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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lindsaysmith818
Oct 18, 2020 6:33 pm

EQ 10/18/20
New Adult Literary 50k
from bakerwordnerd
Sep 24, 2020 2:57 pm

EQ Literary Fic 118k 09/24
from John_Ritchie
Sep 18, 2020 11:21 am

EQ: 9/9/2020

Felt like a mix of a form rejection with maybe a personalized comment or two, couldn't tell.

YA Sci-fi, 75k
from Artzicarol
Sep 18, 2020 10:49 am

EQ: 9/3/2020
ERej: 9/17/20

Nice rejection with comments.

YA steampunk fantasy, 99k
from franktking07
Sep 15, 2020 7:43 am


REJECT: 9/15/20 - I received a nice letter pointing out why.

from pickfordm
Sep 01, 2020 9:47 am

Sent full 10/24/19
Rejected 8/27/20 (give or take a day)

She included a very kind and complimentary note about my work. She pointed out several specific things she liked about the book and explained that she didn't connect with the character enough to care deeply about her evolution. Though that is a stock reason to reject, her comments were detailed enough that I believe she actually read at least a substantial chunk of the book. As it took another woman even longer to reject the book with a generic reply, I appreciate her thoroughness. Still, it sucks.

Onward (sigh).
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2020 9:31 am

Profile Update: New email address. Genres updated.
from banaesma
Aug 10, 2020 1:13 pm

EQ: 16 June, 2020
CNR: 10 August, 2020

83k adult LitFic
from Cherylking
Jul 29, 2020 3:34 pm

6/26/2020: E-mail query sent
7/29/2020: Nice form rejection letter (a day after I CNR'd)

YA historical fiction, 64K words
from evflynn
Jul 22, 2020 7:30 pm

EQ: 7/22/2020

87k YA Fantasy
from natalier
Jul 22, 2020 10:00 am

EQ: 7/15/20

101k YA futuristic fantasy
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.

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