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Ms. Rena Rossner

The Deborah Harris Agency

Jerusalem, Israel

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Twitter: renarossner

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from pinguicha
Jul 24, 2019 8:21 am

EQ (with referral): 02/25/2019
FR: 02/20/2019
Rejection: 07/24/2019, after two nudges. Didn't fall in love the way she needed to in order to rep it.

OwnVoices Historical Fantasy, 92k
from lindsaywhat
Jul 17, 2019 12:46 am

EQ 7/16/19
YA spec fic 78k
from Utopiandreams
Jul 14, 2019 10:39 am

EQ: 5/25/2019
Nudge w/offer: 7/1/19
FR: 7/1/19
Encouraging pass: 7/14/19
YA soft SF, 81k
from brandonmc87
Jul 08, 2019 2:18 pm

EQ 4/19/18
PitMad request 6/7/18 (apparently she hasn't gotten to my initial query)
PR 6/21/18
5/22/19 Sent 50 pages today (rewrote my book after winning RevPit in 2018)
ER 7/8/19 (Form? Not sure. She praised my writing and story concept, but said it wasn't right for her.)

87K Adult Dark Fantasy (originally queries100K Adult Dark Fantasy)
from EMimimi
Jul 08, 2019 9:35 am

EQ: 4/18/19
FR: 7/8/19

MG fantasy 55k

from tremendousotter
Jul 08, 2019 7:59 am

2/4 EQ after twitter contest request (can't remember which one)
7/8 ER after a nudge, same response as Kittywhite
from Kittywhite
Jul 08, 2019 7:48 am

EQ 50 pages 5/9/19 DV Pit 100,000 words fantasy

ER 7/8/19 /Form letter 'great voice, nice concept, didn't fall in love enough'

@MR Work congrats on agent! That 50 pages request wasn't a partial request. She asks for the first 50 pages from everyone as part of query submission. It would appear it took her an abnormal amount of time to see your query and request the pages that should have been attached to your query email in the first place *( I've noticed people saying they are getting a 'partial request' after one day etc and I think that might be because they didn't read the sub guidelines that asks for 50 pages )

Duly noted about the letting everyone know though.
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2019 2:20 pm

EQ 4/17/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/17/19 (Passed--not right agent)
from Elysia
Jun 17, 2019 11:18 am

EQ: 4/16
ER: 6/17
I was surprised by this, because she'd responded to a lot after me on the timeline. I'd already CNRed. I guess she doesn't reply chronologically.
from swatithegeek
Jun 11, 2019 9:37 am

DVpit EQ: 04/25/19, first 50 pp
She liked my pitch during Pitmad -- tweeted to let her know, and she said she'll take a look.
ER: 06/11/19, lightly personalized

YA Romance, 82k
from HopefulHopefulHopeful
May 23, 2019 11:13 am

EQ: 3/3/19
FR: 5/23/19 (yay!)

Lit fic
from TangoTango
May 23, 2019 9:21 am

EQ: April 18
Partial Request: April 18
Very kind, personalized rejection: May 23

YA Contemp
from emmatens
May 23, 2019 7:44 am

EQ Feb 28, 2019
ER May 23, 2019

YA Historical Fantasy - 77,000 words
from MR_Work
May 20, 2019 8:15 pm

@Kittywhite -- Ah-ha, mystery solved! Well done sleuthing :)
from Kittywhite
May 20, 2019 7:25 pm

@Mr Work Oh ok. I thought the sub guidelines showed the Word specification Ahhh ( *checks* ) The sub guidelines on her own site say 'Word Document' but on the Deborah Harris site it doesn't specify

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