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Ms. Cheryl Pientka

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

392 Vanderbilt Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238

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from dtam3292
Sep 27, 2017 1:20 pm

EQ: 9/11
ER: 9/27 (form, but a very nice one)
from smbishop
Aug 15, 2017 7:59 am

They're updating their website. I'm only guessing what each agent is looking for based on the reports here on QT.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 31, 2017 10:36 am

EQ: 7/24/17
ER: 7/31/17
Form letter; taking on very few new clients, etc. etc.
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.

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