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Mr. DongWon Song

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Twitter: dongwon

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from alkulseng
Jun 07, 2020 11:51 am

06/02/20: He stated on his Twitter: "I'm opening to unsolicited submissions from Black-identifying writers." He also stated that this policy will be in place for the foreseeable future :)
from magellen
Nov 12, 2019 6:48 pm

EQ: 4/14/19
FR: 4/23/19
Nudged: 8/14/19 about status when I saw he was going on hiatus - never got a response.

Gothic Horror 90k
from Kittywhite
Sep 10, 2019 11:47 am

EQ 31/7/10

DonWon tweeted a couple a month ago that he'd be closing to queries but I got in on the day before with my email

ER ( Form ) 7/9/19
from Doreen
Aug 27, 2019 6:58 am

QE 87,000 pages Mystery Horror
Ten pages from Chapter Two
8/27/19 "Not a good fit"
from danniemolguin
Aug 15, 2019 7:23 am

EQ: Contemporary YA
ER: 8/14/19

Well, at least he was fast. I didn't expect that since he's travelling.
from rshansen
Aug 07, 2019 10:28 am

EQ: 7/27/19 MG SF 50,000
FR: 8/7/19
from dennisquocly
Aug 02, 2019 2:42 pm

EQ 07/31/2019

YA Horror
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2019 6:34 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Zooks3
Jul 26, 2019 3:14 pm

7/26/19: Hi all! I'm closing to unsolicited queries on August, 1st. After that date, I will only consider submissions from writers who have an invite from me to submit or are referred by a personal contact of mine.
from melonpan
Jun 24, 2019 9:31 pm

EQ: 6/14/2019
ER: 6/25/2019

Form letter.

"Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, I don't think your project is a good fit for what I am looking for right now. As such, I am passing at this time. Good luck and thanks again for thinking of me."
from zehvran
Jun 04, 2019 11:44 am

EQ (#DVPit request): 04/23/2019
Nudge with offer: 04/30/2019
FR: 04/30/2019
Emailed back 5/15 and apologized for missing my deadline.

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 100k
from TaylorJ
Jun 02, 2019 7:36 am

EQ: 6/2/19

YA science fiction, 85K
from aidanmoher
May 28, 2019 4:47 pm

EQ: 5/24/2019
FR: 5/28/2019

Post-apocalyptic fantasy: 64k
from shawnspeakman
May 28, 2019 4:05 pm

EQ: 5/19/2019
FR: 5/28/2019

YA SF: 88K
from ToTheWind
Apr 22, 2019 4:18 am

Re: @mrjacobs2003 post about Mr. Song's 9/12 twitter saying: "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."

Bookstore shoppers not only have the book jacket blurb, but they also have the entire, fully edited and professionally proofed book to peek through; they can even read the end. But most people buy books online now, in which case they have a longer blurb, almost a synopsis, a “look inside” the book on Amazon, and detailed reviews. A book is under construction until published. A book buyer gets the finished product with more information than an agent can ever have at any stage of the process. I’d be a little wary of an agent that doesn’t under this.

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