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Ms. Whitney Ross

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.irenegoodman.com/

Twitter: Whitney_Ross

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from m_elizabeth
Aug 17, 2019 10:17 am


EQ: 05/25
FR: 06/05
Request for more info about other projects: 07/29

I was very excited, since Whitney is a top agent for me! Almost 3 weeks later, though, I wonder if it didn't work for her in the end. Hopefully she lets me know either way!

YA Historical Fantasy, 103k
from FayeDelacour
Aug 09, 2019 8:20 am


EQ: March 6, 2019
FR: March 8, 2019

After requesting my full m/s 5 months ago, she simply never replied to my submission again. I sent a nudge on June 6, 2019, but she did not respond to that either. I guess I've given up on her at this point, but to never reply after a full request seems unprofessional.
from seekerofwords
Aug 07, 2019 9:42 am


EQ: April 7, 2018
FR: May 7, 2018
R&R from Whitney regarding pacing issues: 3/19/19
UPDATE: After submitting the R&R in April 2019, I decided to withdraw the MS in August and query a new MS. I emailed the query for the new MS and received a form rejection two days later. I'll admit, I'm kind of disappointed. I guess I expected more than a form letter since I had previous interactions with her? Oh well.
YA Fantasy
from swhitakerwrites
Aug 05, 2019 7:44 am


Sent by email - 08/01/2019
Email Rejection - 08/05/2019
YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic 88k
Very supportive and helpful reply.
from safashaqsy
Aug 02, 2019 6:09 pm


sent by email fantasy YA T.L.F on 3rd August 2019
from dpfs_2018
Aug 01, 2019 12:34 pm


EQ: 7/30/19
FR: 7/31/19 — sent same day

Romance 71K
from tophersghost056
Aug 01, 2019 7:53 am


EQ 7/30
ER 8/1

Rejected in less than 16 hours.
from Lvlwriting
Jul 30, 2019 3:51 pm


Form rejection on full ms. Sigh.
from LUV4NA
Jul 25, 2019 1:11 pm


EQ: 7/24/19
ER: 7/25/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy

She got back to me at about 4 in the morning. Wow.
from apbard
Jul 18, 2019 3:44 am


EQ: Feb 4 2019
FR: Feb 6 2019
Full sent same day
Follow up / clarification question asked March 5 2019. Answered next day, March 6 2019
Nudge: April 20 2019, no response
Nudge: May 16 2019, no response

Current date July 18th 2019, 6 months later. Beginning to look elsewhere.

from gowiththeflow
Jul 13, 2019 3:03 pm


Congrats on the offer, chiaroscuro_ink! Just as well not to have this agent throw her hat in the ring if she's this unresponsive. I think it's unprofessional, TBH.
from chiaroscuro_ink
Jul 12, 2019 1:22 pm


EQ: 3/13/18
FR: 3/29/18
Nudge: 7/18
Nudge: 4/19
Nudge with offer of rep: 6/19
CNR (date I asked her to respond by): 7/3/19

I nudged her 7/18 and she said she hoped to get to my manuscript soon. I nudged her again 4/19 but heard no response. I nudged with an offer of representation 6/19 but still haven't heard from her. I figured since I hadn't heard, it might have been a no some time ago, but it would have been nice to have that door closed. I accepted the offer of representation from the other agent (!), but like gowiththeflow, I wanted to update anyone here who might be waiting like I was.
from Curlyfury
Jul 10, 2019 1:25 pm


EQ: 6/27/19
ER: 7/10/19

110K Science-fiction

Polite form rejection.
from Becki_Stockton
Jul 10, 2019 12:06 am


EQ: 7/8/19
ER: 7/9/19

100k YA Fantasy

Polite form rejection.
from audreywilbur
Jul 09, 2019 11:32 am


EQ: 7/3/19 (confirmation receipt)
ER: 7/9/19

Publishing is a marathon, not a sprint.

YA Fantasy 74k

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