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Ms. Anna Olswanger

Olswanger Literary

New York, NY

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from EMimimi
Feb 03, 2023 1:46 am

@emilywinter21 why is this a rude response? Authors keep wondering why they're being rejected, and Anna explained herself: because she's not a fan of rhyming books. It's because of people like you that agents don't provide feedback. Because people are never happy. You provide feedback, and oh my God, it's not polite enough, the agent hasn't apologized a hundred times for the rejection! And why is it wrong to not be a fan of rhyming books? Just accept that some people, like yourself, like rhyming books, while other people don't like them! Shocking, huh? Not everyone's like you!
from katine
Oct 12, 2022 5:55 pm

EQ: 10/12/22
ER: 10/12/22 (A quick, kind response that she is not taking MG at this time.)

MG Fantasy 64K
from emilywinter21
Sep 19, 2022 11:11 am

Very rude rejection. "Sorry, but I'm not a fan of rhyming books." A form rejection would've sufficed.
from gomisaburo
Feb 27, 2022 10:32 pm

EQ: 26 FEB 22.
ER: 27 FEB 22.

Ms. Olswanger was very nice in a email response, saying she is only accepting "author-illustrator" works...not text-only manuscripts. I loved her personal touch in the brief but nice/cordial message she took time to send (despite so many queries she likely receives in a day). She feels like a genuine, stand-up kind of person and must be a great professional to work with...
from MOwriter
Nov 05, 2021 4:05 pm

Only taking author-illustrators of PBs and graphic novels as clients right now.

from EileenFerriter
May 24, 2021 10:51 am

EQ: 5/24/2
Quick response, requesting illustrations.
Ultimately a pass.
from MissPlum
Mar 23, 2021 2:30 pm

One day to reject adult/YA graphic novel
from emiemilsmile
Dec 30, 2020 1:07 pm

PB: author-illustrator
EQ: 08/2020
FR: in ~5 minutes
offered representation 11/2020 (we started working together on revising the book in August, and representation was offered when the story is in a good shape in November. I love working with her. Anna always replies email fast, she has a sharp vision and always gave me fun/constructive suggestions).
from tharvey
Sep 30, 2020 10:27 am

Kaitlyn Sanchez is another agent at this agency - just announced her first book deal for Margaret Aitken
from smjekw
Sep 28, 2020 11:05 am

Why does she seem to have only a personal website and not an agency one???
from EBShea
Jul 15, 2020 10:31 am

YA Fantasy, 109k
EQ: 7.13.20 Andrea Walker --- why doesn't she have her own agent page?
FR: 7.13.20 (was out of town so subbed on the 15th)
from lacygonzalezbrowne
Jul 02, 2020 11:33 am

YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 7/2/20
ER: "Thank you, but I’m only taking on author-illustrators as new clients."
from coffee_drinker4
Jun 28, 2020 8:00 am

EQ: 6/27
ER: 6/28

"Thank you for contacting me, but unfortunately, I would not be the right agent for this."
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 07, 2020 9:30 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from cawriter
Mar 28, 2020 5:55 pm

EQ - 3/26/2020
ER - 3/26/2020
MG 47K - very short and curt email in 10 minutes

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