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Mr. Michael Caligaris

Holloway Literary

Washington D.C., DC

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Twitter: mikecali31

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from LightofBeauty
Jan 23, 2018 1:06 am

EQ: July 24, 2017 (for another project)
ER: 1/23 2018

Form rejection from "Submissions Coordinator" Sabrina Berndt. I don't get what was the point of this rejection though if this guy isn't even working with this agency any longer anyway, lol, So, whatever. Same rejection as the one I got in September for another project, but with a different "Submissions Coordinator." How many of those do they have??
from gusmom
Jan 04, 2018 12:34 pm

Wow, he didn't even last a year! Had a partial of mine requested at a conference in August. So much for that.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 08, 2017 1:06 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

from Catsamoa79
Dec 01, 2017 7:00 am

EQ: 9/1/17
ER: 11/30/17
Form letter from submissions editor Anna Parsons. I will say that I wrote to her about this query because I wanted to know about it before querying a different agent here with one of my other manuscripts and she was very responsive. She let me know that Michael was very behind in queries.
from DiscoStories
Nov 30, 2017 7:48 pm

EQ: 06/25/17 Memoir
ER: 11/30/17 form letter
I actually found it humorous when I got this rejection today... FIVE months after my query! I had written this one off as a CNR.
from Mylorian1
Nov 13, 2017 3:12 pm

EQ: 11/14

Literary biographical fiction
from Catsamoa79
Oct 26, 2017 10:30 am

EQ: 8/1/17
CNR: 10/23/17

Website says to query one agent at a time and wait for a response before querying another, but it's a catch-22 if you never receive a response,...

Update: Queried another agent here and got a submission confirmation this time from submissions coordinator Anna Parsons saying that if you do not hear from them in 8 weeks to email her. I emailed her with regard to this submission and another that I had never heard back from in the past 6 months. We'll see what she be continued...

Update: Anna Parsons said MIchael was still working on August queries. She offered to withdraw my query to another agent there until I hear from Michael on this one, which I said was fine. The other query I had sent prior to this one apparently was never received. So, once I hear from this one, I will decide whether to query Rachel Beck or Nikki Terpilowski with the other manuscript. Yikes!
from Christi12
Sep 25, 2017 2:25 pm

Assuming I will get a rejection soon, but here are my stats:

EQ: 8/1/2017
CNR: 9/25/17
general fiction with spec elements
from gusmom
Sep 23, 2017 12:41 pm

Met him at a conference and he requested 15 pages
Sent 8/1/17
email back from submissions coordinator saying my subject line wasn't exactly like they wanted
fixed and resent 8/2/17
from LightofBeauty
Sep 07, 2017 10:11 am

9/2 EQ
9/7 ER

Pretty cold, bland, and useless form rejection:

Thank you for your submission.

Your work has been carefully reviewed by the agent you queried, and it has been determined that Holloway Literary will not be pursuing representation of your manuscript. We regret sending you this information in a form letter; however, due to the volume of emails we receive daily it is almost impossible to send customized letters to every author. Thank you again for thinking of Holloway Literary, and we wish you every success in your writing career.


Anna Parsons
Submissions Coordinator

from clovee
Aug 07, 2017 8:16 am

Responded with ER in 3 days, but provided helpful feedback on word count, that it is too low. I suspected but helpful to receive confirmation.
from bevjack1
Jun 29, 2017 2:29 pm

EQ 6/27/17 +15 pg Lit Fic (73K)
ER 6/29/17 Form rejection
from dpasquantonio
Mar 09, 2017 12:43 pm

EQ: 2017-02-07
ER: 2017-03-09

Form letter with lots of passive construction: "Your work has been reviewed by the agent you queried, and it has been determined that Holloway Literary will not be pursuing representation of your manuscript. We wish you every success in your writing career."

Future queries will be sent by me to agents in other agencies in hopes of representation being found by me for the manuscript that I've written.
from afelyk
Feb 26, 2017 11:07 pm

EQ: 02/26/2017
from Linda_Strader
Nov 02, 2016 12:25 am

Quick response, form letter rejection.

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