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Ms. Jane Gelfman

Gelfman Schneider

850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903

New York, NY 10019


AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 18, 2015 11:51 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from zeldamar
Feb 25, 2015 5:36 pm

Thank you, WhatAWriter! This is very helpful information. ;-)

Just checked the website and this is relating to Victoria Marini, not Jane Gelfman. Still good to know. (Victoria is also the only agent at this agency who accepts email submissions.)
from WhatAWriter
Feb 25, 2015 2:09 pm

GENRE UPDATE from the agency's Web site: "She is very interested in acquiring engaging Literary fiction and mysteries / suspense, commercial women's fiction ( suspense, mystery, thriller, magical realism & fantasy), and Young Adult (contemporary and sci-fi/fantasy)" --
from newbie1
Jul 08, 2014 12:28 am

SQ 06/27
SR 07/07

Sci-fi thriller
Jul 15, 2013 11:04 am
In another move that signals the growing consolidation of literary agencies, ICM Partners announced a new strategic alliance with Gelfman Schneider, who will now do business as Gelfman/Schneider/ICM (but will still retain their Seventh Avenue offices.) ICM says the partnership "increases the footprint...of the publishing unit and solidifies its status as a market leader among the talent and literary agencies." Clients on the Gelfman Schneider list include Jeffery Deaver, David Rabe, Lauren Weisberger, Chris Bohjalian, and the estate for Evan Hunter/Ed McBain.

Last November, ICM set up a similar strategic alliance with the Washington, DC-based Sagalyn Agency. In addition, Curtis Brown UK represents clients from both ICM and Gelfman Schneider in the UK, which adds another incentive for all parties to work together.

In a joint statement, the partnership of ICM said: "Publishing is experiencing a sea change, and there is tremendous opportunity for authors to grow and expand their brands in this environment. We are aggressively looking for new ways to better serve our clients and take advantage of the opportunities the new landscape has to offer. Jane Gelfman and Deborah Schneider have impeccable reputations in the community, and their forward-thinking approach to client representation makes for a perfectly aligned partnership." Gelfman and Schneider added: "Joining forces with an agency of ICM's international stature gives us the power to stay competitive and more efficient in a changing marketplace and provides continuity for us and our clients long into the future."
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 15, 2012 7:15 pm

Profile Update: New postal address.

(Thanks phyllo)
from phyllo
Jul 15, 2012 3:37 pm

Hi Patrick, regarding their mailing address, the following note is from their website:

"Effective May 29, 2012, we will be moving to:

850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903, New York, NY, 10019"
from KristenH
Mar 12, 2012 6:34 am

Cervin, Victoria's the only one in the agency who accepts equeries. Jane and Deborah accepts snail mail queries.

7/1/12: 6/20/12, I've sent my submission to Jane for Chain Reaction. Yesterday it came back with the same postcard rejection as before.
from cervin
Mar 11, 2012 3:53 pm

Their website says only Victoria Marini is accepting queries.
from KristenH
Feb 25, 2012 2:07 pm

2/15, I've sent my query and sample to Jane. Today it came back with the same postcard-size message as NWMoonin's. OH well. I'll try her for Chain Reaction later this year. I'll try Deborah this late spring.
from NWMoomin
Jan 30, 2012 5:49 pm

12/6 snail Q (lit fic)

1/30 snail R (form, little index-card size without a signature)
from Letswrite123
Jun 20, 2010 10:03 pm

Snail Mail Query: 6/12/2010
Rejection: 6/19/2010

Form Reject
from Shirleefender
Apr 26, 2010 4:51 pm

Received post card rejection today.
"Thank you for the opportunity to consider your work, but I am sorry to say that I do not think this material would be right for me, and therefore I would not make your most effective advocate. Thank you for thinking of me and best of luck finding another home for this elsewhere.
I apologize for the form letter but the volume of queries makes a personal reply impossible.
Jane Gelfman
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 19, 2010 4:57 pm

JaneLebak, According to her website, she is taking queries via snail mail.
from JaneLebak
Feb 18, 2010 5:52 pm

Got a form rejection today that says "I am not taking on new clients at this time." So...old form rejections being used up, or is she not open to queries?

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