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Mr. Steve Schwartz

Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

59 West 71st St

New York, NY 10023

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E-Mail: Yes

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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!
from KristenH
Sep 04, 2014 6:35 am

Good luck Cw!
from KristenH
Today 6:49 am

Jamie, I use query follow up. I don't resend my query, unless they ask for it in their reply. I remind them when I sent the query and the response time had expired. Good luck!
from jaime22276
Jul 14, 2014 11:53 am

OK this may sound stupid, but when you "nudge" an agent, what do you put in the subject line? Do you resend your query? Do you remind them that you already sent it? Forgive me but I'm new at this

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