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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from LonWheels
May 22, 2018 3:53 pm

Very fast response, probably due to genre. Pleasant rejection showing my material had been read.
from ElianaM
May 14, 2018 5:59 pm

I queried him because of an interview in which he said that unrequited love was his sweet spot and he wanted smart male protagonists. I got form rejection. Oh well. Keep trying. He seems like an amazing agent. Better luck to someone else.
from daizylublue
May 14, 2018 11:56 am

Nice personalized rejection from his assistant, Andrea.
from dclawr
May 02, 2018 12:56 pm

EQ 3/20
ER 3/26 (form)

MG contemporary
47,000 words
from AZSalsman
Apr 12, 2018 1:45 pm

3/9/18 EQ: PB
4/6/18 ER: Form
from jldelozier
Mar 23, 2018 4:08 pm

3/14/18 EQ: 70,000 word crime novel
3/23/18 ER: form, same as below
from A_Flores
Mar 05, 2018 1:49 pm

EQ: 2/26 Query and 10 sample pages
ER: 3/2

"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."

Very kind form rejection from Andrea.
from twisteddill
Jan 26, 2018 4:36 pm

EQ: 1/8/18
RE: 1/26/18

Very similar "despite its many charms" form rejection except from Andrea.
from Sphynx
Jan 25, 2018 5:04 pm

EQ: 1/1/18
ER: 1/23/18
from shrekspeare
Jan 12, 2018 4:25 pm

EQ: 12/22
ER (form): 01/12
from placebofeelings
Nov 27, 2017 5:08 pm

EQ 10/30
Personal Rejection 11/27
from TAChan
Nov 17, 2017 3:15 pm

10/23 EQ
11/17 ER (form)

YA Scifi 100k
from rdickens
Oct 19, 2017 4:32 pm

EQ Memoir 10/1
Form rejection 10/19
from LightofBeauty
Oct 17, 2017 10:36 am

9/27 EQ
10/17 ER

Same "despite its many charms" form rejection as everyone else from "Allie."
from mike_yaffe
Oct 12, 2017 11:21 am

EQ: 9/25/17
ER: 10/12/17 (same form rejection from his assistant "Allie" as in other comments below)

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.


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