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Mr. Barry Zucker

McGinniss Associates

244 5th Ave, Suite J270

New York, NY 10001

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from cwbuecheler
Oct 20, 2018 4:21 pm

EQ: 10/20/18 - SF Space Opera, 103k words.
from askjudyww
Sep 30, 2018 3:07 pm

Adult SF
EQ: 9/30
from Zooks3
Jul 06, 2018 11:39 am

5/9/18 EQ re: Archimedes ; Humor
7/6/18: CNR
from LightofBeauty
Jun 30, 2018 9:20 am

EQ: 6/9
6/30 Nudge, CNR
from BillGinTexas
May 15, 2018 2:40 pm

EQ: 05/01/2017 87k Military/Esp Thriller
07/05/2017 nudge
CNR 10/15/2017

from BillGinTexas
May 15, 2018 2:38 pm

EQ: 05/15/2018 84k SF/Horror/Thriller Short Stories
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 28, 2018 1:49 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from KristenH
Oct 25, 2017 4:00 pm

EQ 6/1/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 10/25/17 (No word from nudge.)
from afelyk
Feb 22, 2017 12:22 am

EQ: 02/21/2017
from Catsamoa79
Jul 28, 2016 7:17 pm

EQ: 5/18/16
CNR: 7/28/16
Email bounce back.
from kenbritz
Jun 24, 2016 5:29 am

Email is still bouncing back with email full message.
from Catsamoa79
May 18, 2016 3:24 pm

Should have read the comments before I submitted. Query bounce back with the mailbox is full message.
from georgec
Apr 09, 2016 7:03 pm

I suggest you avoid this agent. Mr. Zucker signed me to a six month contract in November, telling me my book was going to be a major bestseller. Then he disappeared. To his credit, he originally answered the query in 3 days, then answered the full in two days. He seemed very excited. We talked. We signed. And then I don't know what happened. He stopped answering emails and phone calls. I didn't want to keep wasting time and have the contract automatically extend, so in March, I submitted my letter of termination by email and FedEx. He didn't even respond to that. Not sure what his game is. In May, the contract expires and I start looking again. Six months down the drain. There are similar comments online if you search for them.
from tirving123
Jan 28, 2016 3:40 pm

His mailbox is full and your submission is rejected.
from maugjacq
Oct 05, 2015 12:34 pm

Query sent: action/adventure -literary fiction, 110,000 words, NR
Strange guidelines. Wants entire query in one, long email.
I don't think this guy is active. Like some other agents, he only seems to want to look good to his peers publishers and does not care about wasting writers' time.

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