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Ms. Amy Berkower

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 bmmatsen
Nov 23, 2022 10:14 pm

EQ: 10/23/2022
Partial Request: 11/23/2022
from bluelinnet
Nov 07, 2022 10:36 am

Very kind pass, Nov. 07

Thanks, @sophiescott, that's very helpful!

Is anyone receiving responses from the agent recently? I know that she usually does respond...

EQ: Sept. 15

MG Fantasy
from Dagombos1
Nov 07, 2022 8:59 am

Email Q 11/7/22

Romantic/suspense 112k
from deltawriter1
Nov 07, 2022 7:34 am

Decline w good notes from editor
from sophiescott
Oct 27, 2022 5:46 am

@bluelinnet on her twitter she says she and Amy are taking a little break but they'll be back in the beginning of November!
from LStein
Aug 12, 2022 2:38 pm

Email query: 6/06/2022
Partial request (100 pages): 7/06/2022
Personalized rejection: 8/11/2022

Genevieve's feedback was thoughtful and encouraging. It made me reconsider a major scene early in the novel. Very helpful!
from Mostamand
Jul 29, 2022 7:37 pm

Sent 09-29-2022
from VinceRocca
Jul 06, 2022 4:31 pm

Email Query 6/01/2022
Email Rejection 6/24/2022 it was a tailored form that did provide some insight with a few added sentences and 4-5 different thoughts on the query letter.

Fiction, Sporty/Chick Lit/Humor 48k
from karenmccoybooks
Jul 06, 2022 3:30 pm

EQ: 6/7/22
ER: 7/622
upper MG low fantasy

Lovely personalized response. Said they liked the writing, but the genre wasn't a fit.
from nutmeg618
Jul 05, 2022 10:21 am

Risa97 - That's what I submitted. Query letter and synopsis only based on Writer's House guidelines.
from Risa97
Jul 05, 2022 9:57 am

What is everybody submitting for this agent? Just a query letter and synopsis like the general guidelines on the Writers House website? I can't find a publisher's marketplace presence for Amy Berkower so I'm not sure if her requirements are different. Probably I'm just missing something. Thanks if anyone has any advice!
from yesyesyes2022
Jun 21, 2022 4:41 pm

No confirmation

EQ: 5/25/2022
FR (full request): 6/21/2022

Literary mystery, 105k words

(I've published two novels with major NYC houses, and I still find this process demoralizing and dehumanizing. I've had several agents over the past two decades, but it's never been this difficult to land one. Thanks, Covid, among other things!)
from JaeStories
Jun 20, 2022 4:01 pm

I also didn't get a confirmation email. Have others?
from LightofBeauty
Jun 13, 2022 3:03 pm

EQ: 5/11/22
ER: 6/13/22

Very lovely, personalized rejection from her assistant, Genevieve Gagne-Hawes, who said such nice things about my query but admitted that she and Amy have had a hard time selling my kind of project. Fair enough!

LGBT Literary Fiction
from halihylandwrites
May 30, 2022 4:41 pm

EQ: 5/30/2022
98k Adult Cont Romance

The website says I should have received a confirmation email but I didn't, and I made sure to check my spam. Did anyone else not get a confirmation?

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