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Ms. Samantha Wekstein

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: writershouse.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/SamanthaWekstein

Twitter: SWekstein

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from dclawr
Apr 17, 2019 2:00 pm


EQ 4/2/19


Middle grade contemporary
52,000 words
from Jlillie
Apr 11, 2019 11:25 am


EQ: 3/19/19
So....I'm 'pretty' sure she used my query in one of her recent tenqueries she posted. It read, "Q6: YA gender-bent fairytale retelling. This feels too close to the original plot. I'm looking for a new angle, switching genders isn't enough. Pass #tenqueries"

Mine isn't a fairytale, but unless one of you did another gender-bent retelling, I'll assume it's me.
So...Rejection tweet: 4/5/19
YA F 91k
from mhknecht12
Apr 08, 2019 9:00 pm


EQ: 12/27/18
PR: 04/8/19

YA SFF
from kdprudolph
Apr 08, 2019 3:55 pm


EQ 12-12-2018
PR 4-8-2019

Upper MG contemporary 50K
from redpandabear
Apr 04, 2019 11:42 am


EQ: 4/18/18
PR: 10/9/18
FR: 11/30/18
Rejection: 4/4/19

Samantha gave VERY detailed feedback as to what was and wasn't working for her. I've suspected for a while that I need to rewrite this project, but her notes have fully solidified that feeling for me. She's very polite, knowledgable, and kind in her notes. I am absolutely going to query her with future work.

YA UF R, 78k
from CMon01
Mar 28, 2019 12:44 pm


EQ: 3/28/19

YA Retelling, 65k
from DueleNinja
Mar 06, 2019 12:09 am


EQ: 11/24/18
ER: 2/21/19

YA sci-fi/space opera 94k
from kdprudolph
Feb 25, 2019 3:43 pm


From Twitter:


Samantha Wekstein
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I'm backlogged at the moment with requested material, but I've reviewed all queries through 1/8 with 31 from earlier marked for further review. #amagenting
from Oats_O
Feb 24, 2019 12:17 pm


Congrats Jeanetto!
from Jeanetto
Feb 24, 2019 9:55 am


EQ: 10/28/18
MG SF 79,000
PR: 1/7/19 (first 50). Sent 1/8/19
2/13/19 nudged her with an offer of publication. She took my full.
2/20: step aside with very helpful comments. So I signed with a small publisher, and I'm out of the querying trenches!
from Hulagirl
Feb 23, 2019 1:43 pm


EQ: 2/23/19


Contemporary romantic women's fiction 69k
from bfriskey
Feb 13, 2019 10:20 pm


EQ: 12/17/18
ER: 1/10/19 form letter
from PSbookish
Feb 06, 2019 3:30 pm


Oh wow I forgot to post when I submitted a query for this agent. Nevertheless I just received a rejection on 2/6/2019. She told me that she needs to be selective which is why she is rejecting it.
from TGrace
Jan 22, 2019 2:03 pm


EQ: 7/18/2018
PR (1st 50): 11/1/18
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 86K
1/22/`10 - rejection; had issues with the pacing
from milli505
Jan 10, 2019 5:42 pm


EQ: 5/26
PR: 11/1 (first 50p)
Upgrade to full: 1/10

YA contemporary, 76k

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