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Ms. J. L. Stermer

Next Level Lit, LLC

New York, NY



Website: www.nextlevellit.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/JLStermer/

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Catsamoa79
Jun 18, 2022 10:55 am


EQ: 4/26/22
CNR: 6/18/22
from specuKate
Jun 17, 2022 1:24 pm


@JustinJoseph
Her website says 4-6 weeks.
from JustinJoseph
Jun 17, 2022 1:14 pm


Does anyone know her response time?
from specuKate
Jun 16, 2022 5:04 pm


@bostonwriter and NatashaGraceAnn
There was a little line at the bottom of the form when I submitted that said "Thanks for submitting" when the form emptied. Easily overlooked.
from bostonwriter
Jun 16, 2022 3:40 pm


@NatashaGraceAnn Same thing happened to me. I'm assuming it went through?
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 16, 2022 1:59 pm


Profile Update: Now using a query form. Genres updated.
from NatashaGraceAnn
Jun 16, 2022 12:17 pm


Did anybody receive a "received" confirmation after submitting via the form on her website? The form just blinked to empty when I clicked send, and I'm worried it didn't actually go through.
from swatithegeek
Apr 22, 2022 4:41 am


Website form query: 03/11/22
CNR: 04/22/22

I just noticed that her website (nextlevellit.com) states she does not accept email queries. I'd queried her via email on 11/17/21 based on the Publishers Marketplace info. Requerying using the website submissions form now.

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from singergirlie17
Dec 20, 2021 10:02 pm


Nicest rejection I’ve ever received. Pretty personalized I think. Seems like a kind lady.
from wirdschonklappen
Nov 16, 2021 6:59 am


Thanks @hsdonnelly ! Hopefully she'll post submission guidelines soon
from hsdonnelly
Nov 16, 2021 6:52 am


Her interests as listed in Publisher's Market Place:

"I'm looking for voices reflecting the world as it changes and stories sharing the human experience of life, love, growth, and achievement.

A New York City native who lives for art, culture, I'm always seeking inspiration through creativity and connection. I love working with authors who have a clear vision of who they are and what they came here to do. I believe there is so much to learn from reading about other's experiences because the intimacy of reading allows us to absorb new ideas in our own time and without outside judgment. Also love a book for escape and fun please! Food, culture, music, personal stories, social justice, intimate narratives with a compelling voice? I'm in.

Currently adding to both my fiction and non-fiction lists in both YA and adult categories, I'm looking for: smart pop-culture, social justice, current events, fashion/style, health & wellness, self-help, memoir, essays, pop business, tech, and science. For fiction: commercial adult and YA: coming-of-age, humor, dark and edgy stories, and new, original voices."
from kathleea
Nov 09, 2021 2:36 pm


Any info on what she wants when you query her?
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 08, 2021 11:49 am


Profile Update: Started a new agency. Formerly with New Leaf Literary & Media.

Thanks brownlabsarebest
from brownlabsarebest
Oct 28, 2021 1:07 pm


Hi Patrick, her Publishers Marketplace listing has her new agency as Next Level Lit LLC with jlstermer@nextlevellit.com as her email
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 22, 2021 6:10 pm


Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

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