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Ms. Victoria Selvaggio

Storm Literary Agency

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Victoria Selvaggio

Storm Literary Agency

P.O. Box 40
Mound, MN 55364
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction
Middle Grade
New Adult
Picture Book
Young Adult


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Known Clients (current & past)
Lisa Amstutz
Lisa Kerr
Shelley Kinder
Julia Richardson
Natalie Rompella
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
07/28/2021 10:59 AM
EQ: 9/7/20
Numerous nudges, most of which were responded to.
ER: 7/28/21
Did not connect with the manuscript. She has very long response times, but will get back with you eventually!
10/15/2020 10:28 AM
Pitched Vicki at a conference, full ms requested (sent 7/1)
10/14/20 - brief but complimentary rejection.

Crime fiction 85k
08/11/2020 08:05 AM
11/15/2019: PR @ a conference pitch; she gave instructions to email 50 pgs (specifically requested that there not be a query letter w/ them, though)
11/19/2019: Emailed 50 pages
CNR 4/12/2020
6/17/2020 I received an email from her with apologies that she hadn't been able to read the partial yet but was going to now and was just checking first that it's still available. As I haven't been offered rep, I replied that I'd still love for her to consider it.
7/17/2020 I received an email from Vicki that she'd shared my sample pages with Kate Foster (new to Storm), who will take a look at the full MS. (I marked this as a rejection and made new entry made for Kate Foster)

Contemporary YA, 72K words
05/25/2020 12:39 PM
PR: Pitched Vicki at a conference and sent 50 pages at her request.

speculative YA, 85k words
09/18/2019 11:54 AM
11/15/2017: EQ
09/21/2018: Blank Response ("Dear [my name]," with nothing following.)
09/21/2018: Sent email to inquire about blank response.
04/06/2019: Victoria sent gracious and apologetic email, acknowledging blank email error and inviting me to re-submit.
04/06/2019: EQ
09/17/2019: ER -- Personalized, extremely nice and encouraging
03/29/2019 05:17 PM
EQ 2/22/17 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
ER 3/29/19
It took a long time, but the rejection was personalized with helpful feedback.
12/13/2018 01:53 PM
EQ: 1/31/18
ER: 12/12/18

Contemporary Romance 75K
Received the rejection 316 days after submitting the query. At least she got back to me and she made some very helpful suggestions.
10/09/2018 10:44 AM
Wow, was very surprised to receive a response from her today. EQ 2/6/17, ER 10/9/18. The letter was nice but still seemed like a form, "Overall, there are many elements I’ve enjoyed. After further consideration, though, I’m not finding myself as passionate as I’d like to move forward to the next step."
09/20/2018 04:45 PM
EQ: 12/14/2017 PB
ER: 9/21/2018

Said she took so long to reply and that she wasn't sure if this manuscript was still available. She enjoyed it, but as she's closed to submissions at her new agency she will pass. (not passionate as she'd like) She suggested that I send her anything else that I have when she opens.
08/22/2018 12:45 PM
Long story on this one. I emailed Victoria in early May to ask if she would be willing to read a revised version of a YA manuscript of mine that she had previously considered. She agreed, but asked that I wait until July or August to send it, after she caught up on queries and submissions from before she closed. I sent it on August first and received a rejection with some detailed feedback today. She left it open for me to query her with other manuscripts when she opens up to submissions again. She is a gem and anyone would be lucky to have her as an agent.
05/22/2018 04:19 PM
EQ 11/10/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 5/22/18 (Passed--didn't connect, intriguing premise)
05/02/2018 01:38 PM
EQ 8/31/17
Form R 5/2/18
04/11/2018 09:56 AM
EQ 11/11/17
Form reject 4/11/18
Same language as below ("As this is a subjective process, I do encourage you to continue honing your craft as you submit to other agents and editors. I also encourage more feedback from agents and editors before delving into extensive revisions.")

04/06/2018 12:15 PM
I was going to mark this one closed/no response, but then I saw the message below posted under her profile at Storm Literary Agency:

Previously received submissions . . .

While lots of updates are happening behind the scenes, I’ve closed submissions (except for conferences, events, contests, and/or anything I’ve agreed to remain open for), so that I can respond to everything that I currently have and/or requested. As it has always been important for me to respond to writers, I’d like a chance to do so, before opening submissions again. Anything I've received before March 22, 2018 is now being considered for Storm Literary Agency.

Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/22/2018 10:46 AM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. (Thanks MadHunt24)
03/22/2018 10:38 AM
According to her Twitter, she has switched agencies and is now closed to queries. New agency: http://www.stormliteraryagency.com/
03/08/2018 02:44 PM
Hello JaeStories,

Your rejection is the same as mine, word for word. I agree that the response was odd and was very wordy without giving us any tangible feedback. Too bad. It almost seems that she was trying to create a form response that has the look of an individual personalized letter, which it isn't . I guess we have to meet her criteria to get one of those.
03/08/2018 08:23 AM
EQ: 09/16/2015
ER: 03/06/2018.
Huh.... Yeah, I closed this out and wrote two other novels in this time. The form rejection was a long explanation about why it wasn't a custom response, which was also a little odd. Here is the form:

Thank you for the interest in The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency.
I do apologize for the delayed response. Due to my personalized letters, it does take me a long time to review every query and manuscript that I receive. As of September 2, 2016, my procedure for responding has changed. While I wish that I could continue my personalized letters, submissions have increased making it almost impossible to respond in a timely manner (hence the lateness of this).
My new procedure is below:
I will personally respond to any queries with the correct heading (will be given to you) in the subject line of the email, received from:
• my request
• offers (from another offering agent or a publication offer)
• conferences/workshops/retreats/other events
• contests (if a request has been made)
• interviews (selective)
All other queries will receive a form letter, with a brief comment on why I'm passing. I thank you for your understanding and patience.
Regarding your submission, while there’s much to like, I’m afraid I'm not connecting enough emotionally to your characters, which ultimately means I’m not connecting enough with the content of your story.
As this is a subjective process, I do encourage you to continue honing your craft as you submit to other agents and editors. I also encourage more feedback from agents and editors before delving into extensive revisions.
One rejection from me is not a rejection on future manuscripts, and if you decide to submit again please put “2nd Query” in the subject line. As noted, I’ve updated my submissions’ procedure and the time of my response has improved drastically.
Thank you, again, for sharing this with me.
All my best,
Victoria A. Selvaggio
02/28/2018 11:36 PM

I was one of the luckier writers that got a response using Victoria's new procedures. Still it took almost 10 months. The response was very apologetic about the time delay. Her response was 7 paragraphs long too and stated that "One rejection from me is not a rejection on future manuscripts, and if you decide to submit again please put :"2nd Query" in the subject line..." Further, " ...I also encourage more feedback from agents and editors before delving into extensive revisions." These two comments seem like boilerplate language to me. There wasn't any specific comments on my ms in the email. Contact me at www.brianwoods.blogspot.com to discuss if interested in comparing notes.

02/27/2018 02:26 PM
EQ sent 12/5/2015
ER 02/27/2018.

Yup. 817 days later.
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- Changed agencies. Formerly with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency.
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