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Ms. Betsy Amster

Betsy Amster Literary Enterprises

607 Foothill Blvd. #1061

La Canada Flintridge, CA 91012



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Website: amsterlit.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jsk_31
Jul 15, 2019 11:39 am


EQ 7/15/19, lit fic 80,500 words
from l4w109j1
Jul 02, 2019 7:38 pm


queries + 3 embedded pages in email
from cinephile126
May 30, 2019 9:09 am


women's and commercial fiction
from chbrewer
May 16, 2019 7:49 am


read website carefully
from LGV_AL
Apr 03, 2019 4:14 pm


EQ 3/2/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 4/3/19
from cldekanter
Mar 14, 2019 4:45 pm


Responds only if interested.
from brittanyjed29
Feb 05, 2019 6:36 pm


1-day response, which was very appreciated. However, she said she's already working on a book similar to mine. Rejected. It was from Carla Glasser
from KristenH
Feb 03, 2019 3:58 pm


EQ 11/9/18 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 1/30/19 (No word from nudges)

At least you got a response Luna.
from Lunariver
Jan 29, 2019 10:23 am


Got a very nice rejection letter from Betsy after a couple of weeks of reading the full manuscript.

"I had the pleasure of sitting down with your memoir this weekend and very much enjoyed your humorous voice and clear-eyed descriptions. You won my trust as a reader in just a few paragraphs and kept it throughout. As much as I enjoyed your material, though, I’m afraid I’m not the best fit for it. I’ve had enough trouble placing travel adventures in the past few years to dissuade me from taking on new projects in the category. This is, of course, just my experience–and I hope you find another agent who feels different."
from jekyllnseek
Dec 27, 2018 2:02 pm


EQ: 12.27.18
100k thriller
from jjdean211
Oct 06, 2018 7:39 am


EQ: 6/22 - 101k lit fic, Dancing on Seaside.
nudged on 9/8
10/6/18 - CNR
from KristenH
Sep 23, 2018 6:47 am


EQ 7/13/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 9/17/18 (No word from nudges)
from batsojopo
Sep 17, 2018 1:57 pm


EQ: 9/17/2018

Literary/historical fiction
from Doreen
Aug 08, 2018 1:10 pm


EQ 8/1/18 First 3 pages 'Call me Alice'. Immediate Automatic reply of TY
from KristenH
Jul 14, 2018 12:41 pm


EQ 4.20.18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 6/25/18 (No word from nudges)

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