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Ms. Ali Herring

Spencerhill Associates

8126 Lakewood Main Street Suite #204

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



Website: spencerhillassociates.com

Twitter: HerringAli

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from christinaferko
Jun 21, 2022 10:32 pm


Ms. Herring gave a twitter update in case this helps anyone:

"QM Update: Ok queries, I've gone through all my remaining queries (those I received in query manager before I closed) and have answered. I have 27 maybes and a handful of full requests outstanding. If you have an outstanding query I requested you email me with, please nudge!"
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jun 14, 2022 12:57 pm


Form query: 6/8/22
Form rejection: 6/9/22 (from Spencerhill Team)
90K adult contemporary romance
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 14, 2022 6:29 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from kelljasmer
Jun 06, 2022 3:11 pm


FQ: 6/3/2022
ER: 6/6/2022 (from Spencerhill Team)
YA fantasy 110k
from TTurtle
Jun 05, 2022 11:36 pm



FQ: 4/11/22.
Form Rejection: 6/5/22.

Adult fantasy. 98,600 words.
from colbywilkens
Jun 05, 2022 11:15 pm


FQ: 4/21
FR: 6/5
82k Adult Rom Com
from jmutrera
Jun 02, 2022 6:14 pm


06/02/2022

Rejection within 8 hours after query. At least they're fast! It's not addressed from Ali, just from Spencerhill. I wonder what the trick is for getting by the screener.
from VeronicaMars
Jun 02, 2022 3:38 pm


06/02/2022
I love the quick decision. It was also politely worded rejection, similar to what other people have posted.
from MAParsons
Jun 02, 2022 2:47 pm


Queried: 01/06/22
Rejection: 02/06/22

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.

Sincerely,
The Spencerhill team
from Varsha
May 31, 2022 9:45 am


Queried 30 May 22
Form rejection 31 May 22

MG verse novel
from srfinchbird
May 29, 2022 10:27 am


@galian84 I'm so sorry you got form-rejected. Take heart, though--she saw something in your writing! If you have another manuscript ready in the future, you could query her with it and mention that she asked to see more of your work. :)

Mine was the same form rejection, but it was just from the Spencerhill team (not Ali)--so what you received is really good! It means that she has interest in your work even if your current manuscript doesn't fit her list right now. Have hope and good luck!!
from galian84
May 29, 2022 12:54 am


Form Query: 5/25/22
Form Rejection: 5/28/22

YA contemporary fantasy 92k

“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.

Sincerely,
Ali Herring
The Spencerhill team

Ps please try me again with new work in the future -Ali.”
from sophiakate
May 27, 2022 12:22 pm


form query 5/25/22
form rejection from the agency 5/27/22
84k adult fantasy
"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."
from mnorthy297
May 24, 2022 2:59 pm


Rejection in 4 minutes flat for YA....probably didn't even read it!!
from Jessie1994
May 20, 2022 3:09 pm


Update again: heard back today with a kind pass. It’s good to have closure!

Update: I nudged again and nothing. I guess I’ll just withdraw the query on the day of the deadline so I don’t receive a rejection in August lol.

I think it’s a no from one agency since there's a person who reads through all the queries and makes the decisions before they get to the actual agents (I believe).

That being said, I notified Ali of an offer of rep last Tuesday via query manager. My deadline is in less than a week and haven't heard back (not a pass or request and I believe I was in the maybe pile--queried 40 plus days ago). Do I bother nudging or just leave it be?

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