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Ms. Zoe Sandler

ICM Partners

730 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10019



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Website: www.icmtalent.com/

Twitter: zosandler

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ButtonEyez
Dec 07, 2019 5:24 pm


YA gothic horror/fairy tale retelling 52k
EQ: 12-7-19
from MsFebruary
Dec 06, 2019 3:54 pm


Her response time seems to be within 30 days ( particularly if she's interested) , so I'd CNR'ed this. But just received a response today (12/06) for a query sent Oct. 21st. During that time, I rewrote parts of my book and switched genres, no longer fitting into her MSWL. Would have retracted but figured she'd already looked it over.
from hrmhwd
Sep 06, 2019 7:30 pm


Inloft, I used her MSWL listing for info.
from lnloft
Aug 31, 2019 7:28 pm


The website seems rather sparse on information. Are people just sending queries without any trappings?
from swatithegeek
Jul 20, 2019 11:33 am


EQ: 07/06/19
ER, form: 07/20/19

YA Romance, 82k
from gowiththeflow
Jul 05, 2019 6:09 pm


EQ: 4/16/19
FR: 5/13/19, sent same day
OFFER OF REP: 6/25/19

After speaking with Zoe and getting a second offer, I am thrilled to say that I've signed with Zoe for my MG fantasy! She seems absolutely amazing, and had great referrals from her clients. Very excited to get to work with her!

It's been a long journey, guys. Halle-freaking-lujah!
from LGV_AL
Jul 02, 2019 1:44 am


EQ 3/14/19 adult literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
FR 3/20/19
ER 7/1/19 personal response; would be interested in R&R.
from karenok
Jun 16, 2019 2:10 pm


Did anyone receive notice of receipt after querying?
from leehauser
Jun 14, 2019 5:57 pm


EQ 6/7/19 97,000 word SF
ER 6/14/19. Polite form letter as noted elsewhere. Very fast response time, though!
from anotherearth
Jun 14, 2019 1:44 pm


EQ: 05/07
ER: 06/14 Literary 75K

Seemed to recall I'd queried her previously for another book (May of 2018) which seems surprising since she didn't request it and she receives so many queries.

Dear [my name],

Thank you for reaching out about another one of your novels. Based on what you’ve sent below, I’m afraid [title] is not the best fit for my list, either. I do appreciate you thinking of me again, though, and continue to wish you all the best finding the right agent for your work.

Zoe Sandler
ICM Partners
from PSbookish
Apr 29, 2019 3:50 am


I sent a query on 4/8/2019. Will update this when I get a response.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 66,000

I got a rejection on 4/10/2019
from chbrukman
Jan 08, 2019 8:44 pm


Speculative fiction 98k
EQ - 10/13/18
FR - 10/29
I met Zoe at the 2017 Unicorn Writer's Conference. She is as lovely as everyone here states. She was very enthusiastic about my novel in progress and gave good feedback and her business card. Fingers crossed!

1/4/2019 I accepted an offer from another agent but I have nothing but good things to say about Zoe.


from Risa97
Dec 14, 2018 4:49 pm


EQ - 9/13/18
FR - 10/29/18
Notified of offer of rep from another agent 11/30/18
Response saying she'd read it and get back to me 12/3/18
ER (kind step aside) -12/7/18

She seemed very nice!

YA 110K
from AletheaStauron
Nov 05, 2018 3:22 pm


10/18 query sent. 145K sci fi
11/05 polite pass.
She responded in 18 days. I'm thankful for the response. More personal than most I've read comments about from other agents.
from Fj2018
Oct 12, 2018 7:54 pm


EQ 9.30.18
ER 10.12.18
Thriller/Suspense

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