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Mr. Alec Shane

Writers House

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Alec Shane

Writers House

21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Postal Mail
This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


Humor/Gift Book
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Known Clients (current & past)
Ej Altbacker
Nat Cassidy
Adam Cesare
Nancy Crocker
Hank Early
Justin Joschko
Nick Mamatas
John Mantooth
Hp Newquist
Mohamed Raiss
Alec Shane
Mark Stein
Mike Thomas
F. Paul Wilson
Author Comments
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09/06/2023 02:48 PM
EQ: 8 Sep 2023
Urban fantasy
08/25/2023 02:33 AM
EQ: 6/8/23
FR: 8/16/23

YA/Scifi 52K

08/06/2023 03:28 PM
Anybody who can shed some light on this topic?
I am only using Alec here as an example.just happened to be looking at this agent when a question popped into my head.
The reports say 2159 queried by email and 1273 had rejections which leaves 652 apparently not rejected?
Most seemed to get the same form letter rejection which seems clear. What does it mean for the 652? Are they still be considered or deemed not worthy of any response?

For me this is a missing part of a mystery.

07/19/2023 12:00 PM
EQ - 7/16/23
07/15/2023 04:19 AM
Query: 5/1/23
Rejected: 7/14/23

70k horror/short story collection

Form Letter:

Thank you very much for sending me your query and thank you for your patience as I considered it.

While this is definitely the kind of project I am interested in, ultimately I wasn’t as taken with your manuscript as I need to be in order to fully get behind it, and so I’m going to pass. I must remain extremely careful to only acquire projects about which I am wildly passionate, and thus I feel it is in your best interest that I step aside and allow you to continue your search for representation elsewhere.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in what is a highly subjective business and another agent may very well feel differently; feel free to query another agent here at Writers House if you think they might be a good fit. Thank you again for thinking of me, and the very best of luck to you in your search for the right agent.


Alec Shane
Writers House, LLC
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03/19/2021 - Genres updated.
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