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Ms. Cherry Weiner

Cherry Weiner Literary Agency

925 Oak Bluff Court

Dacula, GA 30019-6660

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from lenaf007
Jan 04, 2019 1:43 pm

11/01/18 - Pitched to her at HWA Atlanta Kickoff Event. FR of manuscript.
11/14/18 - Mailed off manuscript.
11/16/18 - Cherry confirmed receiving it. Estimated response time around end of January.
01/02/19 - Requested phone call for revisions.
01/04/19 - Phone call to go over changes in 1st chapter. Will propagate changes to rest of novel and resend.

85K Weird Western
from brandonmc87
Apr 17, 2018 9:33 am

3/4/18 - Pitched to her at StokerCon 2018 and she said to email her in April about querying (she's currently swamped with manuscripts)
4/5/18 - Emailed her to ask if she is willing to look at my query
4/6/18 - Cherry requested I send a synopsis (sent same day)
4/9/18 - PR (requested 50pgs via snail mail)
4/11/18 - Snail-mailed 50pgs
4/17/18 - Email rejection (Personal - Said she did not feel enough tension or fear to keep her gripped)

100K Adult Horror
from dandirob
Jul 12, 2012 4:16 pm

E queried her in May of 2011 about 9 months after meeting her at PNWA, where she requested my submission. She rejected within a week with helpful comments, and wrote back a second time after I thanked her.
from Whitegardenia
Mar 30, 2012 1:04 am

Here's something I read on an Internet site:

"She requires the pages to be delivered in hard copy. Cherry Weiner has been agenting since 1977. She handles all genres of fiction and stays away from young adult, children’s and non-fiction."
from TCurcio
Mar 29, 2012 1:04 pm

I had a similar "strange" experience with Cherry Weiner. She insisted on speaking with me at a conference, so I practically had to move heaven and earth to get her on the panel of the IWWG Big Apple Conference that year (I was an active member then). She did show up, but later complained about the set up, the panel, the Manhattan location, the time of the conference, the number of writers who lined up to speak with her personally after the panel discussion, you name it.

We later chatted extensively by phone, at which time she actually spoke to me -- as if I were applying for a job with her, i.e., what she "expects" from her authors, etc., etc., and so forth.

Bottom line, given her "limited" amount of sales at the time to very small indy publishers at Publishers Marketplace, I found her not exactly to be a top shelf to-die-for agent in the first place, hence, just too weird overall to work with, and never bothered to submit my work to her at all.
from vsnelson
Dec 05, 2011 9:34 am

FYI - She will be at the Desert Rose RWA conference in Scottsdale, AZ
April 22-24 and will be taking pitches and appts.
from tarzan
Aug 11, 2011 9:46 am

PandoraSwift: Sounds as if she had a hearing problem.
from sjhedgehog
Aug 10, 2011 1:53 pm

I queried her in person at the PNWA Conference. Not my best experience. She seemed unable to understand what I was saying, and wanted to read my notes instead of listen to my pitch (somone else there told me she'd done the same thing). She kept thinking I was saying 'faith' instead of 'fate'. Told me my my urban fantasy was too short (at 75,000 words) and didn't like the name of my antagonist. I hope others have better luck, I think I caught her on a bad day.
from kaantira
Dec 26, 2010 3:08 am

I received and accepted an offer of representation from Cherry after seven weeks. I queried/submitted to her only after meeting her at a convention and being asked to submit.
from JaneLebak
Jan 19, 2010 5:37 pm

Queried her on recommendation of one of her clients in 2003. She rejected with a nice rejection.

In 2006, queried with a different project and she rejected me stating "You already queried me about a different title in 2003."

I've laughed so much about that since then.
from AnneLouise
Apr 01, 2009 12:00 am

Per phone conversation - she's so backed up, she's not looking at anything for the next few months. Seems nice, though
from AnneLouise
Mar 05, 2009 12:00 am

She's not in the office for the time being - the voice mail message was too garbled to hear until when.
from BlueJaguar
Nov 23, 2008 12:00 am

Tarzan-- Yes, met Cherry at a writer's conference. Nice one. Very particular about her it turned out, her niche did not match mine. :)
from tarzan
Nov 16, 2008 12:00 am

terrybanker: I'm curious. This says she does not take unsolicited queries. Was yours solicited? And what genre was your project.
from BlueJaguar
Jul 22, 2008 12:00 am

Eight weeks after requesting a full manuscript, I received a helpful letter and a rejection.

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