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Ms. Kelly Peterson

Rees Literary Agency




Twitter: LitAgentKelly

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from emilyclaire5020
Jan 30, 2023 2:27 pm

Query Manager Submission: 11/10/22
Nudge w/Offer of Rep: 12/30/22
Automatic Response: 12/30/22
Request for Full Manuscript: 1/3/23
Offer of Representation: 1/19/23

YA Fantasy 75,000 words
from kmbarkley1
Jan 25, 2023 2:09 pm

Five days from Query to Rejection, but it was a personalized rejection letting me know she couldn't consider it based on length. Will be re-submitting after another round of edits.
from thealicat828
Jan 25, 2023 11:37 am

@JustinJoseph I nudged a few days ago and got an automated reply that said this:

Thank you for your message. Rest assured that I have received your message and will get back to you as soon as possible. Please practice a bit of patience and excuse my tardiness, as the publishing industry is slow!

So I would probably wait!
from JustinJoseph
Jan 23, 2023 12:06 pm

She said she was closing queries on Feb. 1st to catch up. Should I nudge before then?
from samipeil
Jan 19, 2023 5:34 pm

Rejection 15 days later w/advice about length and other useful resources. Very helpful and appreciated! YA Contemporary 54k
from ChrisWardeLee
Jan 19, 2023 5:05 pm

Kelly rejected my manuscript but gave great advice on how to improve it for a possible resubmission. I will make the suggested changes and I look forward to submitting to Kelly in the future. Thank you, Kelly, for the best rejection I have ever gotten.
from Anjilize
Jan 06, 2023 5:25 am

Kelly rejected my proposal but she sent me a wonderful email full of helpful suggestions. Thank you, Kelly, most appreciated.
from jennadevillier
Dec 28, 2022 3:14 pm

FQ: 12/28

89K YA Fantasy
from messyf
Dec 14, 2022 3:10 pm

Query 12/14/22
from morganforte
Dec 09, 2022 9:19 pm

FQ: 10/19
Offer notification: 12/8
Automatic response thanking me for letting her know, and that she will be in touch
from gracemorrow
Dec 02, 2022 11:45 am

Queried: 10/15
Notification of Offer of Rep on different MS: 10/24
Nudge: 11/02
Full Request: 11/04
Asked to see query of other MS: 11/04
Nudge 11/29
Adult Fantasy 100k
from ashdetweiler
Dec 01, 2022 3:36 pm

@justinjoseph it looks like Kelly's gotten 500 queries in the last 90 days. I'm sure it's just taking time to go through everything. I have a 6-month query out with a different agent who regularly shares that the industry is inundated right now but she plans to respond to everyone.
from MomosGhost
Nov 22, 2022 4:57 pm

FQ: 11/21 (50k)
Personalized rejection: 11/22

She was nice about it and basically said my word count is too low for the genre (YA fantasy). So when querying her remember that word count counts.
from Fablesmith
Nov 22, 2022 3:23 pm

FQ: 11/14; Science fiction (109k)
Personalized rejection: 11/22

Kind personalized rejection that encouraged resubmission if I were to lower the word count to a "reasonable" number for age & genre.
from riathewolf
Nov 14, 2022 11:36 am

FQ: 11/8/22

Fantasy YA 91k

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