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Ms. Zoe Pagnamenta

The Zoe Pagnamenta Agency

20 West 22nd Street, Suite 1603

New York, NY 10010


AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Apr 09, 2018 3:40 pm

SQ 3/13/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
SR 4/9/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from bostonwriter
Feb 15, 2018 2:03 pm

Snail Mail Query: 1/30/18
Form Rejection: 2/15/18

LGBT YA, 52k
from KristenH
Mar 21, 2017 4:07 pm

SQ 3/14/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/21/17 (Not a good fit.) Will try her with a new project later this year.
from bevjack1
Mar 21, 2017 3:38 pm

ER 3/21/17 Form rejection 9 days later.
from KristenH
Jan 26, 2017 4:07 pm

SQ 7/12/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 7/28/16 (Not a good fit). Will try them this fall with Chain Reaction.

1/26/17: SQ 11/17/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 1/25/17 (Passed-not accepting crime fiction at this time.) Wil try her with DI in March.
from roland007us
Sep 19, 2015 5:06 pm

SQ: 8/16
SR: 9/19

Form letter on YA fiction
from Dragonman
Jan 29, 2015 4:12 pm

SQ 01/14
ER 01/29

SF / Thriller, 83k
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 07, 2014 10:36 am

WhatAWriter, when in doubt, the agent's website wins out.
from a_climacus
Oct 06, 2014 3:24 pm

I've snail-mailed her twice and received responses both times, once a request for pages.
from WhatAWriter
Oct 06, 2014 11:37 am

Confusion reigns: Agent Query says this agency DOES accept e-queries. The agency's Web site says it does not. Anybody know for sure, for sure, for sure on this? I am weary of snail mail queries. Wastes paper, postage, time, and for what? Rejection. (I'm in a dismal mood this morning. Apologies.)
from DJohnston
Jun 26, 2014 5:13 pm

SQ 03/31
ER 06/26
from Truchement
Feb 19, 2013 10:49 pm

Query letter with no more than 25 pages of sample material.
from WhatAWriter
Dec 16, 2011 8:25 pm

EQ: 10/31/11
ER: 12/16/11

Very nice form rejection.

Thank you for your query and pages for XXXXX, which I found to be a particularly engaging, well-crafted read.

Yet, I’m afraid I don’t feel sufficiently enthused to feel as if I’m the right agent to represent this particular project on your behalf.

Publishing is a very subjective business and another agent might very well feel differently. I do wish you the all the best with your work, and thanks again for sharing it with me.
from KristenH
May 12, 2011 4:01 pm

On April 12th, I've sent her my query via MAIL. Today I've heard back from Sarah Leavitt. She attached Zoe's letter to my email. She said she enjoyed the selection of detail I gave her. But she doesn't think she's the best agent to represents my interests at this time.

8/23:I've sent her my query for Chain Reaction on 8/4 and got an email back from Sara Leavitt again today. She said it was a well-structured read, but she doesn't feel enthusiastic to be the best agent to represent me.
from phyllo
Apr 19, 2011 11:49 pm

SQ: Mar. 14
SR: Mar. 24
"I enjoyed your narrative pace. However, I'm afraid I don't feel sufficiently enthused ...."

Hmmm, methinks she dost damn me with faint praise... but the really weird part is that today I received the rejection AGAIN, this time from a fellow writer in Topeka, Kansas. He wrote that he found my rejection note in his own SASE from this agency, so he forwarded it on to me (I live in Canada).

I don't know if you're on QT, but thanks very much Mark R. for passing along the letter and the kind words. I wish you all the best with your own writing.

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