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Old 01-09-2007, 03:01 AM   #51
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Hey Guys!
Thanks with the help on Mollie Glick at Jean Naggar. She kept my partial around two weeks (Probably because of the holidays). Since she had such a reputation for getting back to authors within days, I took the two weeks as a good sign. Wrong. She sent me a gracious rejection this afternoon. I'm pretty sure it was a form rejection, but at least someone typed my name in the address line. The other agents who are looking at the partial haven't gotten back to me. Maybe I'll have joyous news to report soon.

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Old 01-09-2007, 04:54 AM   #52
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Hey Guys!
. She sent me a gracious rejection this afternoon. I'm pretty sure it was a form rejection, but at least someone typed my name in the address line.
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Oh, darn. Sorry to hear that. lol, at least your spirits are still up. Good luck with the other agents.
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Old 01-09-2007, 05:36 AM   #53
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You caught her eye, Appy, so that's a good sign. Here's to many more requests for material (and an offer of representation, of course!).
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:09 AM   #54
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Ditto. I've only had three agents ever ask for exclusives, and in all three cases they understood when I told them others were already reading.
I've had exactly the same experience. Two people emailed me, after I queried them, and said: "I'd love to read the full/partial manuscript but only if no one else is looking at it."
When I replied, "Uh, I'd love to send it to you, but other people already have it. Do you still want to read it?" Both of them replied: "Oh, yes, send it anyway."
I think exclusives are a bad deal for the writer. You have no guarantee the agent is going to offer you representation, and even if she does you don't have the chance to compare to see whether that person is the right agent for you... Why would you be "exclusive" with someone when you haven't even gone out on a first date?
I say avoid them if you can (and usually, you can).
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Old 01-09-2007, 06:21 AM   #55
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Jessica has had two partials of mine -- for one she asked for the full within ten days, the second was a no in less than two weeks -- she's fast, so you don't need to worry about the exclusive part of it, I don't think. Good luck!
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Old 01-23-2007, 04:10 AM   #56
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Red face Jessica Regel

Andracil - have you heard from Jessica Regel?? She requested a partial January 4th and I haven't heard yet...
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Old 01-24-2007, 02:53 AM   #57
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I bet you'll hear soon -- I've not heard of her taking much longer than three weeks, on average. Good luck!
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Old 01-25-2007, 01:49 AM   #58
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Yikes! Should I panic or worry? Jessica Regal has had my partial (Unless it never arrived there) since mid-December. Should I e-mail her and see if it arrived...or just sit tight? Sitting tight is difficult since I granted her an exclusive and have other agents waiting.
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Old 01-25-2007, 06:45 AM   #59
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When I let her have an exclusive the first time she requested from me, I put a time limit of three weeks on it -- and she requested the full before the time was up. With the full, I gave her six weeks, but it only took her about four to say no. I wouldn't panic or worry -- she's fast, but we did have a week or two of holidays there. If you haven't heard by the end of the month, it probably won't hurt to sq -- good luck!
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Old 01-31-2007, 09:30 PM   #60
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Thanks Andracill...of course, today is the very last day of the month...would this be a good time to sq_ _?
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:54 PM   #61
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For what it's worth, I sent a query and short synopsis to Jessica on 12-20; got a printed form letter rejection signed by Mollie Glick on 1-16. So, I don't know if this indicates that Jessica's not there any more or if it indicates that the receptionist just signs Mollie's name to most of the "not for us" rejections.
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:09 AM   #62
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I got the same a few months back. Subbed to Jessica, got rejected by Mollie
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Old 02-01-2007, 05:38 AM   #63
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i e-queried ms. regel 1/7/07, still no word. but of course 3 weeks is *nothing*. i even forgot i had queried her. oh well. i think i'll go reject myself on her behalf.

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Old 02-07-2007, 12:55 AM   #64
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::joining the Rejected By Mollie Glick Club::

She's quite professional and pleasant. We ended up exchanging several emails because of a glitch in the process, and I think she would have been great to work with. Aside from the fact that she didn't love my novel, that is.
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Old 04-28-2007, 10:07 PM   #65
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Mollie also asked me for an exclusive. I told her I couldn't, as my proposal was already out to a few other agents. She immediately emailed back to send it, anyway. A couple weeks later, she offered representation and I accepted! It took several (long) months, but she sold my memoir to Random House. I can't say enough good about her.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:50 PM   #66
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Hello there, has anybody had any dealings with Jessica Regel of the Jean V. Naggar agency? I'm trying my hardest to personalize my query to her (or even figure out if my query is really suitable for her), but I can find very little about her doing a google search.

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Old 05-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #67
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All I can tell you is that their website is about the worst I've ever seen. It's about as bad as those one page websites that scroll down forever and are jam packed with pictures and large fonts. You know, the ones that look like they were built in 1993.
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:30 AM   #68
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Hee! I agree. I have a feeling they don't really need to advertise for new clients. But I want to be one anyway OMG!
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Old 05-09-2007, 12:43 AM   #69
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I queried her by e-mail just over a year ago and got a std 'dear author' rejection back in 4 days.
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Jessica is totally legit and Jean Naggar agency is well established.
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I had a close call with Jessica. Even talked to her on the phone (seeing Jean V Naggar on my caller Id was quite a thrill!) She ultimately passed on the project and another one I sent her. Seemed pleasant.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:55 AM   #72
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I queried Jean and Jessica replied, ultimately asking for the full. I have offers already so she read it over the weekend and got back to me. She passed, but was very polite and responsive.

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Thanks for the opportunity to consider THE PANAMA HOTEL. Your characters and setting are truly fantastic, but ultimately I'm not enthusiastic enough about the story to offer representation.

Best of luck with your new agent!

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Old 09-14-2007, 02:43 AM   #73
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I met Molly Glick at last year's Book Expo and she suggested I submit to Jessica Regal. I haven't done so yet--long story--but I plan to soon. Any tips on what she looks for in a query?

Also, does anyone know anything about Lauren Abramo at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management--what books she has agented, etc.?

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Mollie would look for her first name not to be spelled Molly. Just a great query. You'll be fine.
No experience w/ Abramo. But good luck.
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