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Ms. Rena Rossner

The Deborah Harris Agency

Jerusalem, Israel

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Website: thedeborahharrisagency.com

Twitter: renarossner

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from swatithegeek
May 14, 2022 6:22 am


Email query: 02/06/22
Reply from agent: She's excited to read.
Nudge, it's been 11 weeks: 04/26/22
Reply from agent on 04/28/22: She wants to work with me on my last rom-com to see if we can still sell it, but is on the fence about this one & asked to set up a call to discuss in detail. I emailed her back right away.
Update: 05/03/22, I haven't heard back yet with the call timings.
Nudge to confirm she's still interested: 05/06/22
CNR: 05/14/22. I can only assume she changed her mind since she never responded to my email from 4/28. I'm heartbroken.

(I had previously received an offer of rep from Rena on my last rom-com, but I chose to go with a different agent with whom I've now parted ways.)

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from adr900
May 03, 2022 4:02 pm


EQ 2/10/22
PR 4/26/22
Rejection (personalized?) 5/3/22


YA historical fantasy 94k

I'm so nervous. I queried her 4 years ago with this ms, she requested a partial, then declined with feedback. I took a (long) break, revised significantly, and have queried again.
from Varsha
May 03, 2022 1:27 am


Queried 29 Jan 2022
Form rejection 03 May 2022
from Thornbird1888
Apr 29, 2022 2:49 am


EQ - 22nd of October 2021
Full Request - 5th of January 2022
full sent - 5th of January 2022
Nudge - 1st of April 2022
Rejected - 29th April 2022

Not going to lie, this one really hurt. she said she really enjoyed it but didn't love it enough to offer rep.

Upper YA Fantasy 95k
from DeeCee2022
Apr 27, 2022 2:29 pm


EQ: 14 February 2022
FR: 26 April 2022
SF 85k

"I don’t think I’m the right agent for this, but I wish you the best of luck and keep querying!"
from romancerofwords
Apr 22, 2022 6:33 am


Adult contemporary romance, 85k

3/28 EQ
3/28 Out of Office reply
from jclepp
Apr 01, 2022 9:33 pm


EQ - 4/1/22

Science Fantasy 81K
from nkoussis
Mar 08, 2022 8:49 pm


EQ: 1/25/22
ER (form): 3/7/22

Adult Fantasy 110k
from melaniekcole
Mar 06, 2022 11:37 am


Email Query: Jan 27, 2022
Form Rejection: March 6, 2022

YA Paranormal 70K
from blue2280
Mar 06, 2022 8:43 am


EQ: 11/10/21
Full Request: 03/05/22

Was super surprised at this point by the request, but couldn't be more excited! Fingers crossed!
from erinquill8
Mar 06, 2022 8:31 am


EQ: 6 Feb 2022
ER: 6 Mar 2022 (standard rejection)

Rhyming PB 475 words
from miirii
Mar 05, 2022 3:59 pm


#SFFpit query: 02/28/2022
Full request: 03/05/2022
from Analisa
Mar 05, 2022 3:18 pm


#SFFpit query
EQ: 02/25/2022
ER: 03/05/2022 form response
YA Fantasy
from Carxsnow
Mar 05, 2022 1:39 pm


#SFFpit query sent: 02/25/22
125k queer adult fantasy
Rejection: 03/05/22
from kmwrites
Feb 17, 2022 3:24 am


Query Submitted 02/17/22

YA Fantasy 85K

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