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Ms. Soumeya Bendimerad Roberts

HG Literary

37 West 28th St., 8th Floor

New York, NY 10001



Twitter: soumeya_b

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Online Form: Yes

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from samihainlove
Dec 09, 2022 12:15 pm

FQ: 6/12/2022
Nudge: 9/1/2022
Query withdrawal: 10/1

No response, so I'm assuming CNR & withdrew
47k Bangladeshi YA contemporary fiction.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Nov 16, 2022 10:14 am

form rejection via email 11/15
from AnnColbert
Nov 16, 2022 5:44 am

same exact rejection letter as others have posted after 68 days.
from blackhand
Nov 15, 2022 6:21 pm

Form Query: 9.8.22
Form Rejection: 11.15.22

YA Historical, 91k
from carbogast
Nov 15, 2022 4:07 pm

69 day rejection:
same form rejection as below
from JenAverage
Nov 01, 2022 2:32 pm

Form query 3/7/22
100k own voices/upmarket
CNR 4/21/22

Update: actual rejection @239 days/ 11/1/22; same as other form letters: "seems like a great read..."
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Nov 01, 2022 2:19 pm

Form rejection (a very nice form rejection with most likely no bearing on reality) for my nonfiction submission @ 8 days. Jury's out on the fiction sub.
from Caynicole46
Oct 27, 2022 2:38 pm

EQ= April
PR=May 50 pages
FR= July full manuscript
August 22= kind message saying she has not read the work yet and is still under review and consideration.
September 2022= nudged with offer of representation from another agent
OCT 22= is still reading and will meet my deadline
Could not schedule a call with me because she was busy and there was high interest from other agents.

She is a big agent, incredibly intelligent with an incredible client list, I doubt she would pick me but I would be mad lucky if she does!
from rharrison
Sep 15, 2022 6:14 pm

Thanks so much for letting me consider your query, which I read with interest. Unfortunately, however, I will not be offering representation for the title at this time. Though it seems like it will be a great read, the book is not a great fit for my list. I didn’t connect with the writing in the sample, and thus I simply wouldn't be the best advocate for the manuscript. As you can imagine, this is an incredibly subjective business, and I wish you all the best in finding an agent who feels passionately about the project, and eventually an editorial home for the book.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 06, 2022 7:00 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from anotherearth
Aug 25, 2022 3:05 pm

EQ: 04/17
I had written this off as CNR, but got a reply on 08/25. Same form rejection as others below.

Literary, 75K words
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 05, 2022 7:28 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from jmg5001
Jun 02, 2022 9:23 am

Queried 6/2/2022
Historical Fiction 80K
from Zooks3
Feb 24, 2022 6:17 pm

2/16/22 - Online form - TANCM - Multicultural YA. Auto-response of receipt.
2/24/22 - form rejection
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 01, 2022 9:46 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

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