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Mr. Barry Zucker

McGinniss Associates

244 5th Ave, Suite J270

New York, NY 10001

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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 BillGinTexas
Jul 05, 2017 8:56 pm

EQ: 05/01/2017 87k Military/Esp Thriller
07/05/2017 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.
from batsojopo
Sep 26, 2015 7:03 am

EQ: 8/16 Historical 123K
CNR: 9/26
from pfdonato
May 22, 2015 1:31 pm

EQ: 2/26
CNR: 5/22
from ritaer
Oct 18, 2014 11:51 pm

Sent EQ 8/8/14, resending today, 10/18. Magical realsim
from PhantomII
Jul 28, 2014 5:43 pm

I noticed in the 'Query Replies' report that he has had 3 full read requests, seven rejections (I guess he rejected some of them twice), and 382 CNR's. So if you don't hear from him, don't be surprised. I CNR'ed him after 1-1/2 months, which was probably 1-1/4 months too long.

In fiction, he had one full read for a historical fiction novel and one for a literary fiction novel. Based on his stats, I don't think he's really looking for unsolicited manuscripts. I'd look elsewhere for representation.
from sonnyd1
Jul 27, 2014 3:56 pm

I just emailed him with a very good query letter

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