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Ms. Brenda Bowen

Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

55 5th Ave.

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.brendabowen.net/

Blog: www.bowenpress.blogspot.com

Twitter: bbowen949

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from kingsroad
Jul 26, 2017 7:21 pm


Says emphatically on website she is currently *not accepting picture book texts*.
from Boreas
Apr 18, 2017 3:54 pm


EQ: 2/13/17
CNR: 4/18/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from mgmystery
Mar 20, 2017 8:11 am


Thanks, Parabellum. I guess we'll see what happens.

EQ: 1/18/17
CNR: 3/20/17

MG mystery 41k
from parabellum
Jan 18, 2017 4:36 pm


@mgmystery Some agents say to just skip it if you don't have anything to include. I'm not sure how strict this particular agent is, but unless the query is for non-fiction, I would skip the bio details/reason for writing. I've never heard of an agent passing someone over for a fiction project simply based on lack of bio details--if they're interested, they're interested. But YMMV.
from mgmystery
Jan 18, 2017 11:08 am


Her guidelines say a query with a little bit about the author and why you chose to write this book. I don't have writing credits and usually don't add a bio. Did anyone just skip it in favor of a regular query?
from justwondering
Nov 17, 2016 7:15 am


EQ 9/14
CNR 11/17
from chicklegirl
Nov 06, 2016 6:35 pm


EQ 8/28/16 (77K--YA contemporary with time travel)
CNR 10/29/16
from Polonius
Nov 06, 2016 4:38 pm


EQ 10/3/16
Nudge with offer of representation 10/25/16
Signed with another agent 10/31/16

YA Contemporary
from ksks11
Aug 18, 2016 1:23 pm


EQ: 8/15/16 Picture Book Dummy
from kmgilbert10
May 11, 2016 9:46 am


EQ 3/28/16
from carcoh
Apr 14, 2016 10:55 am


EQ 4/13
Email saying she's looking forward to reading it 4/14

I'm switching this to a Full Request, even though I sent the full with the query, seems like the best way to track it moving forward, since she IS reading it (YAY!!!)
from daneyuleb
Apr 12, 2016 12:23 pm


EQ: 1/11/16
CNR: 4/8/16

Since making the extra effort of sending the full manuscript is part of the guidelines---even more than usual, this is a case where taking the extra 1.2 seconds to send polite "pass" email forms might have been nice. Oh well.
from Fourpaws
Apr 10, 2016 6:10 pm


Thank you, dear friends. I'm going ahead with the attachment, come what may.
from magolla
Apr 08, 2016 9:07 am


Fourpaws--send it. In her agent's bio she has her own submission guidelines requesting the MS. I think she does it to cut out the middle step. If the query interests her, she opens the MS. This cuts out the middle step of asking for a partial and makes for a more efficient timeline.
I sent mine query two days ago. It was a chapter book.
from Fourpaws
Apr 07, 2016 8:59 pm


Still confused whether to send a full ms as an attachment. Has anyone sent a full ms as an attachment to the query? I don't know how else to send a 98,000 word ms. Guidelines don't say anything about whether attachments are accepted or automatically deleted as with other agencies. Have been deliberating on this question for a couple of weeks and need to make a decision. Anyone? :-)

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