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Ms. Stacy Testa

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from Lunariver
Oct 14, 2018 6:51 pm

Sent query to Johanna Castillo on October 14
from jeasley
Jul 21, 2018 5:42 pm

6/8/18 EQ 93K Literary women's fiction
7/20/18 ER
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 13, 2018 6:12 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from MTR2018
Jun 18, 2018 1:47 pm

5/18/18 EQ Lit Fiction
from WillowInc
Jun 15, 2018 4:26 pm

4/25/18 EQ
6/15/18 ER
Lit fic 80k

Kind form response. Not for us, good luck, someone else will probably love it, etc.
from fossegirl
Mar 23, 2018 12:39 pm

Can someone tell me if it's necessary to have a book proposal when your project is non-fiction, and you have a completed manuscript? What is the response if an agent asks for a proposal? Is it an industry assumption that a completed manuscript, refers to either non-fiction and fiction? Thank you so much for the help!
from tdubphyz
Mar 23, 2018 9:54 am

EQ: 3/2
ER: 3/23

lit fic, 92k
from laurids
Dec 16, 2017 4:00 am

EQ with first chapter 10/13, lit fiction
FR 10/16
Nudge with offer 11/14
ER 11/21 (nice note, step aside)
I turned down first offer, accepted another on 12-15
from Miggie
Nov 16, 2017 6:45 pm

EQ: 10/23
ER: 11/16
from Blackhat
Nov 16, 2017 1:36 pm

EQ: 11/8/17
(Query plus first 10 pages. She's a young agent who used to be an assistant to Susan Ginsburg at the same agency.)
ER: 11/16/17 form rejection - same as LightofBeauty below

Women's fiction - 102k
from LightofBeauty
Oct 06, 2017 1:56 pm

9/19 EQ
10/6 ER

Form rejection.

Thank you so much for contacting me about representation. Unfortunately, I don’t think your book would be quite right for my list at this time. Publishing is very subjective, of course, and I’m sure another agent will feel differently. Thank you for thinking of Writers House. I wish you all the best of luck with this project.

Best wishes,

from aalogan
Sep 28, 2017 1:40 pm

EQ 9/10/17: 78k adult fairy tale retelling
ER 9/28/17
from CaroGirl
Sep 27, 2017 10:32 am

EQ 07/17/17 (adult upmarket contemporary; 75K)
FR 07/28/17
Wish me luck!! *crosses fingers*
from bevjack1
Jul 09, 2017 7:13 am

EQ 7/9/17 Lit Fic 73K +10 pgs.
from BSheridan75
Jul 04, 2017 5:46 pm

EQ: 5/23
ER: 6/23 (form)

New Adult, 105K

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