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Mr. Christopher Schelling

Selectric Artists

56 Planetarium Station

New York, NY 10024

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Twitter: CRSRipley

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SJHoodlet
Nov 25, 2022 5:08 am

EQ: 9/28/22
CNR: 11/25/22

201k adult fantasy w/ hint of romance
from GITP2020
Nov 22, 2022 7:29 am

EQ: 10/11/22
CNR: 11/22/22

Closed after 6 weeks

67k YA RomCom
from Find_the_Fabulist
Nov 01, 2022 3:41 pm

Email delivery failed - message rejected by email recipient.

Fourth time this has happened in less than 48 hours. One more sign of the industry closing up to the outside, I suppose.
from TCRoss
Sep 26, 2022 1:34 pm

EQ: 9/26
YA Fantasy 100k
Note this on their page: Some categories have become tougher to sell - memoir, YA fantasy, science fiction (both adult and YA), domestic thrillers - so the bar is set even higher since I already have good writers in those areas. But I'm always looking for commercial fiction, literary fiction, narrative nonfiction, graphic novels and graphic nonfiction, and new work from previously under-represented voices.

No response unless they're interested.
from sorrowandchartreuse
Aug 28, 2022 8:29 am

EQ: 5/28
Nudge, letting him know about full manuscript edit: 8/12
CNR: 8/28

YA Adventure/Coming-of-Age
from StellaMae
Aug 24, 2022 8:58 am

EQ: May 13, 2022
Nudge: August 15, 2022
CNR: August 24, 2022

from TBtbtp
Aug 07, 2022 12:25 pm

curious about people receiving rejections. I assume you sent the entire manuscript and he got back to you to reject?
from rdefiore
Jul 01, 2022 2:44 pm

EQ: 3/23/2022
NR: 5/18/2022

Personal Note: I believe I gave ample time to send a rejection letter *blush lol* Honestly I hope it isn't a rejection letter because he's literally one of the top five *on my list* of agents I'd like to work with. If anything changes, I'll edit this. If not, good luck to you all.

7/1/2022: CNR

Something inspirational to hear: Trust yourself. You've survived a lot and you will survive whatever is coming. -Unknown Author
from thomas_neuburger
Jun 28, 2022 7:24 am

EQ: 6/28/22

Cli-Fi Thriller, 103K
from Vetanda
Jun 06, 2022 12:03 pm

My attempts to query bounced until I used this subject line format: "Query for Mr. Schelling: [TITLE] ([Age Group] [Genre]).

Failed attempts were:

QUERY: [TITLE] ([Age Group] [Genre])
Query: [TITLE] ([Age Group] [Genre])
from anotherearth
May 30, 2022 12:51 pm

EQ: 02/26
ER: 05/26

Literary 75K

Thanks for sending your intriguing novel, [my name] - with apologies for the delayed response. You're a very stylish writer with enviable descriptive abilities. But I didn't connect with the plot, which felt more self-conscious in its noir push. I'm not the right agent for this but if you're in need of representation with future work, please keep me in mind. Your talent has been noted.
from Doctorslug
May 26, 2022 1:23 pm

EQ: 02/16
YA horror, 97k
Probably time to CNR-will be 8 weeks this Wednesday.
Personalized rejection: 05/26
“Thanks for sending me your charming novel. I like the concept but it didn't feel like you nailed the YA voice, that crucial piece for the genre. It's an entirely subjective industry so I wish you the best on your search for someone who doesn't agree. I appreciate the chance.”
from dvlee09
May 18, 2022 12:22 pm

Email Query 5/12/22
Nudge with offer of rep 5/17/22
Kind step aside 5/18/22
He was so thorough with the MS and incredibly supportive. He's a gem. I highly recommend shooting your shot with him.
from blackhand
Apr 18, 2022 1:25 pm

Email Query: 4.18.22

YA Historical, 97k
from Landson
Feb 17, 2022 5:23 pm

97k SF

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