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Ms. Rebecca Scherer

Jane Rotrosen Agency

318 East 51st Street

New York, NY 10022


Twitter: RebeccaLScherer

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from keisenbraun
Oct 29, 2019 11:32 am

EQ: 5/11/19, upmarket, 93k
ER: 10/29/19. I had closed this 2 months ago. Took 171 days for her to respond but I appreciate the response nonetheless.

I wish I could send encouraging word as to the marketing prospects for [TITLE] through this agency. Regretfully, I just don’t feel confident in my ability to place this work with a publisher in this competitive market.

I sent it via email per the instructions here (which is what she has linked on her Twitter):
from sfdwriter
Oct 18, 2019 11:19 am

QF: 10/18/19

Upmarket fiction 92K
from WhatAWriter
Oct 14, 2019 3:57 pm

EQ: 10/14/2019
Worst form online form the planet today, except of course for Sterling Lord, which has an even worse online form. Ridiculous in this day and age.
from equitiesindallas
Oct 05, 2019 12:00 pm

EQ: 8/5
CNR: 10/5
contemporary 106k submitted via email
from KristenH
Sep 28, 2019 10:48 am

EQ 7/1/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 9/25/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from LGV_AL
Sep 23, 2019 2:48 pm

EQ Form: 7/22/19 literary mystery @97K words
CNR 9/23/19
from Ivanob
Aug 21, 2019 10:08 am

Submitted the Online Form August 21.
from fjcavallo
Jun 10, 2019 3:50 pm

Query: 4/3/19
Closed/No Response: 6/10/19

Judging by the timeline some folks have waited over 100 days for rejections, which is better than nothing, I suppose. I'm considering this one closed, well past the 2 month mark.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 29, 2019 11:57 am

WhiteGardenia & traceyflutterbye
It is a bit confusing and I have tried to contact her for clarification but haven't heard back. But, after some deduction, I believe it is correct to use the form. I say that because if you look at another agent there, Amy Tannenbaum, and click the contact button for her on their website, it takes you to what would have been a form like the others, but there is a specific message there saying to email instead. So, if Rebecca also wanted email instead of the form, I believe that same message would be on her form page as well. I'll update if I hear back, but for now I recommend the form.
from WhiteGardenia
Mar 29, 2019 11:46 am

I'm left wondering the same thing. If you go to the agency website and click on the agent's name, then the "contact" link, you get a message form, asking for your name and a text box for your message. Seems odd to put your query in the message box, but that's the extent of their "online form." This is also the case if you click on the online form link provided in QueryTracker. However, if you click on the AAR link for Ms. Scherer, she states at the bottom to query her at her email address listed. I haven't queried Ms. Scherer yet, but I must assume either method will end up in her inbox.
from traceyflutterbye
Mar 25, 2019 3:47 pm

Could anyone tell me if you use the online form or query the way it says to on the website?
from WhiteGardenia
Mar 14, 2019 4:26 am

Online form is pretty basic with a “message” box for text. Anyone know if the “synopsis” requested in their submission guidelines refers to the overview of the story typically mentioned in your query letter, or do they want a full-on synopsis?
from tdubphyz
Jan 11, 2019 12:48 pm

EQ: 6/16
FR: 8/17
R&R: 10/11 (lots of really great specific feedback, so I'll be working on this for a while before I'm ready to resend), sent 11/4
ER: 1/11 This one hurts, mostly because she seems so terrific.

lit fic, 92k
from DKCtries
Dec 22, 2018 11:54 am

EQ: 30Nov
QR: 14Dec
Received a nice encouraging letter with the rejection.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 10, 2018 11:54 am

Profile Update: Now using a query form.

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