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Ms. Ali Herring

Spencerhill Associates

PO Box 374, 24 Park Row

Chatham, NY 12165

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: Yes

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from bnorris
Jan 31, 2018 12:36 pm

1/2/2018 Online form submission
1/31/2018 form rejection
from PhaylennMcKnight
Jan 16, 2018 1:57 pm

Form query sent 1/12/18
short, polite but sterile form rejection 1/16/18
from JKeller
Jan 16, 2018 10:30 am

EQ after Pitmad request: 10/27/17
EQ'ed again on 12/7/17 after no response but she requested manuscript again through second Pitmad.
Contemporary Romance
1/16/18 - Very kind personalized rejection with an offer to R+R and suggestions on how to improve it.
from Buddrcup
Jan 16, 2018 8:22 am

Online Form Query: 10/8/17
(Form doesn't have a place to denote specific agent but Ali appears to be the MG agent)
ER: 1/15/18. Very kind, encouraging personalized rejection with a suggestion for improvement. Thank You!
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
55,000 words
from Catsamoa79
Dec 11, 2017 12:40 pm

EQ: 9/9/17
CNR: 12/11/17
from SchriteFallow
Nov 08, 2017 7:10 pm

EQ: 11/1/2017

Upper MG/Early YA adventure mystery 70k words.
from aherring41
Oct 31, 2017 9:32 am

Just a quick note on word count: we don't have a set "ceiling," but I do look to stay within publisher expectations! Thanks!
from LightofBeauty
Oct 30, 2017 4:00 pm

EQ: 10/30
from jwhart
Oct 13, 2017 7:56 pm

EQ: 10/13/17
Contemporary Romance 87k
Auto Response received
from 1sockycat
Oct 10, 2017 10:10 pm

EQ: 10-10-17
ER: 10-10-17

Just a warning for anyone subbing YA fantasy: They rejected because they said the wordcount was too high for YA and that they don't accept anything over 85k, but it's a YA high fantasy. That's kind of confusing because so many debuts (Alwyn Hamilton, Chima, Tahir, Barguo, Maas, etc) in YA fantasy were well over 85k. But hey, to each their own. The prompt rejection was appreciated and regardless of the wordcount it was nice for them to personalize it.
from PilotKelson1056
Oct 04, 2017 12:23 pm

EQ: 10/3
ER: 10/4

A quick reply is always appreciated, no matter what the reply is.
from bmaybee
Sep 12, 2017 1:35 pm

EQ: 9/7/17 98K small town romance
ER: 9/12/17 Loved the premise, but not quite the right fit for her. :(
from Zeldaman
Sep 07, 2017 4:22 pm

Just want to say Ali had my full for a previous project when she was an intern at another agency. She gave great advice. Very knowledgeable and kind.

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