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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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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from GoldenEagle
Feb 02, 2016 1:12 pm

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 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"?
from eqb123
Jan 17, 2016 2:32 pm

EQ: 10/11/15
ER: 10/12/15

Friendly personal rejection. Likes the concept but wants a more obvious SF element.
from jamesegraham
Jan 08, 2016 4:51 pm

Mr. Galen is another I was able to reach out to through a contact. On 1/6 he said he'd take a look at my query, and on 1/8 he returned with an extremely considerate rejection (to my contact):

"The project sounds fine; it's not him, it's me. I've been handling fantasy for 30+ years and I'm burned out on the particular sub-genre he talks about. I've read so many books in this Tolkien vein that I just can't read another. I am still eager to find young new fantasy authors but am only looking for writers who are doing something experimental and unconventional. I don't advise writer to do that, I'm just saying that that's the only way to get a rise out of me at this stage in my life."

Fair enough!

High Fantasy 152K.

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