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Mr. Will Roberts

The Gernert Company

136 East 57th Street, 18th floor

New York, NY 10022



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Website: www.thegernertco.com

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BillGinTexas
Jul 13, 2017 2:18 pm


EQ: 07/13/2017 88k Hist Fic Thriller
from KristenH
May 09, 2016 4:04 pm


Aaron, at least you've heard back from Will. I've gotten crickets for both mss. On 2/17/16, I've requeried Will Roberts with Venom and nudged him two weeks ago. Now I'm closing him out as CNR and will try Anna with Venom this summer.
from aaronpassman
Mar 29, 2016 9:03 pm


EQ 9/27/15
Wrote it off as CNR but decided for some reason to nudge 3/2/16
Full request 3/4
ER 3/29/16 - Constructive, complimentary rejection

Historical mystery/Literary thriller, 86K
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2016 9:07 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Dec 23, 2015 8:49 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from KristenH
Dec 15, 2015 4:09 pm


10/7/15, I've queried Will with Chain Reaction. After a two week nudge, it's a CNR. I'll try him with Venom next year.
from roland007us
Oct 22, 2015 8:13 am


EQ: 9/2
CNR: 10/22/15

YA adventure. Guidelines say 4-6 weeks if interested.
from newbie1
Aug 18, 2014 2:02 pm


EQ 08/12
CNR 08/18

Sci-fi thriller
from KristenH
Jul 17, 2012 6:46 am


4/2/12, I queried Will. Two weeks ago, I nudged him. As of last night, it's closed/no response. I'll try Andy today and requery Will this fall.
from professor
Mar 25, 2011 5:14 pm


Yet another member of the "I don't respect writers enough to even bother to respond" club. Closed here.
from jdmiddleton
Nov 21, 2009 2:03 pm


Quick response with a form letter as described by others:

Thanks so much for sending us your query which we've now had a chance to review.

Though what you've written promises to be a thoughtful and compelling book,
I'm afraid we were unable to find a place for it at this agency.

Do know that we're glad you considered us, and that we wish you the best of
luck in placing your work elsewhere.


Best Wishes,

The Gernert Company
from healyboy
Sep 08, 2009 12:00 am


Quick, five day response with form rejection after submitting Query and Chapter 1--

Thanks so much for sending us your query
which we've now had a chance to review.

Though what you've written promises to be a thoughtful and compelling book,
I'm afraid we were unable to find a place for it at this agency.

Do know that we're glad you considered us, and that we wish you the best of
luck in placing your work elsewhere.


Best Wishes,

The Gernert Company
from bsharp
Aug 17, 2009 12:00 am


Three days to a rejection on the query:

"Though what you've written promises to be a thoughtful and compelling book,
I'm afraid we were unable to find a place for it at this agency."
from pmbwriter
Apr 27, 2009 12:00 am


11 days after submitting via email, got "we're just not connecting enough with the material to take it on."

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