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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/

Blog: whitneyrossliterary.com/

Twitter: Whitney_Ross

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from frostedcupcake
Jan 03, 2022 4:33 pm


Anyone know when she will open to queries again?
from peachie2
Jun 26, 2021 6:20 am


EQ: 6/24
ER: 6/25

Science Fiction, 119K
from AmaMizu6
Jun 25, 2021 12:55 pm


EQ: 6/23/21
ER: 6/25/21

YA Urban Fantasy 108k

Form Rejection

Thank you for your query! I so appreciate the opportunity to review your work, but I’m afraid that it’s just not the best fit for my list at this time. Don’t be discouraged, though. Publishing is a marathon, not a sprint, and you just need one person to catch that shared vision. Best of luck to you!
from YellowStrike1
Jun 25, 2021 10:18 am


Sent letter on June 24, 2021, received automated conformation response.

Sci fi romance, 124k words

Got back to me within a day on June 25, 2021, rejection form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 25, 2021 9:33 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from gwprouse
Jun 25, 2021 3:58 am


EQ: 6/24/21
FormR: 6/24/21
108K Adult Fantasy
from KimALefever
Jun 21, 2021 9:15 am


EQ: 6/16/21 Historical Fiction
ER: 6/21/21 Form rejection
from bubblyian
Jun 17, 2021 2:37 am


EQ 06/15/21
ER 06/17/21
SciFi/YA 65k
"Thank you for your query! I so appreciate the opportunity to review your work, but I’m afraid that it’s just not the best fit for my list at this time. Don’t be discouraged, though. Publishing is a marathon, not a sprint, and you just need one person to catch that shared vision. Best of luck to you!"
from marinawolf
Jun 16, 2021 4:04 pm


EQ: 04/30/2021
ER: 06/03/2021
Science fiction, 88k words.

Email message was kind and encouraging.
from vshaia
Jun 16, 2021 6:56 am


EQ w/ new book: 06/09/20
Full Req + synopsis: 06/11/20
Personal Rej: 06/16/21
Sent same day
from vshaia
Jun 11, 2021 6:57 am


EQ: 10/24/19
Full request + synopsis: 10/28/19
Full sent: 10/28/19
Reply of receipt: 11 minutes later!
Nudge: 03/04/20
Personal Rejection, with request to send any further material: 01/06/21
YA Fantasy, 103k

I appreciate her quick turn-around for requests! I've noticed reading on here, she takes a few months to respond to fulls. Good to know, thanks all!
from brmyers
Jun 10, 2021 7:59 pm


EQ: 21 APR 2020
Full Req: 23 APR 2020
Nudge: 23 SEP 2020
CNR: 30 SEP 2020
Rejection: 07 June 2021. Three sentences worth, with one apologizing for taking so long. (I guess she missed my announcement in Publishers Market Place in March ;)


YA gothic mystery 83K
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 6:08 pm


EQ:6/6/21
ER:6/8/21
from Alorac
Jun 08, 2021 10:29 am


EQ 4/17/21 Historical
ER 5/25/21 Form rejection
from jen_e_e_edwards
Jun 07, 2021 7:00 pm


EQ 11/20/19
Full request: 12/16
Pulled MS to work on non exclusive R&R: 2/5/20
Resubmitted revised MS: 7/20/20
Form rejection: 6/7/21

Eleven whole months after sending my revised MS, I have *finally* received a form rejection. And I mean a genuine form, absolutely no mention of the 11 months she forgot about my submission. I'd written this off 6 months ago and honestly I would have preferred she simply ghost me. If you take THAT long, it's just my opinion maybe you should mention it.

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