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Mr. Albert Zuckerman

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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.
from Fj2018
Mar 22, 2018 10:49 am

EQ 3/3
PR 3/5
ER 3/22

Detailed, helpful rejection from Samantha, assistant to Mr. Zuckerman.

A class act, for sure.
from trexlers
Apr 26, 2017 5:03 pm

EQ: 8/12/16
PR: 2/28/17
FR: 4/19

ER: 4/26/17 with good feedback

YA Historical Fiction
from orangrila
Mar 07, 2017 2:55 pm

EQ: Oct 28 to Samantha Wekstein, Mr. Zuckerman's assistant, who is now building her own list.
Feb. 02: Very nice, quick reply to nudge. :) Samantha is still going through queries from the fall.

ER: March 07

MG Fantasy
from Dcafwriting
Oct 11, 2016 4:47 pm

Just joined Query Tracker, so this is from a while ago, but...

Epic fantasy, 143k

Email query sent: 9/25/15
Partial request: 12/4/15 (sent 12/14/15)
Full request: 1/4/16
Rejection: 3/22/16

I received a very nice letter with the rejection, including feedback.
from nicholelouise
Jun 07, 2016 6:03 pm

EQ: 1/4/16
PR: 5/23/16

I had ruled this one out a long time ago since I hadn't heard anything, but Mr. Zuckerman's assistant (Samantha Wekstein) just asked to see the first fifty pages!

Update: 6/7/16 rejection. Mr. Zuckerman's assistant said they had trouble understanding the historical context.

Historical Fiction - American Revolution
from pschreiner
May 11, 2016 11:57 am

Reject on Historical Time Travel. "Thank you for submitting your materials to Al Zuckerman for review. However, after considering them, we have decided that your project is not something we can successfully represent at this time. At 84, Al is cutting back on clients rather than taking on new ones and has more than enough on his plate. But I wish you good luck finding representation and a publisher for this." 5/10/16
from alicethewriter
May 03, 2016 11:46 am

EQ: 11/20/15
PR: 05/03/16 - First 50 pages

YA Suspense 78k
from batsojopo
Nov 20, 2015 7:56 pm

EQ: 9/30
CNR: 11/20

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