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Ms. Susan Golomb

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/Golomb

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BarbaraDrake
May 01, 2022 3:29 pm


EQ 5/1/22

memoir, 88K
from gayathrikwrites
Apr 23, 2022 8:22 pm


https://mobile.twitter.com/vauhinivara/status/1387824480995713029?lang=en
from htphinney
Apr 07, 2022 2:27 am


EQ: 07/06/21
Literary, 51k

Rejected by polite form letter: 07/04/22
from tonya_c
Mar 03, 2022 11:05 pm


Comments seem to have dropped off for this agent.
2/2/22 - Email Query of 96K Historical fiction
3/3 - Form Rejection
from pwalford
Sep 08, 2021 4:03 pm


Was surprisingly responsive for such a high profile agent up to January this year, but not a logged query response since. Also worth noting, when I nudged on my full (requested December 2020) it turned out that the assistant I'd been directed to send it to had subsequently left Writer's House. Ah well, was a long shot anyway.
from Pennywalk1
Aug 20, 2021 1:07 pm


Query #3 plus 10 pages
from rpct457
Aug 13, 2021 1:31 pm


E-mail query: 13 Oct. 2021
Full request and 2-3 page plot synopsis (request on her behalf from her assistant): 24 Nov. 2020
Rejected by e-mail: 1 March 2021
from angelsteele
May 25, 2021 1:53 pm


AAR says she accepts
Biography, Memoir, Business, Investment, Comedy, Humor, FICTION, Historical, History, Mind, Body, Spirit, Mystery, Thrillers, Nature, Ecology, NONFICTON, Parenting, Family, Politics, Current affairs, Pop culture, Entertainment, Science, Technology, Women's literature, Young adult

There is nothing listed on her Publisher's Marketplace though
from MLB926
Apr 23, 2021 10:07 am


Thanks to jbshelleby and slcody for the info on the fulls. I just added a note for my records to remember. There is no excuse for this unprofessional and unkind behavior. If she doesn't have time to read a full, she shouldn't request it. I know this is a game we all have to play but this behavior in particular disgusts me.
from slcody
Apr 22, 2021 2:37 pm


EQ: 2/24/20
FR: 4/29/20; sent full + synopsis
Nudged 2x starting 12/8 (more than 6 mos. after submission, per instructions)
CNR: 4/22/21
70k literary/historical
from jbshelleby
Apr 13, 2021 7:03 am


EQ 6/2/20
FR 7/7/20
The full request email specifically said it would take at least six months to hear back, and not to nudge unless there was a competing offer. I did not nudge. Never heard back at all.
CNR 4/13/21
from Sisyphuss_Boulder
Mar 01, 2021 12:24 pm


EQ 6/24/20
FR 6/29/20
Nudge 1/4/21

Lit fic 77K
from pljarizona
Jan 28, 2021 11:10 pm


EQ 1/28/21
92k Historical Fiction/Family Saga
from ggillette
Jan 27, 2021 2:29 pm


"Thank you for sharing your work with me. Unfortunately, I must decline the opportunity to represent you. Due to the high volume of submissions I receive I cannot offer you more individualized feedback and I ask that you not reply to this message. Please keep in mind that this business is entirely subjective and you may very well find the champion you deserve in another agent."
from sophiakate
Jan 24, 2021 7:28 am


11/12/20 EQ
1/20/21 ER

"Thank you for sharing your work with me. Unfortunately, I must decline the opportunity to represent you. Due to the high volume of submissions I receive I cannot offer you more individualized feedback and I ask that you not reply to this message. Please keep in mind that this business is entirely subjective and you may very well find the champion you deserve in another agent."

85K adult sci-fi

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