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Ms. Marcia Amsterdam

Marcia Amsterdam Agency

41 West 82nd Street, Suite 9A

New York, NY 10024



AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from KristenH
Jun 05, 2018 4:13 pm


SQ 3/14/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
SR 6/4/18 (Passed--not for her)
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 04, 2018 11:19 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from Zooks3
Feb 07, 2018 8:55 pm


2/7/18 - Snail mail? What year is this?
from bostonwriter
Feb 07, 2018 1:56 pm


Mailed Query: 1/30/18
Rejected: 2/7/18 ("Thanks but not for us" written on my original query letter)

LGBT YA, 52k
from shadowconn
Nov 20, 2017 7:39 pm


can't find a viable submission EMAIL address. Maybe one of these days I'll create a snail mail list. Today is not that day.
from KristenH
May 23, 2017 4:11 pm


SQ 4/14/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
SR 5/22/17 (Passed--not right for her.) Will try her with Di later this summer.
from kclwriting
Feb 14, 2017 2:48 pm


Wow, does this agency operate in a cave? Doesn't even have a web site. Guess that makes them at the bottom of the query list.
from KristenH
May 28, 2016 1:32 pm


5/9/16, I sent Marcia Amsterdam my requery for Venom via snail mail. Today I've heard back from her with a pass--not for us. Five years ago, she asked for a request. I'll try her this summer with Chain Reaction.
from GoldenEagle
Feb 02, 2016 1:14 pm


Snail Mail Query 01/26/2016

Snail Mail Rejection received 02/01/2016

"Sorry Not for us" scrawled in green ink by a shaky hand at the top of the page of the returned query letter.
from writer_monkey
Jan 18, 2014 12:27 pm


I can live with an agent still preferring snail mail queries, but what company (highly exclusive or not) in this day in age doesn't have at least a basic website to refer to for more info? Especially when authors are expected to have one?

Oh well, I guess these guys go to the bottom of the list. And I suppose they can't blame anyone but themselves if their guidelines aren't strictly followed. X-/
from justindherd
Sep 16, 2013 9:13 pm


SQ: 09/05
SR: 09/16

Didn't even get a full page. Got mailed back my query with a slip of paper stating it wasn't what they wanted.

Adult Urban Fantasy
from SamanthaLane
Jul 02, 2013 5:21 pm


SQ: 6/18
SFR: 7/2 -> To Canada
Adult urban fantasy with romantic elements
from jjbrown1
Jun 10, 2013 8:40 pm


SQ 5/23
SR 6/1
YA Fantasy
from mandyschomas
Jan 23, 2013 12:47 pm


received stock slip of a paper as rejection on 1/22 as everyone else did. For the best, I think.
from KristenH
Jan 09, 2013 6:57 am


I know the feeling Mandy. Sounds like a plan. Go for it.

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