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Ms. Jodi Reamer

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: jodiesque

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from AmberMHerbert
Oct 03, 2022 12:21 pm

EQ: 10/03/22
YA retelling 50k
from haphapner
Sep 27, 2022 1:35 pm

Nudged on 9/27 at 129 days.
Nudged on 7/11
from Tara725
Sep 26, 2022 12:05 pm

Email query: 7/27/22
Nudge: 9/26/22
Adult contemporary romance, 81k
from wirdschonklappen
Sep 19, 2022 12:10 pm

@greendragonfly Over the course of my querying journey, I've gotten multiple full requests from WH agents and none of them ever asked for even mentioned exclusivity.
from greendragonfly
Sep 19, 2022 11:18 am

On the Writers House website, they mention exclusive submissions are preferred (if they request your full). Just curious if this has been anyone's experience with them? How could a writer even honor this if they already have fulls out?
from rdefiore
Sep 16, 2022 4:02 pm

EQ: 3/26/2022
N.R: 5/26/2022

Personal Note: I emailed Jodi today hoping that she received it. I've had issues in the past with emailing my query so hopefully, they'll let me know. If anything changes, I'll edit this.

Fantasy 136k

Automated Message 5/26/2022:
Hi there,

Thanks for your email! I'm away from my desk Monday, May 23 to Monday, May 30 and will respond to messages when I return. I appreciate your patience.


Personal Note: That was sent to my spam messages so please check your spam folder, just in case.

6/3/2022: Email from Rey
Hi Rose,

Hope this finds you well! Confirming that NAME OF BOOK is still under Jodi Reamer’s consideration, and I appreciate your patience as we move through our reading list.

If you have any other questions or would like to request another status update, please feel free to follow up here.

All best,

Personal note: This landed in my spam... Please check your spam folders. I obviously believe that "under Jodi Reamer’s consideration" is just the fact that she hasn't gotten around to reading my work. Which I can understand considering the number of queries she must get daily. I have never been so nervous as I am right now. I wanna work with her (LOL)! I emailed back saying the following:

Dear: Rey

Thank you so much for your response, I greatly appreciate it. I am just glad that she received my work. I hope you have an amazing, rest of your day!


Side note: You have to understand that this agent is highly sought out due to the success she has helped make. I'm sure she reads everything people send her so let's be honest. She's one person. She also has many other authors that she is working with already, and I'm sure they get her full attention. Please be patient or just check other agents' comments and check their wait time. With agents like this, I would say... In the meantime tighten up your work and query other agents.

Good Luck all!

ER: Thank you very much for sending your work to Jodi Reamer, and thank you for your patience while she considered it. She regrets that her busy schedule does not allow for a personal response, and she has asked me to respond on her behalf.

She appreciated the opportunity to see your material, but unfortunately, she is unable to offer you representation at this time. Due to the enormous number of submissions we receive here at Writers House and an already crowded client list, we are forced to be extremely selective when considering new clients.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in a highly subjective business. Your personal connection to your material is a great strength, and another agent may feel differently. Feel free to try another agent here at Writers House if you think they might be a good fit. Good luck finding representation, and thank you again for considering Jodi.

All best,

Personal Note: I took up her offer to ask questions lol and sent an email back. If she responds, I'll let you know.

Something Positive to hear: Never force anything. Just let it be. If it's meant to be, it will be.
from CMKinzig
Sep 02, 2022 10:20 pm

EQ: 2/27/2022
Nudged: 7/9/2022
FR: 8/31/2022
95k contemporary fantasy

This was the first query I ever sent out and I've learned so much in the last 5 months. I sent an updated query letter along with the nudge since I have a better understanding of comps and pitching now (no changes to manuscript). Don't know that will make a difference but doesn't hurt to try. :)

Edit: Not mad this was my first query I ever sent and it ended in rejection many months later. I was so nervous that I just threw to a big one first go to get it out of the way, and it was the right move. Once you get a long shot out of the way, the rest feel like you have a chance!
from rcpopovic
Sep 01, 2022 8:11 am

Contemporary MG
Queried: 2/28/22
Full Request: 8/28/22 (184 days)
I had given this one up for dead, figuring it was a long shot for a debut author to get a response from a higher-profile agent, so I was pleasantly amazed to get this request.
from gracemorrow
Aug 31, 2022 1:16 am

Queried: 02/21/22
Nudge: 06/01/22
Confirmation response from her assistant Rey that MS was still under consideration: 06/02/22
Sent Note about R&R from another Agent letting them know of changes: 07/19
CNR: 08/04 (I'm still hoping to hear back, but for now I've moved on.)
Technically Withdraw/Resubmit: 08/10 (I decided to send my revised chapter to Ms. Reamer's assistant Rey as I never heard back and I know they are good at responding to individuals, and I'm unsure if my email went astray.)
Confirmation 08/10: It's a good thing I sent my stuff! Rey confirmed a few hours later recieving the new matierals
08/31: Kind Form Rejection from Rey

Adult Fantasy 110k
from Risa97
Aug 25, 2022 7:38 pm

EQ - 2/13/22
CNR - 7/4/22
ER - 8/25/22

Fantasy - 89k
from wirdschonklappen
Aug 07, 2022 10:23 am


these waiting times are not uncommon at other agencies as well. Querying is slow. Being on sub can be slow, especially at the moment.
from lanathefrog
Aug 07, 2022 9:35 am

The waiting times here are really not reasonable imo. Especially since the assistant is saying for ppl past the 6 month mark it's still in consideration. If these were requests it would be another story, but time management that poor is really not for me. There's no shame in closing to queries if you're overwhelmed. I'm CNRing at 80 days.
from bradleys5235
Aug 06, 2022 12:19 pm

Query: 4/18/22
Nudge (8 weeks): still under her consideration.
Nudge (16 weeks) still on reading list.
from BL2017
Aug 04, 2022 5:52 pm

EQ: 08/04/22 adult sci-fi 76k
from sophiakate
Aug 03, 2022 8:48 pm

email query 5/25/22
withdrawn to revise 8/3
84k adult fantasy

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