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Ms. Susan Schulman

Susan Schulman Literary Agency

454 West 44th Street

New York, NY 10036



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Website: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Schulman/

Twitter: susanschulman

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E-Mail: Yes

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from lacygonzalezbrowne
Jul 22, 2020 10:28 am


YA novel UNRECEIVED: 48,000 words
EQ: 6/24/20
CNR: 7/22/20
from KristenH
Jul 04, 2020 9:09 am


EQ 3/23/20 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
ER 5/27/20 (Passed-taking on few fiction, not right fit)
from DaveTam
May 14, 2020 8:53 pm


She bailed on me without comment after suggesting a rewrite and saying she'd read it again. Never heard back after reminders from me. Be suspicous.
from Nadler369
Apr 01, 2020 11:53 am


EQ: 10/17/19
Full request: 11/14/19
Fantasy, 125k
Thank you for submitting to the Susan Schulman Agency. Susan and I were very intrigued by your sample chapters and would like to read the full manuscript in order to further consider you for representation. Please email it to me when you get a chance!
Nudge: 3/29. Told they need more time as they were considering it.
ER: 4/1 April Fools on me! No comments or explanation.
from SVLeonard
Feb 01, 2020 10:35 am


EQ: 8th October (without first three chapters)
PR: 11th November (request for first three chapters which I'd initially forgotten)
FR: 31st January
from Crackedbelle
Nov 27, 2019 9:54 am


EQ: Nov. 4
FR: Nov. 24
Great communicator. Super helpful feedback with R&R just days after sending the full.
Seems like a great agent.
from jreo513
Oct 05, 2019 12:45 pm


wittylogin thank you so much! this is very helpful.
from wittylogin
Sep 09, 2019 12:09 am


jreo513 - if you're still wondering about recent marketplace listings - here are the most recent 6:

Children's: Middle Grade Non-fiction
Author of DOG ON BOARD, MADE FOR EACH OTHER, and SUPER SNIFFERS, Dorothy Patent's LAW OF THE LIZARDS, part of the Scientists in the Field series, in which the authors investigate how these agile reptiles provide fascinating examples of adaptive radiation, or how species can evolve quickly from one founder species into new, separate species adapted to very different lifestyles, illustrated by Neil Losin and Nathan Dappen, to Erica Zappy Wainer at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's, by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (world English). Rights: Linda@Schulmanagency.com
Posted: June 24, 2019
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Children's: Picture book
Winner of the Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Pioneer Award Dorothy Hinshaw Patent's STRANDED: CLIMATE CHANGE AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD, which tells the impact of climate change on the pika, which thrives on the cool temperatures and snowy winters in the high mountains, illustrated by Dan Hartman, to Madeleine Dunphy at Web of Life Children's Books, by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (world English). Rights: Linda@Schulmanagency.com
Posted: June 20, 2019
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Non-fiction: Biography
LSU Robert Penn Warren Professor of Creative Writing David Madden's THE VOICE OF JAMES M. CAIN, based upon an autobiographical narrative by Cain that reveals his writing process, including his concept for each novel, to Rick Rinehart at Globe Pequot, by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (world English).
Posted: June 16, 2019
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Non-fiction: General/Other
Author of THE DAY WITHOUT YESTERDAY: LEMAITRE, EINSTEIN AND THE BIRTH OF MODERN COSMOLOGY John Farrell's THE CLOCK AND THE CAMSHAFT, a guided tour of the key inventions of the Middle Ages: from mechanical clocks to eyeglasses; from rotary hand mills to the great water-driven wheels that powered paper mills, saws, and forge bellows; from the magnetic compass to the lateen sail, which allowed explorers to cross whole oceans to discover new world; the inventions of the Middle Ages, produced by ordinary people, continue to support modern civilization to this day, to Prometheus, by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (NA).
Posted: June 13, 2019
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Children's: Picture book
Author of BEAUTY AND THE BEAK Deborah Lee Rose's SCIENTISTS GET DRESSED, featuring the apparel worn by scientists at work, to Brian Sockin at Wundermill Books, by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (world English).
Posted: June 6, 2019
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Children's: Picture book
Illustrator of DAD, JACKIE, AND ME and A STORM NAMED KATRINA, among others Colin Bootman's ALAINA AND THE GREAT PLAY, to Alazar Press, by Susan Schulman at Susan Schulman Literary Agency (world English).
Posted: June 6, 2019
from angus1825
Aug 27, 2019 8:07 pm


EQ: 7/23/18
FR: 8/8/18
R&R: 8/17/18. Included some very complimentary comments and specific suggestions for revisions.
Sent revised manuscript 10/1/18. Agent responded same day she could not read it until November.
Nudge: 2/3/19 - no response
Nudge: 3/11/19 - Sent to a different email address, just in case.
CNR : 4/30/19
Hist Fic 100K
from KristenH
Aug 18, 2019 6:49 am


EQ 3/20/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 5/20/19 (Passed via nudge by assistant--not good fit)

Catsamoa, nudge Susan like I did!

8/18/19: EQ 6/14/19 (Requery DIplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/14/19 (Passed via nudge--only seeking nonfiction)
from Catsamoa79
May 14, 2019 11:06 am


EQ: 1/14/19
CNR: 5/14/19
I waited a while to close this out because it took 109 days to get a response from her on a different manuscript, but this does not look like it will receive a response.
from jreo513
May 02, 2019 11:37 am


does anyone with a publishers marketplace account know what recent sales she's made?
from KristenH
Feb 17, 2019 4:15 pm


EQ 11/12/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 2/14/19 (No word from nudges)
from Jeanetto
Feb 10, 2019 8:05 am


EQ: 11/10/18
MG Sci-fi
79,000
CNR 2/10/19
from Lovethosebassets
Jan 27, 2019 4:23 pm


Sent ms in September.
Full request 2 weeks later.
Susan and Megan, her assistant got back and said they loved it, but I needed to cut 30 pages and they would take another look.
Sent revised ms at end of October.
Just nudged to see if she got it today. She got back right away and said 'many thanks, but I never received the ms and dont have time to read the ms'.
So I guess this is a rejection.
UPDATE: I emailed her for clarification...did she not receive the ms and that is why she couldn't read it, OR, was she not interested. She got back to me right away and said to resend the ms. I did and she has emailed me again, letting me know she did get it, and will read it in February.
Sorry about the complexity of all these notes, but sending clarification emails can really help!
UPDATE: Rejected today, Jan 21.

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