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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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from Patrick (admin)
Jun 25, 2019 6:37 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from rtirado1
Jun 12, 2019 9:47 am


EQ: 6/12/19
Adult Suspense 65k
from Dtrain34
May 08, 2019 4:47 pm


I give him props for a personalized response to my mainstream fiction novel, which he apparently read most or all of.

Problem is, though I’m pretty thick-skinned, his critique discounted what I’ve always been told about my writing. He said the dialogue was subpar, which is the opposite of what I’ve consistently been told by folks who had no problem hammering other aspects of my work. ????

So I’m left either believing him and quitting fiction writing at once or minimizing a rare bit of feedback from a “skilled professional.”

Overall I would say he’s worth submitting to. I have no clue how effective a rep he is but he seems to take an interest in new writers as far as giving them a read goes.
from PSbookish
Apr 20, 2019 1:54 pm


Sent out the query letter on 4/20/2019. Will update this when I get a response. I guess technically he asked for the full manuscript right away?
from KristenH
Apr 07, 2019 6:35 am


Sadly I have to close my full out from him since I haven't heard him from in over two years even when I'd nudged him. I even contacted him a year ago when he reopened for submissions.

EQ 10/1/12 (Venom)
FR 10/1/12 Full request--Full sent!
R&R 3/25/15 R&R
9/19/16 R&R sent
CNR 4/5/19 (No word in 3 years!)
from Michelle_in_WI
Mar 18, 2019 6:50 pm


EQ 1/16
CNR 3/18

Contemporary YA 81K
from BravoNovember7
Feb 18, 2019 11:16 am


EQ: 01/13/19
Full MS Adult Sci-Fi
CNR 2/18/19
100k
from rowekey1
Nov 13, 2018 7:41 pm


EQ: 11/13/18

YA Fantasy 81k
from JoshuaFagan
Nov 07, 2018 8:52 am


(For a different book than the one I posted about before.)
EQ: 9/25/18
Nudge: 11/6/18
ER: 11/7/18

Basically, he said the book was too slow and there wasn't enough dialogue.
from Risa97
Nov 02, 2018 1:20 pm


EQ - 10/01/18
CNR - 11/2/18

YA 110K
from JoshuaFagan
Sep 25, 2018 2:13 pm


EQ: July 5th, 2018
ER: August 6th, 2018

After all the CNRs and form rejections I've had, I feel lucky when an agent shows they actually read my book, so points to him for that. He seems like a decent guy.
His response: "Thanks for sending your novel, Joshua, but I've had rotten luck with dystopian fiction and I didn't click with the writing here strongly enough to take up the charge again. Though I'm not the right agent for you, I appreciate the chance and wish you the best on your search."
from SpinyFirx
Sep 22, 2018 3:07 pm


EQ: 9/22/2018 (Fantasy)
from nairforceone
Sep 17, 2018 9:32 am


EQ: 8/27/18 (Full Manuscript, as per policy on website)
CNR: 9/17/18

80k Sci-Fi Humor
from askjudyww
Sep 06, 2018 4:05 pm


SF 140K
EQ: 8/29
from DiscoStories
Aug 11, 2018 3:18 pm


FYI––Christopher posted a really cool piece about his response(s) to queries on Twitter 8/9/18. @CRSRipley

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