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Ms. Rachel Beck

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC



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Website: hollowayliteraryagency.com

Twitter: Rachel_Burkot

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Fourpaws
Today 9:39 pm


Sent EQ 09/20/2017 to submissions@hollowayliteraryagency.com; returned by Daemon Mailer claiming address unknown. Can anyone help me with a clue re: the correct address?
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2017 2:17 pm


Profile Update: Last name changed from Burkot to Beck.
from eebnhab
Aug 16, 2017 7:31 pm


EQ: 7/9/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller
CNR: 8/16/17
from AuthorTeacherkl
Aug 07, 2017 1:49 pm


EQ: 6/21/17 -- 15 pp. (4 to 6 wks)
C/NR: 8/7/17

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from cleigh73
Jun 28, 2017 10:28 am


EQ 4/4/17
CNR 6/20/17

WF 89K
from JessicaBrianne86
Jun 24, 2017 7:04 pm


EQ: 6/2
PR: 6/20

77K YA Contemporary
from deebiedoobie
Jun 19, 2017 11:41 pm


EQ: 5/28
PR: 6/19 (50 pages)

YA Psychological 80k


Hope she likes the first 50 pages! I'll be sitting here with a nervous tick for the next... *checks response time set by submissions coordinator* ... 3 to 4 months.
from otherside
Jun 02, 2017 11:17 am


EQ: 3/7/17
PR (50p)*: 3/21/17
FR: 6/1/17

YA Contemporary 76k

*requests came from Kat, the submissions coordinator
from Catsamoa79
May 21, 2017 2:01 pm


EQ: 3/22/17
CNR: 5/21/17
Website says 4-6 weeks, otherwise it is a pass.
from Jvefamily
May 15, 2017 4:15 pm


CNR 04/25/2017
EQ 12/25/2016 Received auto response

Thank you for thinking of Holloway Literary, home of RITA 2015 Nominated for Best First Book Regency Romance author Alyssa Alexander's The Smuggler Wore Silk, Book Buzz 2014 featured author, Women's Fiction writer Kimberly Belle and Amazon US & UK Bestselling Contemporary Romance author, Katie Oliver.

Nikki, Rachel, Kortney, Michael and Jamie look forward to reading your submission.

Our submission guidelines and requests are very clear. Please note:

If your query is in a genre that we do not represent or are not seeking, your query will be deleted.
If you query multiple agents at Holloway, all but the first query will be deleted.
If you do not address your query to a specific agent, it may not be read or it may take longer to process.
If you send your first 15 pages as an attachment, your query will be deleted unread.
If your query is too short (under 70 k) or over 100 K your query may be deleted.
You may expect a response in 12 weeks. After that time you are welcome to check in with our submissions coordinator for a status check.

Best Regards,


Holloway Literary Staff
from DinaHaynes
Mar 25, 2017 8:39 pm


EQ: 3/25/2017 w/ first 15pgs

Contemporary Ro 84K
from LBasher7
Feb 06, 2017 3:32 pm


EQ: 12/1 after Rachel favorited my PitMad tweet
PR: 12/17 (first 50 pages)
ER: 2/6/17 Form rejection

from Kensi99
Jan 14, 2017 12:14 am


LBasher- yes, that's the address. I didn't get a bounce back - but no auto reply. Hmm. I hate to send again. But maybe I should? She's asking for my genre, etc...
from LBasher7
Jan 13, 2017 3:59 pm


@Kensi99 did you send to this address: submissions@hollowayliteraryagency.com

If yes, I might re-send if you don't receive an auto-reply within 24 hours....
from Kensi99
Jan 13, 2017 3:09 pm


Did everyone who submitted here get an auto reply when received? I didn't and am wondering what this means....

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