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Mr. Russell Galen

Scovil Galen Ghosh Literary Agency, Inc.

276 Fifth Avenue, Suite 708

New York, NY 10001

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from Allister
Mar 06, 2017 9:48 am

EQ: 2/24
FR: 2/28
ER: 3/6

80,000 Adult Fantasy

Oh well, it was exciting while it lasted!
from Allister
Mar 02, 2017 9:25 am

Thanks so much Jubilee! He's worked on some of my favorite books, especially Juliet Marillier's YA and Wayne Barlowe.
from jubilee
Mar 01, 2017 3:13 pm

That's amazing Allister! Congrats!
from Monita
Feb 17, 2017 7:28 pm

EQ: 1/30
ER: 1/30
YA fantasy. I took my time personalizing my query, and he actually replied to the personalized things, and then rejected saying his YA list is full. I thought he was sweet.
from isinglass
Feb 13, 2017 1:59 pm

Hexylady, I feel your pain. I'm also trying to market an 83k urban fantasy, with no success at all.

I had to CNR Galen, though.
from hexylady
Feb 13, 2017 9:23 am

EQ 10/16/15
nudge 2/9/16
ER 2/13/16 - quite personalized rejection. It's not me, it's the market.

82k of what I'm beginning to think is an unsellable subgenre, Urban Fantasy
from jjadamson
Feb 08, 2017 12:52 pm

Same day personal rejection based on word count (>200K). Said he would have liked to see the manuscript but is swamped with reading right now.
from jfulton
Feb 08, 2017 11:32 am

EQ: 2/7
ER: 2/8

I checked the form letter box because even though he did not send a form letter, it was gracious but not particularly helpful either.

"That's a beautifully written letter, but for various reasons I did not seem to be able to connect with the storyline as you've described it. I'm afraid I am not going to request the manuscript."
from Rhapsodeste
Jan 10, 2017 12:54 pm

I had the same thought, karenleespree!

EQ: 1/8
CNR: 1/10
from karenleespree
Jan 09, 2017 10:18 am

EQ: 12/13 no pages. YA, Swing Era, Para CNR 1/9/2017
Not sure why I thought Russell rep'd YA. I resent a Q to Ann after waiting a couple weeks.
from jubilee
Jan 05, 2017 4:21 pm

EQ: 1/2/17
FR: 1/5/17
from KristenH
Dec 15, 2016 4:19 pm

Eq 8/22/16 (Venom requery)
ER 12/15 16 (passed from 2nd nudge) Will try him next year with CR.
from KayBeyus
Dec 04, 2016 4:16 pm

EQ: 9/23 Sounds like a long shot...but you never know.
CNR: 12/4

113,000 Fantasy Romance
from ladytuono
Nov 10, 2016 5:53 pm

Queried 11/10/2016 with Adult LGBT Contemporary Fantasy.

Rejection same day. Personalized rejection saying my query was good. Very validating and kind of him.
from Flourish
Nov 10, 2016 4:51 pm

EQ: 11/10/16
ER less than an hour later. A very encouraging, courteous, and personalized rejection.

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