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Mr. Steven Malk

Writers House

7660 Fay Avenue, #338H

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Twitter: stevenmalk

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Kdf2023
Jul 25, 2017 6:07 pm

EQ: 6/9/17
FR: 6/9/17
Nudge due to offer of rep: 7/17/17
Kind step aside: 7/25/17
from PBquerious
Jul 25, 2017 4:47 pm

ER 7/22/17 PB author/Illustrator
ER 7/25/17 Form letter
from chantelpereira
May 04, 2017 7:40 pm

EQ: 15/03/17
Full Request: 04/05/17
MG Fantasy 99k
from jubilee
May 02, 2017 10:50 am

EQ: 12/16/16
FR: 12/16/16
Nudge: 5/1/17
ER: 5/1/17
from Doodles
Mar 12, 2017 7:22 am

No clue what his preferences are, but I sent pages and got a FR, so I guess they couldn't have been too off-putting. When in doubt, I usually send pages.
from LittleWhiteRabbit
Mar 10, 2017 1:36 pm

I can't find anything either, plantsandanimals. I can see on his agency website they ask for a query letter, and then say to check each individual agent's Publishers Marketplace page for specifics, but he doesn't have one...
from plantsandanimals
Mar 10, 2017 8:47 am

Does anyone know where I can find a detail submission process for Mr. Malk?
from evan11
Mar 10, 2017 8:22 am

EQ: 3/9/17
FR: 3/9/17 (from assistant)
from StoryMan
Feb 27, 2017 10:13 pm

EQ PB: 1/27/2017
ER: 2/27/2017 (form letter from assistant)

Thank you for your submission. After careful consideration, Mr. Malk does not feel your work is the right fit for him. I should not that his present list is such that he is very busy and taking on few new clients at this time.
We wish you the very best moving forward.

Kind regards,

Hannah Mann
Assistant to Steven Malk
Writers House
from story711
Feb 13, 2017 7:12 pm

EQ PB: 10/12/16
Nudged: 12/28/16
CNR: 2/13/17

from elle_em
Feb 03, 2017 10:04 am

EQ: 1/9/17
FR: 1/9/17 (from assistant)
ER: 2/2/17

MG mystery

Ultimately a rejection with a helpful, personal critique. Invited me to resubmit with a revision or to submit a new project. Professional, polite, and encouraging.
from mporgel
Feb 02, 2017 7:34 pm

EQ: 1/3/17
FR: 1/3/17


2/2/17 - very nice rejection. Liked the concept and the writing but didn't connect on all the elements 100%. He and his staff seem great.
from jberry
Jan 26, 2017 9:32 am

EQ: 1/9/17
FR: 1/9/17

from warmfoothills
Jan 10, 2017 1:04 pm

EQ: 1/4/16
FR: 1/4/16
ER: 1/9/16

I queried and received an request from an exclusive request (for a week) from his assistant just three hours later. They ultimately rejected me, but with thorough, encouraging, and helpful feedback. I will certainly query them again with future projects if nothing works out this go-round.
from StoryMan
Jan 02, 2017 4:47 pm

EQ (picture book): 11/5/2016
ER: 12/28/2016
Encouraging, complimentary, personal rejection.

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