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No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Bakers Mark Literary.

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Ms. Gretchen Stelter

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from tarzan
Mar 22, 2010 2:18 pm

bleedrake: Wow, that last comment 'left behind' stuff. I bet that would make a cool series: the Left Behind chronicles: it could be about all this end-of times stuff. Yeah, that's the ticket. Mmmmm......left behind......
from bleedrake
Mar 22, 2010 1:44 pm

12/3/09 Sent email query to Gretchen
12/8/09 received request for partial
3/20/10 received snail mail form rejection from Bernadette Baker-Baughman

So, I guess she's reviewing all of Gretchen's left-behind stuff
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 19, 2010 5:01 pm

I can't say for sure what is going on inside the Baker's Mark Agency, but it was probably passed to another agent who is probably swamped. Since it's already been a few months for you, it should be okay to contact Bernadette Baker-Baughman and inquire about your MS. Good luck.
from zephyers1
Feb 19, 2010 9:32 am

Patrick- thanks for the info- any idea on what is happening to MS that were requested and sent in to Gretchen? I've had one in for about 2 1/2 months now, like many others....
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 18, 2010 9:02 pm

No longer working as an agent. Formerly with Bakers Mark Literary.
from tarzan
Jan 04, 2010 9:56 am

shegiles: If your status query was sent by email you might try a last-ditch status query sent by snail-mail. Sometimes that gets their attention one way or the other.
from shegiles
Jan 03, 2010 2:19 pm

5 months since requested partial sent and no word after 3-month status inquiry. Best to not hold your breath on this one.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 21, 2009 6:38 am

Received a message from Gretchen saying she is not taking queries at this time.
from JLWyman
Dec 18, 2009 9:11 am

Submitted equery for fantasy novel 12/11/09 and rec'd form rejection 12/17/09. I must say, her rejection is my favorite :)
from qugrainne
Dec 08, 2009 2:15 pm

query sent 11/30
response received 12/7

I would be delighted to review your manuscript for possible representation. Please send the first 50 pages, a brief synopsis, author bio, and a SASE to the address listed below.

Music to my ears!
from kimysworld
Dec 07, 2009 7:59 pm

Queried 12-12-5-09. Request for partial 12-7-09. Sending ASAP!
from Jillik
Dec 01, 2009 10:17 am

Queried 11/4/09
Request for first 75 pages today (snail mail) - wish me luck!
from mmcdonald64
Dec 01, 2009 5:44 am

I thought it was nicer than most rejections, but now I see it's pretty much a form letter. :-(

Dear Mary,

Unfortunately, our adult fiction list is very specific at the moment, and we
are only reviewing more on an extremely limited basis at this time due to
our current list¹s needs and how we are trying to develop that list. I do
regret to tell you this, as your work sounds intriguing; however, I¹m sure
you will have no troubles finding an agent to represent your work.

We wish you all the best with your publishing endeavors.


from bethrevis
Nov 12, 2009 6:28 am

From Writer's Digest:

FICTION INTERESTS: middle-grade and YA fiction, magic(al) realism, contemporary fiction and women’s fiction. Agent is interested in anything with an urban-fantasy touch (more Mike Carey than Maurice G. Dantec), and the middle-grade and YA should have edgy, true-to-life characters and dialogue. The contemporary and women’s fiction should have a wide entry point for its audience but a strong hook that makes it stand out from the crowd.
HOW TO CONTACT: “We prefer a query before you send us your ms. Query us via e-mail. Your query should be one page with no attachments and no chapters included in the body of the e-mail. Queries sent with attachments will be deleted unread. If, based on your query, we ask to see more of your work, we will request more material to be sent via the U.S. Postal Service. Work without a SASE will not be returned. Please do not submit any original mat
from luv2beloved
Nov 11, 2009 7:47 am

Sent query and received rejection same day with the same form letter that everyone else seems to be getting for YA

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