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Ms. Lorin Oberweger

Adams Literary

7845 Colony Road, C4 #215

Charlotte, NC 28226


Twitter: AuthorLor

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jodicardillo
Yesterday 2:22 pm

Sent email in December, before I knew about the form and sending a full on their site. She emailed me back and said to send the full, the following week. Nudged her two weeks ago, and got nothing.
from SarahLRWriter
Mar 24, 2017 10:39 am

EQ (online form): 1/12
Nudge with offer: 1/13
ER: 1/18 -- Since I'm working with another offer, Lorin said she would have considered this a "revise and resubmit," but there isn't time. Her beautiful email was honest and helpful.
2/1: I didn't accept the offer (it was super sketchy), and I asked Lorin to possibly reconsider her "revise and resubmit" idea. She said she'd circle back to my book and we can possibly set up a time to chat in a week or so. I am so excited! I've marked this as a "partial" request -- not sure how else to record it.
2/19: Lorin emailed me to indicate she's reading my manuscript this week and will get in touch by the weekend.
*Update: Lorin never responded. I am closing this out.
from Lauren_Kearney
Mar 13, 2017 12:14 pm

from turtlefairy1
Mar 03, 2017 6:06 pm

Lorin posted on Twitter that she's signed her first 3 clients, which is pretty exciting
from jancoates
Feb 23, 2017 2:45 pm

Lengthy form e-ject on December 12 submission of a picture book. One of her main reasons for refusal is that it's a genre outside of her interests - in this case, she says she doesn't rep picture books, although PBs are included on her list here.
from Boreas
Feb 23, 2017 1:25 pm

EQ: 2/18/17
ER: 2/23/17 - Impersonal form rejection. It was certainly informational, listing all the common reasons she passes, but not specific to my manuscript at all.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from SaraCo
Feb 23, 2017 12:50 pm

EQ: 1-12-17
CNR: 2-23-17
YA Fantasy / psych thriller

UPDATE: Received a for rejection today a few hours after I marked this CNR. It was a form, but with a list of common problems and recommended readings.
from chicklegirl
Feb 23, 2017 12:35 pm

EQ 12/15/16 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
CNR 2/1/17
Updated ER 2/23/17
Three weeks after I closed this out as a CNR, I received a pleasant form letter from Ms. Oberweger with a pass and general suggestions of typical problems in the submissions she sees, as well as a list of resources for improving my craft. I appreciate her taking the time to send a response.
from SarahLRWriter
Feb 01, 2017 1:22 pm

Also, for those of you who heard from Lorin about her interest in your manuscript, I did some Twitter stalking the other day. =) Check out her "Tweets & Replies" from 12/30/16-12/31/16 with @callathekitten wherein she discusses her interest in some pending manuscripts. Might be helpful, or at least positive.
from PPower
Jan 31, 2017 11:34 am

1/31/17: "At this time, we only consider picture book submissions from author-artists (someone who is both author and artist of their work, not a team)."
from Neverish
Jan 26, 2017 3:32 pm

MGWriter -- From the looks of her timeline/reports, it doesn't appear she's responded to anyone she requested fulls from.
from fornwalt
Jan 26, 2017 2:22 pm

MG Fantasy (77k)

EQ (online form): 1/26/2017
from mgmystery
Jan 26, 2017 10:41 am

EQ (online form) 1/6/17

MG mystery
from MGWriter
Jan 26, 2017 9:31 am

Did anyone get a time frame more specific than "ASAP" from Lorin when she told you she'd be reading your full? Know I shouldn't nudge until it's been three months, but just wondering what others heard from her...
from Neverish
Jan 24, 2017 2:52 pm

EQ [online form] 12/19/16
FR [kinda?] 12/20/16 (1 day)
YA fantasy 72k

Technically I queried Josh Adams with my salutation, but their online form doesn't have a way to direct your query to any one of their agents. Like Turtlefairy1, received an email the next day from Ms. Oberweger saying she enjoyed the first few chapters and would be reading more (which I don't mind because she's truly lovely, and goes to show you never know which agent might take interest in your work). "It may take me just a bit to get to it again, as I am sorting through hundreds of MSS, but I plan to circle back to the book ASAP and shoot over more solid determinations."

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