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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from nhlowrey
Jul 13, 2017 9:33 pm

EQ: 06/02
ER: 06/03

personalised though. said he does love anything to do with nature and animals but not adding to his YA list at all.
from bookmaid
Jul 13, 2017 11:49 am

EQ: 7/12/2017
ER: 7/13/2017

(stated that they are not currently adding anymore YA to their list)
from CraneHana
Jul 09, 2017 1:38 am

EQ- 7/3/17 102K high fantasy w/ LGBTQI elements
from LizziWolf
Jul 03, 2017 7:58 am

7/3: Queried for my MG novel and got this response directly from Mr. Galen within an hour: "I appreciate your thinking of me, but I'm afraid I am not seeking Middle Grade fiction."
from tasharosa
Jun 29, 2017 9:22 am

EQ: 06/29/17
ER: 06/29/17
Although it was a rejection it was one of the nicest, kindest most thoughtful ones I've ever received.
from SaraCo
Jun 26, 2017 10:36 am

EQ: 6-25-17
ER: 6-26-17
Adult fantasy/thriller
Surprisingly personalized! "This does sound like fun but the crime and police aspect is not where my focus is these days; I think there would be better choices for you among agents. Good luck and all best wishes,"
from john_appel
May 23, 2017 9:24 pm

Same day rejection; called my work a "near miss, not quite what I'm looking for at the moment."
from KristenH
May 09, 2017 4:08 pm

EQ 5/9/17 (Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection (passed, that kind of mainstream thriller is best handled by others.) A weird response than when he passed on Venom earlier this year. Will try him with DI this summer.
from Slicksix
May 07, 2017 6:03 am

EQ: 4/25/17
ER: 4/26/17
short e-mail saying genre "wasn't for him" despite wish list to contrary
from seellis
May 01, 2017 10:57 am

EQ: 4/28
ER: 5/01 - "Sorry, not seeking to expand my YA list any further."

kudos for the quick response!
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.

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