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Title: Julia Weber
Post by: 75_ballet_shoes on September 10, 2015, 03:30:46 PM
Hi guys! I'm new here, but I wanted to post asking if any of you knew anything about Julia Weber? She's active on Twitter, but she's based in Germany, so I don't know much about her..

Anybody have experience with her?
Title: Re: Julia Weber
Post by: Sarah Ahiers (Falen) on September 10, 2015, 03:51:16 PM
I do not. I would also check the Absolute Write water cooler posts for her. AW has all the best info on agents and their practices
Title: Re: Julia Weber
Post by: TerryRodgers on September 10, 2015, 04:48:49 PM
I've seen her active in pitmad.
Title: Re: Julia Weber
Post by: JohnPansini on September 10, 2015, 05:58:14 PM
You're not going to believe this, but I queried her on 9/2 and she replied today, 9/10. It was a reject, but I know I received a fair shake. She named my MCs in her rejection letter. She seems like a very kind person and anyone who lands her for an agent is very lucky. If you thinking of querying her, I say, "Go for it."

BTW: I'm 0-2 today. Another agents said, "Thanks, not for us." Again, I appreciated her reject even though it was a form reject. Some agents don't even bother to answer.

Below is JW's rejection. I also posted it on her Comment Page.

Dear Mr. Pansini,

Thank you for sending a sample of MIRROR, MIRROR… for my consideration. I have now read the material you sent, and I regret to inform you that I won't be taking MIRROR, MIRROR… further at this stage. I have to admit that the premise doesn't really appeal to me—it's just one of those things that comes down to personal preference, I guess. All in all, the pitch didn't draw me in enough to want to see how things will unfold for Christina and Hope, I'm afraid. I'm sorry; I wish I had better news.

Again, thanks for thinking of me, and I wish you the best of luck finding representation elsewhere, and with your future writing career.

Best wishes,
Julia Alexandra Weber

Title: Re: Julia Weber
Post by: James on September 11, 2015, 09:13:52 AM
That is one of the most personalized rejection letters I've ever seen.  Sweet. 
Title: Re: Julia Weber
Post by: 75_ballet_shoes on September 11, 2015, 10:40:50 AM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Julia Weber
Post by: SamIAm on September 12, 2015, 12:34:42 PM
She is awesome. Like, the sweetest person ever. She was one of my offers, and we talked on the phone for close to 3 hours, even though it was the middle of the night there. She's also incredibly thorough with her reading/editing ideas. I know a lot of her sales have been to smaller presses or digital first (per publisher's marketplace), but I think she's still building her client list, so that's something to take into account. Honestly, though, she's one of the nicest people ever, and I think her edits would be on point.