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Ms. Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

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Dawn Dowdle

Blue Ridge Literary Agency

Lynchburg, VA
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Adventure
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Graphic Novel
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Mystery, Cozy
  • Mystery, Historical
Picture Book
  • Romance, Amish
  • Romance, Inspirational


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Author Comments
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Patrick (Admin)
01/15/2023 06:56 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
12/22/2022 02:56 PM
Sounds unprofessional and rude. Pass.
12/01/2022 12:06 PM
ChristineRiveraCreque was the contract for a specific time frame?
11/30/2022 07:58 PM
Writer beware: she spent all of 2022 signing new clients right and left. Then she dropped a bunch of us after only a few months.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/27/2022 05:18 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/15/2022 08:49 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated. Thanks rsilvestro
09/14/2022 01:14 PM
Listed as repping thrillers/suspense here on QT but not on website
08/17/2022 03:20 PM
Resubmitted a new query with revisions and edits as requested. 7/19/22
Cozy mystery
69,826 words
Nothing yet on the edits and revisions. 8/09/22
Why do my queries always list unspecified and with no word count when I fill both in on the form?
08/05/2022 12:52 PM
No pic books
08/05/2022 12:52 PM
They do not accept pb books
06/19/2022 08:18 PM
Submitted a query on 4/26/22.
Cozy mystery 69K
Nice email received saying revisions needed and she would look at it again.
04/28/2022 08:15 PM
QM sent 27 APR 2022
Mystery 77k
04/26/2022 09:55 AM
Form rejection @ 55 days.
03/13/2022 03:33 PM
4 day form rejection on contemporary romance.

I'm sorry, but your project does not sound like a fit for me at this time, and so I will have to pass. Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries.
03/12/2022 04:04 PM
03/12/2022 SENT 609-word picture book ages (3-6)
03/01/2022 07:05 PM
640 word Neurodiverse PB
Rejected - I'm sorry, but your project does not sound like a fit for me at this time, and so I will have to pass. Thank you for considering me and best of luck with your future queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/01/2022 03:29 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
02/16/2022 11:32 AM
@flowermiss53: I just had the exact same experience. I queried Laura Stone earlier in the month, got rejected. I queried Dawn Dowdle today and got back a email about how she had rejected this earlier in the month and there didn't seem to be any significant revisions. I thought the vibe was terse. I wonder how this mistake keeps happening.
02/11/2022 08:40 AM
I queried Laura Stone and received a form rejection last month. Then yesterday, I queried Dawn Dowdle and she wrote back within a few hours that she had already rejected this last month. It was a polite response, and didn't have an unkind vibe, but just to inform me. So, I'm thinking a pass from one is a pass from all. I never saw that on the webpage; otherwise, I wouldn't have queried Dawn. Just to let you all know ..
02/09/2022 04:13 PM

She might have thought that agent would be better suited for the project and passed it to her. Or, she could've given it to her to help build her list and she rejected it. Usually, if it's a rejection from one, then it's a rejection from all. Based on agent advice from blogs, query something different.
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01/15/2023 - Genres updated.
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