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Ms. Ali Herring

Spencerhill Associates

8126 Lakewood Main Street Suite #204

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202


Twitter: HerringAli

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from TCRoss
Sep 27, 2022 10:36 am

FQ: 9/27
YA Fantasy 100k

I submitted via form, and received the confirmation in my email, but my query status didn't automatically update. Did it manually.
from mlucas
Sep 25, 2022 10:07 pm

Submitt email query EQ: 9/23/2022
Adult sci-fi 107K

Form rejection FQ: 9/25/2022
from EttieS40
Sep 23, 2022 3:55 pm


No response yet as of 9/21. (Maybe pile?)

YA Cinderella Retelling
from Fablesmith
Sep 22, 2022 5:57 pm

FQ: 9/21/22
FR: 9/22/22

Sci-fi 109k
I have to say, I really appreciate that Ali reads and occasionally responds to QT comments. Clearly one of of the hardest working agents in the business.
from JeffreyWesthoff
Sep 22, 2022 11:20 am

FQ: 9/19/22
FR: 9/21/22

51k MG fantasy
from neutronstar
Sep 16, 2022 9:42 pm

FQ: 8.21.22
FR: 8.22.22

MG Muslim Asian Fantasy 36k
Can't query any other Spencer Hill agent if one says no
from ESoule
Sep 16, 2022 3:24 pm

YA Contemporary, 83k

Query 9/28/21
Full Request 11/29/21
Nudged 4/4/22
Rejection from Amanda, not Ali. 4/11/22

9/16/22 UPDATE on this one - I recently queried Ali with new work, and she replied to let me know she's still considering the new book and will look more closely when she has time, but complimented my writing and gave a very reasonable explanation for why she passed on the first one Amanda requested on her behalf. I thought it was very cool of her to reach out!

Amanda's rejection: "I requested this on Ali's behalf, and I really loved the voice and the family dynamics, and I recommended your manuscript to her for further reading months ago.

Unfortunately, Ali has a lot on her plate right now, and doesn't feel able to take on this project at this time.

Thank you for the opportunity, and good luck with other agents."

from taliarothschild
Sep 12, 2022 10:15 pm

Queried 8/17
Nothing yet, as of 9/12

YA Fantasy
from EdwinaJK
Sep 12, 2022 3:26 pm

Form Query - 9/12

96k YA QBIPOC Contemporary
from Josie33
Sep 11, 2022 5:38 pm

queried - 9/10
form rejection - 9/11

84k ya lgbtq+ thriller
from Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:44 pm

EQ: 9/1/22

YA Gothic Horror
from manda5000
Sep 01, 2022 6:09 pm

Middle Grade Fantasy 79,000 words
FQ: 9/1/22
Rejection: 9/1/22
We're sorry, but your project is not a fit for our agency at this time, so we will have to pass. The idea sounds super cute, but the word count is a bit high for MG. Thank you for considering us and best of luck with your future queries.

The Spencerhill team
from katine
Aug 31, 2022 9:15 am

FQ: 8/30/22
FR: 8/31/22

Upper MG Fantasy 64K
from jdcrab
Aug 30, 2022 7:56 pm

EQ: 8/30/22 @ 3:41PM.
Form Rejection: 8/30/22 @ 3:42PM.

Upper MG sci-fi

With a 1-minute rejection, the submission manager must be a speed reader considering I submitted a query letter (with multiple items from Ali's wishlist), full synopsis, and the first 3 chapters.
from Feldelroy
Aug 26, 2022 12:02 pm

Form rejection and my query never appeared in the queue. I'm assuming the submission screener rejected it asap. My synopsis was really long, I wonder if that was an automatic flag--could also have been length of novel, something, who knows... it never appeared in query manager at all.

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