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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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from milli505
Yesterday 11:32 am


EQ: 8/7
FR: 8/16, sent same day

YA contemporary, 76k
from aalogan
Yesterday 8:44 am


EQ 8/3/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy. Rcvd auto-reply that it was received.
ER 8/16/18
from rachelsj
Aug 13, 2018 11:38 pm


EQ: 4/24
FR: 4/24
Notification of Offer of Rep: 6/27
Offer of Rep: 7/9
Offer Accepted: 7/12

Whitney is so wonderful to work with. She's really invested in making her clients' books the best they can be! Highly recommend her!
from erinbledsoe
Aug 08, 2018 10:10 am


EQ: 7/24
FR: 7/27
7/6, pulled my manuscript to do some final/missed editorial work
7/7: resubmitted

YA HISTORICAL FICTION 97k

I’ve had a few full requests since starting submissions on the 7/20, but Whitney was certainly the quickest. (I believe I got the email at 4am) With her requesting so many fulls, I hope she’s the agent that will at least let you know why she stopped reading/lost interest. Then we’ll know what to work on!
from chibichibi
Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm


Others have it. I did nudge her once already (at the 3 month mark), and got a "you'll be hearing from me soon" type response.
from erinbledsoe
Aug 06, 2018 12:39 pm


@chibichibi, almost six months? I would nudge. Do you have it with other agents or is Whitney the only one?
from chibichibi
Aug 06, 2018 8:53 am


She's had my full since late Feb. Anyone else in that boat?
from JMAtkinson
Aug 06, 2018 8:27 am


EQ: 8/4/18 Romantic Suspense 65,000
ER: 8/6/18 Form letter
from justinearinda
Aug 04, 2018 8:08 am


EQ: 08/04/18
ER: 08/05/18
from ValerieWillis
Aug 03, 2018 10:31 pm


EQ: 08/02/18
ER: 08/03/18

Dark Fantasy MM Romance 60k
from tdubphyz
Aug 03, 2018 6:57 am


EQ: 8/2/2018
ER: 8/3/2018

lit fic, 92k
from willow
Aug 02, 2018 11:51 am


Thanks @jazzandviolets She did send an email telling me thanks and that she got it!
from jazzandviolets
Aug 01, 2018 8:28 pm


@willow the original string should be fine, she got mine that way
from willow
Jul 31, 2018 6:06 pm


7-27 EQ
7-31 FR

"I'm intrigued by your pitch! Please do send me the full manuscript and synopsis."
YA Fantasy 77,000 words
I replied to her response and attached the manuscript and synopsis. Hope I wasn't supposed to send a brand new email. Anybody know for sure?
from redpandabear
Jul 27, 2018 12:05 pm


erinbledsoe, she's building her client list. It's in her best interest to request what she can and follow up when she can. It seems she follows up faster than many agents, really. I've had agents sit on a full for over a year. A few months is standard.

Likely, she's requesting a lot because she doesn't have as many clients, so she has more wiggle room as far as, "Okay, this query might not have been the best, and the pages weren't their best, but there's strong potential, let's at least give it a shot." It's encouraging, IMO, because it shows she's eager but also reliable and predictable in her timing.

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