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Ms. Susan Ginsburg

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 JayDee8
Jun 28, 2020 10:01 am

EQ: May 27th, 2020
ER: June 28th, 2020

Form rejection from secretary. Writers House does not allow simultaneous submissions, but after a rejection from one agent, you can query another agent.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 28, 2020 6:20 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Writerkehr
Mar 24, 2020 1:48 pm

EQ: 3/11/2020
ER:3/24/2020 form
WF 91K
from cmg436
Feb 24, 2020 8:50 am

EQ: 11Feb2020
FR: 14Feb2020
ER: 21Feb2020

Adult literary
from jbshelleby
Feb 04, 2020 8:50 am

EQ 1/23
ER 2/3 form
Lit fic 70k

from AKelleher
Dec 20, 2019 12:44 pm

EQ: 12/11
ER: 12/20
Form rejection
from Freckleface94
Oct 23, 2019 7:02 am

It really is disheartening to discover that in order to sign with an agent at Writers House, one needs to jump over the hurdle with their intern first. I've heard Alec Shane is the worse.
from WhatAWriter
Sep 06, 2019 2:57 pm

EQ 8/26/2019
ER 9/06/2019
Fridays are when the interns are in the office to cut and paste in the rejection letters ... <cynical grin>.

Thank you for contacting Susan Ginsburg about representation for XXXXX. 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.

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

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

Catherine Bradshaw
Assistant to Susan Ginsburg
Writers House
21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
from LGV_AL
Mar 21, 2019 2:22 pm

EQ 3/14/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
ER 3/21/19
from Sunny95
Feb 22, 2019 9:14 pm

EQ: 02/21/19
Commercial 78K
Very fast response - much appreciated. Form letter by assistant
from tdubphyz
Nov 30, 2018 4:06 pm

EQ: 11/29/2018
ER: 11/30

lit fic, 92k
from JQuery
Nov 27, 2018 2:22 pm

EQ: 11/20
ER: 11/27
Kind form letter. Appreciate the speed!
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 02, 2018 10:24 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Lunariver
Oct 20, 2018 3:43 pm

If Johanna Castillo doesn't respond, send to this person instead.
from Miggie
Mar 11, 2018 10:46 pm

EQ: 2/1
PR: 2/26
ER: 3/9 (form)

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