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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

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from fireantsbook
Oct 26, 2021 5:10 pm


EQ: 10/26/2021, Children's Book
from writeranddreamer
Oct 26, 2021 2:21 pm


I submitted a second revise and resubmit, but didn't receive a confirmation (I had in the past). I am just wondering if anyone can confirm that Laura is still Rebecca's assistant? I don't want to email again and be annoying and I am sure this is just my anxiety :) Thanks to anyone who can let me know the name of her current assistant.
from dterkhanian
Oct 08, 2021 7:30 pm


EQ: 9/1
FR: 10/8

52K MG contemporary
from robinkmoore
Oct 06, 2021 11:00 pm


Rep for "Dragons Love Tacos".

[from website] In general, I am looking for stories that meet kids where they are (not those that talk down to them or go over their heads) and that genuinely can get them laughing. More specifically:

MG: Middle grade fiction is the arrow that goes to the bull’s-eye of my heart. I’m looking for timeless stories that could become instant classics. I have a soft spot for fresh retellings and inventive folklore, fairytales, etc. I’m equally excited by contemporary stories, particularly friendship stories. Occasionally I fall for character-driven historical fiction set in seldom explored settings.
Favorite childhood MG books: THE WESTING GAME, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, THE BFG, FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWILER, and HOLES (actually I read this last one when I was an adult). Favorite contemporary MG books: THE WEDNESDAY WARS, THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY, EMMA JEAN LAZARUS FELL OUT OF A TREE, THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA, THE REAL BOY.

YA: I’m looking for books with something to say—books that make me laugh, and characters that truly remind me of how confounding and wonderful (ridiculous! frightening! glorious!) adolescence can be. I enjoy contemporary stories of young love and growing up. I am not the right person for your high fantasy/SF submission, however, I am game for a novel with fantastical elements in the world we know/urban fantasy/magical realism). Super-edgy and/or issue-driven books aren’t for me either.
Favorite contemporary YA: STARGIRL, BLANKETS, ELEANOR & PARK, WHY WE BROKE UP, THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU BANKS.

For all fiction, I’m very much looking for highly illustrated work—not necessarily graphic novels or illustrated diaries, but projects that include inventive uses of artwork to help tell the story. Also: bonus points for manuscripts that include an ensemble of characters in which the individuals, as well as the dynamics between characters, are complex and fully developed.

Picture Books: I want picture books that can hold up to readings night after night. I’d love to see something that can make me laugh embarrassingly loud. I want to find the next picture book household name like Madeline or Olivia or Harold (in other words, character-driven picture books are welcome). I’m highly selective in this category, and I accept illustrators and author/illustrators only—if you’ve just written picture book text, I’m not the best match for you.

Favorite childhood picture books: THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK, MISS NELSON IS MISSING!, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, anything by Richard Scarry. Favorite contemporary picture books: OLIVIA, ME…JANE, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK-EATING BOY, ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR, BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY, and THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON.
from LouiseCottrell
Aug 03, 2021 12:00 pm


EQ: 7/13/21
ER: 8/3/21
MG Literary 44,000 words
Polite but standard email rejection from Rebecca's assistant
from TSpellauthor
Jul 19, 2021 1:59 pm


EQ: 7/1/21
Rejection on 7/19/21 via a kind and encouraging email from Rebecca's assistant.

MG fantasy 35,000 words
from rozmuse
Jun 18, 2021 1:26 pm


PitMAD request. Assistant agent replied with personal message.
from writingbubbly
Jun 08, 2021 3:12 pm


EQ: 5/21/2021
FR: 6/8/2021
MG Fantasy 50K
from pen_dragon
Mar 03, 2021 11:11 am


EQ: 02/05/2021
ER: 03/03/2021

MG Fantasy
from gkaftan
Nov 25, 2020 8:40 am


for PBs, website says she only reps writers who also illustrate
from hkwrites
Nov 12, 2020 10:20 am


DVpit Request: 10/26
EQ: 10/29
Nudge (offer): 11/11
Confirmation: 11/12
from FlowerMiss53
May 21, 2020 12:08 pm


EQ: 05/01/20 (MG Adventure)
Partial Request (50pgs): 05/21/20 from assistant, Laura. Yay!
from neciarichele
Feb 28, 2020 10:16 am


Very sweet refusal. Due to a very full client list, she needs to be especially selective about pursuing new projects.
from Ladybug123
Jan 07, 2020 10:14 am


Current client of hers forwarded my work on 12/11 (PB)
First week of Jan 2020, it's a no.
from tharvey
Nov 06, 2019 8:16 pm


I'm only seeing "I am not accepting physical submissions at this time." - which means don't mail a physical copy.

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