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Ms. Rebecca Friedman

Rebecca Friedman Literary Agency

New York, NY



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Website: rfliterary.com

Twitter: rebeccalitagent

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E-Mail: Yes

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from alexisdaria
May 13, 2016 6:47 pm


EQ: 4/25
ER: 5/13 form from Brandie
70k adult romance
(Surprised at the speedy reply based on other comments.)
from writingram
Apr 04, 2016 9:12 am


EQ: 8/2/15
ER: 4/2/16

244 days for a query rejection... I had long ago written it off as a CNR.
from TahaniNelson
Mar 31, 2016 3:19 pm


07/05--sent initial query.
08/16-- got personalized rejection from Rebecca's assistant asking that I query Rachel Marks instead.
08/27--got another e-mail from Brandie asking for the full manuscript,
09/12-- Beautiful personalized rejection full of praise for my manuscript, with some suggestions to make it better. Ms. Coonis says she loved the story and that it was one of the "most well-developed, vivid stories" she's read, but that it's "not a good fit" for this agency right now.

UPDATE:
So, I'm not sure what possessed me to bring out this manuscript again, but I did. I cut it down by almost 20k words and then thought "what the heck. I'll ask one agent one more time." So I sent it back to Brandie Coonis on 2/14/16. We're scheduled to have a phone conversation later this week. I'm not sure what to expect, since I've never gotten this far. But I'm glad I decided to give it one more chance. I guess I'll let you all know.

UPDATE AGAIN: 3/31: Phone call with Brandie Coonis. It was an interesting conversation. She gave me a lot of ideas on how to build up my writing profile, and told me about editors that might be interested in my work. However, she did not seem able or ready to represent me, so I'm not sure what I should do from here. I've read that it's not a good idea to send directly to an editor, and that your agent should be your liaison, but since I don't have an agent, I'm not sure what to do with the information she gave me. Any ideas, QT?
from SueHinkin
Mar 31, 2016 10:45 am


EQ 12-22-15
Mystery/thriller 75K
Closed, no response
from StephenH
Mar 18, 2016 8:53 am


EQ 7/21/15
ER 3/17/16
from Benny_Sims
Mar 17, 2016 10:55 am


EQ: 7/16/2015
CNR: 11/02/2015
ER: 3/15/2016
Eight months to respond to simple query is a bit ridiculous, don't you think? From the looks of other comments, this agent tends to take her time with responses.
from fornickels
Feb 19, 2016 4:20 pm


EQ: 2/10/16
67k Women's Fiction/Suspense
from InconstantMoon
Jan 12, 2016 5:11 pm


EQ: 1-12-16

YA Contemp
from MoonChiquita
Oct 30, 2015 2:23 pm


EQ: June 16
FR: June 16 (about 40 minutes later, from intern/assistant. Now, I guess I brace myself for a long, possibly eternal wait.)
Nudge w offer of rep: Oct 19
CNR: Oct 30

YA retelling
from Dragonman
Today 10:55 pm


EQ 03/05
ER 08/31

SF / Thriller, 83k
from MissMary
Jul 08, 2015 12:28 pm


EQ: 7/8

YA gothic romance
from nataliewwrites
Jul 06, 2015 1:07 pm


EQ: 2/16/15
Nudge due to offer of rep: 3/16/15
ER: 3/17/15 (Very polite pass from assistant.)
2nd ER: 7/6/15 (Again, very polite pass.)

Figured I'd post this in case anyone is waiting to hear back from a query they sent a while back.
from zarathustra
Jun 08, 2015 1:49 pm


EQ -2/3/15
Full Request - 2/3/15

LAST DANCE IN DIXIE
Mainstream/suspense. Keeping my fingers crossed.

6/8 CNR
After four months of waiting and a couple of nudges, I've given up on this as a non-response. It's too bad an agent can't send a reply after a full manuscript request, but I guess that's the nature of the biz these days.
from moonwatch178
May 06, 2015 7:50 pm


EQ: 12/20/14
ER: 5/06/15

Received a very kind, personalized rejection today. It came as a surprise as I'd closed this one out as a CNR some time ago.
from hdiangelis
Apr 21, 2015 6:44 pm


EQ: 1/11/15
Nudge: 4/11/15
ER: 4/11/15 (personalized, very nice)

NA Contemporary

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