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Ms. Alyssa Henkin

Trident Media Group, LLC

41 Madison Avenue, 36th floor

New York, NY 10010

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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The first five pages of text for a longer work, or the full manuscript for a picture book text should be submitted below the query letter in the text body of the email, not as an attachment. Art samples or dummy texts should be inserted as links in the body of the query letter.

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from Jeanetto
May 28, 2018 5:39 pm

EQ: 5/28/18
MG adventure/sci-fi
from imjjang
May 25, 2018 7:29 pm

EQ: 5/25/2018

After reading the comments, I decided to submit the query again (minutes after the e-mail) on the online form and write a note as to why I was doing so in case they realized it was a dupe! I previously submitted a query to another agent at Trident via the online form, and I received a response within the hour! (I know it's the holiday weekend, so I don't expect a response like that for this case, but based on everyone's comments and my past experiences, it may be best to submit via the online form rather than her e-mail...?)
from cupcake
May 07, 2018 10:48 am

Update: EQ to her email address, as per her agent page: 1/26/18
EQ using the submissions form, as per the agency website: 4/7/18
CNR: 5/7/18
contemporary mg 65K

Alyssa's entry on the Trident website says to send it to her at an email address, which is what I did. As others have noted, the website also says to use the online submission form. I sent my query 65 days ago...(QT says an average of 38 days for a positive response from her and 21 for a pass.) The Trident website says you can query another agent after 30 days if you haven't heard back. I'm confused about what to do! May go ahead and submit on the form. I met Alyssa several years ago--and she requested the full of a YA novel. I was so impressed with her.

My current project is contemporary middle grade, 65K
from frisb393
Apr 02, 2018 12:37 pm

EQ 4/1/2018 78.000 word American Noir
from aliceinw
Mar 22, 2018 5:44 pm

After sending Ms. Henkin an email query weeks ago based on what I'd read here and several other places online, I went back to Trident's website which states you must query via their online form or the agent won't respond. They don't want any sample pages either until they read your query and synopsis. I don't remember the website saying this but maybe I wasn't focusing! Anyway, I resubmitted using their online form
from Kaiodem
Mar 14, 2018 5:00 pm

EQ: 3/14/18

from karenleespree
Feb 13, 2018 11:09 am

I hesitate to send anything to Trident after my experience with no response to a Full Request from another agent couple years back. (3 nudges went along with that) Appears it's an agency thing. It just makes me sad this happens to writers.
from billybuttercup
Jan 27, 2018 10:27 am

EQ: June 14, 2017 - 3:20pm
FR: June 14, 2017 - 3:33pm
Nudge (sent to her assistant, Meagan): Dec 5, 2017 (174 days)
Nudge (sent to both Alyssa and Meagan) because I made a significant revision: Dec 29, 2017 (198 days)
CNR: Jan 27, 2018 - Really hate to close out CNR on a full, but it's been 227 days and no response to two nudges.

YA Speculative

@KristenH - full request - sorry, should have specified!
from billybuttercup
Jan 03, 2018 7:29 pm

@MochieB - It does seem like an unusually long wait, but it looks like she usually replies. So far, those after us haven't heard anything either, so hopefully she's just really busy! I hope you get some good news soon!
from MochieB
Dec 31, 2017 6:44 pm

Billybuttercup - I don’t have her assistant’s email address, so I just replied to her. And then I sent a follow up using the same chain, but ...nothing! I wonder if we consider it a no or if she will eventually reply?
Seems like an unusually long wait, which makes me wonder if it’s just a no.

Good luck !!! I hope we both hear good news in the coming year
from billybuttercup
Dec 29, 2017 3:43 pm

@MochieB - Not a peep. No reply to my nudge Dec 5 to her assistant - just sent a revised MS to both Alyssa and her assistant (Dec 29). Sounds like you're ahead of me in the queue...hopefully you get an answer soon!!
from MochieB
Dec 23, 2017 8:17 pm

Billy buttercup, have you heard back yet? I’m also waiting on requested materials from May.
from ktwills79
Nov 21, 2017 11:22 am

EQ - 10/19
CNR - 11/20
PB, 800 words
from Artzicarol
Oct 30, 2017 11:12 am

OQ: 9/29/17
CNR: 10/30/17
(closed out since they said it's considered a No after 30 days)

YA low fantasy, 84K
from elaine27
Oct 25, 2017 10:24 am

EQ - 10/25

YA 60K Contemp

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