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Mr. Al Zuckerman

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from Patrick (admin)
Jul 16, 2020 8:23 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

(Thanks Jeanimal)
from Jeanimal
Jul 16, 2020 5:55 am

Publisher’s Marketplace bio indicates he is open to MG and YA
from KeithM
Apr 30, 2020 3:44 pm

Initial electronic query sent 04/29/20 Speculative Fiction 103k
[He just wants three paras to determine if he's interested (I think/hope)]
from chibichibi
Jan 03, 2020 11:48 am

Like Kensi99, received feedback that unfortunately made it clear the requested pages were read with little to no attention to detail. Getting any feedback at all is of course lovely, but... Ah well.
from windswept
Dec 13, 2019 10:16 pm

Courteous. Follows trough. Thanked him and staff. Didn't work.
from T_A_Ward_Books
Nov 19, 2019 10:42 am

Initial query 12/03/18
1st chapter request by assistant 03/25/19
First 50 pages request by assistant 07/25/19 after nudge
Rejection after nudge by assistant 11/19/19. It was very positive and encouraging.

The entire process took about a year. The rejection also mentioned Mr. Zuckerman's age and that he needs to be protective of his time/what projects he takes on because he is already very busy.

I would keep this in mind for any new writers thinking about querying him :)
from KristenH
Oct 27, 2019 6:27 am

EQ 7/8/19 (Requery Venom-adult thriller)
ER 10/22/19 (Passed via nudge from assistant--not confident to sell it)
from jrjaxster
Oct 24, 2019 11:15 am

EQ 8/7/19 Adult Thriller (70,000 - 79,000 words)
CNR 10/24/19
from rhondaarmbrust
Mar 15, 2019 1:11 pm

Mailed letter with SASE. Not sure of response time etc.
from Kensi99
Dec 25, 2018 11:35 pm

I had a PR via Samantha Wekstein, his assistant, and it came back about 6 weeks later as a pass with detailed feedback that, to be honest, left me feeling it was skimmed. Either that, or whomever read it, whether Samantha or Mr. Zuckerman, didn't quite understand the concept of the MS. At any rate, it was an honor to be requested by a legend in the industry.
from Carpedm
Dec 12, 2018 6:37 pm

EQ: Aug 17, 2018
Thriller 83,000 words
PR: Dec 11, 2018
from holdthemellish
Dec 03, 2018 8:54 am

EQ: 07/26/2018
Partial Request: 11/30/2018 from Samantha Wekstein.
Thriller 90K
from iziegler2
Aug 01, 2018 2:53 pm

EQ: October 2017
PR:June, 2018. Samantha Wekstein, asst to Mr. Zuckerman, requested 50 pages. Flabbergasted. That's 8 months!
FR: July 31.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 25, 2018 11:34 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Banana
Jun 25, 2018 7:17 am

EQ: 7/7/2017
50 Pages request by his assistant Samanth: 13/6/2018.
Sent pages: 18/6/18
Response 21/6/18 with rejection but with thorough feedback from Samantha.

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