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Ms. Samantha Shea

Georges Borchardt, Inc.

136 East 57th Street

New York, NY 10022

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Polonius
Oct 31, 2016 5:39 pm

EQ 3/21/16
ER 4/7/16

YA Contemporary
from KristenH
Sep 02, 2016 4:03 pm

EQ 8/24/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 9/2/16 (Pass--not right for her list.) Will try Valerie with Venom in late September.
from Catsamoa79
Jun 13, 2016 1:03 pm

EQ: 6/9/16
ER: 6/13/16
Form letter
from KristenH
May 23, 2016 4:07 pm

On Friday I requeried Samantha Shea with Venom--today I've heard back from her--not a right fit for her. I'll try her this summer with Chain Reaction.
from writingram
May 17, 2016 11:06 am

FWI - On the Poets & Writers site it mentions this about submissions to her:

Submission Guidelines
Send a query letter via e-mail. Response time: four to six weeks.

Tips From the Agent
“Personalized query letters get my attention first.”
from huggsngiggles
May 10, 2016 1:40 pm

EQ: 5/8
ER: 5/10
from Catsamoa79
Apr 04, 2016 11:04 am

EQ: 4/2/16
ER: 4/4/16
Form letter with "Dear Author."
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 15, 2016 5:07 pm

Parallel40, That means you shouldn't send them your manuscript without first querying them.
from Parallel40
Mar 15, 2016 1:23 pm

They don't accept unsolicited manuscripts, Why are they on Query Tracker?
from fornickels
Mar 08, 2016 2:42 pm

EQ: 3/8/16
from afelyk
Mar 01, 2016 11:08 am

EQ: 02/29/2016
ER: 03/01/2016
Form letter rejection
from scifictionwriter
Feb 26, 2016 11:27 am

EQ: 2/24
ER: 2/25

Dear Author,

Thank you for your query. However, I don’t think this project is quite right for my list and will, therefore, have to step aside.

Best of luck,

Samantha Shea
from papernpengal
Feb 23, 2016 10:24 am

EQ: 2/14
ER: 2/23

Form "Dear Author" Rejection
from rjkoshar
Feb 10, 2016 8:21 am

Wrote a "Dear Author" email rejecting query.
from MissMary
Feb 05, 2016 9:21 am

EQ: 9/25

UPDATE - FR: 11/19 woot!

YA historical thriller

3/12: I let her know that after receiving feedback from a few agents, I've decided to write my story in another POV and asked if she would mind reading that version instead in the future.

3/13: She agreed.

6/13: Revised full sent
6/17: Confirmed receipt
7/26: I told her I was completing a revise and resubmit for another agent and she agreed to wait for the revision.
9/28: Full sent; she confirmed receipt a few minutes later.
2/5: ER

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