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Ms. Tess Callero

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Ten Astor Place, 3rd floor

New York, NY 10003

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from Hulagirl
May 23, 2018 3:03 am

EQ: 5/22/18

Historical Romance 87K
from JKeller
May 18, 2018 2:01 pm

EQ: 4/4
PR: 4/25
from tdubphyz
May 15, 2018 8:00 am

EQ: 5/15/2018

lit fic, 92k
from JMAtkinson
May 11, 2018 1:18 pm

EQ: 05/11/2018 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
from joyless_living
May 10, 2018 8:09 pm

WhidgeBaker: HANG IN THERE! I know this all sucks. Having it so close to your hands just for someone to quit then get a bunch of request just to have people pass, but you are on your way. You are doing better than anyone I've ever heard. DO NOT GIVE UP! You are almost there!
from WhidgetBaker
May 04, 2018 11:55 pm

EQ: 3/6
Partial Request 3/22
I thought this was weird because who requests partials anymore? I've had fifteen agents request my manuscript in the last three weeks... and this was the only one who asked for a partial. Strange.

5/4 Rejection off the partial. Boohoo. Ugh this was rejection number 13 out of 23 requests. Depressing.
from qreamsicle
Apr 26, 2018 7:41 pm

EQ: 4/5/18
PR: 4/25/18

YA Contemporary
from WhidgetBaker
Apr 04, 2018 7:07 pm

Oh don't get me wrong. I'm delighted to have a partial request. I just don't understand it, in the realm of electronic files. But I guess it helps you know exactly how much they've read. I've gotten two more full requests, bringing me up to 17... but I had an agent up until February. We were on my first round of submissions with another novel (not the one I'm querying) when she left agenting... and now I'm back in the trenches and to be honest this all feels so horribly depressing. I've gotten FOUR passes on my 17 requests.. so the remaining thirteen are starting to feel like just another opportunity to be rejected. :P
from WhiteGardenia
Mar 31, 2018 4:36 pm

And just to add to moonwatch178's comment, some of us feel fortunate to get that partial request! It's an opportunity to show our work, and a far cry from a rejection or a CNR.
from moonwatch178
Mar 31, 2018 11:44 am

WhidgetBaker: Congrats on the fifteen requests! That said, while you might be receiving many full requests (again congrats! this is great news!) plenty of agents still request partials. It's not strange at all, it's simply a matter of preference.
from karenleespree
Mar 16, 2018 7:30 am

EQ (query only, no pages) 2/11/18 YA, HF

CNR 3/16
from KristenH
Feb 07, 2018 4:06 pm

Eq 11/20/18 (Venom)
CNR 2/7/18 (No word from nudges.)
from CRogers
Feb 02, 2018 10:12 am

EQ: 11/21/17
CNR: 2/2/18

YA Historical Fiction 99k
from Dreams32
Jan 29, 2018 12:16 pm

EQ: 1/11/18
CNR: 1/29/18
YA contemporary, 70K
from Blackhat
Jan 28, 2018 5:11 pm

EQ: 11/16/17
Women's Fiction 100k
Closed NR: 1/28/18

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