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Ms. Stefanie Lieberman

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017

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Twitter: hellegilly

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from emwrites
Jun 21, 2018 12:36 pm

EQ: 9/26
PR: 10/4 (100pgs, sent same day); nudged 1/10
ER: 5/7
Kind and semi-personalized (an edited form, very similar to the one hcmarks received), saying she'd sat on it for a bit because she'd been torn about how to proceed. Liked the vivid depiction of place and historical era, but the plot didn't draw her in. Invitation to query her again with other projects in the future.
from LightofBeauty
May 26, 2018 8:49 pm

I queried her a few months ago, CNR.
from tdubphyz
May 07, 2018 12:00 pm

EQ: 1/19
FR: 2/20 (sent immediately)
ER: 5/7 (incredibly kind rejection)

lit fic, 92K words
from hcmarks
Feb 27, 2018 10:42 am

EQ - 10/6/17
PR - 10/11/17 (first 50 pages)
ER - 2/26/18

Thriller, 77k

Her really nice and supportive rejection letter:
Thanks so much for sharing a portion of THE LIBRARY AT THE CENTER OF THE EARTH with me and for your patience while I reviewed it.  I apologize for the delayed response—I sat on this for a while because I have been torn about how to proceed. You’re a talented writer, and I was especially taken with your ability to offer the reader such a vivid and well-executed setting. Unfortunately, the plot just did not draw me in as much as I would have liked, so I cannot offer you representation. However, I wish you every success and hope you will find the perfect home for this material.

from hcmarks
Nov 27, 2017 10:11 am

Coffee_obsessed: No confirmation email. Sorry I didn't see this sooner. Hoping she got it, lol.
from whiterabbit241
Nov 22, 2017 10:37 pm

I'm hoping she'll look at YA in any genre...

EQ: 11/22

YA Sci-Fi
from Coffee_Obsessed
Nov 16, 2017 10:02 pm

emwrites: thanks! I didn't receive a confirmation email either when I sent my partial in August. Haven't heard anything either. Crossing my fingers for you too :)
from emwrites
Nov 16, 2017 2:16 pm

Coffee_Obsessed: I haven't posted anything here yet because I was waiting for results, but I have a partial out with Stefanie (sent 10/4) and I never received a confirmation email. The jury's still out, so my fingers are crossed! I'll nudge after three months if I haven't heard anything.
from Coffee_Obsessed
Nov 16, 2017 10:45 am

hcmarks-question: did you happen to receive a confirmation email after you submitted your requested partial? Thanks!
from petemartinez
Aug 29, 2017 11:38 am

EQ - 7/3117
ER - 8/29/17 Literary 75k

Thank you very much for your query below. I am sorry to say that [this story isn’t a good fit for my list. I cannot offer you representation, but I wish you every success and hope you will find the perfect home for this project.

Kind regards,
from Catsamoa79
Aug 22, 2017 9:53 am

Voxeterna1 - I recently received a rejection from an agent who labeled my historical novel too "commercial," which was not what he was seeking at the moment. I, too, wondered what he meant. I found this blog article from an author that I thought explained it well. I kind of like the fact that he thought my novel was "commercial." Maybe that will help me sell it one day!
from Voxeterna1
Aug 20, 2017 12:47 pm

In her genres list is just says "commercial and young adult". Sorry to seem like a "noob" but I'm unclear as to what that really means. I was intending to send her a romance, which I THINK would fall under the banner of "commercial" fiction. But I'm not sure and I would hate to send an agent something that they specifically made known they don't really want.
from Risa97
Aug 18, 2017 3:48 pm

EQ - 8/5/17
ER - 8/18/17 (form)

Urban Fantasy 96k
from chelseajmosley
Jul 10, 2017 1:06 pm

Forgot that I had queried her so the rejection wasn't too much of a blow. Only slightly varied from the other form rejections.

"Thank you very much for your query below. I enjoyed reading these pages, but I am sorry to say that I didn’t fall in love with the plot. I cannot offer you representation at this time, but I do hope you query me with any projects in the future, if the opportunity arises."
from jsk_31
Jun 07, 2017 6:56 am

EQ 6/5/17, literary mystery, 89,500 words. Responding to her stated interest in upmarket fiction, strong female characters, and family sagas. However, I misspelled her first name as Stephanie in the subject line, so I'm hoping she'll forgive that if she's interested in the ms!
6/7/17, I sent a follow-up email to acknowledge and correct the misspelling of Stefanie. :)

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