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Ms. Rena Rossner

The Deborah Harris Agency

Jerusalem, Israel

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from CassandraFear
May 16, 2017 7:12 pm

EQ 2/15/17
PR for first 50 pages 3/17 Sent 3/17
Nudge due to offer from small press. 5/11
Full request a couple hours later, even with traveling.
Rejection 5/16/17
YA fantasy 69k
from BillGinTexas
May 15, 2017 1:40 pm

EQ: 05/15/2017 85K Hist Fic Thrl
from debbie_rosenberg58
May 12, 2017 9:46 am

EQ 5/11

90,500 WF
from ethrash42
May 09, 2017 4:58 pm

Auto Response

"I am travelling this month and checking email sporadically:
Shall be at ROMANTIC TIMES convention in Atlanta, May 3-8;
In NYC, May 8-18;
On vacation, May 18-29;
In NYC for BOOK EXPO, May 29-June 4."

from SaraCo
May 01, 2017 12:20 pm

EQ: 4-26-17 (#DVpit request)
confirmed reciept on 4-27-17
Full Request: 4-29-17 (sent same day)
from KristenH
May 01, 2017 11:22 am

Eq 2/17/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/1/17 (Passed-not good fit.) Will try her with something else in the future.

Congrats Nathang!
from nathang
Apr 30, 2017 9:17 am

EQ: 3/6/17 (#sonofapitch request)
PR: 4/30/17

Literary Fiction -- 87,000 words

As others have noted, her request was to "take a closer look" at the first fifty pages as a Word doc. Apparently my query went to her spam folder, which is the reason for the delay in her request.
from horrorchix89
Apr 29, 2017 11:34 pm

EQ: 4/27/17 #DVpit
Confirm: same day

YA Dark Fantasy 89k
from Alorac
Apr 26, 2017 12:05 pm

EQ 2/12/17
Request for first 50pp 3/13/17
Rejection with no feedback 4/26/17 "not the right agent for this"
YA Historical
from rosieclaverton
Apr 12, 2017 5:29 am

EQ: 30/10/16
FR: 20/12/16
ER: 21/03/17 (personalised)

Gaslamp fantasy mystery, 93K
from anathebookworm
Apr 05, 2017 9:45 am

Hi nancipants! I also got the request to "take a closer look at the first 50 pages", actually. I didn't think it was normal either, but I sent it to her. She seems like such a nice agent, and maybe she just liked our writing and didn't want to keep reading on the email? I don't know. Lol :)
from pickfordm
Mar 29, 2017 7:55 pm

Hang in there, Bestseller1980!! I know how you feel, but we just have to keep on trying -- and most of all, keep on writing.
from nancipants
Mar 29, 2017 8:02 am

EQ: 3/24/17

#PitMad request - query and first 3 chapters/50 pages

PR: 3/29/17 - asked to take a closer look at first 50 pages and send it as an attachment. Not sure if I'd consider this a normal request since I sent 50 along with the query, but I'll take it! :)
from bestseller1980
Mar 28, 2017 3:32 pm

EQ: 9/10
PR: 10/9
FR: 10/19

So 10 and 9 seem to be my lucky numbers! Still waiting. There are only a few more days left in the year with the #9!!! All 10 of my fingers are crossed!

Update--3/28/17--> I nudged in January and again in March with no response. This is the fourth time in a year that an agent has requested a full or partial and then disappears. I hope this isn't a new trend because it's a very disappointing feeling--worse than a standard rejection.
from Allister
Mar 21, 2017 8:13 am

Just heard back from Rena from #SFFPit saying she was backlogged in replying. Said she loved the concept and writing but didn't fall in love. Very kind rejection.

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