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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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from almanas
Sep 04, 2017 4:49 pm


EQ: 6/22
CNR: 8/15
ER: 8/29

WF 81,000 words
from petemartinez
Aug 29, 2017 11:48 am


EQ: 8/2/17
ER: 8/18/17 Literary 75k

Hi Pete,

Thank you so much for giving us a chance to see xxxx

I’ve reviewed your work with Stephen and I’m sorry to say that we weren’t connecting wholeheartedly with your writing, despite its many charms, so we should step aside. We truly appreciate the look, though, and we wish you nothing but the best of luck with your future endeavors.

Sincerely,
Allie
from dtam3292
Aug 25, 2017 3:01 pm


EQ: 8/3
ER: 8/25
from kkerri
Aug 22, 2017 2:40 pm


EQ: 6/6
FR: 8/21

YA Fantasy 120,000 words
from coffee_drinker4
Aug 08, 2017 6:14 pm


EQ: 6/4
CNR: 8/08 PB
from karenleespree
Jul 14, 2017 8:21 am


EQ: 7/ 6/17 YA Suspense ER: 7/ 13 "not connecting with the writing"
from crene88
Jun 23, 2017 8:33 am


Hi there! I submitted to Stephen yesterday and got an auto reply saying that he is on paternity leave (congrats to him!). He says that his assistant is taking care of things:
"but my stupendous assistant, Allie Levick (alevick@writershouse.com), is lording over my desk in my absence, so please reach out to her if any emergencies arise, or if you are a wizard who can help infants sleep."

Do you guys think I should email her my query, ask her if I should submit to another agent at Writers House, or just wait out the paternity leave? I imagine he will be bombarded with queries by the time he goes back to work!
from edmarwilliam
May 06, 2017 7:35 am


Reply from Stephen's assistant,Allie:
Thank you so much for giving us a chance to see "MGS".

I’ve reviewed your work with Stephen and I’m sorry to say that we weren’t connecting wholeheartedly with your writing, despite its many charms, so we should step aside. We truly appreciate the look, though, and we wish you nothing but the best of luck with your future endeavors.
from hdiangelis
May 05, 2017 12:01 pm


EQ: 4/27/17
ER: 5/5/17 (from assistant)
from SaraCo
Apr 24, 2017 10:55 am


EQ: 4/14/17
ER: 4/24/17 (form rejection from assistant)
Contemporary YA w/ slight sci-fi elements
from KristenH
Apr 08, 2017 6:45 am


EQ 4/6/17 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 4/7/17 (Passed from assistant--not a good fit.) I'll try him with DI this summer.
from frankruby
Mar 23, 2017 10:18 am


EQ 3/13
ER 3/23
Commercial Fiction: 81K+
from CatLegis
Mar 13, 2017 4:59 pm


EQ 3/7/17

forgot to add. General Fiction 100K
from KristenH
Mar 04, 2017 6:25 am


EQ 3/2/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 3/3/17 (Pass-now a good fit for him.) Will try him with Chain Reaction next month.
from Bastet
Jan 22, 2017 4:18 pm


EQ: 1/22/17

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