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Ms. Rachel Beck

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC

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Twitter: Rachel_C_Beck

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from Haleighm
Apr 29, 2019 9:18 am

YA contemporary romance
from eve_sunlight
Mar 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Query sent: 1.22.19
Request for partial: 1.28.19
Rejection Form: 2.21.19

Her assistant Kayla sent out the rejection form with no feedback. I even requested some sort of feedback and never heard back.
from JessyKah87
Mar 01, 2019 9:25 pm

EQ 01/22
PR 01/21
FR: 02/21
From Kayla.
YA Rom
from Justcallmenancydrew
Feb 18, 2019 5:07 pm

EQ 11/28/18
PR 1/28/18
R 2/17

All corespondences through Kayla, an assistant, which is cool. Got rejection email after 10pm...just seems unprofessional...I don't know. Just my opinion. Also, when it all comes from an assistant, does the agent even read until it's upgraded to full?
from Wildcat
Feb 18, 2019 9:01 am

EQ 12/1/2018
PR 1/28/2019 via Kayla
Request for full 2/18
from KristenH
Feb 12, 2019 4:19 pm

EQ 2/14/18 (Requery Venom)
CNR 3/30/18 (No word from nudges.)
PR 1/29/19 (Accidentally sent Venom's 50 page partial by mistake--Kayla said that her request was buried in her emails)
FR 2/12/19 (Full request from Rachel via Kayla, though my partial for DI got declined)--it'll go out tomorrow. Better late than never, right?
from KristenH
Feb 12, 2019 4:15 pm

EQ 12/25/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
PR 1/28/19 (50-page partial from Kayla)--partial sent.
ER 2/12/19 (Passed--can't offer rep)

from bkblake
Feb 08, 2019 5:43 pm

EQ 1/26
ER 1/31
YA Contemporary 84k
from Fj2018
Feb 05, 2019 11:22 pm

EQ 1.20.19
ER 2.6.19 (form)
from wtbyrne
Jan 30, 2019 10:55 am

EQ: 1/28/19
PR: 1/30/19
from Rachel_H
Jan 28, 2019 10:49 pm

EQ: 9/22/18
PR: 10/06/18
Full Request: 1/28/19
Sent same day
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 25, 2019 6:43 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from caitlinfinn
Jan 22, 2019 1:37 pm

7/24/18 EQ
8/10/18 PR
11/17/18 FR
1/22/19 form rejection

"Your work has been carefully reviewed, and it has been determined that Holloway Literary will not be pursuing representation of your manuscript. We regret sending you this information in a form letter; however, due to the volume of emails we receive daily it is almost impossible to send customized letters to every author. Thank you again for thinking of Holloway Literary, and we wish you every success in your writing career."

Isn't it standard practice to send a personalized rejection on a full request? Oh well...
from Mander_Pander
Jan 21, 2019 8:16 pm

The e-mail sender literally just said DECLINE in giant black letters. Guess I won't have to open this form rejection!
from emholyoak
Oct 26, 2018 8:40 pm

EQ: 10-14
Form Rejection: 10-26
YA Action adventure 75k

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