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Ms. Alexandra Machinist

ICM Partners

730 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

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Twitter: amachinist

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from FountainPen
Apr 25, 2017 12:02 am

EQ 4/13
ER 4/24
from bevjack1
Apr 24, 2017 3:46 pm

EQ 4/6/17 + 10 pgs
ER 4/24/17 Form
from DinaHaynes
Apr 08, 2017 4:07 pm

EQ: 3/25/2017
ER: 3/28/2017 form

Contemporary Ro 84K
from teamash
Apr 07, 2017 2:29 pm

3/29/17 EQ
4/7 FR (And sent same day!)

Super excited and nervous! She sounds absolutely lovely and knowledgeable.

YA Fantasy
from southpaw
Mar 31, 2017 3:39 pm

@Nadia Taweel
On her Publishers Marketplace page, she asked for a query and the first ten pages.
from KristenH
Mar 29, 2017 4:12 pm

EQ 3/27/17 (requery Venom)
ER 3/29//17 (Passed--not right fit for her list.) I'll try Krystn Keene with Venom in late April.
from Shoeless
Mar 21, 2017 12:19 pm

@Nadia Taweel:

I just used the e-mail address that's included here on the main page for her. Sent only a query, that was it. Got a request for a full four days later, but that was back in November and I haven't heard a peep since.
from NadiaTaweel
Mar 21, 2017 6:09 am

I was just wondering how you submitted your work. I was on the website for ICM and I'm not sure how to go about submitting, nor do I see any email address for it.
from Kristine_Hagen_Johnson
Mar 21, 2017 3:22 am

email query - 9/20/16 - Vineyard Drive: a memoir of cheese, wine, and other necessary breakdowns
full request - 9/26/16
(insert trump-related, understandable delay)
personal rejection - 3/10/17

My comments: Alexandra is a kind, professional agent who has a lot on her plate. I also understand why she did not connect with my voice – I'm blunt and scientific. Her recent authors tend toward fantasy and I would characterize their writing as "flowery." I would probably be wrong.

Here is the letter from her:

Dear Kristi,

Thank you for sending your manuscript VINEYARD DRIVE and thank you for your patience as I considered it. Unfortunately, I did not fall in love with this story as much as I hoped. I must regretfully decline this opportunity to take on your representation. While I was excited by the premise of this manuscript, I didn’t connect with the voice. Again, thank you, and I wish you the best of luck as you continue to write.


from Voxeterna1
Mar 17, 2017 5:13 pm

My first rejection! I'm oddly cheerful about it? Because at lest I had the b***s to put it out there. True, I would obviously be a lot happier with something more like acceptance. But hey, it's life. Do I qualify for a writers' merit badge now?
from senjiwalker
Mar 15, 2017 5:56 pm

EQ: 10/2/16 YA Fantasy
FR: 10/5/16
ER: 3/15/17 (form)
from Robwest316
Mar 10, 2017 6:09 pm

ER 3/10

LIterary Fiction-69,000 (Form Letter)
from elitemessenger
Mar 10, 2017 12:39 pm

EQ: 3.2.2017
ER: 3.10.2017

High Fantasy 171K
from SaraCo
Mar 01, 2017 12:51 pm

EQ 2-21-17
brief form rejection: 3-3-17
(YA contemporary fantasy)
from Callie
Feb 28, 2017 3:58 pm

cassbrush: HIllary is Alexandra's assistant and starting to take on clients of her own. You can query her at (saw it on Twitter!)

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