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Ms. Pamela Ahearn

The Ahearn Agency

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Pamela Ahearn

The Ahearn Agency

3436 Magazine St., #615
New Orleans, LA 70115
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
Family Saga
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Steve Berry
Grant Blackwood
Julia Heaberlin
Sabrina Jeffries
Emily Littlejohn
Janna Macgregor
Meagan McKinney
Kate Moore
Eileen Rendahl
Laura Joh Rowland
Robert Skinner
Allan Topol
Carter Wilson
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Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/19/2022 05:22 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/14/2022 02:51 PM
**Don't bother querying if you're a new author right now**

Received this rejection today: "Thanks for writing to me about this book, but The Ahearn Agency is not taking submissions from new authors for the foreseeable future."
Patrick (Admin)
09/22/2022 09:06 AM
@emilyekmurdoch, you can add an entire agency to your do-not-query list. To do so, go to the agent's profile page, then in the right side column, look for the list of other agents at that agency. There you'll see a link to add them all to your do-not-query list.
09/22/2022 12:43 AM
Received email this morning, 3 weeks after rejection:

"Thank you for writing to me about this book, but the Ahearn Agency is not accepting submissions from new authors for the foreseeable future."

@Patrick - is it possible to mark a whole agency as 'closed'?
07/29/2022 07:15 PM
06/23/2022 03:52 PM
June 23, 2022 - "Thank you for writing to me about this book, but the Ahearn Agency is not accepting submissions from new authors for the foreseeable future."
03/25/2022 12:57 PM
EQ 17/01/22
Rejection reply 23/03/22 saying "Thanks for writing to us, but the Ahearn Agency is not taking submissions from new authors for the forseeable future."
11/08/2021 04:56 PM
EQ 10/8/2021 82K crime thriller
Partial request 11/8/2021 (1st 50 pages & synopsis)
10/08/2021 12:05 PM
EQ: 16/7/21
ER: 9/10/21
Single line rejection after nudge.
09/12/2021 12:22 PM
Because of the Hurricane Ida, they are now not accepting manuscripts.
09/07/2021 07:30 PM
Query sent 6/26/21
Form Letter "...hurricane IDA...not accepting new submissions." received 8/31/21
1 - my query was sent 2 months prior to IDA being on any radar
2 - I did not send a submission; I queried a novel.
3 - Does this mean my query was rejected or did she just clear out her in box? Should I resubmit after their power and internet are restored?
4 - 10 points to her for an original form letter!
I really don't know whether to leave this query open or close it.
09/01/2021 11:40 AM
EQ: 7 July, 2021
ER: 1 September, 2021

Form rejection saying they're not taking on new clients due to Hurricane Ida.

Adult 83k LitFic
09/01/2021 10:28 AM
Said submissions closed due to hurricane in NOLA.
08/31/2021 10:49 AM
Query rejected due to Hurricane Ida (NOLA based agency.) They are currently closed to submissions for that reason.
08/15/2021 03:28 PM
I queried Pam on 4/25/21
And received a partial request on 7/16/21
Then a decline for further material on 8/6/21

I wanted to post my experience because I considered not submitting due to other comments on QueryTracker. Pam was very direct, but her feedback was similar to other agents who rejected partials or fulls, plus she pointed out a sentence level error I was making that no one else had, that became very obvious once she did, and was very useful. I don't mean to invalidate other authors' experiences, and am grateful for those posts so if it happens to other people they know it isn't just them, and that sounds like an awful experience. But, I'd also encourage authors to query this agent if they think she might be a good fit. I'll be querying her in the future.
07/16/2021 04:02 PM
EQ 5/18 Nudge 7/15/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
ER 7/16/2021
06/23/2021 02:31 PM
EQ sent 4/13 women’s book club mystery
Had closed this out
PR 50 pages and synopsis on 5/17 (38 Days)
Hope to not get a mean rejection as others have here.
Will update after response
Rejection received today. Very thoughtful and descriptive feedback why it didn't work, praising what she liked. She doesn't mince words, but she wasn't insulting. rejection 6/23
06/03/2021 09:19 AM
1/28/21: sent query
4/30/21: received request for 50 pages and synopsis
6/1/21: Ms. Ahearn passed on my debut mystery, but she sent a very thoughtful, professional letter explaining why. Her comments were astute, detailed (too many POVs, etc.) and blunt. I would have loved to work with her.
05/18/2021 04:49 PM
EQ -- 5/18/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
05/06/2021 05:08 PM
Extremely unprofessional. I sent her a query on February 8, three months later, on May 6, she responded with the same two sentence rejection she apparently gives to everyone. Three months for a copy paste rejection email is ridiculous.
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Last Update:
12/19/2022 - Closed to queries.
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