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Ms. Catherine Cho

Paper Literary

London



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Website: www.paperliterary.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/paperliterary/

Twitter: catkcho

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Bollenz
Nov 22, 2022 9:15 pm


CNR. This agent's timeline indicates they don't respond unless it's a request. Did not respond to nudge of full requests either.
from lucabura
Nov 15, 2022 8:44 am


EQ 08/29/22
Like everyone else, as I received full requests I sent updates notifiying Catherine of these. Not to be annoying but just following agency guidelines. On the notification of my third full request she finally declined with a lovely form letter. Happy to close the query out.
from aatordoff
Nov 14, 2022 4:37 pm


Email Query 11/12/2022 (including info about having full MS requests out to other agents)
Full Request 11/14/2022 (sent same day)

Adult Speculative 109K
from Writinglu
Nov 09, 2022 6:04 am


Queried 6th November
Full Request 7th November

120k Adult Historical Fantasy

I thought this was so evocative, and I really love the idea of two xxx having to work together. I'd love to read the full MS.
Best wishes,
Catherine
from tonya_c
Oct 17, 2022 7:26 pm


EQ: 10/17/22
95K Adult Historical fiction w/YA crossover appeal
Query letter in body of email
Attachments: Synopsis / first 3 chapters

Both she and Katie Greenstreet seem like dream agents. Do any of you know if its a no from one is a no from all?
It seems like it since it all goes to one email, but I couldnt find a place where this was explicitly clear.
from LStein
Oct 14, 2022 6:10 pm


I nudged a few days after sending my full because I hadn't gotten an auto reply and she confirmed that she got it. That was in late September.

Did you get an autoreply?
from dreamsnfreckles
Oct 14, 2022 4:34 pm


@rayarriz I’ve nudged twice for two separate full requests and only included the title of my manuscript. I also haven’t heard back.
from rayarriz
Oct 14, 2022 10:20 am


I nudged her with a full request update, with only one line about it in a reply to my original email. Haven't heard anything. Should I have nudged with the query in the email?
from nicholelouise
Oct 13, 2022 11:58 am


EQ: 10/13/22 Historical Fiction 138k
from LStein
Sep 28, 2022 5:17 pm


@dragnipur
Thank you! You were right. She was very nice and requested the full!

EQ: 9/11/22
Nudge to let her know I had two fulls out before querying her: 9/22/22
Full request: 9/23/22

Upmarket/Book club fiction
from dragnipur
Sep 20, 2022 6:04 pm


@LStein — I let Catherine know when I had received fulls and she was so warm and kind—requested mine, gave it a close read, kind rejection. All to say I think she would be very receptive if you just send a follow-up politely saying you neglected to mention you have had a couple of full requests.
from LStein
Sep 12, 2022 7:39 pm


I just queried and then it occurred to me that maybe I should have mentioned that I have two fulls out right now. Or does she only want to be notified if I get a new full request after querying her?

Email query: 9/11/22
Upmarket fiction 87k
from SGA001
Sep 06, 2022 7:51 pm


EQ 9/6/22

YA Fantasy 98k
from blackhand
Sep 03, 2022 9:50 am


Email Query: 8.1.22
Personalized Rejection: 9.3.22

YA Historical, 91k
from DeerMasked
Sep 01, 2022 7:26 pm


Query: 4/15
Customized rejection: Loved the premise, wasn't drawn in by voice or characters.
Adult science fiction - 82,000 words

I keep Ms. Cho's e-mail in my inbox because it gave me a jolt of hope at the start of my querying process. Although she didn't take on my project, her feedback was thoughtful and considerate. Highly recommend.

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