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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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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)
from xsikal
Jan 17, 2019 3:09 pm

EQ: 1/15/19
ER: 1/17/19 - many charms note from Andrea

NA Scifi- 130k
from TerrieSkyeWrites
Dec 09, 2018 10:29 am

EQ: 11/9/18
ER: 12/30/18 - Helpful
Mystery - 120k
from firstrodeo
Dec 04, 2018 12:04 am

EQ - 11/26/18
ER - 12/3/18 - many charms note from Andrea

MG - 53,000 words
from Risa97
Dec 03, 2018 1:37 pm

EQ - 11/2/18
ER (form) 12/3/18

YA 110K
from ktwills79
Nov 09, 2018 12:24 pm

EQ: 11/7
ER: 11/8

PB bio, 1000 words; Form letter from assistant Andrea
from askjudyww
Oct 04, 2018 8:02 pm

MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/29
ER: 10/04 Note from his assistant
from Mewd462
Sep 27, 2018 5:15 pm

EQ 09/27
ER 09/27 (form rejection from Andrea)

Same day response! Still a form rejection, but a pleasant one that didn't keep me waiting.
from Mldtay
Aug 28, 2018 4:10 pm

EQ: 7/31/2018 YA Fantasy 96K
ER: 8/28/2018

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