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Ms. Penelope Burns

Gelfman Schneider

850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 903

New York, NY 10019

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Twitter: penelopekayb

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from nesswriting
Sep 12, 2021 12:04 pm

Query sent 03/05/2020, she's had my full since 07/02/2020. I've nudged a couple of times and received a "still considering", but she hasn't answered the most recent nudge so I'm bowing out at this point after over a year.
from amandajlien
Sep 07, 2021 10:52 am

EQ: 9/5/21 (#Pitmad request)
Adult spec fic, 101K
from pyromancer
Sep 06, 2021 4:51 pm

EQ: 9/2/21 (#Pitmad request)

YA Fantasy, 100k
from sophiexli
Sep 05, 2021 9:08 pm

EQ: 05Sept2021 (Pitmad request)

MG fantasy, 49K
from rebeccatrusty
Mar 15, 2021 3:15 pm

EQ: 11/3 (#PitDark Request)
Sent nudge: 2/22
CNR: 3/15

Adult Psychological Suspense 95k
from brittkl
Mar 03, 2021 2:46 pm

Email query/first few chapters after pitching at a conference: 12/07/20
Nudged: 3/3/2021

Upmarket magical realism, 77,000 words
from rockwren
Feb 14, 2021 11:17 pm

She's had my full since April 2019. Nudged her a couple of times the first year with polite responses that she was still considering it; didn't bother last year and have basically written it off.
from vickshi
Feb 06, 2021 2:48 am

EQ (#DVpit request via Email): 11/8/2020
Notified of pending phonecall with other agent (no certain offer), full request: 1/29/2021 (submitted same day)
Followup inquiry from Penelope: 2/4/2021 (responded same day)

I responded to let her know I'm pulling my queries to revise with a mentorship. She was super friendly about the odd situation and back-and-forth, expressed interest in the revised full.

118k SFF LGBTQ thriller
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.

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