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Ms. Samantha Wekstein

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from karenleespree
Sep 18, 2017 11:42 am

Resent with new POV and tense changes, since I never received a pass after the "out of office" reply on June 30th. 9/18 YA
from CraneHana
Sep 12, 2017 12:25 am

EQ - 6/23/17 102K high fantasy w/ LGBTQI elements
nudged w/ offer of publication 8/20/17
polite step-aside on 9/11/17:
"Congrats on your offer. Unfortunately, I don't think your project is for me. I prefer my fantasy to be a bit simpler than the plot you've outlined.
I wish you the best of luck!"

She's much more passionate about YA SFF, so if anyone's querying adult SFF, the above comment might help narrow down whether your project is right for her. Great agent, though!
from fornwalt
Jul 31, 2017 12:54 pm

YA Fantasy

EQ: 6/5
Nudge with offer: 7/26
Polite step-aside: 7/26

"Congratulations on your offer! Unfortunately I already am out on submission with a dragon book and don’t feel I can add another one to my list at this time. I wish you the best of luck and hope to see [manuscript] in print soon!"

Incredibly polite agent! But keep the dragon thing in mind if you're querying a fantasy! :)
from karenleespree
Jun 30, 2017 1:46 pm

EQ: 7/30 YA, 68K "Out of Office" reply She's back after the 5th!
from Catsamoa79
Jun 29, 2017 10:06 am

EQ: 4/3/17
ER: 6/29/17
Form letter
from JustNotReality
Jun 28, 2017 4:13 am

6/20/17 - Pitched to Samantha in person through the MSWL Academy 10-Minutes-With-An-Expert. She requested a partial.
6/20/17 - Partial sent

100k YA Fantasy
from AuthorCJBlack
Jun 21, 2017 1:16 pm

EQ: 4/1/17
Epic Fantasy 95K
ER: 6/21/17 - Gave some very specific reasons what she liked and disliked but ultimately a no. I'm always happy to R&R.
from PilotKelson1056
Jun 20, 2017 9:42 pm

EQ: 6/20
from Patchi
Jun 20, 2017 12:02 pm

Q 3/31/17 YA fantasy
R 6/20/17 form
from SaraCo
Jun 07, 2017 5:34 pm

EQ: 3-30-17
She followed me on twitter for a couple weeks. Today, I noticed she was no longer following me (maybe because of my rant about grammar being a barrier for people with disabilities or who are non-native speakers). I half expected a rejection to come shortly after I realized this. It hasn't yet. There is still hope.
Nudge: 6/5 - got an out of office auto response.
Replied an hour later saying she was behind on her queries and still in the end of March
ER (form): 6/7/17
from fornwalt
Jun 05, 2017 10:19 pm

EQ: 6/5/2017

YA Fantasy, 87k
from Jennifer13
Jun 02, 2017 9:27 am

EQ: 3/29/17
ER: 6/2/17 Form letter

99K Commercial Fiction
from MsLaine
May 27, 2017 5:43 pm

EQ 5/27 76k New Adult contemporary romance
from karenleespree
May 03, 2017 7:37 am

EQ: 4/4 MG Spec Adventure. CNR: 4/19 (I see others with requests after mine in data)

A pass: 5/3
from SaraCo
Apr 24, 2017 7:59 am

@karenleespree On twitter, she said she responds to all queries and like AuthorCJBlack said, she also tweeted that she is up to queries from Marc 22. Not all agents respond in the exact order they came in. I wouldn't CNR yet.

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