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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 BookGirlBrooke
Apr 18, 2017 11:17 am

EQ 3/19/17 67,000 YA Fantasy
ER 4/18/17
Russell wrote that they are not seeking for YA authors at this time.
from BillGinTexas
Apr 05, 2017 10:29 am

04/05/2017 Rejected after yesterday's nudge
from BillGinTexas
Apr 04, 2017 5:01 pm

04/04/2017 nudge
from bevjack1
Apr 01, 2017 3:47 pm

EQ 4/1/17 Lit Fic 69K
from elitemessenger
Mar 27, 2017 3:44 pm

EQ: 2.16.2017
ER: 3.27.2017

High Fantasy 171k

I emailed him after I hadn't heard back anything. I thanked him nonetheless (assuming he rejected it) and asked if he could possibly let me know whether my word count was a factor in his decision as I am a new author (I figured I haven't had any bites from anyone so it wouldn't hurt to simply ask). He responded to that email giving me personal feedback as well as mentioning he has actually just been swamped and hadn't gotten a chance to get to my letter. So if you haven't heard back in a while, don't get discouraged just yet. Anyhow, it was extremely kind of him to respond to my second email and I hope to someday have a new project that he may be interested in.
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.

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