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Ms. Susan Golomb

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from edwardw5
Sep 06, 2019 5:59 pm

decline in less than six days
from ANSmith
Sep 06, 2019 1:44 pm

EQ: 8/29/19 (crime fiction 71K)
ER: 9/6/19 (form)
from sam_nahins
Aug 21, 2019 11:16 am

Is anyone else having problems emailing her? Every time I email to it says undeliverable. Anything helps. Thanks.
from jsk_31
Aug 20, 2019 7:18 pm

EQ 7/20/19, lit fic 80,500 words
FR 8/20/19, with request for 2-3 page synopsis, sent same day
from Bierstadt
Jun 21, 2019 2:01 pm

Her assistant, Mariah Stovall, requested the manuscript with a 2-3 page synopsis.
from otherside
May 10, 2019 2:40 pm

EQ: 4/13/19
Form rejection: 5/10/19
from polishmuse
Mar 15, 2019 10:36 am

EQ: 12/11
FR: 12/12
Nudge: 3/15, since they aim to get back within 12 weeks
from Catsamoa79
Mar 06, 2019 5:04 pm

EQ; 1/11/19
ER; 3/6/19
Form letter
from JQuery
Jan 07, 2019 2:41 pm

EQ: 12.16
ER: 1.7
Super kind form letter.
from Dorianwidling
Nov 05, 2018 7:25 pm

Q: 10/27/2018
R: 11/05/2018
60 K lit. fict.

Quick response, form letter.
from LightofBeauty
Oct 03, 2018 2:17 pm

EQ: 5/16
Nudge: 6/25
FR (three weeks later after the nudge): 7/17

I was SHOCKED to get a full request (and also a request for a 2-3 page synopsis) from Susan's assistant, Mariah Stovall. This seemed like a total long-shot and I basically gave up on ever getting a response. They said they'll get back to me within 12 weeks and that if I get rep that I notify them asap and they'd expedite their decision if that happens. Wowee-wow. I'm just excited that she's going to be taking a look (and that FINALLY someone from Writers House is interested in taking a look at my whole book)!

9/27 Nudge about offer of rep from another agent, in 1 min Mariah reached back to me congratulating me and saying that she and Susan hope to meet my deadline on 10/8!

10/3 ER

Mariah sent me a note written by Susan herself: she passed for "entirely subjective reasons" (couldn't connect with the execution), but she was mostly very complimentary about my writing, kind with her feedback, and gave me well wishes for my success. Overall I'm happy and satisfied with my correspondence with Mariah and Susan and am honored and flattered that they read and considered my book.
from snooze
Sep 21, 2018 2:53 pm

EQ 9/19/18
ER 9/21/18, form

Literary fiction 90K
from fitzwater
Sep 21, 2018 11:54 am

EQ 9/20
Partial request 9/21
Sent same day

Correspondence came from Susan's assistant, Mariah, who noted that they aim to provide a response within 12 weeks.
from laury5
Jun 15, 2018 11:56 am

12/1/2017 full and no response yet. Waiting to send a nudge on 4/1. Nudge: 4/5.
After 2nd nudge, Susan Golomb rejected the ms. but sent a very detailed critique. Very nice of her.
from Hunter123
Feb 23, 2018 11:48 am

I'm still hopeful...though I think she prioritizes "exclusives" and submissions that get offers...the others maybe don't get read until she's cleared through all those. Just speculating!

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