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Ms. Jamie Vankirk

Rainbow Nerds

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from GinaBMonroe
Oct 12, 2022 3:55 pm

Email Query: 10/12/22

YA Contemp fantasy, 81k

Auto-reply was sorted into Promotions by gmail, so I didn't see it at first. Says that they'll respond within 4-6 weeks if interested
from wondersky
Aug 11, 2022 1:15 pm

any idea if this agent accepts MG also as she reps a MG book?
from helengosselin
Jun 19, 2022 6:29 pm

Email query: 6/7/2022
*Temporary removal of query consideration to make a stylistic edit: 6/13/22. Will be resubmitting*
Resubmitted query: 6/14/2022
Adult Fantasy, 169K
from jennadevillier
Mar 21, 2022 10:44 pm

EQ: 3/21

89k YA fantasy
from LUV4NA
Feb 15, 2022 4:04 pm

EQ: 2/10/22
ER: 2/15/22

YA Fantasy
from hlesbrown
Aug 20, 2021 7:16 pm

EQ: 08/19//2021

LGBTQ+ Contemporary Fiction 85K
from Rabbie
Aug 09, 2021 11:01 am

Query, 9-10-20
Requested partial around 50 pages or so on 9-16-20

Today, CNR. But good anyway because I had to go through months with an editor that left me reconstructing the entire novel for over six months.

I was going to reach back out with the new 50 pages (completely different from what Jamie had) but given the time and the responses here, nevermind. Will leave at CNR.
from angelsteele
Jul 19, 2021 11:30 am

Website says she accepts the following genres:

Contemporary Fiction—in the vein of Nicola Yoon (The Sun Is Also a Star), Sandhya Menon (When Dimple Met Rishi), Ashley Herring Blake (How to Make a Wish), and Brandy Colbert (Little & Lion)

Fantasy—think Audrey Coulthurst (Of Fire and Stars), Sabaa Tahir (Ember in the Ashes), Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles), and Libba Bray (The Gemma Doyle Trilogy)
Science Fiction—similar to Corinne Duyvis (On the Edge of Gone), Marie Lu (Warcross), and Cindy Pon (Want)

Historical Fiction/Fantasy— like Justina Ireland (Dread Nation) or written within the Tudor period (bonus if centered around Anne Boleyn) or Victorian period

Thriller—either with an unreliable narrator or in the vein of Kendare Blake (Anna Dressed in Blood)

Mystery—such as Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious) and Karen McManus (One of Us is Lying)
from jennadevillier
Jun 28, 2021 8:09 am

EQ: 6/14
ER: 6/26

98k YA science fantasy
from melonpan
Jun 08, 2021 8:02 pm

EQ: 5/11/21
ER: 6/9/21


“Thank you for querying Rainbow Nerds Literary. I have reviewed your submission, and unfortunately, I don't feel that I'm the best agent to represent your manuscript. Please continue to query other agents to find the right person to champion your work. ”
from writinginfragments
May 10, 2021 8:14 am

EQ 5/10/21

YA Thriller 75k
from emilykate
Mar 09, 2021 9:08 am

EQ after PitMad like: 12/04/2020
Resubmitted updated query as per submission guidelines: 03/01/2021
03/08/2021: Form Rejection

YA fantasy 74k
from nolnod
Mar 03, 2021 1:22 pm

EQ after DVPit like: 14/11/2020
Followed up on 16/01/2021, no response
Resubmitted updated query 22/01/2021 according to agency guidelines
Rejection: 03/03/2021

I want to second another comment—requesting during a pitch contest and responding months later with a form would probably dissuade me from querying this agent again.
from CarlyADavis
Mar 02, 2021 7:26 pm

#Dvpit like: 10/26/20
EQ: 10/26/20
ER: 3/2/21, form.

Not that I really wanted this agent (she seems to really only have one successful client) but liking my pitch and then taking four months for a form rejection is kind of a slap in the face. She seems to hang around pitch contests a lot too. Idk, but I wouldn't query this agent in the future.

82k YA Contemporary Fantasy
from authorsaurus
Mar 02, 2021 2:12 pm

EQ: 11/2/20 (received auto reply)
ER: 3/2/21

YA Fantasy

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