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Mr. Steven Chudney

The Chudney Agency

72 North State Road, Suite 501

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510



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Website: www.thechudneyagency.com/

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Isolamelia
Apr 18, 2021 1:51 pm


I also received a partial request to send via snail mail.
Not a very helpful ER a few days later.

He should at least read 1 or 2 pages via email before asking authors to print out and mail 50 pages which he then rejects because of the writing. One or two pages would have easily enabled him to ascertain his dislike of the writing, and it would be less costly/time consuming for the author. Especially in these days of the pandemic making the post office visit so much more difficult.
from wirdschonklappen
Apr 06, 2021 7:28 am


I got a partial request (50 pages) after 3 days. As other writers also remarked, he asked me to snail mail him the material. Now: fingers crossed :)
from richardparis
Mar 24, 2021 12:32 pm


He requested a partial via snail mail a few hours after receiving my query and sent me a brief and personalized rejection a few days after receiving my materials. I appreciated his swift and direct communication style, and I recommend querying him (especially if your book fits within his areas of interest).
from rahkan
Feb 24, 2021 4:23 pm


I've heard he's not the most aggressive agent, but he is very quick, good with his queries, and he sells books. My interactions with him were great. I say he's worth querying.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 21, 2021 10:46 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 28, 2020 5:42 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from lacygonzalezbrowne
Aug 16, 2020 6:58 pm


YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 7/17/20
Partial Request: 7/22/20 (SNAIL MAIL!)
ER: 8/5/20 :(
from ashenoli
Jul 24, 2020 3:33 pm


Submitted a query letter as requested instead of files. Received a short letter of thanks for submission the next day saying the story did not resonate with him.
from skifast
Jul 22, 2020 9:02 am


He requests partials by snail mail. Old school!
from moniquemihalit
Jul 06, 2020 11:33 am


ER: July 4
FormR: July 6

97K YA historical
from SteinbeckFan
Jun 30, 2020 9:15 pm


EQ: June 29
ER: June 30 (sincere and personalized)

YA Historical Fantasy 128,000
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 29, 2020 5:48 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from arinard
Jan 06, 2020 7:11 pm


EQ: 10/28/19
Partial Request: 10/29/19 (snail-mailed-at his request-1st 50 pages)
Sent apology on 12/23/19 for not getting back sooner on the pages I sent and said he'd be in touch soon
ER: 1/6/20 super nice rejection with encouragement to resubmit if I revised the manuscript so it's stronger for the marketplace

Such a nice guy!
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 24, 2019 4:31 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Catsamoa79
Nov 01, 2019 5:23 pm


EQ: 10/30/19
ER: 11/1/19
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