Thursday, July 29, 2010


Dear Celia,

Thank you for your recent query letter and your interest in BLAH Agency. We are always eager to hear from writers who are serious about the business of writing; unfortunately, we do not feel that PMA is the right company to represent your work.

We have to be very selective of what we choose to represent, and all of our decisions are based on a frank assessment of the current needs of the literary and film markets. The fact that this work doesn’t fit our narrow criteria for representation does not mean it couldn’t find a home elsewhere. We urge you to submit your work to other agencies or management companies that may be more suited to this type of material.

Kind Regards,

Agent K


Thank you for your query. I didn’t make the connection with your letter that I would need to request sample material, but please keep in mind that another agent may feel differently. I wish you the best of luck in placing your work.

Agent D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Thank you for your submission to Whoohoo Literary.

I'm afraid your work is not the right fit for us at this time, and we encourage you to continue editing and querying other agencies.

Thanks again,
Whoohoo Literary Services, LLC

Sunday, July 18, 2010

This One Read The Manuscript!

Dear Author,

Thanks so much for letting us take a look at your materials, and please forgive me for responding with a form letter. The volume of submissions we receive, however, makes it impossible to correspond with everyone personally.

Unfortunately, the project you describe does not suit our list at this time. We wish you the best of luck in finding an agent and publisher for your work, and we thank you, once again, for letting us consider your materials.

Bleep and Blorp Literary Agency

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rejection #7: FU2

Not for us, thanks. Better luck elsewhere

Rejection #6: Finally! Someone Read It! Oh...

Dear Celia,
Thank you so much for sending your proposal and sample chapters for further consideration. Please be assured that I have carefully considered your submission. Unfortunately, I don't feel the manuscript is right for my list at this time.

While I enjoyed the humor in your writing, I felt that the audience was too focused and would be a difficult sell for me. (However, I do think it's likely that another agent might see this differently. You might consider querying Miss Blahblah of Blah Blah Literary, as she represented a series of "Blah Blah Book" for multiple advanced degree programs.)

I wish you the best of luck. There are numerous excellent agents that might be the right fit for your manuscript. Don't give up!

The Nicest One So Far

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Rejection #5: Round Two

Dear Ms. Pleete,

Thank you for your query. Your project is not right for us, but we wish you the best of luck with your book.


Form Letter Agent