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Ms. Susan Ginsburg

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SGinsburg/

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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)
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 29, 2018 4:18 pm


Profile Update: New email address.

from anotherearth
Nov 03, 2017 7:01 pm


EQ: 09.24
ER: 11.03 From assistant Stacy Testa

Literary 110K

Thank you for contacting Susan Ginsburg about representation. 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.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 22, 2017 11:13 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Littlewren
Jul 13, 2017 1:59 pm


EQ-4/4/17
ER- 6/23 from her assistant, Stacy.
Historical Fiction.
from neiltylerfloyd
Jul 11, 2017 3:40 pm


EQ: 7/11/2017
from hdiangelis
Apr 22, 2017 11:48 am


EQ: 2/18/17
ER (from Stacy Testa): 4/21/17
from Swimmomthrillwriter
Jan 04, 2017 11:32 am


EQ 11/23/2016 - 85k thriller
FR 12/16/2016 from Stacy Testa
ER 1/4/2017 - from Stacy Testa (very cordial, and it's a letdown, but hey I was so glad they took a read of it)
from Swimmomthrillwriter
Jul 30, 2016 12:38 pm


EQ: 4/5/2016 - 90k thriller
ER (form letter): 5/20/2016
from TimandHonor
Apr 21, 2016 4:25 pm


EQ: 2/12/16
ER: 3/9/16
NNF/100K

Polite form rejection. Relatively quick response.
from karareynolds
Mar 24, 2016 9:57 am


EQ: 7/24/15
FR: 9/26/15
I had closed this out two weeks ago, even though Ms. Ginsburg has a high reply rate. The funny thing is, the request came via her assistant, Stacy Testa. Stacy is also a lit agent, and I had queried her (and been rejected) about a month before I queried Susan Ginsburg just to do my due diligence. It goes to show: Publishing is a ridiculously subjective business.
ER: 3/23/16
The kindest, most encouraging rejection I've ever received.

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