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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 Patrick (admin)
Dec 11, 2021 3:38 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks AlanPetersen
from AlanPetersen
Dec 10, 2021 2:48 pm

I received an email on 12/10/21 that this agent has retired, so they passed my query to another agent there.
from OPKiwi
Aug 21, 2021 4:35 pm

CNR: 08/22/21
84 days
No response to nudge
from andyscontras
Mar 04, 2021 5:36 pm

EQ -- 2/15/2021 Speculative fiction 84K
Partial -- 2/20/2021
Full request -- 2/26/2021 Anyone have experience with Steve? Please email me andyscontras <at> mac <dot> com
ER 3/4/2021
from hexylady
Feb 06, 2021 11:08 am

Email query 11/22/19
Partial request, 6 chapters, 11/28/19 (Thanksgiving Day)
Full request, chapter 7 through the end, 11/30/19

Update 12/3/19: Steve emailed me with some questions (publishing history, did I already have an agent, would I be willing to change the ending of the manuscript, some others). Not sure how to feel. That is definitely not a rejection but I'm reluctant to feel enthusiasm, since it's still not an offer of representation, nor even a revise&resubmit.

Update 12/5/19: "Now through the holidays is a very busy period, but if are still looking for an agent after the first of the new year please be back in touch."

Update 1/10/20: I got back in touch on 1/6/20. Today he emailed me with an offer of representation. I've asked for 10 days to contact the other agents I've queried, because it's always nice to have choice, but I'll be happy to sign with Steve regardless.

Updated 1/20/20: I accepted Steve's offer of representation.

Updated 6/27/20: book didn't sell, no longer repped by Steve. Happy to discuss details privately -- just send me a message.

Crime novel, 79k words
from Patrick (admin)
Today 10:54 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from papernpengal
Oct 13, 2020 9:31 am

EQ: 10/11/20
ER: 10/12/20 (same form as below)

Historical 104k
from anotherearth
Sep 29, 2020 10:06 am

EQ: 09/24
ER; 09/29 Literary 75K

Though it was a form rejection, I found it refreshingly straightforward.

[My Name]: 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, unfortunately, I don't believe this is 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 Cherylbt
Jun 13, 2020 11:18 am

I also submitted a query letter to and it was bounced back as undeliverable.
from VTVet2020
May 18, 2020 8:29 am

Emailed query to address on this site and website:
but it kicked back. Deciding whether to use his personal email address (although instructed to use agency one).
from ashpsych123
Feb 11, 2020 12:58 pm

EQ 2-11-20 A Father's SIn Thriller 80k
from Nostromo
Jan 16, 2020 11:03 am

EQ: 1/15/2020
ER: 1/16/2020
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

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