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Ms. Amy Berkower

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from maryjanedarling
Jul 16, 2021 1:13 pm

Patrick, you are correct, my mistake. when I searched her name Meridith Viguet pulls up and that who is closed to queries....publisher's marketplace is new to me so I didn't catch that when I first looked. My mistake.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 16, 2021 8:48 am

Hi maryjanedarling. I don't see a PM profile for her. Can you point me to it, please?
from Sagesoul
Jul 15, 2021 10:57 pm

EQ: 6/24
Personal rejection: 7/15

MG literary 51K
from Claxton
Jul 15, 2021 12:12 pm

First personal rejection in months. Really appreciate her and her assistant, Genevieve.
from LouiseCottrell
Jul 12, 2021 4:11 pm

EM: 6/24/21
ER: 7/12/21

MG Literary - 43,000 words

This was one of my dream agents, but I love when I can get closure...even with a rejection. Polite but standard rejection email.
from jbodwell
Jun 25, 2021 2:27 pm

Queried 6/10/21, rejection 6/25/21
Contemp YA 55k
Unlike others, I received a polite but form rejection email from her assistant Genevieve. Was hoping for more personalized, helpful feedback like so many others got, but that wasn't the case. Still always better to get a no than nothing in my opinion.
from Sphynx
Jun 24, 2021 5:46 pm

EQ: 6/7/21
ER: 6/24/21

Personalized rejection letter. Said I was a really good writer with a skillful command of language, but they found the pages glib and failed to connect with the characters. It’s nice they took time to give feedback. (Response was from Genevieve).
from melonpan
Jun 21, 2021 5:36 pm

EQ: 5/9/21
ER: 6/22/21

Very kind and helpful rejection letter. Explained that they loved the plot and character work but not the writing. Kinda hurts but I know I’ve received requests so it’s not all bad :))
from pyromancer
Jun 21, 2021 4:13 pm

EQ: 3/26
PR: 4/29
Rejection: 6/21

Genevieve's feedback was detailed, specific, and totally on the nose. I strongly encourage others to query Ms. Berkower--> it's such an honor to work with her and Genevieve.
from charlie_girl
May 28, 2021 1:48 pm

EQ: 5/26/2021
Full request: 5/27/2021 (sent same day)*
YA Speculative, 72K

Response from Genevieve, who comes across super warm.

*confetti (and maybe a brief moonwalk)
from June_K
May 24, 2021 2:06 pm

EQ: 4/28/2021
Full request: 5/21/2021
Rejection: 5/24/2021

As other comments said, the rejection is personal and helpful.

Adult Contemporary Romance 88k
from rhmae_me
May 07, 2021 8:07 am

Is the only way to see her submission requirements to buy PM?
from EddieLane
May 04, 2021 1:40 pm

Rejection that was warm, informative and will help me adjust my submission going ahead. I really like this agent!
from wirdschonklappen
May 04, 2021 1:13 pm

Got the best rejection letter I've ever received, even better than from full and partial requests.
from Claxton
Apr 30, 2021 3:38 pm

Her assistant is QUICK! I sent an email to withdraw my query (the synopsis was TERRIBLE) and Genevieve got back to me in like 15 minutes.

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