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Ms. Aimee Ashcraft

Brower Literary & Management

110 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

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Twitter: AimeeAshcraft

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Subject line should read: "QUERY: [Manuscript/Project Title]" Include a query letter, a full synopsis (which should summarize the entire book), and your first chapter, pasted into the email, double-spaced. No attachments please.

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from Cherylking
Jun 26, 2020 3:08 pm

6/26/2020: E-mail query sent
YA historical fiction, 64K words
from aouda_adler
May 18, 2020 9:16 am

EQ: 11/11/19
FR: 11/12/19
Offer of rep!! 5/5/20

Pleased to say that I have signed with Aimee Ashcraft as of May 15. Looking forward to digging in.

104k upmarket historical fiction
from domberoonie
May 17, 2020 5:13 pm

Included first chapter and full synopsis, as requested in submission guidelines. (Literary Fiction) Received this rather nice form rejection in 8 days:

Dear [My first name),

Thank you very much for your query. You certainly have an intriguing premise in [TITLE OF MY NOVEL]. However, I’m afraid this project isn’t quite the right fit for my list, so I’m not the best agent to champion your work. While I must step aside, I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.

from potatochip
May 14, 2020 3:34 pm

EQ: 12/8/19
FR: 12/10/19
Nudge: 2/13/20 - she apologized and said she was a bit behind, and that she'd get to it soon!

It's now about 12 weeks since that nudge, and 22 since the initial full request. I'm wondering if I should take her delay as a lack of interest in my manuscript and if I should just close out :(

EDIT: adding that this was a 93K YA fantasy
from pickfordm
May 13, 2020 11:27 am

I met Aimee at a Query Roulette event sponsored by the Women's National Book Association in May. She is a lovely person, sweet and bubbly, and she was very encouraging about my story. She requested a full on the spot -- now, of course, I'm going to look over my "finished" mss one more time to make sure it's the best it can possibly be. Fingers crossed!!!

FS: 10/26/19

I sent the full a few weeks ago, and she promptly responded and told me she couldn't wait to read. I'm bracing myself for bad news, but keeping my fingers crossed nonetheless. She seems so nice and I had a great time talking to her at Query Roulette.

UPDATE: She never responded to my full. I've kind of lost hope.
from Blythe
May 12, 2020 1:00 pm

EQ: 5-4-20
Full Request: 5-10-20
Confirmation of receipt: 5-11-20

YA Historical, 103k
from Catsamoa79
Apr 27, 2020 11:32 am

EQ: 4/24/20
ER: 4/27/20
Form letter
from MonicaC
Apr 19, 2020 4:56 pm

EQ - 4/14/20 - Historical Women's Fiction, 67K
ER - 4/19/20 Form letter
from FarhadShawkat
Apr 13, 2020 9:49 am

EQ 4/1/20
ER 4/3/20

Comic fantasy 80K. Somewhat personalized, as she did say I had an intriguing premise. If that is the case, I am extremely grateful as any feedback in general from queries is extremely rare
from urraca
Mar 08, 2020 10:15 pm

EQ 3/2/20
FR 3/8/20

Historical fantasy 130K words
from pickfordm
Mar 06, 2020 10:45 am

Riverside, thanks for this update! I submitted around the same time and haven't heard back. I have been thinking to follow up and your status is super helpful. She does seem really nice -- I'm crossing my fingers for us both!
from riverside
Feb 27, 2020 8:32 pm

EQ: 24-Oct-19
FR: 28-Oct-19

Nudged 28-Feb-20
She replied within five minutes saying she hadn't got around to it yet.

She seems super lovely!

YA Fantasy 110K
from ajwinder42
Feb 17, 2020 12:29 pm

EQ: 2/14/20

70K contemporary romance
from snolan
Feb 14, 2020 11:32 am

EQ: 2/11/20
FR: 2/14/20

Literary 90k
from AKelleher
Feb 04, 2020 10:15 am

EQ: 2/1/20
ER: 2/3/20

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