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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: yikeslouise

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Caristra
Jan 14, 2020 3:46 pm

EQ 12/30/19
ER: 1/14/2020
polite form rejection
from jeeje2u
Dec 20, 2019 1:38 pm

EQ 12/09/19
ER 12/19/19
100k Memoir
from scollins
Nov 18, 2019 3:57 am

Rats. Didn't take the bait.
from Tessa_K
Nov 08, 2019 4:01 pm

Query sent Oct 13, received rejection with form letter (incl. 'charm') Oct 28.
Still, at least they answer.
from Rach2233
Oct 30, 2019 2:26 pm

EQ 10/20/19
ER 10/30/19 (Form - "charms")
YA Fantasy
from cupcake
Oct 28, 2019 5:35 pm

EQ 10/14/19
ER 10/28/19

Contemporary MG 54K
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 21, 2019 11:55 am

Thanks tharvey
from tharvey
Oct 20, 2019 10:37 am

Twitter -
from swatithegeek
Jul 04, 2019 9:19 am

EQ: 06/19/19
ER from assistant Nora: 07/04/19, form

YA Romance, 82k
from danniemolguin
Jun 20, 2019 3:59 pm

EQ 5/21/19 (62k Contemp YA)
ER 6/20/19

A lovely personalized rejection. Not the news I hoped for, obviously, but I still feel like I won the rejection jackpot.

"I was able to spend some quality time with the opening pages of Between Safe and Real last night and I was instantly intrigued by and impressed with the architecture of the conceit…but I fear that I found myself admiring the cleverness of the structure more than I was able to surrender to it (given its effect on the narrative fluidity), so I ought to step aside and make way for an agent with a better vision for a novel like this. I’m sorry not to have a better answer, and sorrier still to have taken so long to respond, but I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to have seen your work, and I wish you nothing but the absolute best of luck!"
from dmdomosea
Jun 18, 2019 2:38 pm

EQ: 6/6/19
ER: 6/18/19
Same "charms" rejection everyone has noted. Better a prompt, polite "no" than crickets!

MG Light Fantasy 54k
from msvintage
Jun 07, 2019 6:39 am

02/20/19 subbed humorous PB
06/05/19 kind R from Nora on behalf of Stephen with apologies for delay
from shannoncullip
May 29, 2019 3:43 pm

Received the classic charming decline from Nora:
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 we wish you nothing but the best of luck.
from karlvonloewe
Apr 03, 2019 7:23 pm

EQ 3/17/2019
ER 4/3/19. My collective biography was rejected as a novel. From Nora: "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." Charms. I love it.
from FarhadShawkat
Feb 08, 2019 11:00 am

EQ: 1/26/19
ER: 2/8/19

F, 78k. Form rejection from Andrea (many charms note)

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