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Ms. Rachel Beck

Liza Dawson Associates


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Twitter: Rachel_C_Beck

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from thewhipslip
Feb 12, 2021 3:50 pm

EQ 1/31/21
ER 2/12/21


YA Psychological Thriller 87k
from reason
Feb 07, 2021 4:33 pm

EQ: 1/21/21
ER: 2/5/21

YA, 85K
from SteinbeckFan
Feb 05, 2021 6:24 pm

EQ: Jan. 18, 2021
ER: Feb. 5, 2021

Upmarket Fiction (71,000 words)
from katarinabett
Feb 05, 2021 4:46 pm

EQ: 1/19
ER: 2/5

Adult SF 119k
from fictiongirl
Jan 24, 2021 1:48 pm

EQ: 02/01/21
PR: 24/01/21
from Catsamoa79
Jan 04, 2021 2:32 pm

EQ: 12/19/20
ER: 1/4/21
Form letter, same as below
from Isolamelia
Dec 18, 2020 9:47 pm

EQ: 12/2/20
ER: 12/18/20
Hello, and thank you for the opportunity to review your work. I'm afraid the project isn't a good fit for me, but I wish you all the best in finding representation elsewhere.
from KennyValentine
Dec 12, 2020 11:25 pm

@Caitlinchristine thank you so much for your suggestion and sharing your own experience as well! I do feel that the updated version reads better and has more voice (and since most rejections I received had to do with voice) I definitely want her to read the edited version instead. Thank you once again! I will reach out to her and ask.
from Caitlinchristine
Dec 12, 2020 10:42 pm

@KennyValentine- With the last MS I queried, I reached out to submit a new version a few months after she requested. She was very kind and said to go ahead and send it because she hadn’t read it yet. She is pretty slow on responding, it took about 3 months for my partial to turn into a full and then another 6 months for my full rejection. I doubt she has read it yet, so I would reach out if you feel the new version is better!
from KennyValentine
Dec 12, 2020 8:06 am

So, a week ago I received a partial request from her. I went through the first fifty pages to double-check for any errors and whatnot, then submitted them. The thing is, I ended up deciding to change the POV from third person to first person (which is kind of a big change). Should I reach out to her and ask if I can resubmit with the updated version since it hasn't been that long, and chances are she didn't start reading yet? Or should I just settle with what I submitted already? In her email, she said to only reach out to notify her of an offer of representation or to check on status if the time period exceeded 4 months. Can someone kindly offer advice?
from Zooks3
Nov 30, 2020 7:06 pm

11/10/20 EQ re: The Knotted Gun - Thriller. Received auto-response.
11/30/20: form rejection
from ChozoMidna
Nov 20, 2020 2:31 pm

Email Query: 11/4/2020
Partial Request: 11/20/2020

YA Mystery 60k
from dmp339
Nov 13, 2020 8:41 pm

Received a rejection after two weeks. Pleasant form letter.
from PlotPuppy34
Nov 08, 2020 10:16 am

EQ 10/22
Partial Request 11/6
YA Contemporary Romance 83K
from vcostello
Oct 30, 2020 4:43 pm

EQ 10/8
Partial request 10/30
upmarket family saga 90K

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