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Ms. Agnes Birnbaum

Bleecker Street Associates, Inc.

217 Thompson St # A

New York, NY 10012



AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from TPC222
Aug 25, 2016 12:16 pm


Stop requerying all the agents, Kristen, unless you have significantly revised both your ms and your query.
from KristenH
Aug 10, 2016 4:03 pm


SQ 5/15/16 (Requery Venom)
CNR 8/2/16 (No word via snail mail on nudge). Will try her with Chain Reaction this fall.

Polkadot, at least you got a rejection and I got nothing.

Update: 8/9/16 SR (Not a right fit.)
from polkadotsnstripes
Jul 06, 2015 12:22 pm


Snail query: 05/04/15
Rejection: 07/06/2015

Very professional and polite/encouraging rejection from Ms. Birnbaum that states she is overwhelmed with commitments to her present clients and currently is "able to taken on very little --- if any --- new material." Apologizes for not being able to give my work the attention it deserves and closes with "I wish you the best of luck in placing your work elsewhere. I regret I can't help at this point."

I knew she was swamped but had to try. I'm thankful to receive a response at all, really.
from paxanimus
Aug 11, 2014 12:51 pm


Publisher's Marketplace shows a different address:

Agnes Birnbaum
Bleecker Street Associates
535 La Guardia Place #617
New York, NY 10012

But I think QT is right. It's the same one listed with the AAR
from kwheeler66
Apr 13, 2014 1:30 pm


Sent to her for nonfiction April 2011 and declined via regular mail in about a month.
from donnabarker
Sep 23, 2013 4:40 pm


As of April 2013
Current Handles: nonfiction books 75%, novels 25%
Number of clients: 60
"Obtains most new clients through recommendations from others, solicitations, conferences, plus, I will approach someone with a letter if his/her work impresses me."
20% new writers.

Sold 14 titles in the last year.
Following Sarah, by Daniel Brown (Morrow)
Biology of the Brain, by Paul Swingle (Rutgers University Press)
Santa Miracles, by Brad and Sherry Steiger (Adams)
Surviving the College Search, by Jennifer Delahunt (St. Martin's).
from professor
Jun 10, 2013 9:47 pm


A lot of excellent agents don't have websites and snail mail works better for some agents. From a writer's standpoint it's not quite as easy to say a snap no when it's a snail query.
from duchessmary
Jun 10, 2013 6:16 pm


No website? Snail mail? -_-
from ChiTrader
Sep 08, 2012 8:57 pm


SM query--7/18/12
Form rejection 9/7/12
Suspense novel
from HLFulcher
Jun 09, 2012 12:30 pm


Threw caution to the wind and EQ'd her 6-9-12 added note that some authors cant' afford to snail mail every agent's desired query package.

Needless to say, I'm not expecting much on this one.
from tomeubanks
Jan 21, 2012 6:56 pm


01/20/11: Mailed Query - Mystery.
from KristenH
Oct 27, 2011 6:54 am


Thanks Patrick!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 26, 2011 10:07 am


Profile Update: New postal address.

(toddlazarski, try 217 Thompson Street #A)
from KristenH
Oct 21, 2011 6:42 am


Todd, that's odd. I have no idea.
from toddlazarski
Oct 20, 2011 9:56 pm


My letter was returned stating that the agency had moved. I have no info on a new address. Anybody else?

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