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Everyone clap their hands! So far I've gotten three agent rejections! Yay me! Here they are, in no particular order:

Thank you for the query, although I do not think that I would be the right agent for the novel.


Diana Finch
Diana Finch Literary Agency
116 West 23rd St, Suite 500
New York, NY 10011


Pamela -

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your recent submission.
Unfortunately we cannot offer representation.

Because of the large number of submissions, we are forced to be extremely
selective when considering new material. We encounter many more talented
writers and interesting projects than we can represent, so we carefully
guard our time to most effectively serve our small number of clients.

Everyone's taste and judgment are subjective and others may feel
differently, so we encourage you to contact other agencies. We wish you
the best of luck in finding great success with your work.




Dear Ms. Troeppl:

Thanks very much for sending me your query letter regarding NEVER RIDE WITH A STRANGER, which I have now had the chance to read.

As interesting as your story is, I’m sorry to say that I don’t think I’m the right agent for it. Having the right agent is an important match – as important as author and publisher – and it is also a very subjective decision. So I encourage you to try other agents and wish you every success in finding the best representative for your work.

Yours sincerely,


At least the last one was a bit more personal in that I think she looked at it and may have read what I sent.

...just keep swimming....just keep swimming.....


  1. jk rowling was rejected several several several times.

  2. So was Stephen King...and nearly every other author I've heard speak of their beginnings.

    I'm not dismayed, down, beaten, depressed or otherwise taking these things to heart.

    However, if it's still going on in a years time I may have a different take on the situtaion. :grin:

  3. William Saroyan received 4,000 rejection letters before he sold a thing.

  4. Ok, I believe that would depress me.

  5. and you're much hotter than will s.

  6. I'm sure its brilliant, but do these guys wait for someone else to take the risk gefore they will.
    Isn't that great land of yours a wonder with spin and euphanisms (sic)
    why can't they just say it straight and let you know they are looking for a tried and tested author.
    Chin up, as previous comment says JK got rejected, hey even the Beatles did!


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