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Ms. Nicola Barr

The Bent Agency


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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from floridagal007
Sep 20, 2018 8:19 am

6/18 EQ
Same day Full Request
9/18 I sent a gentle nudge, noting 3 months had passed
9/19 Nicola apologized and promised to read it shortly
9/20 Rejection

Goes to show, nothing wrong with a little nudge here and there.

Hist Fic
from duke_of_lilywhite
Apr 18, 2018 3:49 am

EQ: 4-05-2018
ER: 4-17-2018
from Snoobydoo
Apr 17, 2018 2:36 pm

Email query rejected seven days later. Nice enough reply email.
from jldelozier
Apr 17, 2018 12:18 pm

EQ 4/4/18 72,000 commercial crime
ER form: 4/17/18
from Mandala2521
Mar 06, 2018 9:08 am

Has anyone any experience of submitting a full to this agent and getting a reply? She requested my full back in October and I've yet to hear. Whats the usual timeline for these things? How long should I wait before I discount this request or does she usually respond? Many thanks.
from eebnhab
Nov 27, 2017 5:33 pm

EQ: 10/31/17
Contemporary Espionage Thriller 72K
CNR: 11/27/17
from mandy4371
Oct 21, 2017 11:53 am

Query and partial sent . Got this back the same day:
Dear Mandy
Thanks for being in touch. Loving the sound of this – do please email the rest direct to me and I’ll read asap.
All very best

I'm excited but not hopeful. Will just have to wait and see.
from laurids
Yesterday 6:04 am

EQ 9/22 with first chapter
nudged 10/19, ER same day
literary fiction
from Catsamoa79
Sep 22, 2017 10:37 am

EQ: 8/2/17
Resent 9/19/17, as per agency suggestion
ER: 9/22/17
Nice, personalized note.
from Belle_91
Sep 18, 2017 2:35 pm

EQ: August 10th
Nudge (on agency website it says to nudge them after a month): September 10th
ER: September 18th
Historical Fiction

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