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  1. #1
    Tom Gill

    Query letter response

    Hallelujah! I finally received a reply from one of the query letters (emails, actually) that I sent. Does anyone have any experience, good or bad, with the New York Literary Agency, or Sherry Fine, their VP of Acquisitions? Please tell us more, if you can.

  2. #2
    Jeanne Gassman

    Re: Query letter response

    I hate to tell you this, Tom, but this agency is a scam. How did you find them? Before you continue querying, you need to do some serious research. To check out potential writing scams, go here:


    Please look at the list of the top 20 worst agents. You will find New York Literary on the list.

    To find legitimate agents, try these sites:


    Remember, legit agents DO NOT charge reading fees, nor do they "refer" you to editing services.

    Good luck to you. Hope this was helpful.


  3. #3
    Tom Gill

    Re: Query letter response

    Didn't take long for that bubble to burst. While in the discussion forum, I checked out a couple of the other topics and someone mentioned Preditors and Editors so I checked out their web site. Turns out that the New York Literary Agency is part of the Literary Agency Group, which is a key stakeholder in the Writers Beware 20 Worst Agencies list.

    Needless to say, I will sever any and all correspondence with Ms. Fine.

  4. #4
    Cathy C

    Re: Query letter response

    Sorry your bubble got burst...

    Fortunately, there are lots of legitimate agents out there. Hope you find one soon. Good luck!


  5. #5
    Tom Gill

    Re: Query letter response

    I just spent some time going through many of the past threads and realized how much valuable information there is contained on this site. Thank you for your response, and I am looking forward to participating in the forums.

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