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Ms. Deborah Schneider

Gelfman Schneider

850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903

New York, NY 10019


AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 18, 2015 11:50 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from nhgranite
Sep 18, 2015 12:32 pm

My experience is the same. After sending a snail mail query 9/10, received a card 9/18 that she is not taking on clients.
from Gruckle
Sep 13, 2015 9:11 am

After a lot of work putting together a snail mail query, received a card that she is not taking on clients.
from zenpicker
May 02, 2014 9:13 am

3/10/14 Q snail mail
4/21/14 R, complimentary personal letter saying she is not accepting new clients.

Lit Fiction novel
from KristenH
Aug 14, 2013 4:01 pm

8/5/13, I've sent Deborah my query for Chain Reaction. Today she passed, saying it's not a right fit for her. Oh well.
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 07, 2013 6:20 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Aggy_C
May 27, 2013 5:02 pm

Yeah. I noticed today that there is nothing on in the submission guidelines to suggest that Ms. Schneider isn't taking queries - ONLY that she won't accept queries by email. (And, of course, no unsolicited MS submissions.) Same is true of Ms. Gelfman and Ms. Mitchell.
from shelaghvt
May 06, 2013 1:42 pm

Takes snail mail queries...
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 15, 2012 7:22 pm

Profile Update: New postal address.
from KristenH
May 19, 2012 4:22 pm

Wow, no one commented to her in a few months. 5/2, I queried her. Today I've heard back: it's not right for her. Oh well.
from LarryB
Oct 23, 2011 4:59 pm

10/11 Q
10/22 R
"not taking new clients at this time"
from TrishFeehan
Mar 11, 2011 9:13 am

Hi Patrick,

I believe she is accepting snail mail queries (see submissions on the agency's website).
from knightesshope
Feb 14, 2011 11:13 am

See interview here:
from StanMiller
Jun 15, 2010 8:39 pm

Website indicates they are taking queries again. Snail mail only.

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