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Ms. Rena Rossner

The Deborah Harris Agency

Jerusalem, Israel

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Twitter: renarossner

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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.
from CassandraFear
Mar 17, 2017 2:04 pm

EQ 2/15/17
PR for first 50 pages 3/17 Sent 3/17

YA fantasy 69k
from StoryMan
Mar 13, 2017 4:21 pm

EQ: 2/12/2017 (picture book manuscript sent)
ER: 3/13/2017
Form Letter Rejection:
Thanks for the opportunity to consider your work. I don’t think I’m the right agent for this, but I wish you the best of luck and keep querying! Maybe another agent will feel differently.

All the best,
from RelynnWrites
Feb 26, 2017 5:24 pm

1/14/2017- Emailed partial request made during PW with a note apologizing for the delay.
2/26/2017- Rena upgraded request to full manuscript.
from bonniekateday
Feb 19, 2017 9:47 pm

EQ 2/18 MG historical fiction
Quick email response stating she looks forward to looking at my query, that it sounds interesting
from Alfred
Feb 16, 2017 12:54 pm

polite rejection
from ladytuono
Feb 15, 2017 6:46 am

EQ - 12/5
Full Request 1/28 :)
Form rejection 2/15

Adult LGBT Contemporary Fantasy 87k
from ElaMishne
Jan 26, 2017 5:53 am

EQ: 12/12/16
ER: 01/26/17

from deebza
Jan 11, 2017 1:40 pm

EQ: 7/5/16
FR: 8/8/16
Sent: 8/10/16
Nudged: 01/09/17
YA sci-fi 73k
from ShannaHughes
Dec 29, 2016 3:34 pm

10/6 EQ with first fifty pages.
10/12 emailed me to ask for fifty pages in Word doc rather than pasted in email. Sent.
10/13 ER - Kind email stating she read it quickly as she was very interested, but isn't head-over-heels in love with it.
12/19 signed with another agent

I appreciate the quick communication and her kind words!

Requested during #DVpit. 67K YA contemporary.

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