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Mr. Christopher Schelling

Selectric Artists

56 Planetarium Station

New York, NY 10024

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Twitter: CRSRipley

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from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:54 pm

EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
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.
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2019 3:20 pm

EQ 9/25/19 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/27/19 (Passed--liked the concept, but it's outside his wheelhouse in thrillers)
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 19, 2019 9:48 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
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

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