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Ms. Adria Goetz

Martin Literary Management

Seattle, WA



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Website: MartinLiteraryManagement.com

Blog: adriagoetz.com

Twitter: adriamgoetz

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from tllehmann
Oct 01, 2018 2:41 pm


EQ: 9/17/18
ER: 10/1/18 / Form

YA Fantasy, 95K
from cakeforall
Sep 29, 2018 2:35 pm


EQ: 14.09.2018

No response yet but others seem to have gotten theirs? It's been two weeks now.
Got a form response after two weeks. Disappointed cuz I wanted feedback on my rejection.
from jeffboesel
Sep 28, 2018 1:18 pm


Adria was very helpful as she told me that my manuscript wasn't a fit for her. She helped me understand the difficulty with publishing Christmas books at the publisher level which better sets my expectations for the future of promoting the book. Very thankful for her.
from abreitwrite
Sep 18, 2018 10:05 pm


EQ: 9/18/18
ER: 9/18/18 (form rejection)
Query and rejection email sent four hours apart--quick response!

YA Fantasy, 94k
from karenleespree
Sep 18, 2018 7:58 am


EQ: 9/14

ER: 9/18 Well, that was the most positive rejection I've ever had. After noting what she loved about the sample, she regretted not taking on my project because she didn't have a clear grasp of which editors to send it to and therefore wouldn't be the best advocate. Good luck, writers!
from askjudyww
Sep 17, 2018 11:24 am


MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/16/18
ER: 9/17/18 Personalized note with clear details of what worked and what didn't work for her. Helpful.
from karenleespree
Sep 14, 2018 9:06 am


EQ: 9/14
Thanks for your message! I am out of the office today for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association Conference. I'll be back at my desk Monday morning.

MG, SFF
from erinbledsoe
Aug 18, 2018 10:42 pm


EQ: 7/30
FR: 7/31

97k YA HISTORICAL

I’ve emailed her a few times to let her know of an offer I turned down and such. She’s super friendly and honest. Told me she still had a few to read before mine! Even if she doesn’t offer, anyone would be lucky to have her. She’s certainly special!
from SaraCo
Aug 17, 2018 7:41 pm


EQ: 8/3/18 YA Fantasy
(I was just looking at her time line and she replied almost all the listed queries before and several after mine. Is it in a maybe pile? Not received? skipped for now? In spam? At 2 weeks I think it is way to early to nudge even though she does respond quick. Last time I queried her I got a response in a day, but that was last year.)
And form rejection today 8/17/18
from Thecrankycaribou
Jun 22, 2018 3:40 pm


EQ:6/18
ER: 6/19

Wonderful agent, personalized form letter with some tips. Incredibly friendly and anyone would be lucky to work with her!
from Catsamoa79
Jun 08, 2018 3:50 pm


EQ: 6/7/18
ER: 6/8/18
Form letter
from daizylublue
Jun 08, 2018 10:40 am


PB Query: 5/29
Request for additional material: 5/30
Materials sent: 6/7
ER: 6/8

Personalized rejection encouraging me to query a fellow agent. Seems like a positive and lovely agent to work with.
from thewhipslip
May 29, 2018 5:32 pm


EQ: 5/26/2018
ER: 5/29/2018

Best rejection I've ever gotten! Super personalized, with recommendations of other people to query. Anyone would be lucky to have her as an agent :)

66K YA Fantasy
from daizylublue
May 29, 2018 9:26 am


5/26 - PB
5/29 - Additonal material request
from ZaidaM
May 10, 2018 3:33 pm


EQ: April 22, 2018
FR: April 24, 2018

Contemporary YA, 84K

She shared some brief notes of what she enjoyed about my sample pages in her response email. That was a surprise and a really sweet personal addition!

**Updated**
ER: May 10, 2018

Ms. Goetz sent back a nice response (even though ultimately she decided to pass) highlighting things she enjoyed and what prevented her from committing to the project. Very helpful feedback.

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