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Ms. Rebecca Scherer

Jane Rotrosen Agency

318 East 51st Street

New York, NY 10022



Website: www.janerotrosen.com

Twitter: RebeccaLScherer

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Ivanob
Aug 21, 2019 10:08 am


Submitted the Online Form August 21.
from keisenbraun
Aug 09, 2019 8:58 am


EQ: 5/11/19, upmarket, 93k
CNR: 8/9/19

I sent it via email per the instructions here (which is what she has linked on her Twitter): http://aaronline.org/Sys/PublicProfile/38814724/417813
from equitiesindallas
Aug 05, 2019 10:00 pm


EQ: 8/5
contemporary 106k
from LGV_AL
Jul 22, 2019 2:13 pm


EQ Form: 7/22/19 literary mystery @97K words
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


@traceyflutterbye:
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.
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.

Sincerely,

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.

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