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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Zooks3
Sep 03, 2019 8:10 pm


8/5/19 - EQ re: LONG & SHORT - women's fiction 64K
9/3/19 - form rejection
from Writer72kehr
Aug 26, 2019 5:41 pm


EQ:7/27/19 After several attempts, it finally didn't bounce.
WF 90K
ER Very kind personal email from Genevieve, "absolutely adored the pitch, brilliant concept" YAY "Not a good fit for her list" BOO

from Watchdog
Aug 26, 2019 3:40 pm


EQ 6/10
PR 7/8

YA Contemporary 63K
from macall
Aug 20, 2019 5:39 pm


EQ: 7/19/19
ER: 8/20/10 form letter

Romance 87K
from bandofinsiders
May 21, 2019 4:59 pm


3/7 EQ
4/3 PR
5/21 ER

Very helpful email pointing out what they liked/didn't like.
from RRouth
Apr 01, 2019 4:10 pm


EQ: 2/19/19 (query only)
CNR at 6 weeks
ER: 4/1 nicely worded form

Will update if I hear anything.

MG Adventure 42k
from Semba400
Jan 12, 2019 2:41 am


Where do you find this agents MSWL? Or she does not have one? I read on here she does NOT accept email queries? It's really hard to pin down what she does/doesn't want?
from HollyM
Jan 03, 2019 9:38 pm


PitMad request: 9.7.18
FR: 9.17.18
Request technical edit with sample: 11.1.18
FR of revised MS: 11.9.18
ER: 1.3.19
84k Adult thriller.
Long, winding road for this one. Amy's assistant Genevieve (and Writers House in-house editor) liked my PitMad pitch in September. She requested the full, and then requested I do a technical edit before she'd consider sharing it with any agents. She asked that I start with the first 50 pages, and made it clear it was not an exclusive R&R. I turned the 50 pages around in a week, then she requested the revised full shortly after. Two months later, she said Amy is passing and gave detailed feedback on why. It's disappointing, of course BUT, working with Genevieve made my MS so much stronger. Her feedback is invaluable. I'm thankful for the experience.
from Buddrcup
Dec 04, 2018 3:03 pm


EQ: 11/13/18
ER: 12/04/18
Personalized kind form rejection from assistant Genevieve
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 words
from seanic21
Nov 29, 2018 8:46 pm


EQ: 11/8 2018
Request for full 11/14 2018
Rejection with feedback 11/19 2018
from wtbyrne
Nov 07, 2018 9:04 am


EQ: 11/7
from SarahLRWriter
Nov 05, 2018 10:29 am


January, 2017: rejection on full

10/8: emailed Genevieve (Amy's assistant) and asked if she'd take another look at my completely revised manuscript (I have no shame!)
10/9: Genevieve kindly agreed to read the first 100 pages
10/11: sent revised 100 pgs in PDF format (per request)
10/22: upon offer of rep from another agent, requested full manuscript
11/5: kind step-aside

83K YA gothic mystery
from m_pepper
Oct 18, 2018 1:05 pm


EQ: 8/12
PR: 9/6 - 100 pages (sent 9/7, confirmation of receipt 9/11)

Personalized rejection w/ feedback: 10/18

Pretty disappointed. Would have really liked a chance at an R&R.
from emholyoak
Oct 18, 2018 11:36 am


EQ: 10-3
Closed 10-18 as people after me have gotten responses.
YA action adventure 74k
from missymc
Oct 08, 2018 6:33 pm


EQ -- 10/3/18
Full request per Genievive 10/8/18

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