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Mr. Steve Schwartz

Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

59 West 71st St

New York, NY 10023

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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.
from Catsamoa79
Aug 07, 2017 9:34 am

EQ: 8/1/17
ER: 8/7/17
Form letter
from BillGinTexas
May 29, 2017 10:26 am

EQ: 05/24/2017 85K Hist Thrl
ER: 05/29/2017 form rejection
"Sorry, but this won' work for us. "
from KristenH
Mar 22, 2017 4:11 pm

Eq 1/27/17 (REQUERY Venom)
CNR 3/22/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try him with CR later this spring.
from JJProbe
Mar 09, 2017 8:26 am

EQ: 3/7/17
ER: 3/9/17
102K Thriller
Polite and quick, which is better than being left hanging for months. Sounds complimentary but very general so most likely a form rejection.

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 although this reads quite well - it isn't sure to break out of a very crowded marketplace. However, others might feel differently, so please don't take my response as the final word.

Steve Schwartz
from Bryn_75
Jul 31, 2016 8:41 am

EQ: 7-29-16
ER: 7-31-16

Short rejection that work wasn't right for them. Was polite, but likely a form type rejection.
from Ardenwolfe
Mar 04, 2015 10:41 am

That's awesome, cwbuecheler. Congratulations!
from smbishop
Dec 18, 2014 4:36 pm

EQ 10/31/14
No reply. But another agent in his agency (Jessica) requested me to submit during the #PitchMAS pitch party on Twitter on 12/12. So I sent her my query and told her that I have a pending query with Steve. She said she'll forward my email to him.

Update: Steve finally replied. It's a pass for him.
from Onechoice1
Dec 09, 2014 9:05 am

EQ: 10/22
CNR: 12/9/14

YA Crime
from cwbuecheler
Sep 13, 2014 10:34 am

EQ: 8/3/14
PR: 9/3/14
FR: 9/8/14
Offer: 9/12/14

Update 9/12: Offer of representation received! I have a full out w/ two other agents and have mailed them. We'll see what happens. :)

Keep sending those queries, everyone! This manuscript collected 44 rejects/CNRs over two querying sessions (February and, after a revision, July) before an offer came in.

Near-future thriller, 104k

Initially sent query & first 10 pages. Received a short personal reply asking for the first five chapters. Sent on 9/3/14. Full request 9/8/14 on condition that a) I am still looking for representation (I am) and b) the manuscript hasn't been sent to any editors (it hasn't). Sent full on 9/8/14.

Thanks, angelscribe!

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