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Ms. Ali Herring

Spencerhill Associates

8126 Lakewood Main Street Suite #204

Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202



Website: spencerhillassociates.com

Twitter: HerringAli

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from BigEdna
Jan 31, 2023 5:48 pm


Looks like many rejections are right about at the 2 week mark. If you've made it past then, congrats! And good luck.
from AshShees
Jan 28, 2023 12:48 pm


FQ: 1/17/2023
Rejection: 1/28/2023

98K YA contemporary fantasy
from jmraymond
Jan 19, 2023 1:40 pm


Form Query: 1/15/23
Form Rejection: 1/15/23

Adult Sci-Fantasy 100k
from digitia
Jan 17, 2023 2:05 pm


Form Query: 8/26/2022
Form Rejection: 1/17/2023

Adult Fantasy 85k

Thank you for the opportunity to look at your work. It's with regret I don't have the capacity to take on all the great projects that come across my desk, yours amongst them.
Please know, I had set your query aside for further consideration in what I've come to call my "maybe pile," because there was something special about your hook and/or writing that drew my attention.
Even though this is a pas, I hope sincerely you'll query me with new work in the future.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 15, 2023 5:13 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

Thanks Analisa
from Analisa
Jan 15, 2023 4:44 pm


Looks like Ali is open to queries again! (Jan 15)
from aherring41
Jan 12, 2023 5:01 pm


Hi all, I am changing my Query Manager page to http://QueryManager.com/Ali. Nalini and Sandy will also be opening new QM pages for themselves. Please use this link to query me. I reopen 1/15/23. Any queries or fulls submitted to Spencerhill's original shared QM page will still receive a response. Thank you, Ali
from eartfitch
Jan 05, 2023 2:52 pm


FQ: 11/12/22
FR: 12/14/22
YA Fantasy 99k
Kind form rejection
from emilyrpinifay
Jan 04, 2023 6:25 pm


FQ: 12/30/22
FR: 1/4/23

I believe this agency was completely closed to submissions when I submitted, but there was still a form open, and it was only after you filled it out that there was a message saying agents weren't accepting new submissions. Looks like a no from one agent means a no from the agency, which is a bummer.

99k lgbtq+ adult romcom
from galian84
Dec 11, 2022 9:32 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.”

*****

FQ: 11/21/22 (new MS, mentioned that she asked to see new work)
Form Rejection from Spencerhill Team: 12/11/22

“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.”

99k Fantasy Romance
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2022 5:26 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from ESoule
Nov 18, 2022 10:03 am



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!
11/17/22 - FULL REQUEST ON NEW PROJECT!!!! (YA romcom 82k) This time she personally requested, enthusiastically. :) Trying not to get too excited.

Original Submission: YA Contemporary, 83k
Query 9/28/21
Full Request 11/29/21
Nudged 4/4/22
Rejection from Amanda, not Ali. 4/11/22
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 EttieS40
Nov 13, 2022 2:16 pm


FQ: 8/16/22
R:11/10/22

Very kind pass.
from sfdwriter
Nov 09, 2022 3:19 pm


FQ: 11/9/22

Upmarket 84K
from KathrynFaye007
Nov 06, 2022 2:01 pm


Form Query: 4 November 2022
Form Rejection: 6 November 2022

I got the email from the Spencerhill Team so I guess the entire agency said no to my disabled main character.

41K MG Scifi-Horror

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