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Ms. Aimee Ashcraft

Brower Literary & Management

110 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005



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Website: browerliterary.com

Twitter: AimeeAshcraft

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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 tdubphyz
May 31, 2018 10:40 am


EQ: 3/27
FR: 5/31 (after a nudge—apparently my initial query never went through!)

lit fic, 92k
from cmandrewslit
May 28, 2018 1:36 pm


EQ: 5/28/18
FR: 5/28/18

YA Historical Fantasy 96k
from Miggie
Apr 18, 2018 7:25 pm


EQ: 11/10/2017
FR: 01/05/2018

(Was waiting for the inevitable rejection before recording my full requests, but didn't realise just how slowly things move and the information might be useful for someone in the meantime. Also, it gives me something to do while waiting >_<)

Update: nudged on 04/18 and received ER with some personal comments several hours later.
from FalthoWitch
Jan 08, 2018 6:48 pm


EQ: 10/23/2017
CNR: 01/08/2018
YA fantasy 83k
from normalman
Dec 20, 2017 9:29 pm


EQ 5/30/17
ER 12/20/17

Very polite personalized note discussing my proposal and explaining why it wasn't for her.
from LightofBeauty
Nov 07, 2017 10:24 pm


EQ: 9/10
FR: 9/10 (She confirmed receipt same day, much appreciated!)
FR: 10/19 Nudged, because it has been well over a month, and since others have gotten responses to their fulls within 4 weeks, figured I'd nudge. She said my book is still under consideration, and that she's behind on reading manuscripts and hasn't went deep into mine yet. So if some of you are still waiting like I am: she's just a bit behind.

As someone has mentioned already, but it deserves credit since so few agents do this: Aimee is soo responsive! She doesn't take days/weeks/months to get back to you from a nudge, very quick and responsive, and her enthusiasm is so nice to see!

ER: 11/7

A "personalized" form that is very similar to everyone else's below. It SOUNDS sincerely personalized, like it's not just a one-click form rejection, which is appreciated, but it's painfully formulaic. Like the forms that people posted below, she first says "I like that you ____," (first says something nice and positive to soften the blow), then she says "___ and ____ will appeal to a wide range of readers," (throws you a bone to make you feel that your work has merit somewhere) and then, "however, as I read I couldn't personally connect with voice of ____" then the super form-y "for this reason I can't represent it."

That's how formulaic it is, it's almost word-for-word to the rejection(s) that others have posted below, "personalized," sure, but not really. It's a point A to point B, fill in the blank style, completely useless and unhelpful. It is essentially just another "didn't connect with voice" form rejection disguised as a "personalized" one with mention of book title, naming of characters, and summarizing general themes of the work. It's a nice effort to customize to the author's work as a way to show that she read it, but again, it's a formula, and doesn't read as authentic as it tries to be. At the end of the day, it's still a disappointing, canned form with just those add-ons to not make it seem like one.

Aimee is lovely, though, but "personalized" forms like this stick out like a sore thumb after a while lol.
from Catsamoa79
Oct 25, 2017 11:53 am


EQ: 8/1/17
Nudge: 9/28/17, as per agency suggestion
ER: 10/25/17, after having used the contact form on their website to inquire what may have happened to my query. Kimberly Brower investigated and found that both the query and the nudge were in Aimee Ashcraft's spam folder and she would put it at the top of her list. I heard from Aimee within one day, with a nice note of apology and a small bit of helpful feedback. Nice to know how responsive they were once we determined the issue.
from BillGinTexas
Oct 07, 2017 3:11 pm


EQ: 10/07/2017 75k Hist Fic YA Fam Saga
from Glitterfox
Sep 19, 2017 1:29 pm


EQ: 8/19
FR: 8/21
ER: 9/19
(YA sci fi, 90,000 words)

Such a lovely, thoughtful rejection that I (almost) don't feel too depressed about it. She liked my plot twists but didn't connect with my MC's voice--too bad, since voice isn't an easy fix :/
from ARiley
Aug 17, 2017 9:50 am


EQ: 1/10/17
FR: 7/25/17
ER: 8/17/17
She had nice things to say, but didn't connect with one of the POVs on a personal level.
from betterlate2
Jul 15, 2017 5:30 pm


EQ 7/15/17

Historical Fiction 77k
from betterlate2
Jul 15, 2017 2:19 pm


Can anyone tell me if the query letter and synopsis should also be double-spaced, or does that refer only to the chapter? I normally single-space the letter and synopsis, always with trepidation.
from RRouth
May 31, 2017 11:55 am


EQ: 4/9
CNR: 5/31

Women's Fic 82k
from CindyintheRain
May 31, 2017 10:49 am


EQ: 5/30/17
ER: Same day, but nice personalized letter. Made me rethink WF genre to include Suspense.

Dear (CindyintheRain),

Thank you for submitting (NOVEL TITLE) for consideration. I like that you focus on Claire as a complex and dynamic heroine and your insight into the finance world will undoubtedly appeal to a wide range of readers. However, because I don't personally connect with suspense novels and have very little experience with the wider thriller genre, I'm afraid I'm not quite the right fit for this project. While this is in no way a reflection upon the quality of your work, I must unfortunately step aside. I wish you the best of luck in all of your endeavors.

Sincerely,
Aimee Ashcraft

Aimee Ashcraft
Brower Literary and Management
phone: (937) 242-3334
email: aimee@browerliterary.com
twitter: @AimeeAshcraft
from Mendressa
May 01, 2017 6:10 am


YA Dark Fantasy 66k
Pitched face-to-face 4/8 first 3 chapters and synopsis requested.
Sent 4/25

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