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Ms. Meredith Bernstein

Meredith Bernstein Literary Agency

2095 Broadway, Suite 505

New York, NY 10023



Website: www.meredithbernsteinliteraryagency.com

Twitter: mgoodbern

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from MichelleT
Sep 09, 2021 10:34 pm


Online query August 26, 2021
A M 77,5K
CNR Sept 9, 2021
from AmaMizu6
Sep 07, 2021 9:27 pm


FQ: 06/23/2021
CNR: 09/07/2021
from adzmau
Aug 30, 2021 2:03 am


ER 8/7/2021
CNR 8/17/2021

Women's Fiction, 89k

Looked at her Timeline and saw that she was requesting for Fulls and Partials from queries made after mine.
from thamnosma
Aug 27, 2021 5:13 pm


Status is listed as closed to queries. However, on MSWL she is not. Also seems a few people here have queried recently.
from lacygonzalezbrowne
Aug 22, 2021 6:31 pm


Query 8/13
PR 8/16

Women's Fiction 58k
from Scrittore67
Aug 12, 2021 12:11 pm


Query: 08/12

YA Horror, 67k
from themodvictorian
Aug 06, 2021 7:31 pm


Query: July 1, 2021
PR: July 2, 2021
Rejection: August 4, 2021

Said pretty much the same thing as someone else here mentioned - she complimented my writing, but said she didn't love it as much as she'd hoped but wasn't sure why it wasn't working for her, said she'd like an autographed copy one day, etc.

I will say though she was very efficient in her communication and seems like a very lovely woman.
from cctyler93
Jul 09, 2021 5:59 pm


Query: July 9, 2021
120k Sci-fi/Paranormal Action/Adventure
from Numi777
Jul 07, 2021 11:52 am


EQ July 5, 2021
family saga, 91k
PR: July7
from Maranda
Jun 15, 2021 12:54 pm


FQ:6/15/21
from Bonni_Brodnick
May 12, 2021 2:39 pm


5/12/12 EQ via the form on their website.
32k stroke memoir
from YellowStrike1
May 05, 2021 12:52 pm


Sent letter on May 5, 2021

Adult Sci Fi, 153k word
from LarkMarie
Apr 28, 2021 8:44 am


Query and table of contents, 135k true crime/me too memoir, 12/5/20.
from richardclin
Apr 12, 2021 10:36 pm


EQ: 3/18
Partial Request: 3/18 few hours later

Meredith had requested the partial by mail. Since I am in Shanghai I have asked my sister to help send it to her. Meredith has been extremely cordial in our correspondence.

Meredith just came back declining to move further with an encouraging message and invitation to query with future projects. Thus far, I have found most agents to be like her, highly thoughtful and personable even as they rip your heart out. ;-)

"Thank you so much for the opportunity to read your material and to be introduced to the many vicissitudes of your life.

I can see that you have put a lot of energy into the thinking behind this project and while I find it nicely written--I'm just not as taken with it as I would want to be. In all honesty, I'm not quite sure why it isn't "working" for me but that is just the subjective nature of my work .

That said, of course--you need an agent that will help you to develop, hone, publish and market this project with the appropriate ardor.

I have a good feeling someone will make this fly and I hope you'll send me an autographed copy one day!

On the off chance that you do not connect with another agent, and have something else to show in the future--I would welcome a query.

In the interim, I do hope another agent finds just the right house wherein to place your book!

Do take care!

Best,

Meredith"
from jdruffin
Mar 29, 2021 5:18 pm


FQ: 3/29/21 (QL Only)
Fantasy 78k

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