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Mr. Rick Margolis

Rising Bear Literary Agency

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Rick Margolis

Rising Bear Literary Agency

Fairfield, CT
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
  • Picture Book, Illustrator


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Known Clients (current & past)
Kate Banks
Barbara Bietz
Kelly Comiskey
Sheryl Depaolo
Howard Mansfield
Brian Phares
Gary D. Schmidt
Monika SchrÖder
Elizabeth Smith-Meyer
Elizabeth Stickney
Jennifer Yerkes
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Patrick (Admin)
03/21/2023 09:13 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
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Patrick (Admin)
03/10/2023 11:18 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
09/14/2022 12:38 PM
Mentioned that they do not accept attachments. This was handy to know for submitting a picture book. He responded back personally with more information on submitting it to them and will accept a resubmission.
07/06/2022 12:47 PM
@lacygonzalezbrowne - my word count is only a little more than yours at 53,000...have you been getting feedback that yours is too short like I have?
02/15/2022 08:38 AM
Incredibly kind man. Gave valuable feedback and lots of encouragement. Hope to work with him someday!
12/12/2021 03:47 PM
Does he always give a confirmation he's received a query?
09/28/2021 10:44 AM
Does he generally not respond nowadays unless interested?
07/14/2021 10:50 AM
7/14/21: EQ re: Moody's Bluff - MG
12/31/2020 07:27 PM
Rick requested a full from me. Didn't work out, but he is a very nice guy.
07/11/2020 12:38 PM
YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 7/11/20
09/14/2019 08:57 PM
Email Query - 9/14/19

MG - HF - 36k
07/02/2019 06:22 PM
Super friendly, personal confirmation--7/2/19
04/30/2019 11:50 AM
EQ: 4/18 with offer of publication (PB-NF)
ER: 4/20
Dear Katie:
Thank you very much for thinking of Rising Bear—and congratulations on the offer!
I’m sorry to be so slow getting back to you. My apologies.
I think your story about Anne Bradstreet is very promising, and it’s very cool that she’s your great, great, great… grandmother. Although Pioneer of Poetry has so much going for it, I’m going to reluctantly pass on it. I sincerely hope that by now another agent has snatched your manuscript right up. In the unlikely event you’re still looking for representation somewhere down the road, I hope you’ll think of me again.
In the meantime, thanks again for giving me an opportunity to consider your work, and I wish you loads of success with Pioneer of Poetry!
My very best,
04/11/2019 02:59 PM
EQ: 04.11.19 - Children's picture book
ER: 04.11.19 - Encouraging, personalized rejection note sent from his iPad (received within 30 minutes of sending my query!)
03/06/2019 03:20 PM
I really think the “confirmation” is just a super nice rejection. ???? I got one a week after querying.
03/06/2019 12:00 PM
EQ: 1/17/19
CNR: 3/6/19 (states in acknowledgement of receipt that if you do not hear from them in 6 weeks, it is a pass)
12/06/2018 07:29 PM
EQ- 10/25/18 YA fantasy 68k
CNR - 12/6/18
10/15/2018 07:20 PM
He has the nicest confirmation email (simply saying that he's received my query) that I've ever seen. Must be a top notch fellow!
10/11/2018 10:29 PM
EQ: 6/24/18
MG sci-fi

6/25 nice, personal email confirmation. Oh, I hope he’s the one.
CNR: 9/24/18
09/15/2018 02:51 PM
MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/15/18
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03/21/2023 - Genres updated.
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