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Mr. DongWon Song

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201



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Website: www.morhaimliterary.com

Blog: dongwonsong.com

Twitter: dongwon

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JoLadzinski
Jan 07, 2019 10:28 am


EQ 10/22/2018
ER 01/02/2019 Form rejection

#DVPit Adult Fantasy 88K
from placebo_junkie
Jan 04, 2019 11:44 am


EQ 4/16 LGBTQ contemp. fantasy, 62K
Full request 5/31, sent same day
Nudged on 10/11
Nudged again on 1/4 after no response
from IFermont
Jan 03, 2019 7:27 pm


EQ 12/15/2018
ER 01/03/2019

Sci-fi/Mystery
from aalogan
Jan 03, 2019 6:52 pm


EQ 10/31/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy
FR 12/6/18 Sent same day
12/12/18 Nudged with offer of rep on another (adult) ms from another agent
12/13/18 Asked to see full of other manuscript (adult), sent same day.
1/3/19 Polite step-aside

Thanks KristenH!
from KristenH
Dec 09, 2018 6:36 am


EQ 11/19/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 12/3/18 (Passed--not a good fit)

Congrats AAlogan!
from Mander_Pander
Nov 24, 2018 8:42 pm


EQ: 11/05
Full R: 11/24

YA Suspense :)
from KristenH
Oct 27, 2018 2:54 pm


Eq 10/1/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 10/15/18 (Passed--not right agent)
from pegcheng
Oct 22, 2018 3:07 pm


EQ: 9/13/2018
ER: 10/22/2018
Form letter
Suspense/thriller 65K
from karenleespree
Oct 12, 2018 7:19 am


EQ: 9/20

MG, SFF

ER: 10/12
from mrjacobs2003
Oct 03, 2018 10:55 am


EQ: 9/24
YA Sci-Fi 74k

For those looking for some perspective on the frustrating query process, I suggest checking out Mr. Song's 9/12 twitter posts which nailed it for me: "A common complaint I hear about queries is the idea that it's not enough material to make a decision. The idea that an agent is reacting to a pitch and a few sample pages is held up as an example of how the system is somehow unfair. And yeah, it is unfair, but I want you to consider this as you think about putting your query together. A full letter and ten pages is a lot more material than what a potential reader in a bookshop is making their decision on." Brilliant, and totally true.


from KristenH
Sep 15, 2018 3:44 pm


EQ 9/5/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/11/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from DueleNinja
Aug 28, 2018 3:41 pm


EQ: 8/13/18
ER: 8/28/18
15 day response. Can't complain about that. Onto the next!
YA sci-fi 93k
from KristenH
Aug 05, 2018 4:15 pm


EQ 6/20/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 7/24/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from auhsome23
Jul 02, 2018 10:43 am


EQ: 4/6
FR: 5/16

MG Fantasy -- 76k
Didn't send my full until today (7/2) because of further edits made based on some critiques. Whew! Hopefully, he likes it...
from querymary
Jun 01, 2018 7:14 am


EQ 4/27
ER 5/10

This is the second MS I've queried to Mr Song. I think it's safe to say he does not like my concepts! Good luck to others that are a better fit. He seems like a good agent.

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