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Ms. Susan Cohen

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from RestartLMAuthor
Jul 13, 2022 2:17 pm

Sent query letter July 12, 2022. Rejected via form letter from her assistant less than 24 hours later. Middle-grade novel.
from rpct457
Aug 22, 2021 11:00 am

Queried Ms Cohen here:

Second, I queried today, and within ten minutes, she answered: "I do wish you the best of luck with your writing, but since my mother is very ill, I cannot take on new clients at the moment. Thank you for your understanding, Susan Cohen."

Sending her family as much strength as possible right now.

Small update: there appears to be two Susan Cohen agents, both reputable and real. I'm gonna leave this here for people who are looking.
from Maranda
Jun 17, 2021 10:57 am

from schai243
Mar 08, 2021 6:37 pm

EQ: 3/8
PR: 3/8 from assistant Erica McGrath
from EmiliaR
Nov 05, 2020 10:35 am

Answering a nudge (11/03/20) from query of 03/19/20:
"I am so sorry, but my lack of response is indicative that I am a one person business, and my parents are aging and very sick right now, so I cannot take on any new clients. I wish you the best of luck with your writing. Thank you for the query, Susie Cohen"
from Elvenlight111
Aug 09, 2019 8:46 am

EQ: 2/21
PR: 2/22 from assistant Nora Long

I am so psyched about this! Fingers crossed...

YA Fantasy 79k
from ridetbred
May 08, 2019 4:42 pm

EQ 5/3/19 email 'Dark Horses'
ER 5/8/19 Pleasant note
from EZippermeyer
Feb 08, 2019 1:21 pm

EQ: 9/3.
PR: 10/9.
FR: 10/15.
Revise/Resubmit: 1/21 (!!!)

MG, 55,000. Wish me luck!

Note: I had CNRed this because as you can see, it took over a month -- so don't be too quick to CNR.
from gmwilson
Jan 14, 2019 12:37 pm

UPDATE: Katherine Patterson's website lists her agent as Allison Cohen at The Gersh Agency.
from gmwilson
Jan 14, 2019 12:23 pm

... and Patrick, just to make it a bit more confusing I looked at the client list for PealCo, most are children's authors. And Katherine Paterson is listed as one.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 14, 2019 12:17 pm

gmwilson, yes, looks like two agents with the same name. The other agent (the one at PearlCo) sometimes goes by Susie Cohen. Probably to help with the confusion. I'm checking now to see if Susie Cohen qualifies for listing on QT.

from gmwilson
Jan 14, 2019 11:55 am

I was wondering about the status of Susan Cohen at Writer's House as well after I came across this: Could there be two literary agents with the same name? The later doesn't mention children's lit in her bio.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 10, 2019 8:45 pm

LIMAMA1956, she is still listed on the Writers House website and has been answering queries. Also, Publishers Marketplace reports sales she's made as part of Writers House as recently as July of 2018. Where do you see that she started her own agency, and what is it called?
from LIMAMA1956
Jan 10, 2019 7:20 pm

You do realize that Susan Cohen is no longer at Writers House? She's no longer listed at their website. She set up her own shop in 2015.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 28, 2017 9:54 am

Profile Update: New email address.

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