015
RFP: 9/25/2015
Sent proposal: 9/25/2015
Got favorable reply: 10/18/2015

As of December 2015, we're actively in talks with a major publisher. Wheeeeeeee!

This is a narrative nonfiction/history book.
from lbeemoneytree
Dec 09, 2014 3:16 pm

EQ: 11/19
RFP: 11/20
ER: 12/9

non-fiction finance
from cocofrio
Jul 29, 2014 9:20 pm

Has anybody received an agreement for representation from this agent?
from HoldinHolden
Mar 11, 2014 7:35 pm

Anyone get a response yet? I think I might need to nudge soon, but the thought of nudging is a frightening one!

Update: I nudged a few days ago and today (3/11/14) got a form rejection. I get the feeling that I just got lost in the mix. Ah well. Onward!
from Epaddler
Dec 07, 2013 9:32 am

EQ: 11/25/13
Request for first two chapters and proposal from assistant Carlos Marin with similar language about status of other agents.
non-fiction travel
from HoldinHolden
Dec 06, 2013 7:33 pm

No response here yet either, erik
from eriklemoullec
Dec 06, 2013 12:10 pm

2 months out now and still no response for the full book proposal!

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