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Ms. Amanda Rutter

Jennifer Azantian Literary Agency

St. Paul, MN


Twitter: ALRutter

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from gdwerls
Nov 13, 2022 12:56 pm

Amanda claims she responds to all queries but she's had my query for 11 months. How am I supposed to query other agents at this agency with my NEW manuscript, if she doesn't close out queries in nearly a year? Should I withdraw my query? Will that make me look bad to other agents at her agency?
from Carxsnow
Nov 04, 2022 4:23 am

Query sent: 4/16/22
125k adult Fantasy

Nudged her because a different agent from her agency liked one of my #moodpitch tweets for a new MS. I hope she answers, even if it's a rejection. Would feel bad to withdraw my query, but also to let the other agent who liked my pitch wait... It's been six months after all. Not sure if I should expect a reply but she said she answers every query, so.... idk

easily one - if not the - nicest and most personalized "rejection" I've ever got! It was clear she's read my sample pages from what she wrote.
She liked my writing but has too many similar projects right now, but encouraged me to query her again in the future! :)
from gracemorrow
Oct 25, 2022 10:25 am

Queried: 07/21
Notification of Offer of Rep: 10/24
Kind step aside: 10/25
Adult Fantasy 110k
from Analisa
Sep 16, 2022 12:56 pm

@KMVeohongs Well that's pretty crappy! I suspect my SFF query will eventually lead to a rejection then (sitting around 90 days already). I'm sorry to hear she didn't ask for your full again. I had something like this happen to me too with an agent that switched agencies.
from KMVeohongs
Sep 16, 2022 12:18 pm

Requested a full in June 2021. I had assumed this was a CNR, then got a message in March 2022 saying she was basically clearing her inbox and I was welcome to re-query when she opened in a couple of weeks and to note she had previously requested a full. I sent that in April 2022 when she re-opened, then heard nothing until a rejection this week saying she now had too many SFF authors, so she would not be requesting again. Lesson being, maybe move her to the bottom of your list if you write SFF.
from RHMoon
Sep 14, 2022 12:28 pm

Queried: 4/15/22
Rejection: 9/14/22
HF 115k words
Just didn't vibe with it. Possibly one of the nicest and most-personalized rejections I have ever received.
from RaeValtera
Sep 05, 2022 11:26 am

114k Adult Fantasy
FQ - 4/22/2022
Nudge with New pages to see if a resubmit would be acceptable- 8/8/2022
Nudge with Offer of Publication - 8/22/2022
Withdrawn to accept offer - 9/5/2022
from MKRandolph
Sep 02, 2022 6:27 am

Query: 4/18
Rejection: 9/1

A SF 87,000

A very useful response with actionable feedback that'll help me improve. It was very much an appreciated change from other rejections I've received in the past.
from gmyshirt
Aug 30, 2022 12:05 pm

149k adult fantasy
Referred from DVPit like 08/02/22
Query + Full MS sent per DVPit instructions 08/28/22
from PoinsettiaBlue
Aug 18, 2022 8:01 am

I can't even tell what's a form rejection and what's personal feedback anymore, but I feel like this was personal.

Thanks so much for sending me through your materials and allowing me to read. I'm going to pass, but it's very much a me and not you. Your query was written very effectively, but the story is not something that I would choose to read in my personal reading, so I am not the right agent. However, I can see how very marketable and commercial this would be to the right agent, and like I say, your query is very well done. I wish you luck with it in the future.
from MTMPit
Aug 01, 2022 11:18 am

I don't know if this is cheating, but I queried Ms. Rutter back in May and never got a reply. Was taking part in DVPIT on twitter and got a like from her. On her profile she said to send a full copy if she did, so I did and marked it as a full request. Fingers crossed.
from MLStou
Jul 23, 2022 11:42 am

@KT1525 No, it means she's not taking more so she can get through what she has.
from KT1525
Jul 23, 2022 1:31 am

Does this mean anyone who queried before July 11 and hasn't gotten a reply is an automatic rejection?
from gracemorrow
Jul 21, 2022 2:39 pm

Form Query: 04/15
Sent Note about R&R from another Agent letting them know of changes: 07/16
Message to re-query via email provided: 07/21
Re-queried: 07/21

Adult Fantasy 110k
from evflynn
Jul 12, 2022 10:13 am

FQ: 4/15/2022
Rej: 7/11/2022

Come back to update after realizing I had mixed up this query and another; offered feedback on my query and that the story wasn't for her.

92k Adult Fantasy

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