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Mr. Peter McGuigan

Foundry Literary + Media

33 West 17th Street, PH

New York, NY 10011

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from KristenH
Mar 28, 2017 4:09 pm

EQ 8/1/16 (Requery Venom)
CNR 3/28/17 (After nudge on 11/2/16, he replied back they're sorting through submissions and would get back to me soon. I never did and sent him two follow-ups earlier this year.) Will try him with Chain Reaction this late summer and will do Peter Steinberg with Venom, after I hear back or close out my submission to Jessica Regel later this spring.)
from anotherearth
May 05, 2016 7:53 pm

EQ: 11.14.2015
CNR: 05.05.2016

from akdougglas
Oct 29, 2015 10:27 am

"Upon reviewing the remainder of your manuscript, we have decided to pass on your submission. With this in mind, we greatly appreciate that you chose to submit your work to Foundry, and wish you luck in your road towards publication,
Thanks again,
PM Submissnions"

Interesting that as picky as some agents get about having their names spelled right, that this agency (probably an intern) misspelled my name in different ways on both the initial request for more and the rejection. That said, is it nicer to get a rejection with your name spelled right? LOL
from bevjack1
Oct 28, 2015 4:02 pm

EQ 8/7/15 Suspense 76K no response 8 week window closed 10/19/15
ER 10/28/15 form rejection (I'd already closed it)
from tracker_of_agents
Sep 11, 2015 12:55 pm

EQ: 9/8/15

history / narrative nonfic
from Christi12
Mar 31, 2015 3:52 pm

2/2/15 - EQ
3/31 - CNR
from goetia
Aug 04, 2014 7:04 pm

EQ 8/4
ER 8/4

Urban Fantasy 114k
Personal rejection letter at least, he found my story intriguing but just not right for him. Super bummer.
from KristenH
Dec 23, 2013 4:03 pm

8/30/13, I queried Peter with Chain Reaction. Two weeks ago, I nudged him. I'm officially closing it as no response. Good luck Corabean!
from corabean
Nov 07, 2013 5:43 pm

Well I got a request for a partial (3 chapters) when I had already submitted three chapters with the query and synopsis. Go figure. Looks like a good agency.
from MookyMcD
Aug 29, 2013 1:09 pm

I am not trying to be rude. I was merely trying to point out that the materials they request in a number of the "partial requests" listed here are the same materials the Foundry submissions page request be included with the initial query. As a matter of course, Peter's assistant Matt will respond to a query that does not include those materials with a request that they be sent. Compared to just junking a submission that does not match their specifications (which most agents do), they give you a chance to meet them. I think that is polite.
from jpollack1988
Aug 29, 2013 11:41 am

"It's incredibly polite, but that's all it is."

Sorry, but I think I'll be the judge of that, mate.

Speaking of polite, it's pretty rude to imply that an agent is only being polite, and is not actually interested in one's work.

Good luck with your book, though.
from MookyMcD
Aug 27, 2013 5:53 pm

OK, you guys really need to read the submission guidelines. They're not asking for a partial when they request a synopsis/proposal and chapters. They are asking for the stuff that should have been included in your submission in the first place. Instead of just rejecting queries that don't follow the guidelines (like 90% of agents), Matt will e-mail and ask for the missing stuff. It's incredibly polite, but that's all it is.
from jpollack1988
Aug 24, 2013 10:38 am

Thank you angelscribe! Fingers are crossed ;)
from KristenH
Aug 22, 2013 6:46 am

Good luck JPollack!
from jpollack1988
Aug 21, 2013 3:30 pm

True Crime.

Query Sent 8/14/13, received an enthusiastic reply less than 12 hours later asking for a book proposal and sample chapter.

Awaiting news.

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