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Mr. Steve Schwartz

Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

59 West 71st St

New York, NY 10023

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

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from CPetaSykes
Nov 01, 2019 4:32 pm

Query: 10/29/19
Reject: 10/31/19
Form letter (with first name spelt incorrectly just to add to the utter humiliation factor)
Carolyn: I'm afraid this won't work for us; the plot just didn't grab me. Others might feel differently, so obviously don't take my response as the final word.

Steve Schwartz
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2019 3:41 pm

EQ 9/20/19 (DIplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/23/19 (Passed--not going to work--same as CR's rejection.)

Congrats ANSmith!
from ANSmith
Sep 01, 2019 1:56 pm

EQ: 8/17/19 (Crime fiction, 71K)
PR: 8/21/19 (sent 8/21)
FR: 8/22/19 (sent 8/22)
ER: 8/24/19
from KristenH
Aug 25, 2019 4:39 pm

EQ 8/14/19 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 8/19/19 (Passed--not convinced to sell it successfully)
from cterlson
May 22, 2019 10:10 pm

EQ - 05/08/2019
ER - 05/11/2019
Form - oh, and got my name wrong too (Carl)
And it isn't personalized, it's a form.

Carl: I'm afraid this won't work for us. Today, publishers typically make business (rather than artistic / creative) decisions; only taking on what their sales and marketing departments say is a sure thing. And this isn't sure to break out of a very crowded marketplace. Others might feel differently however, so obviously don't take my response as the final word.
from KristenH
May 18, 2019 10:18 am

EQ 5/6/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 5/13/19 (Passed--didn't work out and not good fit)
from imjjang
Mar 22, 2019 11:30 am

EQ 3/21
ER 3/22

He wrote a personalized note about the premise might not sell well in a crowded market but not to take his word as "final"
from Dwilladsen
Feb 20, 2019 11:20 am

EQ 2/16.
Nice personalized rejection 2/20, essentially, "publishers only choose what's guaranteed to sell well and while this reads quite well, we can't count on sales."
from Zooks3
Nov 03, 2018 6:49 pm

11/1/18: EQ re: TANCM - Edgy YA
11/3/18: form rejection
from duke_of_lilywhite
Sep 18, 2018 2:57 am

EQ: 9-15-18
ER: 9-17-18

I'm afraid this won't work for us, but others might feel differently, so obviously, don't take my response as the final word.

Steve Schwartz
from tome129
Aug 09, 2018 9:58 am

EQ: 8/8/18
ER: 8/9/18 Form rejection
Historical fiction 98k
from sbernich
Jul 16, 2018 10:14 am

Query - 7/16
from kvleahy
May 02, 2018 7:23 am

EQ: 4/30 HF 118k
ER: 5/2:
Kimberley: I'm afraid this won't work for us but others might feel differently so please don't take my response as the final word.
Steve Schwartz
from cadertot
Sep 20, 2017 1:36 pm

EQ: 9/9
PR: 9/13
FR: 9/15
ER: 9/20 - Same email trail that homerlar mentions. Never seen that before. Ah well. Polite and quick.
from homerlar
Sep 15, 2017 2:08 pm

EQ: 9/8
PR: 9/13
Form rejection 9/15. Of note: there was an email trail of form rejections to other authors in his response. Unfortunate but happens, won’t take it personally.

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