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Ms. Ali Herring

Spencerhill Associates

PO Box 374, 24 Park Row

Chatham, NY 12165


Twitter: HerringAli

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from bfriskey
Aug 16, 2018 8:53 pm

EQ - 8/17/18 YA Fantasy 67k
from alisebradford
Aug 07, 2018 12:39 pm

Form Query 5/21
Full Request 8/7

from suzyengland
Jun 23, 2018 10:30 am

EQ: 06/22/18 - 80K Romance
from BillGinTexas
Jun 22, 2018 12:10 pm

OQ: 05/07/2018 84k SF/Horror Short Stories
ER: 06/22/2018 curt form rejection
from twiman
Jun 08, 2018 4:47 am

Submitted via Form: 4/26
Personalized rejection: 6/2

Said she really enjoyed the premise and writing, but just didn't have the connection to move forward. Encouraged me to send other work.
from CFantasia
Jun 06, 2018 11:12 am

website submission: 6/5/18
ER: 6/6/18

Personalized rejection with encouraging, helpful suggestions. 50K Fantasy
from BevTwomey
Jun 05, 2018 1:45 pm

EQ: 6/2/18
ER: 6/5/18

Form rejection. 81k YA Fantasy.
from Hulagirl
May 17, 2018 1:11 pm

EQ: 5/13/18
ER: 5/17/18
From Rejection
We're sorry, but your project is not a fit for our agency at this time, so we will have to pass. Thank you for considering us and best of luck with your future queries.

Contemporary Romance 72K
from jamieseitz
May 04, 2018 9:40 am

Submitted via form 4/9/18
ER 5/4/18
YA Contemp 98K

I'm thankful for her message that came with it.
Thank you for your query, but I'm afraid I'm working on too similar a project already with a client, so I will have to pass. (However, please note the context is different, so keep querying this of course!) Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries.
from amylululouise
May 02, 2018 8:41 am

Submitted via form 04,29,2018
ER 05.02.2018

WF 106k
from amandabwrites
Apr 25, 2018 9:11 am

If you haven't queried yet, she tweeted today that she wants your twitter handle somewhere in your query letter (if you have one) so she can look you up :)
from BeverlyMT
Apr 25, 2018 9:03 am

3/15/18--Queried agent via online form.
4/25/18--Received response that she is passing query along to another agent, Sandy Harding, as she feels this might be more appropriate for her interests.
from AprylKBLopez
Apr 20, 2018 11:26 am

Form query: 4/4/18 - 83k YA dystopian
Email rejection: 4/12/18
Even though she rejected me, I have the utmost respect for Ms. Herring. Thus far, she is the only agent (after 16 rejections) to give me more than a form AND to give me incredibly helpful suggestions. I don't know if she always responds in this manner (she loved that The Cavern features an underground city) but I would highly recommend querying and/or working with Ms. Herring. She is a classy lady!
from MmmTomacco
Apr 05, 2018 10:06 pm

EQ 4/4 YA spec fic 88k
from aherring41
Apr 05, 2018 9:03 pm

Authors, please use our submission site ( to query me and not the submission email. If you had CNR to an emailed query, feel free to query me through the submission site. Only queries sent via the website receive a yes/no reply. I wish I could send more personalized replies, but time sometimes does not permit me to!

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