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Mr. Ken Sherman

Ken Sherman & Associates

9507 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 300

Beverly Hills, CA 90210


AAR/AALA Member: No

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from KAYBABE71
Mar 11, 2022 4:43 pm

Paid $100 for him to read some sample pages and get his feedback through a conference. The call lasted literally 58 seconds. What a waste of time, energy, and money.
from jmatdrama
May 30, 2016 4:49 pm

Ken Sherman had sent me to an editor. (She was delightful to work with). In his rejection, he told me the same things he had before and recommended that I go to the same editor. Interestingly enough, earlier that day, he said he had lost the manuscript. I do not believe he read the edited manuscript at all, considering it was only a short time later that I received the comments.
from gasman
Oct 02, 2013 9:21 pm

thanks, angelscribe. I was a little caught off guard by his interest. I'm very happy to at least make it this far.
from KristenH
Oct 01, 2013 6:42 am

Congrats Gasman!
from gasman
Sep 30, 2013 12:47 pm

9/28 - personal query
partial request
from KristenH
Aug 06, 2013 6:57 am

Nice work Corsair!
from Corsair
Aug 05, 2013 8:23 pm

8/3/13: Queried in person at Willamette Writers Conference
Historical fantasy, "Isle of Dogs"
from professor
Dec 28, 2012 8:14 pm

Sounds a lot like the old Edit Ink scam.
from tommywrites
Jun 19, 2012 10:19 pm

I queried Ken Sherman with two different projects (2006 & 2010). I had solid referrals who know him; the second time I had even met him personally. Each time he requested my manuscript. Each time he gave me the same standard reply via email: he passed and said I should go to a particular editor and pay her to give me notes. Both times. Smells like a scam to me.
from KristenH
Aug 17, 2011 4:16 pm

Wow, no one commented here in over a year. Although no referral, I queried him on 4.19. No nudge for this one. I've closed it now.

10/10/11, I queried him without a referral. Two weeks ago, I nudged him. Today I've closed it out.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 21, 2010 11:19 am

Profile Update: His new website says to submit by referral only.

(Thanks PatsFan)
from PatsFan
Aug 20, 2010 11:29 pm

His website says that he is taking queries by referral only.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 02, 2010 10:22 pm

Thanks Swamproot. It still says suite 211 on his website, but the site doesn't look like something he puts a lot of time into.

I'll trust the post office on this one and change his profile to suite 300.
from Swamproot
Aug 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Snail query was returned immediately with this yellow message stuck on it:

Forward time exp rtn to send
: Ken Sherman & Associates
9507 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 300
Beverly Hills CA 90210-4544

I think this translates from post office speak as, he moved his office from Suite 211 to Suite 300 and the forwarding time has expired.
from Magic_Seeker
Oct 10, 2009 6:49 pm

From a February 2009 interview with

What's the best way for a writer to reach you?
By referal only, or at a writer's conference, or a class I might be teaching at UCLA or USC, through other clients, attornies and studio people I know, other agents...........

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