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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from CraneHana
Sep 15, 2017 12:54 pm


EQ- 7/3/17 102K high fantasy w/ LGBTQI elements
nudged w/ offer of publication 8/20/17
Mms withdrawn for offer of publication, 9/13/17.
from Davfir
Sep 06, 2017 3:24 pm


EQ: 9/1/2017

75k Sci-Fi Detective

@rouyuan: I haven't gotten very many receipt confirmations from agents in the past. I wouldn't let your anxiety about it climb too high. If you contact them within 90 days or so, they might see it as being too needy. Publishing is a slow business, waiting 3-6 months for the wheels to turn isn't out of the norm.
from isidri
Aug 30, 2017 12:24 pm


ER 4/13/17
ER the same day

106K Historical Fantasy
from KristenH
Aug 28, 2017 2:13 pm


EQ 7/7/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/28/17 (Passed--not interested in political thrillers) Will try him with something new next year.
Congrats Crane!
from reiterwriter
Jul 25, 2017 2:32 pm


EQ: July 25 (query letter only)
ER: same day!

"This sounds lovely, but it sounds either YA or New Adult, and I'm not acquiring new projects in either of those fields at the present time."

96K Fantasy
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 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 Mustang82
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.

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