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Ms. Pamela Ahearn

The Ahearn Agency

3436 Magazine St., #615

New Orleans, LA 70115

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from rsilvestro
Nov 14, 2022 2:51 pm

**Don't bother querying if you're a new author right now**

Received this rejection today: "Thanks for writing to me about this book, but The Ahearn Agency is not taking submissions from new authors for the foreseeable future."
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 22, 2022 9:06 am

@emilyekmurdoch, you can add an entire agency to your do-not-query list. To do so, go to the agent's profile page, then in the right side column, look for the list of other agents at that agency. There you'll see a link to add them all to your do-not-query list.
from emilyekmurdoch
Sep 22, 2022 12:43 am

Received email this morning, 3 weeks after rejection:

"Thank you for writing to me about this book, but the Ahearn Agency is not accepting submissions from new authors for the foreseeable future."

@Patrick - is it possible to mark a whole agency as 'closed'?
from Mostamand
Jul 29, 2022 7:15 pm

from artifex
Jun 23, 2022 3:52 pm

June 23, 2022 - "Thank you for writing to me about this book, but the Ahearn Agency is not accepting submissions from new authors for the foreseeable future."
from Jessie
Mar 25, 2022 12:57 pm

EQ 17/01/22
Rejection reply 23/03/22 saying "Thanks for writing to us, but the Ahearn Agency is not taking submissions from new authors for the forseeable future."
from jevans
Nov 08, 2021 4:56 pm

EQ 10/8/2021 82K crime thriller
Partial request 11/8/2021 (1st 50 pages & synopsis)
from OPKiwi
Oct 08, 2021 12:05 pm

EQ: 16/7/21
ER: 9/10/21
Single line rejection after nudge.
from gagliardo
Sep 12, 2021 12:22 pm

Because of the Hurricane Ida, they are now not accepting manuscripts.
from jadege
Sep 07, 2021 7:30 pm

Query sent 6/26/21
Form Letter "...hurricane IDA...not accepting new submissions." received 8/31/21
1 - my query was sent 2 months prior to IDA being on any radar
2 - I did not send a submission; I queried a novel.
3 - Does this mean my query was rejected or did she just clear out her in box? Should I resubmit after their power and internet are restored?
4 - 10 points to her for an original form letter!
I really don't know whether to leave this query open or close it.
from banaesma
Sep 01, 2021 11:40 am

EQ: 7 July, 2021
ER: 1 September, 2021

Form rejection saying they're not taking on new clients due to Hurricane Ida.

Adult 83k LitFic
from thefensk
Sep 01, 2021 10:28 am

Said submissions closed due to hurricane in NOLA.
from LizBrignac
Aug 31, 2021 10:49 am

Query rejected due to Hurricane Ida (NOLA based agency.) They are currently closed to submissions for that reason.
from Jemulcrone
Aug 15, 2021 3:28 pm

I queried Pam on 4/25/21
And received a partial request on 7/16/21
Then a decline for further material on 8/6/21

I wanted to post my experience because I considered not submitting due to other comments on QueryTracker. Pam was very direct, but her feedback was similar to other agents who rejected partials or fulls, plus she pointed out a sentence level error I was making that no one else had, that became very obvious once she did, and was very useful. I don't mean to invalidate other authors' experiences, and am grateful for those posts so if it happens to other people they know it isn't just them, and that sounds like an awful experience. But, I'd also encourage authors to query this agent if they think she might be a good fit. I'll be querying her in the future.
from andyscontras
Jul 16, 2021 4:02 pm

EQ 5/18 Nudge 7/15/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
ER 7/16/2021

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