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Ms. Roberta Brown

Brown Literary Agency

410 7th Street Northwest

Naples, FL 34120

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 13, 2016 5:44 pm

Profile Update: Website gone.

from Patrick (admin)
May 04, 2012 6:23 pm

Closed to queries.
from KAusten
May 03, 2012 1:21 pm

Yeah, I figured I would have to write her off.
from shellyboo_98
May 03, 2012 8:55 am

@KAusten Hmmm, then at this point I would definitely concentrate my efforts on other agents. Truly, some agents, like Roberta, seem great but when they say they have a "full client list", keep closing themselves to queries, and they're lagging in responding to submissions then I take it that they just aren't looking for any new clients right now. It's frustrating, I know. Anytime I get a query that manages to make it to a submission of a partial or full manuscript, I get excited. It's a real downer when the waiting drags on forever. But it just sounds like Roberta has her hands full right now. Hopefully other agents reply to you soon. :)

Also, keep in mind that she's a working author. She could have her own author deadlines that she's dealing with so that could have an influence on this too.
from KAusten
May 03, 2012 12:30 am

Thanks Shellyboo. When I saw she responded to your partial, I decided to nudge her (now over a month). Haven't heard anything.
Her website says they are not considering any new material in any genre, unless a NY author seeking new rep, and are closed to submissions until August 1st. At least it's a date for further query consideration for those who want to query her later.
from shellyboo_98
Apr 06, 2012 5:00 pm

She responded to mine, KAusten, and we had a query date at around the same time. Maybe she's still considering your partial submission. She noted in the rejection that she sent me a couple of weeks ago that she's really backlogged and is taking longer to respond. You can try nudging her, but I suspect she's one of those agents that's just going to take awhile... probably a great while. If you have any other agents that you're querying or waiting to hear back from, I'd focus on them instead. I've got a few myself that I emotionally put on the backburner because they're taking a looooooong time to respond compared to others.
from KAusten
Apr 06, 2012 2:24 pm

Okay, so I queried her in 6/11 for a paranormal romance and she requested a partial in 12/11. I'd crossed her off as an NR and sent a query for a YA dark fantasy a week before her request.
Now, she's closed to considering new material for romance and hasn't responded to my nudge. I'm wondering if I should nudge on that YA dark fantasy, since her site specifically says she's still interested in YA. Or, should I just let it all go. I noticed on here she responded to queries sent at the same time I sent mine for the YA. Maybe she didn't get it, or overlooked it because she'd just asked for a partial from 6/11...
<shaking my head> What a mess!
from shellyboo_98
Mar 29, 2012 6:16 pm

EQ on 6/14/11
Partial request on 12/30/11, responded next day
Received rejection 3/19/12

The rejection was a form rejection. I sent a polite note back asking if she could be just a little more specific about her rejection because I would appreciate her feedback if she could offer any. She immediately replied, but declined to make specific comments. "What might not work for our agency, may work for another agent." Was a little disappointed but appreciated her honesty. I wish good luck to others who are waiting to hear back from her.
from KAusten
Mar 29, 2012 3:25 pm

EQ sent 6-12-11
Partial request and sent 12-28-11
nudge: 3-29-12
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 28, 2012 6:29 pm

Updated genres.

(Thanks sugarwrites)
from jdenker
Mar 28, 2012 2:04 pm

Oh, thank you for this, Sugarwrites. Good to know definitively that she's not interested in romances anymore. Closed/NR and OFF the list she goes.
from sugarwrites
Mar 27, 2012 7:20 pm

So I guess she closed to everything but YA and cozy mysteries.
So I guess this means she's not going to get back to me about my partial?
***Thank you for your interest in the Brown Literary Agency. At this time we have a full client list in the romance genre and are no longer reviewing new material. New York published (print) authors looking for a change in representation may query. ** We remain open to reading Young Adult and mystery cozies by published or unpublished authors.**
from jdenker
Mar 13, 2012 7:34 am

Thanks, KAusten. I queried back in September and nudged in January. I may requery if I can hit that sweet spot between the (many) times she's closed.
from KAusten
Mar 12, 2012 7:56 pm

@jdenker, I'm not sure if she responds to everyone, but she responded to my query four months later and said she was way behind. Although, her website says to nudge after 2 weeks, I think it is.
from jdenker
Mar 12, 2012 1:39 pm

Does she answer everyone (all queries)? I e-queried ages ago and nudged in January and didn't hear anything back on either communication. I'm shopping a romance, something it seems she's looking for, so I thought she'd respond in some way, even if it was a "no thanks".

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