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Formerly with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates

Ms. Wendi Gu

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017

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Twitter: wendilulugu

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from JustinJoseph
Nov 16, 2017 1:32 pm

Thanks, MJIsseks, I gave up on her anyway. I already found a publisher, through a referral from another agent.
from MJIsseks
Nov 08, 2017 7:45 pm

Submitted 80,000-word contemporary fiction in August, got an immediate "Can't wait to read it!" and danced on the ceiling. Nothing since. I nudged after she changed agencies, then resubmitted, then nudged again. Sigh.
from Hannah
Oct 05, 2017 12:15 pm

EQ: 9/12/17 (PB)
10/5/17 Very nice, personalized rejection
from PBquerious
Sep 26, 2017 9:53 am

EQ 7/20
CNR 9/26

PB, author/illustrator
from Bears4ever
Sep 12, 2017 8:34 am

I don't know how it works so I have resent my original query with a reminder of how she'd responded to it. Maybe not necessary, but ???
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2017 8:25 pm

Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with Sanford J. Greenburger Associates
from Bears4ever
Sep 04, 2017 2:21 pm

Hmm. I've never had an agent I've queried leave the agency mid-process. Is there a standard way to proceed? (She did email and say she was excited to read my ms, so it's not entirely just at the query stage.) I guess maybe I need to wait and see where she ends up?
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 03, 2017 1:52 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.
from SarahLRWriter
Jul 07, 2017 8:07 am

EQ: 12/9/16
Nudge w/ Offer: 1/13/17
FR: 1/13/17
*didn't take offer
requested/sent revised: 3/24/17
Nudge: 7/5, but closing out with no response

YA Historical 78,000
from mgmystery
Jun 14, 2017 10:11 am

EQ: 5/6/17
CNR: 6/14/17

MG mystery 45k
from karenleespree
May 17, 2017 12:27 pm

EQ: 4/27 MG, speculative w/ synesthesia
Ack! Managed to get the title and genre in the subject and left my name off. Hope it's not an auto-pass for this. (total over-think)

Looks like she's a quickie. I'm closing this out: 5/17
from wordsbytheocean
May 16, 2017 6:26 pm

Thanks, mgmystery. I don't feel so alone! :)
from mgmystery
May 16, 2017 12:03 pm

Nope, wordsbytheocean, we all do it. Luckily most agents are willing to overlook the small things. They're human too ;-)
from wordsbytheocean
May 16, 2017 8:41 am

Like karenleespree, this was an over-think for me. Let's just say I screwed this one up! Sent a new query this morning. I wish there was standard way to query. Maybe I'm the only one here who is getting seriously stressed out by trying to jump through all the hoops and missing. Frustrating.
from Megan79
Apr 01, 2017 8:22 pm

Wendi represents early readers, picture books, middle-grade, and select YA and adult literary fiction. She’s interested in socially-conscious, civically-engaged authors and illustrators, and books that embrace diversity in race, gender, faith, and nationality. As a child of Chinese immigrants, she’s especially interested in immigrant stories and first-generation American stories. She’s also a big fan of cute animals and quirky humor. You’ll find a recent interview with Wendi here.
Like many of her colleagues at Greenburger, Wendi has a very hands-on approach to agenting. She is interested in working with both debut and veteran authors and illustrators, and hopes to develop a long-lasting relationship with each client she takes on.
Please query Wendi at The subject line should read: “QUERY: [Title] by [Author]”. Please include the query letter in the body of the email and attach the full manuscript as a Word Document. If Wendi connects with your book, she will respond within six weeks. Unfortunately, due to the volume of queries received, Wendi cannot respond to every query.

What are you looking for in a client?

I’m looking for someone who is civically minded with a sense of humor. Someone who is easygoing but passionate about their work. Someone who is unafraid of poop jokes.

What do you wish would fall into your lap right now?

A story that touches upon the complicated guilt that a first-generation American feels about her hardworking immigrant parents.

What do you want to see in a query?

Logistically, I’d like a brief intro, a summary of the story, comp titles, and author bio.

But to go deeper, I want to know what brought them to write their book, and why writing and/or illustrating these characters felt inevitable to them.

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