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Ms. Christine Cohen

Virginia Kidd Agency

PO Box 278, 538 East Hartford Street

Milford, PA 18337

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from Stargrave
Nov 13, 2019 12:46 pm

EQ: 8/15/19
Nudge sent 11/1/19
Semi-Personal rejection: 1/13/19 (She said my submission didn't reach her the first time for some reason, so I'm thinking I got passed over the first time but for some reason they forwarded it after the nudge? A bit odd)

I received an email from Vaughne Hansen, not Christine Cohen. It was definitely one of the more personal rejections I've received. She told me that the book was a bit too long and that I should consider shortening it, but I'm not sure if she actually read any of it or not (My personal rule is "a form is a form until they start mentioning characters and plot points"). So it seems she may have written it off automatically because of the length, but she also claimed the subject and plot just didn't click with her.

150k Epic Space Opera
from Stargrave
Nov 05, 2019 8:09 am

@Nadler369: You're lucky to get a response so fast. I sent them mine during the last submissions period, and sent a nudge at the beginning of this one. Still haven't heard anything back. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing!
from Nadler369
Nov 05, 2019 7:58 am

EQ: 11/4/19
ER: 11/4/19
Fantasy - 125k
Thank you for sending us your query. I love the premise, and I think you have a fine work here, but I also think it will benefit from a bit of polish. I think a writer’s workshop will strengthen it and then you’ll have a great novel to shop to agents.
All my best wishes,
from Nadler369
Oct 16, 2019 2:56 pm

From their website:
We are open to query submissions during the following periods:

January 15th — February 1st
May 15th — June 1st
August 15th — September 1st
November 1st — November 15th
We seek quality fiction and specialize in speculative works: science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Contact us when we are open for submissions with an email that includes a brief message, your bibliography, and any relevant industry information (co-authored works, previous representation, awards, nominations.) Include a brief synopsis and the first 1-3 chapters in the body of your email. We do not open attachments.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 08, 2019 10:45 am

Profile Update: Website and Email not functioning.
from magikandmayhem
Feb 19, 2019 8:14 pm

78K historical fantasy mystery
EQ: 2/3
2/4 Ben emailed me that the attachment of my sample wasn't included.

I felt like such an idiot! Immediately, I sent him back an apology and the attachment.

Despite the snafu, maybe there's hope on the fact it wasn't rejected outright. I mean, if it was a rubbish query and premise, he could have just passed on it....

I'll keep you updated on what happens!

UPDATE: I heard back tonight from Vaughne regarding my query. The email was really nice and I surprised at the length of the email response. I was advised that my submission had gone on to the second round of reads, but due to the influx of queries and materials submitted by current authors, they had to be really selective and in the end, chose to pass, but believed I'd get there in finding the right agent to represent the MS!
from PandaBear
Feb 12, 2019 5:34 pm

ER 2.12.19 Sweet rejection letter with tips on how to improve my writing from ben
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 16, 2019 8:41 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 19, 2018 7:16 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from nairforceone
Nov 05, 2018 3:16 pm

EQ: 11/5/18
from AletheaStauron
Oct 07, 2018 12:35 pm

10/6 query sent - Science fiction, suspense, mystery 145k words
10/7 polite rejection from Ben?

It appeared as a general reply. She must be full, or I'm just glad I know she's not for me. Ben must be an assistant of hers. Anyway, I'm glad for the quick response. I'm looking for Agent Right For Me.
from askjudyww
Sep 30, 2018 8:51 pm

Adult SFF 140K
EQ: 9/30
from SpinyFirx
Sep 22, 2018 8:16 pm

EQ: 9/28/2018 (Weird, semi-humorous fantasy)
from rbenton1964
Jun 08, 2018 2:40 pm

EQ 6/8
from FountainPen
Nov 06, 2017 5:55 pm

EQ 8/30
CNR 11/6

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