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Ms. Serene Hakim

Ayesha Pande Literary

128 West 132 St

New York, NY 10027



Website: www.pandeliterary.com

Twitter: serenemaria

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No (preferred)

Online Form: Yes

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from Shaina
Aug 30, 2022 12:54 pm


Query: 6/16/2021
Full Request: 11/18/2021
Request Sent: 12/7/2021
Nudge + Rejection: 8/30/2022

She sent me a really kind and complimentary rejection. I've never received a one that was so uplifting and nice.
from wondersky
Aug 30, 2022 12:09 pm


Q: 7/13
CNR 8/30

MG contemp-fantasy 50K
from morningstar21
Aug 29, 2022 12:15 am


FQ: 7/12/22

Its been 48 days. Ive seen that some have gotten replies in a week, so I might have to CNR
from emwriterc
Aug 28, 2022 4:55 pm


Q: 7/27/22
Full request: 7/29/22, sent 7/31

99k YA LGBTQ mystery
from sophiakate
Aug 22, 2022 2:50 pm


website form submitted 6/29/22
full request 7/1/22, sent same day
Asked if I can send an updated version since I have some revisions I need to make - 8/3/22 (OOO reply)
8/22/22 She sent notes, said I'm welcome to resubmit if I revise (which I will!)

84k YA fantasy
from yuvawrites
Aug 22, 2022 2:06 am


Website Form Submitted 22/8/22

84K YA Horror
from dpaylor
Aug 17, 2022 7:05 pm


Form request 8/17/22
86K YA SF/Fantasy
from SadieJL
Aug 02, 2022 1:53 pm


Sent out a DVpit tweet at the last minute.
Got a "like" and sent out my query the same day (august 1st)
Received a full request on August 2nd

YA Contemporary Romance 84K
from tiffanynoellechacon
Jul 17, 2022 4:27 pm


Requested a full of my prior manuscript, the land beyond the wall
from lervoids
Jul 01, 2022 8:21 pm


website form submitted 29/06/22
full request 01/07/22, sent same day
80k YA romance
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 28, 2022 8:22 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from jrnewsom
Apr 19, 2022 10:36 am


-Queried 7/26/21
-Serene reached out about about query, apologized for delay, and requested full 1/19/22
-Really kind rejection and great feedback 4/19/22
from ardnaxela28
Apr 10, 2022 5:46 pm


FYI she mentioned on her Twitter that if you haven't heard back from her regarding your query it's a pass. She is working through requested material still.
from whitelilac29
Mar 09, 2022 11:34 am


Form Query: 09/30/21
Full Request: 03/07/22
A very nice surprise after I had assumed CNR!

47K word spec short story collection
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 07, 2022 4:06 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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