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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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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 (, 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
from anotherearth
Jan 11, 2017 3:59 pm

EQ: 01.09.2017
ER: 01.10.2017 100K Literary

Thanks so much for giving me a shot at your novel. I’m sorry to say that I wasn’t connecting wholeheartedly with your description of the story, despite its many intriguing characteristics, so I ought to step aside, but I truly appreciate the look, and I wish you the best of luck!
from ElaMishne
Jan 08, 2017 1:24 am

EQ :01/05/17
ER: 01/07/17

92K YA Paranormal Mystery
from Polonius
Oct 26, 2016 8:16 pm

EQ 10/3/16
ER 10/7/16

YA Contemporary
from imposter
Oct 15, 2016 9:21 am

EQ: 10/9/16
ER: 10/15/16 (form)

YA Paranormal Mystery 81K
from FountainPen
Sep 15, 2016 11:41 pm

EQ 8/15
Rejection 9/15

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