Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rejection - an itemized list of

1. The Cooke Agency. This was my first ever query rejection. It went downhill from there.
2. Carolyn Swayze Agency (no response)
3. Anne McDermid & Associates (no response)
4. Penguin (no response)
5. Linda Chester (no response)
6. Janklow & Nesbit (rejection of partial - let me down nicely)
7. Danielle Chiotti (rejection)
8. Donald Maass Agency (rejection)
9. McClelland & Stewart (rejection of partial -- and I was an intern there! Would have made such a great story)
10. House of Anansi (rejection of partial. Was invited to re-submit in the summer, though)
11. Heller Heller Agency (no response to query)
12. Westwood Creative (no response to query)
13. The Rights Factory (rejection of partial – and they gave me a terrible editorial suggestion)
14. Curtis Brown (pitch rejected)
15. Inkwell Management (partial rejected -- very kind though)
16. Trident Media Group (partial rejected)
17. Uber agent Ms. Aragi (query rejected)
18. Vicky Bijur Agency (no response to query)
19. Transatlantic (no response to query)
20. Joanna Stampfel (query rejected)
21. Fine Print Literary (no response to query)
22. Cheney Literary (no response to query)
23. DeFiore & Co. (no response to query)
24. Artists and Artisans (no response to query)
25. The Bent Agency (no response to query)
26. Grove Atlantic (no response to query)
27. Spencerhill Associates (query rejected)
28. Levine Greenberg (no response to query)
29. Emma Sweeney Agency (no response to query)
30. Max Literary (no response to query)
31. SJA (no response to query)
32. Soft Skull (no response to query)
33. William Morris (ha! - no response, like, duh)
34. Johnson and Alcock (no response to query)
35. Random House Canada (rejected -- classy though)
36. United Agents (no response to query)
37. Wylie Agency (no response to query)
38. Harold Ober (no response to query)
39. Kimberly Cameron (no response to query)
40. ICM Talent (no response to query)
41. Fox Literary (no response to query)
42. Hamish Hamilton (rejection of full, although with loads and loads of class and kindness. Love the British.)
43. Christopher Little (no response to query)
44. Dystel (no response to query)
45. Folio Literary Agency (no response to query)
46. Key Porter (rejection of query - nice though)
47. Foundry Media (no response to query)
48. Markson Thoma (no response to query)
49. Nelson Agency (no response to query)
50. Irene Goodman (no response to query)

I promised myself I'd stop submitting once I hit 50 rejections. Sucks to my asthmar.

If you're like me and you're into reading about other writers' rejections (and in some cases, how poorly they've handled it), check out this link. And this one too.


3 comments:

  1. What about when that one agent misspelled the title of your novel?

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  2. Yay! My first comment! Oh yeah, that happened a couple times, actually. That seemed a bit too depressing to write down here though. Id can only take so much, Alana.

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