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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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Website: www.sgglit.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from PaigeTurner
Aug 29, 2016 12:50 pm


Any updates on this agency? It appears from their website they still have Anna Ghosh on board, but she has gone off and started her own agency http://www.ghoshliterary.com/ as we know from QT. However, when you click the email on the Scovil Galen Ghosh site, her old sgglit email is still working!!

I only ask this because I'm the last one to query her at her own Ghosh agency (which was CNR)....so wondering what the etiquette is (just in case) and if one is allowed to query both agencies or if a CNR/No from her own means a "no" from everyone at SGGLIT as well. Thanks.

from SJSover
Aug 08, 2016 10:42 am


EQ 8/4
ER 8/8

Very gracious.
from sschlieter
Jul 31, 2016 9:56 pm


EQ 7/31/16
from KristenH
Jul 14, 2016 4:04 pm


EQ 5/20/16 (Requery Venom)
CNR 7/14/16 (Nothing from nudge). Will try him with Chain Reaction later this fall.
from brianeh
Jun 21, 2016 1:08 pm


Submission email bounced, undeliverable
from CandaceDavenport
May 03, 2016 4:13 pm


NO YA
from CombatKatie
Apr 24, 2016 4:12 pm


Does anyone know if he's a no-response-means-no agent?
from Thaydawg
Apr 16, 2016 7:38 am


EQ: March 25

Epic Fantasy: 195k
from Ambiguous_A
Mar 30, 2016 10:33 am


EQ: 3/30
Personalized R: 3/31
YA Speculative Thriller

He said my query letter was definitely well written, but he's not expanding his YA list right now. I'm just flattered he thinks the query's good!
from GoldenEagle
Mar 17, 2016 10:52 am


A comp title is a comparison title. What is your book like? Is it a "Gone Girl" or "Davinci Code?" Thriller? Mystery? Something to show a way to market the book or at least hook the reader of your query.

Obviously you shouldn't say "This is the next Girl on the Train," but if it's a book about an alcoholic on trial, maybe pitch it as a cross between John Grisham and Lawrence Block.

This may not be the best explanation.

from afelyk
Mar 15, 2016 10:04 pm


Don't despair, turtlefairy1. A friend of mine sent me a copy of Pushcart's Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections: A History of Insult, A Solace to Writers a few years back. A great read. The book makes you realize that you, too, walk among the true literary giants who were resoundingly destroyed by agents and critics. Just dust yourself off and get that batting helmet back on.
from turtlefairy1
Mar 15, 2016 6:29 pm


EQ 2/25
FR 2/26
ER 3/15
Holy crap. That was the most detailed, heartbreaking rejection of my life. I mean, I appreciated that he told me what was wrong with it, but he REALLY gave it to me. Dang. I gotta go lie down.
YA Fantasy
from PeteMarsh
Mar 02, 2016 6:41 pm


EQ: 2/16

No response as of yet. Looks like others have been responded to that queried later than me. Might have to close this one out.
from hilaryg
Feb 02, 2016 8:33 am


EQ = E-Mail Query
ER = E-Mail Rejection
from maugjacq
Feb 02, 2016 5:03 am


What do EQ and ER mean? Also, what is a "comp title"?

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