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Ms. Rebecca Sherman

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/rebeccasherman/

Twitter: RebeccAgent

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SouthpawGal
Jan 15, 2023 10:31 am


For picture books: "I accept illustrators and author/illustrators only—if you’ve just written picture book text, I’m not the best match for you."
from BeckyG515
Dec 14, 2022 1:07 pm


Update 12/14/2022: In case anyone else submitted on 12/11/2022 or after received the same email response that I did and was worried about it. I reached out through email and found out that the auto-response stating that Rebecca was currently closed to unsolicited queries was left on by mistake.
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I received this response today (12/11/2022) when I tried to query. I queried since I saw that query tracker main page had updated to open to queries and publishers marketplace also stated she was open. Either she is only open to requests/referral material or the email notification was left on.

Hello,

I am currently closed to unsolicited queries. You should feel more than welcome to send your project to one of my colleagues or, when I reopen, you can re-send your work to me. But please note, if you were not referred by a children's/YA editor, a client that I already represent, or are querying based a request from myself or Laura Gruszka from Twitter pitch, then the query I just received has been deleted.

In addition, please note that you may only send to one Writers House agent at any given time.

Best wishes,

Rebecca
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 11, 2022 8:03 pm


BeckyG515, she changed her Publishers Marketplace page to show her being open. Perhaps she forgot to change her email auto-responder.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 11, 2022 1:49 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from slm8669
Sep 15, 2022 12:24 pm


EQ: 8/24/22
Form Rej: 9/15/22
MG HF Sports 56k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2022 1:41 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks naomicreer
from naomicreer
Sep 07, 2022 1:09 pm


9/6/2022 Agent is currently but temporarily closed to unsolicited queries.
from JRezendes
Sep 06, 2022 2:44 pm


Auto-reply:

Hello,

I am currently closed to unsolicited queries. You should feel more than welcome to send your project to one of my colleagues or, when I reopen, you can re-send your work to me. But please note, if you were not referred by a children's/YA editor, a client that I already represent, or are querying based a request from myself or Laura Gruszka from Twitter pitch, then the query I just received has been deleted.

In addition, please note that you may only send to one Writers House agent at any given time.

Best wishes,

Rebecca
from jrwilding
Aug 29, 2022 12:50 pm


EQ: 8/10/22
ER: 8/29/22
MG Fantasy 69K

I assume this is a form rejection?

Thank you so much for your query. While Rebecca found your concept to be engaging, she doesn’t feel your work is quite right for her. Due to a very full client list, she needs to be especially selective about pursuing new projects.

Someone else may have an extremely different approach that better fits your needs and is better suited to you and your work. Please do feel welcome to submit to another agent at Writers House, if you so choose. Agency policy asks that queriers only query one Writers House agent at a time; once that agent has responded, you’re welcome to submit to another agent at Writers House.

We hope you find the right advocate for your projects. Thank you again for thinking of Rebecca, and we wish you the best of luck in finding representation.
from katine
Aug 08, 2022 1:34 pm


EQ: 7/19/22
Rejection from Rebecca's assistant: 8/8/22

Upper MG Fantasy 64K
from Risa97
May 16, 2022 7:55 pm


EQ - 4/19/22
ER (form) 5/16/22

YA - 95k
from sara_gilbert_writes
May 05, 2022 12:31 pm


EQ: 5/5
Con YA 59k
from juliabean
Feb 03, 2022 12:11 pm


EQ: 1-12-22 (MG mystery)
R from her assistant: 2/1/22
from christinaferko
Dec 16, 2021 3:11 pm


Dec. 3, 2021 : Email query
Dec. 16, 2021: Partial request from her and her assistant (and with a note mentioning that after tomorrow the agency will be on break until early January)

YA Fantasy 84k
from Varsha
Nov 28, 2021 7:36 pm


Queried 26/10/2021
Form Rejection 15/11/21

MG Novel in Verse

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