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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 Windmo
Nov 04, 2018 10:23 am

EQ: Emailed JL Stermer directly via referral from Sasha Graham 10/03/18 - no samples sent
10/16/18 Received a response that she is interested - sent 5 sample pages along with marketing bio. Very nice reply!
ER: 11/04/18 A pass, but with some very encouraging words. I knew this was a long shot from the beginning, as she's not taking fiction right now and I came via referral. I want to frame this rejection and put it on the wall--she really had awesome things to say :)
from success73
Oct 18, 2018 4:28 pm

EQ 10/18/18

YA 86K
from Catsamoa79
Aug 28, 2018 10:49 am

EQ: 6/11/18
CNR: 8/28/18
from kamelka
Aug 12, 2018 7:55 pm

EQ 6/6
CNR 8/12
from LightofBeauty
Jun 09, 2018 8:33 pm

EQ: 6/9
from jldelozier
Apr 09, 2018 3:16 pm

EQ 3/8/18
70,000 word action/adventure

CNR 4/9/18
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.

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