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Ms. Geri Thoma

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes (preferred)

Online Form: No

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from cjpat1212
Nov 30, 2018 7:26 am


Email Query11/28/2018 Non fiction cultural analysis 70,000
Email Rejection 11/30/2018 Sweet form letter rejection

"Thank you so much for your query. While Geri found your concept to be engaging, she doesn’t feel that your work is right for her at this time. Due to a very full client list, she needs to be especially selective about pursuing new work.

Someone else may have an extremely different approach that better fits your needs, and that is better suited to you and your work. We hope you find the right advocate for your projects. Thank you again for thinking of her, and we wish you the best of luck in finding representation.

All best,
Andrea"
from WebHarmony
Sep 17, 2018 6:11 am


EQ: 09/15/18
ER: 09/17/18
Tiresias, 120,000 word, literary fiction

A personal response after less than one business day. I wish it wasn't a rejection, but I appreciate her quick turn-around.
from LightofBeauty
May 16, 2018 8:00 am


EQ: 4/30
ER: 5/15

Form rejection, got the "while we found your concept to be engaging" version.

Thank you so much for your query. While we found your concept to be engaging, we don't feel that your work is right for Geri at this time. Due to a very full client list, we need to be especially selective about pursuing new projects.

Someone else may have an extremely different approach that better fits your needs, and that is better suited to you and your work. We hope you find the right advocate for your projects. Thank you again for thinking of us, and we wish you the best of luck in finding representation.
from anotherearth
Jan 19, 2018 2:35 pm


EQ: 01/18
ER: 01/29 Literary 110K

Form response

Thank you so much for reaching out. Geri isn’t quite the right match for your work, but we hope you find the perfect advocate for your writing. Wishing you all the best as you move forward with your search for representation, and we hope to see this on shelves one day.
from wendyaljay
Nov 13, 2017 11:39 am


Mine didn't mention finding the concept engaging or suggest I reach out to others so less encouraging variation on the form others received...literary fiction


Thank you so much for reaching out. Geri isn’t quite the right match for your work, but we hope you find the perfect advocate for your writing. Wishing you all the best as you move forward with your search for representation, and we hope to see this on shelves one day.



All best,

Andrea



Writers House, LLC
from rdickens
Nov 12, 2017 5:12 pm


EQ Memoir 11/11/17
Form rejection 11/12
from domberoonie
Jul 11, 2017 4:26 pm


E-Query: 6/25/17
E-Rejection: 7/11/17
Literary Fiction: 100,000 words
Sent 30 pages and a summary of where story goes from there, per guidelines
Here is the rejection, which, I guess is a form rejection:

Thank you so much for reaching out, and for your patience. Geri is taking on very little fiction these days (about a novel per year), and while we think your writing is lovely, she’s just not connecting to the characterization quite enough to pursue. Do feel free to try someone else at Writers House if you’d like. Wishing you all the best as you move forward with your search for representation, and we hope to see this on shelves one day.
All best wishes,
Andrea
from DRABADI
Mar 07, 2017 11:40 am


Followed up 3/7/17
from AAuthor
Sep 15, 2016 11:13 am


Lovely Er. Not taking on fiction clients now.
from anotherearth
Jul 16, 2016 10:12 am


EQ: 06.21.2016
Nudge as per website after 2 weeks: 07.07.16
ER: 07.16.2016 Literary 100K

Thank you so much for your query. While we found your concept to be engaging, we don’t feel that your work is right for Geri at this time. Due to a very full client list, we need to be especially selective about pursuing new projects.

Someone else may have an extremely different approach that better fits your needs, and that is better suited to you and your work. We hope you find the right advocate for your projects. Thank you again for thinking of us, and we wish you the best of luck in finding representation.
from jimkruis
Jul 16, 2016 9:48 am


Rejected 7-16-16
from jimkruis
Jul 16, 2016 9:48 am


Rejected, 7-16-2016
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 17, 2016 4:12 pm


Profile Update: New email address.

(Thanks Isadorazee)
from Isadorazee
Feb 17, 2016 1:48 pm


the email address listed here is different than her email address on the agency's website, which is: gerisubmissions@writershouse.com

which email address should I use?
from kamai19
May 06, 2015 11:10 am


EQ: 4/30/2015
ER: 5/5/2015
Literary fiction

Note: Received the same form letter others have mentioned...i.e., "We found the concept engaging, but..."

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