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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 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.
from LightofBeauty
Jul 23, 2018 10:55 am

EQ: 6/22
Nudge, 7/13
7/14 FR
7/23 ER

Form rejection. Have no idea how much she read, forms like this just aren't helpful. Least she was quick tho. I'll give her this: even though she basically only responded in form letters, which gave me no insight into her personality or who she is as an actual person, she was very prompt with my nudge, and she did add some bit of personalization in her form to me, especially the part about just not having a vision for it to place it with a publisher. Fair enough.

"Thank you for your query and for allowing me to consider____.

I wish I could send encouraging word as to the marketing prospects for your work through this agency. Unfortunately, after careful review of the manuscript, I just do not feel confident that I have the vision to be your best advocate to place this work with the right publishing partner on your behalf. With regret, I must step aside.

Of course, this is just one opinion in a business where opinions always vary. Others may see immediate possibilities.

Please accept my very best wishes for success with ____ and your writing as a whole.


Rebecca Scherer
from dreamcat
Apr 26, 2018 12:12 pm

EQ 4/07
ER 4/26 Form rejection. Women’s upmarket 95K
from Hulagirl
Mar 26, 2018 3:01 pm

EQ: 3/22/18
ER: 3/26/18
Contemporary Romance 71K
Same form letter that others have posted here.
from WhiteGardenia
Feb 27, 2018 2:48 pm

Shall we assume a skip over our query in the QT Timeline is the same as a rejection?
from Kensi99
Nov 11, 2017 3:23 pm

EQ- 8/31
Full request - Sept 6
Nicely worded request and let me know she received MS.
from FGeiger
Aug 08, 2017 9:39 am

EQ 8/8/17 Black Girls Don't Get Hickeys 75000 word Women's Fiction
from eebnhab
Jul 18, 2017 5:12 pm

EQ: 7/10/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
ER: 7/18/17 Form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 05, 2017 9:48 am

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved this listing.

from JJProbe
Jun 28, 2017 2:49 pm

EQ: 2/6/17
CNR: 6/7/17
102K Thriller
Web site says to be by QT after 4 months. Some people get forms within days, some never hear a's a random and exasperating business.
from jerilyn8
May 17, 2017 3:46 pm

EQ 5/11/17
ER 5/17/17
form letter
from saritams8
Aug 11, 2016 9:45 am

EQ: 8/1/16
ER: 8/11/16

Kind form letter rejection:

Thank you for allowing me to consider your work.

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

Of course this is just one opinion in a dependably subjective business. Another reader may see immediate possibilities.

Please accept my best wishes for success with your writing.

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