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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

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from JessyKah87
Jun 13, 2019 11:26 am


EQ: 02/22/19
CNR: 05/22/19

Received offer from another agent. Courtesy email 06/07/19

06/13/19 loved the premise but didn't have enough time to read before my agent deadline. Graceful step aside.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 06, 2019 8:46 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from TaylorJ
May 31, 2019 7:17 pm


EQ: 5/31/19

YA science fiction, 85K
from Rose_Hill
May 29, 2019 8:28 pm


EQ 5/29/19

145k Adult Epic Fantasy
from Laura_WA
May 26, 2019 9:06 pm


Jlillie - I read through that #tenqueries you saw, and at least three of them could be mine, and I haven't even sent her my query. :-) So I wouldn't worry if I were you!

[Glad to see, from the #tenquery, that I'm not the only one writing sentient animals in adult fantasy. Is the other writer on here? Maybe we can make it A Thing? LOL]

And, FYI, I think fairy tale retellings are insanely subjective as far as the "sweet spot" between staying true to the source material and flipping it to something new, so... *shrug*
from SLUSHPILESADNESS
May 23, 2019 11:30 am


Q: 2/1/19
Partial request: 5/22/19

Women's Fiction
from DrFaerieGodmother
May 22, 2019 11:05 pm


EQ: 02/01/2019
PR: 05/22/2019

Adult Contemporary Fantasy
from milli505
May 13, 2019 2:48 pm


EQ: 5/26
PR: 11/1 (first 50p)
Upgrade to full: 1/10
Nudged w/ offer of rep: 4/22
Polite step-aside: 5/2

YA contemporary, 76k
from mirandamiller137
Apr 29, 2019 9:30 am


EQ: 4/29/19

108K Adult historical fiction
from Hulagirl
Apr 27, 2019 12:20 am


EQ: 2/23/19
ER: 4/26/19
Contemporary romantic women's fiction 69k
from Seeingteacupsindragons
Apr 22, 2019 9:11 am


EQ 2/13
ER: 4/22

Form.
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

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