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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 erinbledsoe
Yesterday 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.
from nightowlwriter
May 08, 2018 9:38 am


EQ: 5/06/18
FR: 5/07/18!

Super fast! YA Fantasy 103k.
from ktwills79
Apr 26, 2018 6:13 pm


EQ: 4/18/18
ER: 4/26/18 (Form letter, but personalized with my name. She seemed very nice, though I was disappointed since I thought my ms was a good fit based on her MSWL descriptions).

PB, 300 words
from Voltjut
Apr 24, 2018 2:20 pm


YA Contemporary - 57k
EQ - 4/22 (received auto-reply that she is out of the office and will return 4/23)
ER - 4/24 (form reply but personal in the fact that she called me by name)
Also, she was very nice.
from Mananda9
Apr 17, 2018 12:01 pm


EQ: 4/13/18
ER: 4/16/18

YA Fantasy
from saladspinner
Mar 02, 2018 12:41 pm


EQ 2/6/18
FR 2/8/18
ER 2/28/18 Very kind rejection, did not have vision for which editors to send to.

YA Fantasy 83K
from lfeegs
Feb 28, 2018 10:05 pm


EQ 12/20
ER 12/27
Form rejection
50k MG contemp
from Mynamewastaken
Dec 15, 2017 7:11 am


EQ- 12/12
FR- 12/14 Personalized response... loved my work but not a good fit at this time

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