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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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E-Mail: Yes

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from LilacsandTea
Yesterday 1:35 pm

EQ: 12/05/19
Notified about offer of rep: 12/09/19
FR: 12/09/19
YA Thriller 88k
from alexathorn
Yesterday 9:21 am

EQ: 9/08/19
Full: 10/08/19 - sent the same day!
Auto Confirmation + Personal: 10/09/19
Sent in Revision: 12/9/19
Personalized Confirmation: 12/10/19

Speculative Historical
from cshumble
Dec 09, 2019 7:06 pm

Ms February, I have not heard from her since sending the updated manuscript.
from lnloft
Dec 07, 2019 10:15 am

Personalized query: 11/21/19
Full request!: 12/5/19
Manuscript and detailed synopsis sent the same day.
Confirmation of receipt 12/6/19. I got the same auto response I received after sending my query within a few minutes after sending materials, but the following morning I got an email from Whitney just saying thanks, so make sure you look for that second personalized one.

97k science fantasy
from MsFebruary
Dec 06, 2019 3:55 pm

cshumble, did she get back to you to confirm receipt? Similar situation here. Emailed her my manuscript a bit ago, but am experimenting with some changes.

After doing some reading on here, I've surmised that she can be nonresponsive after getting a manuscript. Is that true?
from lendmestrengthlol
Dec 05, 2019 3:57 pm

EQ 11/24 YA contemporary fantasy 96K
from cshumble
Nov 30, 2019 12:21 pm

EQ: Aug 10, 2019
Full Request: October 22, 2019
Sent Manuscript and Synopsis: October 22, 2019

Weird Western - 77k words.

Update: One month in. No word.

Update: 11/30 - After investing in a professional editor, I've revised the entire manuscript. I emailed Whitney to let her know.
from parnegard
Nov 27, 2019 9:05 pm

EQ: 11/19/19
ER: 11/27/19 (Form)

Adult Fantasy - 90k words
from smullan77
Nov 20, 2019 10:44 pm

EQ: 9/26/19
ER: 9/30/19 - surprisingly quickly
FM and Synopsis submitted 10/7/19 Still awaiting response.

YA Fantasy/ Horror Set in Gilded Age NYC. 89550 words. I would like to point out that on her twitter feed she specifically stated she was looking for something set in Gilded Age NYC (on September 24th). I was actually going to submit to one of her colleagues (who has an excellent reputation for YA Fantasy), but then I took a second look at WR's site and double-checked her Twitter on September 26th and caught her comment. I believe that is why she responded so quickly. I have not yet heard back. I don't expect to hear for at least another 2-3 weeks, positive or negative. Moral of the Story: LOOK AT AGENTS' SOCIAL MEDIA.
from billybuttercup
Nov 19, 2019 9:04 pm

EQ: Oct 3/19
FR: Oct 7/19 (sent same day)

Historical Fiction - 89K
from cwbuecheler
Nov 18, 2019 11:19 am

EQ: 11/12/19
ER: 11/18/19 (form)

Contemporary Fantasy, 93k words
Identical pleasant form response to those I've received on other manuscripts.
from brandonmc87
Nov 12, 2019 1:54 pm

EQ: 4/18/18
FR: 5/10/18 (Told her I would send once I'm done with RevPit in June)
Sent FR 5/17/19
Nudged 11/12/19

87k Adult Dark Fantasy
from Miskadoodle
Nov 12, 2019 11:56 am

EQ: 5/14/18
FR: 5/21/18
Follow up email on FR: 11/29/18

Update on 11/12/19: Still no word after requesting FR last May. I considered nudging again earlier in the year, but I didn't know if it would do any good, so I'm assuming she passed on it.

Fantasy, 120k
from thepillarswisdom
Nov 10, 2019 4:28 pm

EQ: 11/05/2019
ER: 11/07/2019
Contemporary fantasy 106K
from 7urniphead
Nov 09, 2019 5:18 pm

EQ: 2/13/19
FR: 2/15/19
Confirmation of receipt: 2/19/19

YA Fantasy 58k

Update 11/8/19
No word. I like to imagine a ‘yet’ at the end of the sentence because I like to be hopeful and no one else is interested. Good luck to everyone still waiting!

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