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Mr. Steven Malk

Writers House

7660 Fay Avenue, #338H

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Twitter: stevenmalk

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from stephaniebushnell
Dec 02, 2020 3:44 pm

EQ: 10/29/20
ER: 11/25/20

80K YA Fantasy - Nice rejection from assistant Courtney Longshore.
from madchick
Oct 17, 2020 4:28 am

noidorian, I couldn't find anything else either, so I sent the letter and synopsis and first chapter, all pasted in the email.
from noldorian
Oct 16, 2020 4:49 pm

Does Mr. Malk require what's listed on the Writer's House submissions page (query letter and synopsis) or does he have different guidelines? Can't find anything more specific anywhere.
from lmtuss
Oct 03, 2020 7:55 am

EQ: 9/24
ER: 10/2

MG Light Fantasy
from TuesdayWrites
Aug 05, 2020 1:12 pm

EQ: July 28, 2020
FR from assistant Courtney Longshore: July 28, 2020 (around 1 hour later)
MS sent at midnight.
ER: August 5, 2020 -- aw man, this one really stung! Oh well! He sounds super cool to work with. :)

97k MG High Fantasy
from TuesdayWrites
Jul 29, 2020 12:35 pm

@skifast Hey! His assistant responded to my query with a full request really fast (an hour later), and I sent the ms just yesterday night; she emailed me a confirmation the next day and said she'd be in touch after they reviewed the ms. Though I don't know his general response time (but I will be updating), Mr. Malk and Ms. Courtney Longshore seem to reply pretty fast to their emails if they're interested. :) Hope that helps!
from skifast
Jul 10, 2020 1:37 pm

Has anyone heard back from him on a full lately? I'm wondering what his general response time is.
from StoryMan
Jun 19, 2020 2:45 pm

EQ: 08 June 2020
ER: 19 June 2020

Picture Book manuscript
Fast form rejection from assistant, Courtney Longshore

"Thank you for your thoughtful email. After careful consideration, Mr. Malk is unable to offer representation at this particular time. I should note that his current list is such that he is extremely busy and not actively seeking new clients, which played a large part in the decision.
Thanks again for the opportunity, and we wish you the best finding the right home for your work. "
from neciarichele
Feb 28, 2020 10:19 am

Very nice refusal. His current list is such that he is extremely busy and not actively seeking new clients.
from writersvibez
Dec 02, 2019 1:40 pm

Also, does anyone know the last time he did offer rep to someone?
from writersvibez
Nov 29, 2019 5:00 pm

Does anyone know if any of his assistants ever decide to offer to rep a MS he has rejected? Like, Steve says no & then they offer to rep?
from StephTRoss
Nov 26, 2019 11:17 pm

EQ: 11/08
ER: 11/26

From his assistant, Courtney, who was nice enough to personalize the rejection.

"Thank you for your thoughtful query. This is a compelling concept and your work promises to explore an incredibly fascinating world with diverse characters. These great elements considered, Mr. Malk does not feel your work is the right fit for him at this time. I should note that his current list is such that he is extremely busy and not taking on anything he can even possibly resist at this time, which played the biggest part in his decision."

YA Fantasy, 80k
from MReyesWrites
Nov 06, 2019 3:43 pm

EQ: Nov 5th
FR: (from his assistant, Andrea): Nov. 6th

MG fantasy, 65k
from tharvey
Oct 23, 2019 8:23 am

Maybe! It's usually a separate category though (when I search for agents here that represent PB, he doesn't show up). Or "Children's" might just meant chapter books.
Oct 21, 2019 12:59 pm

Doesn't "children's" include PB?

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