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Ms. Catherine Pellegrino

Marjacq Scripts

R24 Offices 103 Kingsway

London WC2B 6QX

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Twitter: CatherinePelle8

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Mevrouw_Bee
Nov 16, 2022 8:28 am

EQ: 26 Oct 2022
Commercial Women's Historical Fiction 99k

Form rejection 16 Nov 2022 It wasn't for her.
from Tara725
Sep 15, 2022 8:38 am

Email query: 8/22/22
Form rejection: 9/15/22
Adult contemporary romance, 81k
Aug 08, 2022 4:32 am

I'm wondering the same mnorthy297.
I wonder if she just answers sporadically ?
I've decided to CNR
from mnorthy297
Jul 26, 2022 7:33 pm

Hmm seems like people who queried after me are getting replies but I have not received one yet…should I close it as an assumed rejection or am I in a maybe pile?
from mmoorea
Jul 18, 2022 8:13 am

EQ: 9/6/22
FR: 18/7/22
83K YA Contemporary Sci-fi
from Sapphire_Demoness
Jul 11, 2022 3:20 am

E-Mail query: 27th June 2022
Form rejection: 11th July 2022
90K Adult contemporary romance
from rmparry
Jul 01, 2022 11:40 am

EQ: 28th April, 2022
Full request: 16th May, 2022
Nudged with offer of rep: 24th June, 2022
Kind pass: 1st July, 2022

Romcom, 88k words

Sent a nudge on Friday (13th May) to let Catherine know that I'd received a full request elsewhere, and she responded on the Monday with some positive feedback and a full request. Sending the nudge was a bit of a stab in the dark (the marjacq website doesn't explicitly advise doing this), so it was a nice surprise & shows there's never any harm in nudges!

Sent a nudge to Catherine on June 24th to let her know that I've received an offer of rep elsewhere. Catherine got back to me on the 1st of July to say she thought my MS was really strong, but due to a change of role within the agency, she's not in a position to take it forward.
from swatithegeek
Jun 09, 2022 1:32 am

Email query: 05/12/22
Full request (so quick!!!): 05/13/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Reply: She will read by my deadline.
Nudged again since the deadline is tomorrow: 06/06/22
Reply: She forwarded my full to Diana Beaumont who will hopefully respond by the deadline.
CNR, accepted other offer: 06/08/22
Reply: Her colleague reps something very similar, so she congratulated me on my offer and stepped aside.

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from sara_gilbert_writes
Mar 27, 2021 8:39 pm

EQ: 3/27/21

Upmarket YA 50k
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:19 am

Submitted MG fantasy Feb 2020 - rejection from Catherine said it wasn't something for her.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 12, 2020 10:11 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from breedoesya
Feb 18, 2020 8:56 am

EQ: 01/12/2020
CNR: 02/18/2020

YA Fantasy
from Zooks3
May 09, 2018 11:00 am

5/10/18: EQ re: TANCM - YA
from mandy4371
Nov 03, 2017 9:17 am

Nice rejection. 30/10/2017
Dear Mandy,
Thank you for your patience and sorry for the time it's taken me to come back to you.
I really enjoyed reading WALKING UP HILLS BACKWARDS. I think you write very well and your characters are great.
There problem is, the story, feels overly familiar, very John Green The Fault in our Stars which I am afraid will prevent it being picked up by editors who are looking for fresh, new, imaginative stories which will really stand out in the crowd.
Should you bring your writing talents together with a really great YA story, I think you would have something that editors would pay attention to.
I wish you all the very best with your writing.
from mandy4371
Oct 21, 2017 12:27 pm

EQ: 29/09/2017
FR: 02/10/2017:
Dear Mandy, I really enjoyed reading the partial of Walking Up Hills Backward and would very interested to read more.
Please do send me the full manuscript which I will aim to read in the next few weeks and come back to you with my thoughts...
Best wishes,

FS:03/10/2017. this lady is top of my wish list so here's hoping...

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