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Mr. Christopher Schelling

Selectric Artists

56 Planetarium Station

New York, NY 10024



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Website: selectricartists.com

Twitter: CRSRipley

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from skifast
Jun 24, 2020 11:21 am


He wrote this a while ago, but I found this blog post super helpful. I was wondering why he sometimes randomly responds to submissions and not others. I guess sometimes he just gets a burst of energy and feels like responding? He seems kind of unorthodox, but nice.

https://blog.usejournal.com/hello-go-away-3b628eab019a
from justapettyslytherin
Jun 15, 2020 6:21 pm


EQ: 4/29/20
ER: 6/15/20

Very kind, personalized rejection letter stating that he had to pass due to the wide array of novels in this particular genre. Anyone who receives his representation is lucky.
118K YA Fantasy
from shawnspeakman
Jun 06, 2020 11:42 am


EQ: 6/6/20

YA 88,000 SF&F
from okayLJ
May 24, 2020 8:08 pm


Thanks @pickfordm !!
from pickfordm
May 24, 2020 2:46 pm


Congratulations okayLJ!!!!!!
from okayLJ
May 18, 2020 9:14 am


EQ: 4/17/20
Offer of rep nudge: 5/15/20
ER: 5/18/20

He wrote such a kind & personalized note, saying he loved my novel but doesn't know enough editors in that space to be the best advocate.
from JoNev14
May 05, 2020 6:42 pm


Given that this agent asks for the full manuscript at the query stage, what does "Full Request" mean in Comments and Data Explorer?
from mawidmaier
Apr 28, 2020 4:05 pm


EQ: 2/4/2020
CNR: 4/28/2020

170K Adult Fantasy
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:54 pm


EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
73K
from KristenH
Dec 08, 2019 7:01 am


EQ 10/30/19 (Requery Venom--adult thriller)
Offer of Pub Nudge 12/3/19
CNR 12/6/19 (No word via nudges)
from keepthefaith
Dec 04, 2019 3:18 pm


EQ: 9/30
ER: 12/04

His letter was personalized and complimentary and above all, encouraging. One of the best rejections I’ve ever received!
from Sculptress
Dec 04, 2019 3:05 pm


EQ - 9/24/19 - He states on site that he wants the full ms.
ER - 12/3/19 - Said many nice things; project not right for him. Sounds like a great guy.


Memoir - 97K
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 04, 2019 1:52 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from marissaeller
Nov 04, 2019 8:59 pm


Got a really nice personalized rejection after 40 days. I sincerely appreciate the feedback, and the complimentary email.
from shanym
Oct 21, 2019 8:54 am


Question: should it make me nervous to submit my entire manuscript along with the query?

In terms of the unorthodox nature of it. He's the only agent I've come across who wants the entire MS up front.

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