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Ms. J. L. Stermer

Next Level Lit, LLC

New York, NY

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from singergirlie17
Dec 20, 2021 10:02 pm

Nicest rejection I’ve ever received. Pretty personalized I think. Seems like a kind lady.
from swatithegeek
Nov 17, 2021 3:50 am

Email query: 11/17/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
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 as her email
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 22, 2021 6:10 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from ArtEqualsOxygen
Aug 21, 2021 2:04 pm

EQ 5/2/21
CNR 8/21/21
from writer316
Jul 22, 2021 9:58 pm

EQ: 6/22/2021
CNR: 7/22/2021
from Maranda
Jun 15, 2021 1:01 pm

from jbodwell
Jun 10, 2021 1:34 pm

"Thank you for querying.
Your query has been received and will be reviewed by our team. If you don't hear from us within one month, it means that we will be passing on your work.
Please don't take a pass as a comment on you or your writing ability; it isn't intended to be one.
We wish you the best of luck with your submissions.
The New Leaf Literary Team"

Never received an actual rejection reply.
Contemporary YA 56k
from Mesmer7
Mar 25, 2021 3:04 pm

The link from here to the Publishers Marketplace returns 'no matching member pages'. But she does have a page. You have to remove the periods from her initials to find it.
from MissPlum
Feb 18, 2021 2:13 am

Closed no response on adult graphic novel.
from M_Heck
Dec 14, 2020 1:13 pm

46 day nudge
54 day awol

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