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Ms. J. L. Stermer

New Leaf Literary & Media

110 West 40th Street, Suite 2201

New York, NY 10018

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from LissaC
Dec 05, 2017 3:06 pm

EQ 4/11/17
NR 5/12/17 The auto reply said if not heard from within a month, they're not interested. Bummer. I really felt like she was a good fit.
from alabdon
Aug 19, 2017 3:17 pm

EQ: 6/13/17
No response w/in 1 month (rejection): 7/13/17

YA Fantasy 82K
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2017 4:17 pm

EQ 5/15/16 (Requery Venom)
CNR 7/15/16 (No response from nudge. )I might try her at New Leaf when she's open.
from PilotKelson1056
Jan 24, 2017 11:40 pm

EQ: 1/24/2017
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 15, 2016 10:16 am

Profile Update: Moving to New Leaf Agency. Details will be posted as they become known.

(Thanks munchi5gal)
from munchi5gal
Jun 08, 2016 11:38 pm

Saw this tweet today, Patrick: #TeamNewLeaf has some news! We're thrilled to welcome JL Stermer to the New Leaf family tree! *happy dance* (

I am pretty sure this is her, however, the tweet states she was with UTA, which is most definitely not N.S. Bienstock (?)
from fornickels
Mar 28, 2016 10:03 am

EQ: 3/28/16
from EmilyMoses
Mar 03, 2016 5:44 pm

EQ 2/26/16
Partial request (3 chapters) 2/28/16 received from assistant Doyle
Full request 3/3/16 received from assistant Chloe

84k words adult book club/historical fiction
from Marilyn
Aug 22, 2015 11:50 am

J.L. is actively seeking writers who have either completed a young adult novel or an upmarket completed women's fiction novel.
from JustinJoseph
Apr 28, 2015 12:17 pm

According to writer's digest she's been looking for YA novels for almost two years
from KristenH
Dec 19, 2013 6:42 am

Congrats Mandy!
from Mandy_Mikulencak
Dec 18, 2013 12:19 pm

05/06/13 EQ
07/17/13 Request for full
09/26/13 Email about a revise and resubmit
10/21/13 Submitted revision
11/19/13 Phone chat/offer of rep

Writers -- do not be discouraged by the protracted nature of querying!
from bramil
Sep 24, 2013 6:27 pm

07/25 EQ
09/24 ER (Helpful)

It really makes a difference when an agent takes time out to personally tell you what she/he didn't like. Even if it is a sentence or two.
from dlpoet17
Jul 15, 2013 11:38 am


not sure if you saw this on writers digest

Literary agent J.L. Stermer of N.S. Bienstock asked me to put out a call for some new queries for her. While J.L. represents a wide variety of subjects, she is specifically putting out this active call for queries in the genres of young adult novels as well as adult women’s fiction. (Read: This agent seeks new clients!)
from Sheluvspink
May 02, 2013 1:36 pm

Thanks Angelscribe!! Here's hoping!

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