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Formerly with Foundry Literary + Media

Mr. Sam Morgan

The Lotts Agency

New York, NY



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Website: www.lottsagency.com

Blog: righthandofdarkness.tumblr.com

Twitter: samroebuck

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from garriekeyman
Oct 07, 2019 10:15 am


EQ: 9/10/19

Fantasy Adventure 115K
from GeriMC
Sep 26, 2019 4:05 am


@IFermont posted that they thought Sam reply time was 6 weeks, but I came across this on Sam's Twitter in response to someone's question:

I do try to answer everything, which unfortunately means I use a lot of form rejections. Gonna try to stick to responding within eight weeks!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed, currently at 6 1/2 weeks.
from cfreili
Sep 22, 2019 3:41 pm


EQ 9/21

Adult SF 94k
from IFermont
Sep 21, 2019 8:52 pm


I CNRed after 46 days (past the 6 weeks he mentioned on twitter). That one stung a little since I was really looking forward to pitch my SF-comedy to him since he is one of the few agents who claims to be enthusiastic about the subgenre, and at the end my submission didn't even deserve a copy-paste rejection...
from vfcarr
Sep 16, 2019 7:57 pm


I'm also in that mid-August window, surrounded by a bunch of folks who DNR'ed it for some reason? I do hope he goes back to this chunk!
from Scaf38103
Sep 16, 2019 4:42 pm


Just curious, is anyone else still waiting to hear back for a beginning to mid August query submission?

Thanks GeriMC and Mecheart! Best of luck to everyone with queries out!
from GeriMC
Sep 16, 2019 2:53 pm


@Scaf38103 et al Between Aug 8 and Aug 13 he received 30 queries and has only replied to 6 of them so far. Hopefully, he'll get back to these. (I queried on the 11th.)
*picked these dates because it was the biggest gap in his replies
from Mecheart
Sep 16, 2019 12:03 pm


Yes, Scaf38103. I queried him 15 August 19. A 195k horror manuscript. Still awaiting a first response. Best of luck to you.
from kkealakai
Aug 27, 2019 11:34 am


So he has a policy where you can send 10 pages or up to 3 chapters. Ask yourselves, "Hmm, did I send three chapters?" Maybe that's why I am in a reading pile because he got over 100 queries on his first day and that means, if he liked all of those queries, he could be reading up to 300 chapters just from that first day alone. So if you have query tracker premium, you can see there are a lot of fast rejections, which probably means the query didn't appeal to him (especially when you see that most of the genres he rejected...are a lot of the same; while the ones waiting for replies are his typical genres: fantasy and sci-fi). The people who are waiting are probably in a queue to be read. Honestly I'm not surprised, coupled with World Con, that he hasn't emptied his inbox yet.

(ETA: Sorry if this comes off harsh. It's a call for consideration and not meant to be taken as an insult)
from JoLadzinski
Aug 27, 2019 11:31 am


"I try to respond to everything. Until I say otherwise, I’ll do my best to respond. Hopefully within, let’s say, six weeks?" is quote off Twitter (https://twitter.com/samroebuck/status/1158857923679916032)

I had spoken to a literary agent at a conference and she mentioned that rejections are much easier to send out. I also imagine he wasn't checking his query inbox during WorldCon.
from stpolishook
Aug 27, 2019 11:21 am


@JoLadzinski do you know if he said poke after 6 weeks? Or is 6 weeks no reply a dead query? Cant remember. Im in the same boat as the others. He opened for sub and then was away. Cant tell if this means he will go back and read the old queries or not since he has a couple he replied to quickly
from JoLadzinski
Aug 27, 2019 9:56 am


On Twitter, he said 6 weeks
from PenelopeWaits
Aug 26, 2019 10:28 pm


I'm in the same boat, diospyros :p
from Diospyros
Aug 26, 2019 6:20 pm


Anybody else in the batch of queries back toward the beginning of August? That's not that long for other agents, but when he responds he seems to respond fast. I'm wondering whether to mark it CNR. I can't find any agency / individual statement on whether he responds to all queries.
from rustingsun
Aug 26, 2019 4:28 pm


EQ 8/15/19
ER 8/26/19

Very kind form rejection. Seems like a nice man.

80,000 Magical Realism

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