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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 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
from hdiangelis
Mar 28, 2018 12:04 pm

EQ: 10/26/17 (#PitDark Request)
Nudge: 1/26/18
ER: 3/11/18 (form, from Submissions Coordinator)
from Catsamoa79
Mar 11, 2018 7:00 pm

I have emailed Sabrina twice to check on my query, as suggested by their auto-response of receipt, and have not heard a peep from them. Anna was much more responsive. I would like to query someone else in this agency, but do not want to do so until i hear from Rachel. She requested a partial for another novel of mine and was very responsive, but that was quite a long time ago. It has been 95 days since my original query!

Update: ER from Sabrina (submissions editor) 3/11/18 - form letter, which seems to imply it is a "no" from the agency as a whole.
from HollyM
Mar 07, 2018 9:15 am

EQ: 8.22.17
PR: 9.19.17
Nudge 1.14.18
Response "still evaluating your submission" 1.20.18
Also, Submissions Editor changed from Anna to Sabrina during this process.
Form rejection: 3.7.18

93K Psychological Thriller
from bostonwriter
Mar 07, 2018 9:00 am

EQ: 9/7/17
PR: 9/25/17
Nudge: 1/15/18
Response "Still evaluating your submission": 1/20/18
Form Rejection: 3/7/18

LGBT YA, 52k
from hairaplenty
Jan 01, 2018 11:46 pm

EQ five pages got response from Parsons YA suspense
CNR 1/1/2018

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