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Ms. Kelly Peterson

Rees Literary Agency


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from cdrebel11
Dec 09, 2019 12:14 pm

Kelly posted on Twitter that she is done with queries up to July 8th.
from SteveP101
Dec 09, 2019 8:43 am

ER: 9/6/19
CNR: 12/9/19 (Auto response email said "If you do not hear back from me within 3 months, please consider this a pass.")

Space opera, 88k
from MsFebruary
Dec 02, 2019 8:50 pm

I officially cnr'ed my query after...well, it's been out since September. It feels safe to query a different agent.

But I honestly got a great laugh reading the feline thread here. The cat demon post almost made me choke on my popcorn.
from jennadevillier
Nov 06, 2019 11:02 am

EQ: 6/8
ER: 11/6

Kind rejection, explained the beginning "wasn't pulling me in the way I hoped"

79k YA fantasy
from suzyengland
Nov 02, 2019 12:04 pm

EQ: 08/25/19

77K RomCom
from redpandabear
Oct 16, 2019 1:16 pm

EQ: 3/30/19
PR: 7/3/19
ER: 10/16/19

Kelly is super thoughtful and sweet. It's a little disappointing this didn't click for her, but she's absolutely worth querying again in the future.

YA Fantasy 109k
from jennadevillier
Oct 04, 2019 12:09 pm

@mikewyantjr Yep, she said a couple of weeks back that she was moving to a no-response-means-no system from now on, but everyone who queried before 9/1 will still get a response
from mikewyantjr
Oct 04, 2019 11:15 am

Submitted 9/8/19

Received this text as part of the autoresponse form letter and thought it might be helpful:

"Consider this e-mail a confirmation of receipt, and if you do not hear back from me within 3 months, please consider this a pass."
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 02, 2019 3:24 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks jennadevillier)
from jennadevillier
Oct 02, 2019 3:13 pm

Closed to queries to catch up on queries and subs as of yesterday, per her twitter announcement (
from glitter5
Sep 29, 2019 12:16 pm

EQ Sept 28 Sci-Fi YA 90,000
from kdprudolph
Sep 21, 2019 3:46 pm

Pitched Kelly at conference; she requested full.

FR 9-21-2019

Upper MG contemporary 43k
from redpandabear
Sep 18, 2019 9:09 am

tophersghost056, Kelly's Twitter said, as of 9/9, that she has 73 partials and fulls she hasn't gotten to yet. Her backlog is far bigger than QT indicates and she has to focus on the job she gets paid for (selling the manuscripts) before the job she doesn't get paid for (reading the requests/reading queries). I'd hesitate to say she's not interested given the amount of work she's got to go through.
from tophersghost056
Sep 17, 2019 2:57 pm

I'm very sad to CNR my query to her since she requested my materials through #PitMad more than 100 days ago. But it doesn't look like she was THAT interested.
from Bluegirl1967
Sep 11, 2019 4:08 pm

EQ 5/17/19
CNR 7/24/19
*ER 9/11/19 form but still helpful, opening pages not strong enough (thanks, Kelly!)
**EDIT** I deleted my comments because I didn't realize they would cause her such grief. I never said she hates cats or was not open to any cat characters; what I said was (poorly worded, as obvi my attempt at levity didn't land well), I have a cat MC and since she's not a cat fan, I'm CNRing. What I perhaps should have also said was, I usually do CNR after 60 days anyway (as do a lot of us). Kelly is a wonderful agent and anyone would be lucky to have her! She no doubt knows who I am, and that we've interacted several times in the past three years. I harbor no malice towards her at all re: my ms OR for not liking cats. So if my ms is (I'm guessing) not her jam? Totes okay. Kelly - my apologies if anyone threw hate your way. FTR, I'm a dog-lover, too!

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