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Ms. Samantha Wekstein

Thompson Literary Agency

48 Great Jones Street #5F

New York, NY 10012



Twitter: SWekstein

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from maryjanedarling
Yesterday 7:21 pm

FQ: 20211015
Contemporary Romance 93k

I pulled my original manuscript submission from June after I went through a rewrite with a freelance editor.
from VeronicaMars
Oct 11, 2021 12:07 pm

Submitted a response 9/20

10/11/2021 polite long rejection letter.

Fantasy 95,402
from Izabel_blue
Oct 10, 2021 4:13 pm

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from BySarahJane
Oct 08, 2021 8:38 am

Ms. Wekstein often states that she responds to ALL queries. The longer you wait, the most interested she is in your work. She posted on Twitter the other day that she just made an offer of rep for a manuscript that had been in her maybe pile for a year.
from odufabi
Oct 08, 2021 4:21 am

From responses, it seems she hardly gives a reply, or places every query in her maybe pile? I want to query her but most agents I’ve been querying respond in one to two weeks. It means now that I’m not sure I would like to get a rejection in months after forgetting I even queried a particular agent. Since her response method is very unclear, I think I’ll wait a while until I have no more options (hopefully it won’t be the case!)
from ARKWrites_521
Oct 07, 2021 3:49 pm

EQ: 11/1/20
ER: 10/6/21

Contemporary Romance 88k
from BySarahJane
Oct 06, 2021 5:09 pm

I nudged a few weeks ago and she responded very kindly. She did inform me, however, that being in her "maybe" pile means that she liked your query, but hasn't yet read your pages. Knowing that was a bit more grounding to me.
from sfreligh
Oct 06, 2021 4:42 pm

I queried 8/12.
from HanleyBrady
Oct 06, 2021 3:00 pm

FQ - 10/6/21

Upper MG contemporary fantasy 75k
from NightSky
Oct 06, 2021 10:07 am

EQ - 8/30/21
ER - 9/22/21
from BySarahJane
Oct 05, 2021 10:20 am

I've been in her maybe pile since February
from swatithegeek
Oct 05, 2021 9:42 am

Form query: 10/05/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from beege25
Oct 05, 2021 7:52 am

I queried 8/3 and haven't heard back yet. Is anyone else who queried around this time still waiting for a response? I'm trying to make an educated guess as to whether I could have landed in a Maybe pile (!!) or if my query is just still chilling in the queue and hasn't been checked out yet :)
I'm not planning to nudge yet, because to be honest, I would like to prolong the tiny glimmer of hope that I'm a maybe
from BySarahJane
Oct 01, 2021 5:58 pm

Will be closing to queries November & December
from andyscontras
Sep 25, 2021 7:14 pm

FQ -- 9/25/2021 Spec fiction 84K

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