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Ms. Penelope Burns

Gelfman Schneider

850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903

New York, NY 10019

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from reemkhaleel
Nov 11, 2020 6:33 am

#DVpit Request: 10/29
from swatithegeek
Aug 10, 2020 1:24 pm

DVpit EQ: 04/23/20
Nudged with offer: 08/10/20
FR: 08/10/20, sent right away

Adult rom-com, 73k
from jen_e_e_edwards
Jul 20, 2020 4:28 pm

EQ: 9/5 #PitMad Request
FR: 10/22
Pulled MS to work on non-exclusive R&R: 2/6/20
Resubmitted MS: 7/20

YA Fantasy 93k
from juliabean
Jul 15, 2020 1:21 pm

She has had my manuscript since August of 2018. Several emails back and forth, requested revised drafts.
I just sent her my latest draft, but since she hasn't had time to read any version of this novel in the past two years, I'm not hopeful. lol
from SKNijjar
Jun 25, 2020 2:55 pm

DVpit EQ: 4/22
CNR: 6/25

YA Paranormal Romance 80K
from rachaelthewriter
Jun 18, 2020 4:35 pm

DVPit - Pitch Event Request - 77k YA Contemp Fantasy

EQ: 4/23/2020
CNR 6/18/2020
from fstwriter
Jun 01, 2020 1:21 pm

Pitmad query sent: March 6, 2020
Nudge with offer: March 18, 2020
Full request: March 18, 2020. Sent immediately
Nudge with decision deadline for April 7: April 6, 2020
R&R sent June 1
from jpb373
May 10, 2020 9:09 am

She has had my manuscript since July of 2018, I had given up. She contacted me in December, wanted to know if it was still available. That she would be reading it soon. As in next.
Still haven't heard anything.
Closed no response.
from aeandersen
Apr 22, 2020 12:23 pm

EQ: 4/22/20 from #DVPit
from lt_swi
Feb 09, 2020 10:06 am

Query, requested from #DVpit: 10/29/19
FR: 11/25/19 (sent same day)
Notification of offer received: 1/28/20
Extremely kind pass, with feedback: 2/5/20
from iamtrevorbarnes
Dec 20, 2019 2:41 pm

FR: 2/12/19 (requested from PitchWars)

I hadn't heard from her since February, but she sent a very nice (unsolicited) email today (12/20/19) saying that she is still reading and apologizing for taking a while. So don't be depressed if she's had your MS a while! Looks like she is reading everything.
from redpandabear
Nov 18, 2019 2:04 pm

EQ: 10/18/19 - #DVPit Request
FR: 11/18/19 - sent same day

YA LGBTQ+ Fantasy 70k
from aceafer
Nov 18, 2019 1:51 pm

04/24/19 EQ Following DVPit request
06/06/19 Nudged Following PitMad like
08/14/19 FR
11/03/19 Nudged
11/18/19 Response: still considering
from magellen
Nov 12, 2019 7:00 pm

FR from DV Pit
Sent 10/29/19

Gothic Horror 90k
from cfreili
Oct 25, 2019 9:35 pm

EQ 9/5 #Pitmad Request
CNR 10/22
ER 10/25 (form)

Adult SF 94k

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