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Mr. Rick Margolis

Rising Bear Literary Agency

Fairfield, CT



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Website: risingbear.com

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SylvieGirl
Sep 14, 2019 8:57 pm


Email Query - 9/14/19

MG - HF - 36k
from DiannaWinget
Jul 02, 2019 6:22 pm


EQ--6/27/19
Super friendly, personal confirmation--7/2/19
from ktwills79
Apr 30, 2019 11:50 am


EQ: 4/18 with offer of publication (PB-NF)
ER: 4/20
Dear Katie:
Thank you very much for thinking of Rising Bear—and congratulations on the offer!
I’m sorry to be so slow getting back to you. My apologies.
I think your story about Anne Bradstreet is very promising, and it’s very cool that she’s your great, great, great… grandmother. Although Pioneer of Poetry has so much going for it, I’m going to reluctantly pass on it. I sincerely hope that by now another agent has snatched your manuscript right up. In the unlikely event you’re still looking for representation somewhere down the road, I hope you’ll think of me again.
In the meantime, thanks again for giving me an opportunity to consider your work, and I wish you loads of success with Pioneer of Poetry!
My very best,
Rick
from channingrollo
Apr 11, 2019 2:59 pm


EQ: 04.11.19 - Children's picture book
ER: 04.11.19 - Encouraging, personalized rejection note sent from his iPad (received within 30 minutes of sending my query!)
from MaggieP
Mar 06, 2019 3:20 pm


I really think the “confirmation” is just a super nice rejection. ???? I got one a week after querying.
from Catsamoa79
Mar 06, 2019 12:00 pm


EQ: 1/17/19
CNR: 3/6/19 (states in acknowledgement of receipt that if you do not hear from them in 6 weeks, it is a pass)
from bfriskey
Dec 06, 2018 7:29 pm


EQ- 10/25/18 YA fantasy 68k
CNR - 12/6/18
from Mouse_in_the_Cabinet
Oct 15, 2018 7:20 pm


He has the nicest confirmation email (simply saying that he's received my query) that I've ever seen. Must be a top notch fellow!
from Jeanetto
Oct 11, 2018 10:29 pm


EQ: 6/24/18
MG sci-fi

6/25 nice, personal email confirmation. Oh, I hope he’s the one.
CNR: 9/24/18
from askjudyww
Sep 15, 2018 2:51 pm


MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/15/18
from thewhipslip
May 26, 2018 3:37 pm


EQ: 5/26/2018

66K YA Fantasy
from imjjang
May 08, 2018 2:06 pm


EQ: 5/4/2018
I thought it was a PR on 5/7 (first 3 chapters) - but it seems I missed the bit in submissions guideline about including that on top of the synopsis + query info!

YA Romance/Drama 87K
from karatemom
Nov 01, 2017 1:25 pm


ER: 10/30

Nice guy. I realized I accidently addressed my query to MS. Margolis, so I sent an email apologizing for being an idiot. He emailed back saying thanks for the laugh. I hope he likes my pages--he seems like a good guy.
from chicklegirl
Oct 13, 2017 2:53 pm


EQ 8/6/16 (77K--YA speculative/time travel)
CNR 10/14/16
from rabiddle
Jul 31, 2017 11:11 pm


EQ 5/30/17
Nudged with synopsis realizing I did not include it 7/15/15

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