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Ms. Barbara Collins Rosenberg

The Rosenberg Group

23 Lincoln Avenue

Marblehead, MA 01945



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Twitter: RosenbergLit

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E-Mail: Yes

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from andreanoursejacobs
Yesterday 3:44 pm


EQ: 9/11/19
PR: 9/11/19 (sent same day)
Follow up 11/4; reply 11/5 stating she did not receive my email. Resubmit 11/5.
ER: 11/12 (helpful, personalized & friendly)

Contemporary WF 88K
from Catsamoa79
Nov 11, 2019 2:31 pm


EQ: 11/6/19
ER: 11/11/19
Form letter
from brantldm
Nov 08, 2019 12:55 pm


EQ: 10/27/19
Proposal Request 11/8/19

Nonfiction: Memoir/Narrative (Science of Breast Cancer)
from NancyDWrites
Sep 22, 2019 11:16 am


EQ: 9/22/19


Memoir - 70k
from piolilly
Aug 11, 2019 8:35 am


Seemed helpful and was gracious.
from Julesq
Aug 01, 2019 7:32 am


EQ: Jun 14
FR: Jun 14
Jun 25 she requested to chat, I responded to request then....
Crickets....
Crossing off list
from Cass_Scotka
Jun 18, 2019 10:17 pm


PitMad EQ: 6/6/19 for first three chapters
ER&R: 6/13/19 Notes about liking the premise, what didn't work for her, and request for revisions to her on those chapters if I choose.
R&R: 6/18/19 sent back revised chapters per her input and request.

Historical Romance, 88k
from JoshuaFagan
Jun 06, 2019 5:55 pm


EQ: 5/20/19
PR: 5/29/19
ER: 6/6/19
"While I like the premise, and am impressed with the writing, I’m afraid I simply didn’t fall in love with the story. I hope another agent will find the requisite enthusiasm to take on this manuscript for you."
from rtito3
Apr 23, 2019 4:35 pm


slushpilesadness -- Thanks, and congrats on the request for full. It's good to know that LGBTQ characters are a non-issue for her, but I still have no idea what a "Gay & Lesbian" book is or what would drive an agent to check that box. (I do know what a parenting/families, Western, and diet book is.) As an LGBT author, it makes me uncomfortable enough not to query her on my NF book - but I wish you luck with yours.
from SLUSHPILESADNESS
Apr 23, 2019 11:15 am


rtito3 - she also doesn't rep parenting/families, westerns or diet books. These are simply boxes she checks to let querying authors know what she can sell. Not, what her personal interests are. I have LGBTQ characters in my WF and it was a nonissue for her. She requested the full.
from rtito3
Apr 22, 2019 8:33 pm


Her AAR page says she doesn't want "Gay & Lesbian"... what does that even mean?? LGBT nonfiction? LGBT characters? Either way - red flag, definitely not querying her.
from SLUSHPILESADNESS
Apr 03, 2019 3:58 pm


what's up with her website? It seems very dated. Does this matter to those querying?
from Pyrrhonist
Mar 18, 2019 1:07 pm


Profile should be updated to include website: http://www.rosenberggroup.com/ . Genres need to be updated according to http://www.rosenberggroup.com/areasofinterest.htm
from PandaBear
Feb 28, 2019 8:40 pm


2/20/19: EQ

2/28/19 ER: Very sweet, personal rejection letter about how my creativity shines through, but sadly she passed.
from krankycrow
Feb 28, 2019 3:15 pm


Barbara sent an email asking about the sub history of my manuscript (I'm seeking new rep). I just sent my response. Hoping to hear something good! :)

Update--request for 1st 3 chapters.

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