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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 WhatAWriter
Mar 14, 2019 4:48 pm

You guys are hardy souls to submit snail mail. I simply skip agents who don't even provide an online form. Ridiculous in this day and age.
from KristenH
Feb 02, 2019 4:34 pm

SQ 1/19/19 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
SR 2/1/19 (Passed--not right agent)
from FGeiger
Jan 20, 2019 9:02 am

SMQ: 12/21/18 Black Girls Don't Get Hickeys
SMR: 1/15/19 Impersonal Form letter...not even a salutation or date on it...went by the postmark
from JMAtkinson
Oct 07, 2018 2:36 pm

SMQ: 05/14/18 Contemporary Romantic Suspense
SMR: 10/02/18 Form letter via snail mail. I'm old school enough to love this.
from parryharbelis
Oct 06, 2018 12:45 pm

I can imagine Agnes in her office, using a Selectric typewriter, reading glasses perched on th end of her nose, nary a pc in sight, slitting open envelopes containing book proposals. "Wow," she says, patting her perfectly coiffed blue hair, "I got three whole queries today! This is twenty-three skidoo!"
from jessica
Jul 20, 2018 10:10 pm

Absurd to expect anyone to submit via regular mail in 2018. As if sending queries isn't hard enough on an author, this agent expects them to also spend money on postage and paper to most likely be rejected? Come on, have some mercy.
from KristenH
Mar 28, 2018 1:56 pm

SQ 11/15/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 3/8/18 (No word from snail mail nudge)
Update: SR 3/28/18 (Passed, can't take it on)
from Zooks3
Jan 16, 2018 3:33 pm

1/16/18: No email or online form? That's crazy in 2018.
from debbie_rosenberg58
Oct 17, 2017 11:16 am

Shadowconn: This was on AAR website for Bleecker Street Associates:
Street address 217 Thompson Street
New York NY 10012 City New York State/province NY Postal code 10012
from shadowconn
Oct 15, 2017 4:33 pm

Well, I put her on my list, and an advanced search can't find a website, and I cannot find her contact information. She looks great for what I have, but.... can't query cause I can't find the updated contact info.
from KristenH
May 23, 2017 4:14 pm

TPC, I have made changes to my manuscripts and queries, since I've originally queried them over a year ago or so, due to editorial contest feedback and from previous agents. You can requery after six months. It's stated in my query that it has changed since then.

5/23/17: SQ 3/27/17 (REQUERY Chain Reaction)
CNR 5/23/17 (NO word from nudge.) Will try her with Di this summer.
from TPC222
Aug 31, 2016 11:32 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

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