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Ms. Kelly Peterson

Rees Literary Agency




Twitter: LitAgentKelly

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from NightSky
Aug 30, 2022 5:53 pm

Form Query 9/14/21
Form Rejection 8/30/22
Almost a year later, but it’s still nice to get a response!
from gcontelmo
Aug 30, 2022 3:10 pm

Absolutely shocked to receive a response (rejection) 358 days after querying.
Form query: 9/6/2021
Form rejection: 8/30/2022
from jmay18
Aug 30, 2022 2:01 pm

Queried her September 2021
Pass September 2022

I honestly really dislike agents like these that take years to respond. This is 100% why I stick with querying fast responding agents. I’m not sure I checked Querytracker when I sent this query. In this time I’d gotten another agent and moved on long from this MS. It’s really frustrating. If you’ve not answered a query after 6-8 months presume the author has moved on and keep your rejection to yourself.
She also posted this, which I frankly think is really ridiculous. “I’m in my query box all day today and decided to start all the way at the beginning…all, I’m so sorry. I still have some very old submissions in here. If you get a rejection because it’s old, feel free to resubmit to my submissions link if it’s still available and you still”

What does ‘if you get a rejection because it’s old’ even mean? Definitely do not wish I was her client.
from Sally646
Aug 20, 2022 8:45 pm

I paid to pitch to her on zoom on April 1st through the Seattle Writing Workshop, and she requested pages. I haven't heard a thing from her since. Same thing with Erica Bauman at Aevitas. It is incredibly frustrating that these agents are taking money for zoom pitches and don't have the courtesy to respond either way at all. Both continued to show up and take pitches at those monthly writing workshops and are scheduled for more in the fall. Disappointing and unprofessional.
from SGA001
Jul 10, 2022 10:12 am

Queried 7/10/22 after pitching at conference.

YA Fantasy, 98k.
from fancyunicorn
Feb 18, 2022 11:14 am

Kelly tweeted recently that she'll be opening again to mg, ya, and adult fantasy, as well as adult romance. She also added to the thread that she's a hard ass, her authors need thick skin, and that she doesn't typically compliment her authors. She added a lot more onto that point, so it might be worth checking out, since it could impact whether you want to send a query/think Kelly would be a good fit. Thick skin is great, but there's also no shame in having a soft heart and wanting an agent who matches that energy. (imo)

Link to thread:
from Anne_Natalie
Feb 09, 2022 2:51 pm

FQ: 2/7/22

105K Adult Fantasy Romance
Pitched 2/5/22 at Michigan Writing Workshop; invited to query + 35 pages
from evflynn
Feb 07, 2022 2:38 pm

FQ: 2/7/2022

92k Adult Fantasy
*Pitched at Michigan Writing Workshop; first 50 pages
from carolinefowlerdavis
Feb 07, 2022 8:45 am

Pitched 2/5 at Michigan Writing Workshop, invited to query first 40 pages
FQ: 2/5/22
YA SF 103k
from amandajlien
Feb 02, 2022 12:51 pm

FQ by request during NCWW after a verbal pitch: 11/17/21
FR with a little feedback: 2/2/22
from AlexisLCarroll
Jan 17, 2022 11:11 am

FQ 6-17-2021
Form rejection 9-30-2021

Adult - Fantasy - 121k
from Buddrcup
Dec 21, 2021 10:51 am

EQ (online form) 08/15/2021
CNR: 12/14/21
Rejection: 12/21/21
Contemporary Fantasy
83,000 words
from JPAnderson
Nov 10, 2021 2:43 pm

EQ: August 11, 2021
CNR: September 22, 2021
ER: November 10, 2021

Form rejection--but mentions the word count and says she would be happy to look again if I get it down to "a reasonable word count".

Adult Epic Fantasy, 220K
from galian84
Nov 10, 2021 2:31 pm

Form Query 8/1/21
Form Rejection with a little feedback: 11/9/21

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 93k
from sophiakate
Nov 06, 2021 7:29 pm

form query 8/10/21
nudge with offer of rep 10/30/21
closing no response bc deadline is fast approaching
90k ya fantasy

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