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Ms. Cheryl Pientka

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

392 Vanderbilt Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: jillgrinbergliterary.com

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from karenleespree
Jun 07, 2017 8:11 am


EQ: 4/6 MG spec/adventure
CNR: 6/5/2017 After a nudge about 20 days ago.
from LoganMickel
Jun 06, 2017 5:24 pm


EQ - 4/17
Manuscript Requested- 5/3

MG contemporary/humor
from CABwriter2017_
May 30, 2017 8:50 am


Thank you for your kind reply. Goodluck in your ventures.
CA Blanchard
from Polakie
May 30, 2017 8:40 am


EQ - 5/28/17
Kind FR - 5/30/17

Very fast response!
from eltsmith
May 08, 2017 10:23 am


EQ: 02/02 after WriteOnCon request
Nudge: 05/01
ER: 05/08
from duke_of_lilywhite
Apr 25, 2017 12:45 am


EQ: april 12 17
ER: april 17 17
from betty_d
Apr 12, 2017 9:57 pm


Does anyone know if a pass from Cheryl is a pass from the others too?
from Hulagirl
Apr 03, 2017 9:32 pm


EQ 4/1/2017
ER 4/3/2017

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to consider your work for representation. Unfortunately, I’m afraid that I will not be the right agent for your project. I am currently taking on new clients quite selectively, focusing exclusively on work that really stirs my passions, and I don’t feel that I could represent your work with the requisite enthusiasm in this tough market.

I wish you much success with finding representation and publication, and again thank you for considering me.
from RelynnWrites
Jan 26, 2017 5:23 pm


EQ: 1/24/2017
ER: 1/26/2017

Fantasy 110k
from huggsngiggles
Jan 09, 2017 2:59 pm


EQ: 1/7
ER: 1/9
from klgreer
Nov 03, 2016 9:17 pm


EQ 10/16
118K gunpowder fantasy
from KristenH
Jun 13, 2016 4:07 pm


On 11/30/15, I've requeried Cheryl with Venom. After a two week nudge with no word, it's CNR. I'll try her with Chain Reaction this spring.

4/5/16: Yesterday I've requeried Cheryl with Chain Reaction. She was fast with her rejection: not the right agent, real selective and needs to be passionate to take it on. I'll retry her with V this spring and get a response from her than the CNR from last month.

6/13/16: Update: Cheryl responded to my old query from last fall with a pass (real selective, not right for list). I'm still waiting to hear from her on my requery for CR. I'll do Kaitlin Detweiler this summer with Venom.
from justwondering
Nov 11, 2015 12:26 pm


EQ 7/2
ER 11/11

Just be patient with her I suppose.
from sunflowersky
Jul 15, 2015 11:40 pm


I had closed this off ages ago...

EQ: 11/30/14
ER: 7/15/15
from NeverGrowUp
Jun 05, 2015 4:42 pm


3/1: EQ
5/26: notice of offer of rep received
6/4: CNR
MG Fantasy

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