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Ms. Sarah Phair

Trident Media Group, LLC

41 Madison Avenue, Floor 36

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: SarahPhair

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from AuthorTeacherkl
Nov 12, 2017 4:03 pm

FQ: 10/4/17 (30 day wait; may query other Trident agents if one passes)
CNR: 11/12/17

Contemporary con/heist 80k
from Jennifer13
Aug 03, 2017 10:57 am

PitMad request: 12/1/16
FR: 12/20/16
Nudge with offer of rep: 7/20/17
C/NR: 8/1/17

99K commercial fiction with Jane Austen themes
from cleigh73
Jun 28, 2017 10:13 am

EQ 3/2/17
ER 4/3/17 Form letter

Women's Fiction 89K
from ekettle
May 05, 2017 1:36 pm

EQ 9/2/16 WF
FR Full 9/10/16
No response on all follow-up attempts :(
from Patrick (admin)
May 05, 2017 9:34 am

lacygnette, she used to go by Bush but now she goes by Phair.
from lacygnette
May 05, 2017 9:05 am

Update - Just checked with the agency - Phair is her maiden name.
from lacygnette
May 05, 2017 9:04 am

I met this agent at a conference. She gave me her card - I think her new name is Sarah Bush? Although she's still listed as Phair on the Trident Web site.
from RRouth
Apr 09, 2017 6:24 pm

EQ via form 4/9

Women's Fic 82k
from QuillScribe
Jan 27, 2017 8:37 am

I'm also a member of the submitted a full in June club. No response, even after a nudge with an offer. It's frustrating, but it is important to move on. It may seem that a new agent should have lots of time to send rejections, but they are often serving as agent assistants for one or more other agents, plus the general gopher for the agency. They must earn their keep while they are slowly building a client list, and the other agency clients take precedence. If you want to submit to another agent at the same agency, just be up front-- let them know it was previously submitted with no response.
from munchi5gal
Jan 18, 2017 11:29 am

LiveToWrite, I would personally say yes.
ClaraD, I think that's what's frustrating more than anything: the inconsistency. If no one else heard anything, either, then it would all make sense!
from ClaraD
Jan 11, 2017 8:09 am

couldn't agree more munchu5gal. My only pet peeve was there were people who received a detailed rejection on their fulls as noted in comments below. We all gain so much from feedback, it would've been nice to have had something to work on.....But checking on other agents' comments fields reveals she isn't the only one that does this.
from munchi5gal
Jan 10, 2017 7:21 pm

Hey club members, I hate to say it, but after the whole "submitting in June" thing, inquiring about its status months ago, and still never hearing anything... I personally can't imagine that it means anything other than her not being interested. :( However, I agree that it is sort of whack not to respond at all. :(
@ERMarsden, I did touch base and ask about it months ago, and still didn't receive a response, so that, in my opinion, is a blatant "not interested". (Though of course I'd love for it not to be so.)
from ERMarsden
Jan 05, 2017 5:12 pm

To the "Club": Still nothing. Would love real closure though. Think there's any chance that there was a computer glitch somewhere and we all got lost in Trident's system? I know, probably wishful thinking. But some actual closure here would be nice. Has anyone ever resent a manuscript saying something along the lines of "Since I haven't heard from you and I know others have, perhaps you never received it?" Might not be a downside to doing that.
from Sesamecrackers
Jan 03, 2017 12:30 pm

ClaraD : I love it! I am also officially a 'Subbed in Summer Club' member.
from nathang
Dec 19, 2016 9:49 am

EQ: 12/17/16
FR: 12/18/16

Literary Fiction -- 87,000 words

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