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Ms. Samantha Wekstein

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from parker
Apr 12, 2018 7:13 pm

EQ: 12/6/17
ER: 4/12/18 form
from Vespyr
Mar 06, 2018 11:32 am

From her Twitter, posted 3/5/18: "Up to 12/4 with my queries but I have 42 from earlier that I've marked for further review (earliest being 10/15)!"
from Catsamoa79
Feb 13, 2018 2:50 pm

I resent my query from October and received a nice note in return saying she was working on September queries. So, yes there is still hope!

EQ: 10/17/18
ER: 2/13/18
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from flyteitout
Feb 07, 2018 4:42 pm

EQ: 8/28/17
PR: 2/2/17
ER: 2/7/17

Very thoughtful rejection letter, addressing all of her concerns with the manuscript and ways it could be fixed (none of which feel right to me, but it was so kind of her to go through the trouble to do it!)

76K Space Opera

Honestly, I figured it was lost to the aether by this point. Kinda glad to be wrong about this one. :)
from chelseambrown
Feb 06, 2018 3:04 pm

EQ: 9/14/2017
ER: 2/5/2018 form
from fictionalpursuit
Jan 28, 2018 8:51 pm

EQ: Sept 13, 2017
ER form letter: Jan 28, 2018
from Catsamoa79
Jan 26, 2018 9:27 am

DoctorAcula - It took a total of 87 days for a previous query and subsequent rejection on another manuscript of mine. I also resent it and got the rejection a few weeks later. I am at 102 days for the current query and am debating sending it again. Their website says they respond to all queries, but their 6-8 week time frame is unrealistic.
from DoctorAcula
Jan 25, 2018 4:35 pm

EQ - Fantasy - 11/06.

It's been 80 days. I wonder if I can move on to another Writer's House agent.
from dmking22
Jan 05, 2018 2:05 pm

EQ- Adult-Spec. Fiction 83K 01/05/18
from xany76
Jan 03, 2018 10:07 pm

98k SciFi Fantasy
1/3/18: EQ
from Zooks3
Jan 02, 2018 2:00 pm

1/2/18: EQ re: Brogwin - MG
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 02, 2018 9:37 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks mrseagle)
from mrseagle
Jan 02, 2018 9:23 am

Twitter says she is open for queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 20, 2017 9:55 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks JerushaPlancia)
from JerushaPlancia
Dec 19, 2017 1:42 pm

On Publishers Marketplace: "I will be closed to queries beginning 12/11 and will reopen on 1/2. If you query me between those dates, your query will not be reviewed."

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