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Ms. Amelia Appel

Triada US Literary Agency

PO Box 561

Sewickley, PA 15143

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from Angeliabailey1118
Aug 22, 2019 4:53 pm

EQ 8/22/19

YA Romantic Suspense 87k
from jrjaxster
Aug 20, 2019 10:34 pm

EQ 8/6/19 Adult Thriller 70,000 - 79,000 words
CNR 8/20/19 (Ms. Appel said until 9/15, no response is a pass)
from wtfwitbgtaottottwab
Aug 14, 2019 8:01 pm

EQ 4/14/19
CNR 4/28/19
from katarinabett
Aug 12, 2019 10:34 am

EQ 7/29/19
CNR 8/12/19

Followed up with her and CNRing as I got the same form response Stargrave posted below.
from MNello
Aug 08, 2019 10:12 am

EQ 6/11/19
CNR 8/8/19

from nltsjnread
Aug 08, 2019 12:44 am

EQ: 21st July
Nudge: 8th August (18 days) due to guidelines which say that if you have not received a response within two weeks they never received your query.
I then received the auto-response that Stargrave copy-pasted below so I know at least that my emails are reaching her.
from mck279
Aug 07, 2019 10:15 pm

EQ 7/24/19
CNR 8/7/19
YA Contemporary 65,000 words
from Laura_WA
Aug 07, 2019 9:10 pm

Based on comments, CNRing.
EQ 5/5/19
CNR 8/7/19
from Stargrave
Aug 07, 2019 11:51 am

Update: I just nudged her for a query I sent a month ago and got this auto-reply:

"Dear QUERYING WRITER: please note that from now until September 15th, while I remain open to queries, I will only be able to respond to queries I am interested in. If I do not get back to you within 7 days, it is a pass. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for understanding."

So I'm thinking this probably counts retroactively as well? It seems like she's switched over to "no response means no," even though the website states that they always reply within two weeks.
from Stargrave
Aug 07, 2019 11:49 am

EQ: 7/6/19
Nudge: 8/7/19 (Their website says "If you do not hear from us within two weeks, we did not receive your query. We also encourage you to check with us regularly via email about the progress of your submission.")

Epic Gothic Space Opera, 155k
from taylormc
Aug 02, 2019 8:28 pm

6/23/2019 EQ
8/2/2019 CNR
Thriller 73K
from Doreen
Jul 12, 2019 6:51 am

QE First 10 pages horror 87,000 words total
from Athansor
Jul 09, 2019 10:36 am

Queried 5/1/19
Nudged on 6/5/19. No response.
No response as of 7/9/19. I'm going to take a crazy leap and assume she's not interested.
from dancingdove311
Jun 18, 2019 9:12 am

Originally queried 4/11, resent query 5/15. Nudge 6/3. Pretty close to closing this one with no response, but I'd really like to query someone else at this agency and they specifically say not to until you hear back. Not sure what to do.

Update 6/18. I'm assuming she is not receiving my emails and CNRing this one. Querying Lauren Spieller and hoping not to annoy anyone with a simultaneous query.
from JoLadzinski
May 21, 2019 9:22 am

I had resent a query a few days ago in case my first query got lost in the spam box, so TBD on all of it

[UPDATE] ER: 5/21/2019 after a nudge this morning. No hard feelings, she wasn't connecting with the voice.

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