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Ms. Sarah Burnes

The Gernert Company

136 East 57th Street, 18th floor

New York, NY 10022

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Twitter: sarahburnes

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E-Mail: Yes

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from karenleespree
Jan 04, 2019 6:55 am

EQ: 12/11
PR: 12/13

YA Historical Fantasy

a pass on the partial ~ 1/03/2019
from TheWrite1
Oct 29, 2018 2:19 pm

EQ: 10/27
PR: 10/29
from karenleespree
Oct 19, 2018 7:44 am

EQ: 9/26
Partial request 9/30

A pass 10/19
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 09, 2018 8:21 am

Thanks karenleespree
from karenleespree
Oct 09, 2018 7:10 am

Here's Sarah's Twitter handle:
from domberoonie
Oct 03, 2018 5:40 pm

10/01/2018 - Sent e-query (literary fiction)
10/01/2018 - Received auto reply:
Thank you so much for your email. If you've sent us a query, we promise we’ll be reviewing each submission, but please understand that due to the volume of emails we receive, it is now our policy to respond (usually within four to six weeks) only if we are interested in seeing more material. Furthermore, Courtney Gatewood and Rebecca Gardner are closed to queries.
If you are reaching out with an author request, rights inquiry, or other business matter, we will try to be in touch as soon as possible.
Thanks again for thinking of us. We sincerely wish you all the best.
Warm regards,
The Gernert Company
from desert_rain
Jul 30, 2018 1:33 pm

EQ: 7/11
CNR: 7/30 - based on the timeline there's been at least 4 queries sent after mine that got responses

LGBT adult contemporary 68k
from jci1996
Jul 23, 2018 5:59 pm

EQ: 7/11
PR: 7/14 (First fifty)
Nudge with Offer: 7/17
FR: 7/17 with a v. encouraging email from Julia saying that they liked the first fifty that they will be in touch soon.
7/23: Email from Julia asking for a bit more time.

Still deadline approaching. We'll see!
from karenleespree
Jul 23, 2018 11:46 am

EQ: 7/5 MG Contemporary.
Partial Req: 7/14 50 p.
ER: 7/23
The same as the others. A polite form pass from Julia. This was disappointing. Onward!
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 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

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