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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/sbarr/

Twitter: yikeslouise

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Innergunner
Mar 06, 2021 2:37 am


EQ: 15.02.2021
ER: 05.03.2021
Received a Form Letter from his agent, the text was just like described in one of the posts below
from sophiexli
Feb 27, 2021 12:59 am


EQ: Jan 20, 2021
FR: Feb 3, 2021
Received email Feb 26, 2021 from Erica McGrath (Stephen Barr's assistant) with specific and personalized feedback, including suggestions on how to revise the manuscript with the phrasing "We'd love to see a version of this manuscript where..." After hearing from mentors and peers, I decided to treat this as an R&R instead of a rejection.
from RichelleRenae
Feb 23, 2021 6:45 pm


Email Query: 2/6/21
Rejected: 2/21/21
YA Contemporary STEM/Music 65k
from jfruitticher
Feb 21, 2021 9:26 pm


EQ: 2/14/2021 Picture book, author-illustrator
ER: 2/21/2021
His Assistant sent a nice email, and I appreciate the quick response even if it was a rejection. Email stated: I’ve reviewed your submission with Stephen and I’m sorry to report that we just aren’t wholeheartedly connecting with your work, despite its many charms. So, we should step aside. We truly appreciate the look, though, and hope you find someone who is passionate about your project and confident in their ability to position it. We wish you nothing but the best of luck.
from jcaritas
Feb 15, 2021 9:13 pm


EQ: 2/15/21 Picture book, author-illustrator
from shddavis
Jan 01, 2021 8:42 pm


EQ: 8/4/20
FR: 9/22/20 from Nora, assistant - fingers crossed!!
(No word yet but with no nudge as of 1/1/21.)

MG Contemporary, 60K
from cleeculver
Dec 12, 2020 2:45 pm


Rejection.
from hollyanne
Dec 09, 2020 8:19 pm


EQ: 11/12/2020
ER: 12/9/2020
68K Memoir
Same form from assistant
from Isolamelia
Dec 09, 2020 5:59 am


EQ (MG) - 11/8
ER-12/8
Form letter from assistant:
Thank you so much for giving us a chance to look at your novel. I’ve reviewed your submission with Stephen and I’m sorry to report that we just aren’t wholeheartedly connecting with your work, despite its many charms. So, we should step aside. We truly appreciate the look, though, and hope you find someone who is passionate about your project and confident in their ability to position it. We wish you nothing but the best of luck.
from GuruLord
Nov 09, 2020 9:59 am


EQ - 10/21
NUDGE WITH OFFER OF REP - 11/8
Kind Step Aside - 11/8

MG Contemp - 56k
from banaesma
Sep 30, 2020 2:03 pm


Mine's at 35 days and no response. I do remember he was on paternity leave so maybe he's still on it?

EDIT:
EQ: 10 August, 2020
ER: 30 September, 2020

Got a polite rejection email from Nora saying that she and Stephen reviewed my query but ultimately didn't wholeheartedly connect with it despite its many charms so they're stepping aside and wish me the best of luck which is nice :)

Adult 83k LitFic
from Skidude50
Sep 14, 2020 2:18 pm


naziarahman123 I have one out at 16 days and no response
from Cherylking
Aug 29, 2020 2:15 pm


8/29/2020: E-mail query sent, plus 10 pages

YA hist fic 65k
from Skidude50
Aug 27, 2020 9:36 am


Query 8/23 Comedy southern fiction
from mlpichey
Aug 01, 2020 4:43 pm


EQ: 8/1

Adorable auto reply he's on paternity leave till mid-August!

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