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Ms. Claudia Ballard

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment

1325 Avenue of the Americas

New York, NY 10019

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from laurids
Jan 02, 2018 2:50 pm

EQ 10/4
FR 10/6
nudge with offer 11/14, no reply
ER 12/6 personal note with what she liked about ms (so nice I could use it as back cover blurb!), but step aside because has reservations, and I had another offer.
from LightofBeauty
Nov 24, 2017 5:00 pm

EQ: 11/24
from laurids
Nov 15, 2017 2:13 pm

EQ 10/4/17 w first chap pasted in
FR 10/6/17
lit. fiction
nudge with offer 11/14/17
from kdwriter
Aug 30, 2017 10:18 am

EQ 8/30/17

Upmarket commercial fiction
from tennisplayernw
Aug 10, 2017 10:17 am

EQ 8/10/17
from jhunny
Aug 09, 2017 3:33 pm

How do we exactly query Ms. Claudia Ballard? I can't find any information on what she actually wants with the query.
from Junebug
Jun 28, 2017 6:27 pm

EQ 06/10/17
PR 06/13/17 Claudia forwarded to colleague, Janine Kamouh who req. first 100 pages
ER 06/27/17 Janine passed but spent considerable time talking about the positive attributes of the story. Very helpful and kind..

73K Adult Upmarket Commercial Fiction/Mystery/Magical Realism
from KristenH
Jan 06, 2017 4:11 pm

EQ 11/4/16 (Venom)
CNR 1/6/17 (No word from nudge after she returned from maternity leave.) Will try Suzanne with Venom next month.
from jbshelleby
Aug 24, 2016 5:31 am

I queried Claudia via email with just a query, no pages. Her assistant promptly replied that she is currently on maternity leave until fall and that if I'm still not repped by then, I should get back in touch. She said that querying without pages is the typical way to go.
from jbshelleby
Aug 16, 2016 6:08 am

Does anyone else find it odd that there's absolutely zero information on the William Morris website about any of their agents or how to contact them? Am I missing something? I can't find a bio for this agent anywhere. Why would they want to be so mysterious, unless they are totally uninterested in unsolicited queries?
from newbirds
May 10, 2016 7:22 pm

EQ 2/8/16
FR 2/11/16
very kind, helpful, and thoughtful rejection 5/10/16
from PaigeTurner
Apr 05, 2016 12:54 pm

EQ: 4/5/16

This immediately bounced back with MAILER-DAEMON, undeliverable. Just a query, zero attachments - wondering if their system or server is on maintenance or something. Will try again.
from beth222
Apr 04, 2016 9:11 pm

EQ: 2/2/16
FR: 2/3/16
ER: 3/31 -- Very friendly step aside. It was clear she read the entire novel carefully. So close!

Literary Fiction
from booksbooksbooks
Mar 22, 2016 11:53 am

Rejection that wasn't just a form. What a gem. Good luck to all.

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