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Ms. Delia Berrigan Fakis

Martin Literary Management

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Delia Berrigan Fakis

Martin Literary Management

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  • Mystery, Cozy


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True Adventure/Crime
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08/19/2022 12:40 PM
EQ: Narrative Non-Fiction/True Crime 8/15/22
ER: Form rejection 8/19/22
07/26/2022 01:02 PM
EQ 07/10/22 Adult Fantasy Realism 95k
ER 7/26/22
Kind form letter-Same as stephanie darnell from OCT,21
07/26/2022 11:44 AM
EQ 7/12/22
100k words
own voices/upmarket
Rejection via form email 7/26/22
03/03/2022 08:49 AM
Genre - "I will also take on select projects that strike my personal interest the areas in literary and commercial fiction, mysteries, and children’s picture books."
10/11/2021 03:27 PM
Two weeks from query to rejection. Partial letter below:

Thank you for your query and interest in representation by Martin Literary Management. I regret that MLM is unable to take you on as a client at this time. We receive many queries a week and as such we must turn down many projects that might have great commercial potential.

Please know I personally read each query and that some of these rejections are based strictly on the subject of material, which may not be an appropriate fit for my interests. Also remember that sometimes, writers endure long terms of rejection before they find the winning combination for themselves. They refused to give up, as I hope you will continue to do.

I wish you all the best in pursuit of publishing this project.
08/11/2021 11:28 AM
EQ sent 8/10/11
R sent the very next day. (I appreciate the promptness of reply.)
06/14/2021 10:37 AM
Not taking memoir at this time
05/27/2021 04:23 PM
5/14 - EQ WF 90k
5/14 - Req Chapters
5/27 - Kind, personal rejection offering encouragement.
05/17/2021 06:38 PM
EQ: May 17th, 2021
Rejection a couple hours later.

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
04/20/2021 10:29 AM
Form rejection next day.
04/10/2021 07:33 AM
EQ 3/30/21
Proposal Request (she prefers proposals for memoirs) a few hours later; sent via email the day after.
Personalized Rejection

Thank you so much for allowing me to review your proposal and sample chapters. Indeed, you demonstrate a mastery of the craft and your coming of age story is incredibly timely and relevant - particularly in the US market. Unfortunately, I just didn't fall in love with it the way that I would need to in order to take it on. I'm so sorry to be unable to offer you representation at this time. I wish you the best of luck in seeking publication for your work.

Kind regards,
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