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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 emholyoak
Oct 26, 2018 8:40 pm

EQ: 10-14
Form Rejection: 10-26
YA Action adventure 75k
from Windmo
Oct 26, 2018 6:16 pm

EQ: Emailed first 15 pages 10/13/18 - romantic comedy
ER: Form rejection, very polite 10/26/18
from jillsteele21
Oct 19, 2018 8:12 am

4/12/18 EQ with first 15 pages
4/30/18 Request for first 50 pages-sent same day
Canned email says give them 3-4 months to review
9/19/18 Nudge asking for update (note I wait more than 4 months)
9/23/18 ER - Canned response that looks like it is rejection of a query. I email back indicating I thought I would get some type of feedback since it was a requested partial.
9/27/18 - short email from Rachel indicating she was "drawn in by concise writing style that narrates dramatic events without becoming overly dramatic in tone. However, I do think that the narration's simplicity leads it to skim over some areas of serious conflict..."

Disappointed because the specific instance she then goes on to cite as an example was contained within the first 5 pages that she read in April prompting her to request a partial. I don't think she read the partial, was too far removed from it and had moved on.

from Rachel_H
Oct 06, 2018 10:49 am

EQ: 9/22/18
PR: 10/06/18
Will be sent the same day
from Catsamoa79
Sep 25, 2018 6:03 pm

EQ; 9/8/18
ER; 9/25/18
form letter
from Watchdog
Aug 10, 2018 10:26 am

EQ 7/14
ER 7/29

form rejection

YA Contemporary 63K
from k8lynwrites
Jul 13, 2018 12:23 pm

EQ: 7/13/2018
from JMAtkinson
Jun 30, 2018 11:19 pm

EQ: 6/16/18 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
ER: 6/30/18 Form letter
from KellyFriedman2013
May 29, 2018 8:28 am

EQ: 5/15/18
ER: 5/28/18

Form rejection.

Paranormal Romance - 53k
from jsarak
May 09, 2018 10:02 am

EQ 5/8/18

60k Memoir
from jillsteele21
May 05, 2018 1:10 pm

EQ: Memoir 4/12/18
4/30/18 Request for 1st 50 pages
Submitted 1st 50 pages: 4/30/18
from rolofan
Apr 13, 2018 9:39 pm

Query: 6/10/17
PR: 7/2/17
Nudged as instructed in October.
Renudged 3/28/18
Was asked to resend my partial.
Form R from the submissions coordinator: 4/13/18
from katieob
Apr 09, 2018 9:14 am

Query: 3/28/18
Partial request: 4/9/18
from KristenH
Mar 31, 2018 7:14 am

EQ 3/14/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 3/30/18 (Passed-can't offer rep.)
from Hulagirl
Mar 28, 2018 4:02 pm

EQ: 3/28/18

Contemporary Romance 71k

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