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Ms. Rena Rossner

The Deborah Harris Agency

Jerusalem, Israel

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Twitter: renarossner

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from Kate_TheAvidWriter
Apr 14, 2021 9:04 am

EQ: 2/12
CNR: 3/31
ER: 4/14

YA Fantasy 102k
from thewhipslip
Apr 14, 2021 7:56 am

EQ 1/13/21
CNR 3/6/21

Heard back from Rena with a form rejection, but still nice she sent something! 4/14/21

YA Queer Psych Thriller 88k
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 14, 2021 1:48 am

ER 4/8/21
Nudge with offer of rep 4/13/21
Full request 4/13/21

Adult Fantasy 120k
from mkhardy
Apr 05, 2021 5:06 pm

Cold queried Feb 16 2021 and received request for full March 21st.
Got an R&R request from a different agent on Friday April 2nd.
After chat with other agent, messaged to offer revision when it's ready (est. three or four weeks), as the R&R is non-exclusive.
She replied quickly with a friendly message saying to send it on when ready.
Thought I'd note this as R&Rs are a strange beast and people seem curious about how they go.
from amandaelliott17
Mar 22, 2021 8:23 am

EQ - 3/19
MG Mystery
from Shopcraze1
Mar 21, 2021 5:44 pm

EQ: 3/1/21
ER: 3/21/21
MG Sci-fi 60K
from aviburton
Mar 21, 2021 8:14 am

eq 2/18, personalized rejection 3/21 for ya fantasy 83k words
from MissPlum
Mar 14, 2021 11:10 am

Adult literary thriller rejected at 18 days
from vickipet
Mar 07, 2021 12:53 pm

@dillolm, I sent my query to the email listed here and just got a full request after 43 days. Hope that helps. Good luck!
from dillolm
Mar 07, 2021 11:29 am

EQ: 02-07-2021
ER: 03-07-2021
At this point I hope I sent it to the correct email because I found two different emails associated with her name AND literary agency. So, if I sent it to an incorrect email or a fraud email I'm going to be heartbroken. I sent it to the email that was posted on her website, but manuscript wishlist (and on here) is a different one. Best of luck to you all!
from reason
Mar 03, 2021 6:25 pm

EQ: 2/4
ER: 3/3

YA 85K
from SaraCo
Feb 23, 2021 8:19 am

#PitMad Request
EQ: 9/11/20
MG Paranormal
I'm not sure if I should've marked this as a CNR or not, but I emailed her saying I'm withdrawing to participate in Pitch Wars.
Eventually got an email saying she missed my other query but I should send the revision after Pitch Wars
Sent 2/12/21
Rejected (form letter) 2/23/21
confirmed receipt
from RKPurton
Feb 13, 2021 2:07 am

EQ 12/7/2020
Got an auto reply that she was closed to queries in December. On 12/8/2020, she emailed me that although closed, she was "intrigued" and would read the 50 pages submitted and get back to me.
FR 02/08/2021

MG F 45k
from karenleespree
Jan 18, 2021 8:09 am

EQ: 1-12-20

Upper MG Speculative.

from MeganAScott
Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm

@karthi1158, I included the biographical note as a part of the query--just the usual thing of where I'm based/any writing courses etc. Then the 50 pages and synopsis in one word document that I attached! I haven't heard back from her yet, though :)

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