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Ms. Amy Berkower

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Boreas
Yesterday 9:11 am


1/15/18 - I resubmitted my revised manuscript to Genevieve, who was thrilled to hear from me again.
Confirmation of receipt: 1/16/18

YA Action/Drama 106k
from KSmith
Dec 21, 2017 4:57 pm


EQ: 12/8/17 YA Dark Urban Fantasy
12/17/17 Request for first 100 pages came from Genevieve, who I assume is her assistant. Fingers crossed! Writers House is the dream agency! :)
12/20/17 Rejection This sucks right before Xmas, but better to rip the Band-Aid, I guess. She made a note about my mythology not being smooth, which is funny, because I received a full request from another agent because said agent said she enjoyed my world building. It just goes to show you that this really is a subjective business. My story has a very specific narrative structure that isn't obvious until a little later, but it is what it is, I guess.
from Doodles
Dec 11, 2017 10:42 am


I queried around the same time, spirit_queen24, and I haven't heard either, so I wouldn't worry too much yet. Good to know someone is in the same boat!
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 29, 2017 7:16 pm


spirit_queen24, according to their website, queries should be sent to Amy’s email address as shown on the “Main” tab here.
from WhitneytjS
Oct 28, 2017 11:56 am


Hello Debbie!
Sorry it took me so long to reply to you, I have been sick pretty much the whole month of October. I had another agent looking at my manuscript at the time Genevieve and Amy were, I mentioned it to her and I do not think it mattered since there was only one other. I hope this helps you Debbie and best of luck!
from WhitneytjS
Oct 28, 2017 11:54 am


EQ: 9/14/17
PR: 9/25/17 First 100 pages Email request from her In-House Editor Genevieve, and asked if others agents were considering it
ER: 10/13/17 Very kind email with a few pointers on what my next steps should be. .
from Catsamoa79
Oct 13, 2017 4:01 pm


EQ: 9/22/17
ER: 10/13/17 from assistant Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
Form letter, basically, stating crowded client list, etc. etc.
from Mander_Pander
Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm


EQ: 10/5
PR: 10/6 (she remembered me from previous manuscripts, so I think that's good!!)
PR Sent: 10/8 (confirmation of receipt came after)
YA Contemporary Fantasy
from debbie_rosenberg58
Oct 01, 2017 11:40 am


Whitney, are other agents considering your manuscript? I waited to query this agency to see how my queries went. Turns out I received several full requests. I would love to query, but they prefer exclusivity. If other agents are considering your work, how did you respond?
from reiterwriter
Sep 02, 2017 12:31 pm


EQ: Aug 3
ER: Aug 30, form

Due to the enormous number of submissions we receive here at Writers House, and an already crowded client list, we are forced to be extremely selective when considering new clients. Please remember that this is only one opinion in a highly subjective business and another agency may feel differently.

96K YA Fantasy
from placebofeelings
Aug 08, 2017 7:19 pm


EQ 7/27
PR Sent 8/8
from jbkabler
Jul 18, 2017 5:53 pm


EQ 6/30/17 MG adventure 19k
ER 7/18/17 Form
from zoper33
Jul 16, 2017 5:47 am


@LillySantiago Did you give her your full on an exclusive basis? She didn't mention exclusivity when she asked for mine... but I saw in some of the other comments that she often does.

I'm starting to wonder if she's forgotten about mine... or didn't get it in the first place. :-(
from LillySantiago
Jul 14, 2017 2:56 pm


SO just got my rejection today but it was unlike any rejection I've ever received. It was glowing with compliments and praise but had a few pointers and comments that ultimately, caused Genevieve and Amy to reject the novel. I'm not at all throttled and I hope that once I make revisions I can re-query. Anyone that has the pleasure of corresponding with Genevieve is very lucky. She is SO sweet and this has been my best experience thus far.
from zoper33
Jul 14, 2017 3:14 am


@LillySantiago I've been waiting to hear back about mine for 51 days. I think they're really busy.

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