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Mr. Steven Chudney

The Chudney Agency

72 North State Road, Suite 501

Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510

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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 21, 2017 2:08 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from stephenmartarano
Apr 04, 2017 11:23 am

EQ: 2/9/17
PR: 2/10/17
(Partial Sent via Snail Mail 2/13/17)
FR: 3/10/17
(Full Sent via Snail Mail 3/16/17)

ER: 3/27/17 Unfortunately, he only sent me a form rejection and admitted to only reading "a large chunk." He stated that he liked it but didn't love it. I wish there would've been a little more info (like how much he got a chance to read before stopping). I know he's got a busy life right now (moving homes, getting ready to leave the country for a couple weeks, etc.). I just hope that maybe this didn't impact his reviewing experience for my novel.

He's a great agent who does a really good job at getting back to writers. Almost too good. :-) I would've been fine if he took his sweet time (months, even) getting to my manuscript. Oh well.

MG Humorous 51k
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 22, 2017 10:27 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks Drachen)
from Drachen
Mar 20, 2017 12:14 pm

Temporarily closed to submissions (until April 20) as per their website.
from Boreas
Feb 14, 2017 7:37 am

EQ: 2/13/17
ER: 2/14/17 - A polite form letter.

YA Action/Drama 107k
from WhittneyT
Feb 10, 2017 11:16 pm

EQ: 1/23
PR: 1/25
Partial sent via snail mail 1/27
ER: Form

YA Contemporary 66k words
from SarahLRWriter
Nov 22, 2016 3:23 pm

EQ: 11/21
ER: 11/22

Mr. Chudney indicated that he's "all full up" right now and closing to queries until next year. Invited me to query him again in February, 2017.
from Polonius
Oct 28, 2016 6:57 pm

EQ 2/29/16
ER 3/3/16 - doesn't represent co-authors

YA Contemporary
from henryswords
Oct 17, 2016 10:20 am

EQ 10/15/16 submitted e-query for 32,000 word MG novel, Ghost Armies
ER 10/17/16 received nice, short rejection first thing Monday morning (" thanks for your query, however, as this storyline isn't fully resonating with me, I'll need to pass on this opportunity")
from rborson
Sep 21, 2016 7:44 pm

Not interested in folklore or fantasy.
from chicklegirl
Aug 29, 2016 10:11 am

UPDATE: Homepage says the agency is currently closed to submissions (until September 19th), which I wish I'd seen before I sent my query...

EQ 8/28/16 (77K--YA contemporary with time travel)
ER 8/29/16 (personalized but probably still a form letter--and incredibly fast turnaround!)

"Thanks for your query, however, per our website, we’re temporarily closed for queries and submissions. Also, as this storyline isn't fully resonating with me, I'll need to pass on this opportunity. These things are so subjective, and so I hope soon you'll find a more enthusiastic agent for your novel. Sincerely..."
from Catsamoa79
Aug 16, 2016 10:00 am

EQ: 6/17/16
CNR: 8/16/16
Website says 3 week response time and this has been much longer than that. Oh well.
from Webberforte
Aug 15, 2016 7:48 pm

Just want to update for anyone thinking of querying Steven. I signed with him over a year ago, and he is awesome. I could not ask for a better agent.
from orangrila
Jul 08, 2016 12:33 pm

EQ: July 07
ER: July 08 very nice, form-ish note.

from MidnightAtelier
Jun 02, 2016 2:49 pm

EQ : 5/24
ER : 6/2
Though it was rejected, he wrote very personal nice reply.

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