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Mr. Ted Weinstein

Ted Weinstein Literary Management

New York, NY


AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from tracker_of_agents
Sep 11, 2015 1:08 pm

EQ: 9/9/15

history / narrative nonfiction

Their website had a query submission form, so not sure they are "closed to queries."
from drumsolo
Sep 29, 2011 4:07 am

His website says this: We do not accept submissions from prospective clients except by referral.

I sent one anyway; I'll let you know what happens :)

Here's what I got back immediately:

Thank you for your email to Ted Weinstein Literary Management. We strongly encourage you to read any agency's web site thoroughly and carefully before sending a query.

If you are an author sending a query, as it states on our Web site we do not review submissions except by referral. There are many other great agents who are accepting new clients so we encourage you to query widely. Some resources you may find useful include:

* The Publishers Marketplace database of book deals (

* Jeff Herman's "Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents" (

* The AAR directory (

If you have written for any other reason, we will reply soon.

Ted Weinstein Literary Management
from Fleetwood
May 31, 2011 7:34 pm

He responded to my nonfiction (history) equery within hours, asking for the full proposal. Three days later (including weekend days) he emailed a thanks-but-no-thanks note complimenting the proposal, but with some very constructive comments about the book concept and slant. What a classy guy!
from danconley
May 27, 2011 11:42 am

Like others, a rejection two days after query, but he did offer useful advice. He said I was pitching raw material, not a book, and should come up with a thesis and reshape my proposal around it, then resubmit. Now, he hadn't actually seen my proposal, so that wasn't an entirely informed opinion, but I have put some work on my proposal since then to sharpen it. The proposal is out with two agents right now and if neither bites, I might take his advice and rethink my concept a bit.
from pmadesigns
Nov 10, 2009 6:59 am

e-queried 11/9/09 form rejection 11/10/09

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your recent
submission. Unfortunately we cannot offer representation.
Because of the large number of submissions, we are forced to be
extremely selective when considering new material. We encounter many
more talented writers and interesting projects than we can represent,
so we carefully guard our time to serve most effectively our small
number of clients.
Everyone's taste and judgment are subjective and others may feel
differently, so we encourage you to contact other agencies. We wish
you the best of luck in finding great success with your work.
Ted Weinstein Literary Management
from KatherineSnyder
Mar 25, 2009 12:00 am

Prompt (within a few days) generic email saying no interest.
from DonaldWMiles
Today 12:00 am

Prompt, courteous rejection. Encouraged me to keep trying. 3/23/09
from eallen99
Aug 27, 2008 12:00 am

Puzzled by his quick response within 24 hours:
"Read any agency's web site before querying."

I did and followed his guidelines.
Later same day: keeps challenging me that I sent fiction when in fact, I sent non fiction narrative which is among genres he represents.
from ericholmes
Jul 15, 2008 12:00 am

Ted was great. Very quick with his response. Traded emails a few times and he gave me a good suggestion to follow-up with.
from PamelaJeanne
Jan 20, 2008 12:00 am

By far Ted has been the most responsive and helpful agent I've come across. He reviewed my materials quickly, and with much encouragement and praise, before arriving at the conclusion that the subject matter and style of writing would likely by better represented by someone more in tune with the subject. He then provided me three new agent leads. Superb professional.
from NewGirl2007
Nov 07, 2007 12:00 am

Non fiction only. Accepts only e-mail queries with NO attachments. Can be query letter or full proposal.

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