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Ms. Jessica Regel

Helm Literary

New York, NY



Website: helmliterary.com

Twitter: jessregel

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Catsamoa79
Jul 28, 2021 12:48 pm


EQ: 7/23/21
ER: 7/26/21
Form letter
from Zooks3
Jul 20, 2021 11:13 am


7/18/21 - Online form re: The Long and the Short of It - Contemporary love story. Received auto-response of receipt.
7/20/21 - form rejection
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 16, 2021 5:59 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from chuckmall
Jul 15, 2021 2:10 pm


EQ 7/15/2021
ER 7/15/2021 -- 40 minutes later!
MG 57000 wds
The speed of this response concerns me. Never had that happen. I'm an SCBWI-PAL member, so have published MG before.
from foreverheiren
Jul 15, 2021 11:49 am


Email query: 4/27/21
Nudge w/offer of rep: 7/8/21
7/14/21: Realized I submitted via email instead of Query Manager...so resubmitted there just in case
7/15/21: Very kind pass

Ya fantasy, 88k
from sploxley
Jul 15, 2021 12:21 am


EQ 4/17/21
FR 4/21/21

As of 7/15/21, I still haven't heard back about the full manuscript and it's been nearly 3 months, so I may email and ask after it once it reaches 90 days out because I can't find any information on how long her response times are for full manuscripts.

Historical, 120k
from efflorescence
Jul 14, 2021 4:18 pm


80k YA contemporary fantasy
form query: 7/9/21
full request!: 7/13/21, sent same day
rejection: 7/14/21—very helpful! multiple paragraphs of feedback about how to improve the MS
from banaesma
Jul 13, 2021 10:05 pm


FQ: 11 July, 2021
QR: 13 July, 2021

Same form letter as below.

Adult 83k LitFic
from Kwjk2432
Jul 13, 2021 2:13 pm


EQ: 7/10
ER: 7/13

Thank you for sending me your query for BEDLAM: THE PALE BEAUTY. As I am not sure your project is the right fit for my list at this time, I will regretfully have to pass. Thank you for considering me, and I wish you the best of luck with your future queries.
Sincerely,
Jess Regel
from emjayD
Jul 11, 2021 7:47 pm


Thanks SherLee Writer for your comment! Jess had my full when I got some useful editorial feedback that I wanted to incorporate. Inspired by your experience, I asked if i could do that and she was very cool about it. Just sent the updated version, but it looks like she's got a pretty big backlog of reading to do, so it could be a while.
In case it helps anyone, here's the dates so far:
EQ: 3/23/21
Request: 4/1/21
Withdrawn end April, then resubmitted full: 5/26
As of 7/11, looks like there's still 15 fulls ahead of mine if she's reading in order of receipt. She's got a big job!
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 09, 2021 7:02 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from KiwiHeart
Jul 06, 2021 5:38 pm


Form rejection on a full.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jun 16, 2021 8:38 pm


NF 69k words CNR @ 39 days
from Maranda
Jun 16, 2021 8:07 pm


6/16/21
from VandyMae
Jun 16, 2021 11:37 am


EQ: 5/15/21
CNR: 6/15/21
96K YA Horror

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