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Ms. Susan Ginsburg

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from sara_gilbert_writes
Jan 06, 2023 5:55 pm

EQ: 1/6/23
Literary/Upmarket 75k
from LightofBeauty
Sep 24, 2022 8:30 am

EQ: 3/11/22
Full Request: 3/30/22
ER: 5/4/22

All correspondence was with Susan's assistant, Catherine, so I have no idea if Susan herself ever did read the project herself.

LGBT Literary Fiction
from LPhelps
Aug 17, 2022 10:02 am

Polite rejection form letter: "We get hundreds of submissions per month."
from ghostquartet
Aug 04, 2022 5:30 pm

EQ: 08/03/22

Contemporary Fiction 95k
from RoseVioletIris
Jun 20, 2022 3:40 pm

Very polite form rejection from her assistant after about a month.
from aipease
Feb 19, 2022 11:41 pm

EQ 1/2/22
2/16/22 nudge with offer
2/19/22 CNR

90k police procedural
from Catsamoa79
Dec 10, 2021 7:14 pm

EQ: 10/7/21
ER: 12/10/21
Form letter, same as ones below
from morganfraser
Sep 08, 2021 2:27 pm

EQ 7.26.21
Rejection 9.8.21

Form letter via her assistant.
Thank you for contacting Susan Ginsburg about representation for FALLING BACK TOGETHER. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer you representation at this time. Due to the large number of submissions Susan receives, she is forced to be extremely selective when considering new clients. After reflection, we don't feel that this is a perfect fit for Susan's list. Publishing is very subjective, however, and another agent may well feel differently. That said, you are welcome to submit to another Writers House agent.

I sincerely apologize for the impersonal nature of this reply—we receive hundreds of submissions a month.

Thank you again for thinking of Susan. We wish you all the best of luck in the future.

Literary Women's Fiction 75,000 words
from Maranda
Jun 11, 2021 6:02 pm

from tnmoore84
Jun 04, 2021 4:38 pm

EQ: 4/23/21
WF/Rom at 93K
ER: Rejection sent via her assistant
from zbedee
Mar 09, 2021 7:35 am

Rejection 24FEB - from assistant Catherine, with personal note
from Tems22
Mar 09, 2021 6:29 am

emailed 9th march
from MHofmann
Mar 03, 2021 4:58 pm

EQ: January 28, 2021
ER: March 02, 2021

Form letter, however, the assistant was apologetic for the informality of it. (I don't mind, at least I got a kind response.)

YA MR 58,000 words
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 10, 2020 4:55 am

Thanks zbedee
from zbedee
Dec 10, 2020 3:49 am

Her Publishers Marketplace profile says that she does not accept snail mail queries.

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