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Ms. Amanda Rutter

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN

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from heroic665
Nov 14, 2017 8:18 am

EQ: 10/19
ER: 11/14

106K Adult Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 01, 2017 6:45 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from 22niel
Oct 16, 2017 11:16 am

EQ: 10/04
ER: 10/16
said it was an effective query, but it wasn't the story for her
from CraneHana
Oct 04, 2017 12:52 am

EQ - 6/23/17 102K high fantasy w/ LGBTQI elements
FR - 7-3-17
nudged w/ offer of publication 8/20/17
(I hear she's running behind a little, because of unavoidable Life stuff.)
CNR - 9-30-17 This one was really hard, but I nudged a couple of times, through a couple of channels (here and on It came down to a solid offer from a publisher I already work with, or waiting on Ms. Rutter. When I'm back in the market for querying, I'll definitely try her again...after checking her social media status to see her current response times and client reviews.
from redpandabear
Sep 27, 2017 7:48 am

EQ: 4/1/17
FR: 4/24/17
Nudge to Confirm Receipt: 5/15/16 - received a positive reply within hours.
Nudge on material: 9/26/17 - replied within hours that it's "still on [her] reading list."

YA Paranormal Romance
from WhitneytjS
Sep 25, 2017 8:29 pm

EQ: 9/14/17
ER: 9/25/17

It was nice to have a little bit more than just the typical form rejection.
from PHCrockett
Sep 12, 2017 6:04 am

Got a form rejection after 21 days, but probably the nicest form rejection I've ever seen.
from selfwinding
Aug 15, 2017 11:10 am

@ktchenli I think she, like many other agents, is just behind. I would wait at least a month before nudging again, maybe two. (I nudged yesterday but haven't heard anything yet.)
from ktchenli
Aug 15, 2017 8:46 am

Amanda requested a full on 4/25, and I sent it immediately. On 8/8 I nudged her regarding the progress. One week has passed and I heard nothing from her. Should I nudge again or just assume that she's too busy to respond? But it seems that everyone got a response immediately when they nudged.
from orangrila
Jul 27, 2017 3:34 pm

EQ: Feb. 6
FR: Mar. 7
Nudge: July 06 with offer of exclusive R&R from another agent - two week deadline
Nice response from Amanda, July 10, saying she'd take a look asap
CNR: July 27

MG Fantasy
from sharpewords
Jul 20, 2017 12:52 am

EQ: July 10th 2017
ER: July 11th 2017.

MG fantasy 56k
from horrorchix89
Jul 03, 2017 3:38 pm

Form rejection with the same form as Laura
from reiterwriter
Jun 02, 2017 11:57 am

Brief interaction via Twitter
EQ: Jun/1 (letter only)
FR: Jun/2 -- very exciting!

96K Fantasy
from crawlingchaos
Jun 02, 2017 11:06 am

Well I'm glad I nudged her, because she immediately requested fulls of both the original MS and the new MS I'm querying!
from crawlingchaos
Jun 02, 2017 9:33 am


Thanks for your advice! I will definitely do this. My problem is I'm always so worried about upsetting someone/being impolite/etc.

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