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Ms. Fiona Kenshole

Transatlantic Literary Agency

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Fiona Kenshole

Transatlantic Literary Agency

2455 NW Northrup St
Portland, OR 97210
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
Picture Book
Young Adult


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Author Comments
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03/13/2023 01:45 PM
Sent a full manuscript after her request from a Manuscript Academy session. I knew at the time it was likely to be a ghosting situation. Half a year later, no response. I'm not interested in nudging, but wanted to post for the information of other authors.
04/14/2022 08:37 PM
She requested my full 24 hours after I queried her. She ghosted me. Six months in, I nudged with a revised manuscript. Still nothing, and it's been over a year and a half. I've long since given up, I just wanted to make sure as many people as possible know that she's a ghoster. I see from other comments she's done the same to others. Don't get too excited over a full request from this agent.
09/16/2021 01:59 PM
Booked two Manuscript Academy 15-minute sessions with her in 2020, she was absolutely lovely and enthusiastic and requested me to send my full in November 2020 over the Thanksgiving holidays.

FR: 11/28/20

Rehauled manuscript with mentor, asked her if she'd like to see the revised full, and in 1 hour, she responded "Yes please."

Revised FR: 6/1/21
Nudged with offer of rep: 9/13/21
Never responded

MG Fantasy 55k
08/21/2021 09:21 AM
Form after over a year... I don't get why you'd send a *rejection* after that long.
08/20/2021 07:46 PM
Just wanted to note I just got a (nice) response back from her... for a query I submitted 2.5 years ago. Not sure what to make of that.
07/11/2021 12:57 PM
mhknecht12 replied "they're not hiring us. they're working with us as business partners. and no one in this industry is calling it out as bad because MOST people in the industry support measures like these. if you don't, I'd suggest you look somewhere else."

I understand they are not hiring us, or I would have already filed a complaint with the EEOC. In fact, we are creating an agency relationship, not a business partnership. I am simply shocked that anyone would ever announce that they are only considering a business partner based on race. I certainly would never seek an agent or business partner based on his/her race.
How do you know that most people in the industry support race-based discrimination?
And I don't understand what you mean by suggesting I look elsewhere? Why?
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
07/07/2021 07:44 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
06/26/2021 04:49 PM
Isolamelia, they're not hiring us. they're working with us as business partners. and no one in this industry is calling it out as bad because MOST people in the industry support measures like these. if you don't, I'd suggest you look somewhere else.
06/26/2021 01:40 PM
How is this even legal?
From 9/1/20 – 12/31/20 I’m open to queries from BIPOC writers and illustrators only – I’m looking forward to reading your work. I only accept queries through this link"

What if I would only hire BIPOC waiters or cooks in my restaurant? How does this not violate the EEOC?
I assume because we are not employees, but developing a contractual agreement, BUT would this be legal if I were hiring someone to advertise the restaurant? To POST that I am selecting based on RACE?
And why isn't anyone calling out the industry for this behavior?

06/17/2021 08:00 PM
EQ: 5/4/2021
ER: 6/16/2021
MG Superhero adventure - 57k
"interesting and original but....not a perfect fit...." Thought it was somewhat personalized as I had a referral but looks like it's the form rejection. Stings.
Upwards and onwards.
04/30/2021 07:43 AM
Online Form 4/30/21

YA Thriller 75k
04/13/2021 06:59 PM
FQ: 4/13/21

Upmarket YA 50k
03/24/2021 08:39 PM
EQ: 3/25
ER: 3/26

Found it interesting and original but...

Looks like interesting and original is a type of form rejection she uses.
01/21/2021 09:47 AM
FQ: 1-18-21
ER: 1-18-21
"Thank you ... but sadly, it is not suitable for my current list so I am unable to consider representing it at this time."

Upper MG Speculative
11/19/2020 10:00 PM
FQ 11-19
ER 11-19 YA contemporary
Nice and quick, like ripping off a band aid. This was a long shot because she's only accepting a special genre but I thought I'd try anyway.
11/01/2020 08:59 AM
Responded to an invitation to submit for participants of a Manuscript Academy class in July; submitted through QM
(Major revision of a ms. she requested a full of a few years ago then declined.)

65,000 words MG contemporary
10/20/2020 08:51 PM
EQ: 06/04/20 after #PBPitch request to see my PB ms.
Nudged on 07/20/20. Never heard back as of 08/21/20.
Update: Rec'd an R & R on 09/29/20.
Re-subbed fiction PB on 10/19/20.
09/29/2020 05:58 AM
@alexandraabitbol - looks a bit hit or miss with responses lately, where usually she is pretty on the ball but may have fallen behind over the summer. I generally expect a response from ANYONE who uses QueryManager.
09/28/2020 08:46 PM
Does anyone know what her response time is? Also does she respond even if it is rejection?
09/23/2020 10:42 AM
only open for BIPOC and underrepresented community members
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07/07/2021 - Closed to queries.
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