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Moved to Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. Formerly with Writers House.

Ms. Soumeya Roberts

Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency

37 West 28th St., 8th Floor

New York, NY 10001



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Website: hsgagency.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SoumeyaRoberts/

Twitter: soumeya_b

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from SnapPeas
Mar 28, 2017 12:26 pm


EQ 11/21/16 at Writers house
Personalized rejection 03/28/17
from Terri_Martin
Mar 21, 2017 6:42 pm


Thanks for doing the legwork on this one, whitewavedarling. Much appreciated.
from whitewavedarling
Mar 20, 2017 9:12 pm


I'm among the folks waiting to hear back on a Full I sent Soumeya while she was at Writers House, and I finally tweeted at her this past week, for lack of knowing what else to do when email didn't seem to work--but, it had occurred to me that that email address was primarily for queries, and since she wasn't open to queries... well, I finally decided to tweet.

For what it's worth, Soumeya tweeted this today:

"Thx to the authors who sent me full MSS for their patience. Email me at HSG if you need to pull the sub otherwise I will get back to you"

I'm not sure I'm holding my breath for a response, but...
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 20, 2017 4:12 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from SnapPeas
Mar 20, 2017 1:32 pm


EQ 11/12/16
CNR 3/20/17

I have a note in my query list that she will respond, however, with the change in agencies, and that it is at the 119 day mark I am closing this one out.
from WritingJunkie
Mar 15, 2017 8:49 pm


This trick gives a black eye to her entire profession. Her lack of response on full requests is unprofessional; downright rude and inconsiderate. Or, she simply is so inept that she can't handle any workload, in which case, she needs to seek a new profession.

I queried her April 2016, then stopped querying, as I had hired a developmental editor. As soon as I began to query again six months later, I got a full request from her. I sent that in November (never got confirmation). Eight weeks later, I sent a status check and never heard back. Then, I saw she'd moved, so I thought that was the reason for no response. I wrote her at the new agency and still got no reply.

Her lack of reply held me in limbo at Writers House, where you can query another agent if one tells you "no." There is no excuse for completely ignoring a writer who seeks an update on a manuscript request. Even agents who receive 100 queries a day manage to shoot off a form rejection.

I don't know why author-hopefuls put up with this kind of garbage. It simply is not acceptable and needs to be called out as such. Only then will people like Soumeya Roberts stop acting this way.
from BlueRidgeDave
Feb 22, 2017 11:53 pm


EQ: 2/8/17 Didn't know she was closed. Or else she just closed in the past couple of days.

Spiritual/Lit. fiction, 117,000 words
from redwriter31
Feb 09, 2017 7:55 pm


Thanks, Jennifer13! And good luck to all of us playing the waiting game ... !
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 08, 2017 1:15 pm


Profile Update: Moved to Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. Formerly with Writers House.
from Jennifer13
Feb 08, 2017 11:29 am


@redwriter31,she posted this on Twitter last night: Writers: if you queried me, no need to do so again. I'll be looking at those! Just let me know if you submitted to diff agent at #HSGAgency
from redwriter31
Feb 08, 2017 8:14 am


Jennifer13, I'm waiting on a full with her as well! If anyone hears from her regarding her prior MS requests, could you post an update here? Thanks!
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 08, 2017 6:48 am


Profile Update: Moving to Hannigan Salky Getzler Agency. Her profile will be updated when she gets added to the agency's website.

(Thanks akghutton & Terri_Martin)
from Jennifer13
Feb 07, 2017 8:28 pm


Thanks for the update! Hopefully she took all of our full requests with her and still has them under consideration...
from Terri_Martin
Feb 07, 2017 7:56 pm


Just came here to post the same thing, akghutton! Does Patrick need an email about this or does he (or a moderator) monitor these posts for changes?
from akghutton
Feb 07, 2017 7:01 pm


Soumeya is now with HSG. https://lunch.publishersmarketplace.com/2017/02/people-etc-522/

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