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Ms. Sarah Burnes

The Gernert Company

136 East 57th Street, 18th floor

New York, NY 10022

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from m_a_jones
Jul 16, 2018 1:17 am

5/9 EQ
5/16 PR (sent same day; no email confirmation)
7/15 ER from Julia. Form letter. It's disappointing when agents request partials and reject without feedback.

Sarah Burnes is an amazing agent, but probably not right for me. Hope a success story comes out of the recent submissions.
from WillowInc
Jul 15, 2018 1:04 pm

5/23 EQ
5/30 Partial Request 50 pp
7/15 Polite decline from Julia
lit fic
from Wonderview
Jul 14, 2018 8:29 am

EQ 6/22/18
Closing 7/14/18, because I see on the timeline she has requested material from three people who queried after me.

Good luck, karenleespree and everyone else still in the running!
from karenleespree
Jul 14, 2018 7:38 am

EQ: 7/5
Partial Req: 7/14 50 p. MG Contemporary.
from dlpoet17
Jun 10, 2018 12:38 am

eq 6/5
pr 6/7
from tdubphyz
Jun 04, 2018 6:38 pm

EQ: 3/12
FR: 5/1
ER: 6/4 (very kind)

lit fic, 92k
from cupcake
Apr 17, 2018 11:55 am

EQ 3/3/18
CNR 4/17/18

contemporary mg 65k
from anotherearth
Mar 07, 2018 1:16 pm

EQ: 01.18
CNR: 03.07

Literary 110K
from elizaa
Jan 29, 2018 4:36 pm

EQ 1/17
PR 1/19
Sent 1/21
ER 1/24 (form)

It's a shame - she represents one of my favorite authors. But I'm happy she was willing to take a look!
from LightofBeauty
Oct 09, 2017 9:13 am

EQ: 9/18
PR: 10/2 from Logan Savits in Sarah's behalf, first 50 pages.
ER: 10/9 Form rejection.

Thanks so much for sending us the partial of ____, which we've just had the chance to read. You clearly are a talented writer, but I'm afraid this is not for me. These things are, of course, matters of taste, and I'm certain another agent will feel differently.

Thanks, again, for sending it my way, and best of luck moving forward!


from detroit70
Sep 25, 2017 10:18 pm

EQ: 9/5
PR: 9/7
ER: 9/24

polite form rejection......
from mgmystery
Aug 08, 2017 10:18 am

EQ: 6/28/17 (received auto confirm)
CNR: 8/8/17

MG mystery 45k
from ergotcake
Jun 08, 2017 12:08 pm

EQ: 5/5/17
CNR: 6/8/17
MG Mystery 50k
from Monita
Apr 13, 2017 12:13 pm

EQ: 3/25
PR: 3/31
ER: 4/13 (form)
YA fantasy
from karenleespree
Apr 03, 2017 12:16 pm

EQ: 2/17 YA Historical Fantasy Guess I should close this out. CNR: 4/1/2017

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