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Ms. Samantha Wekstein

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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from askjudyww
Oct 18, 2018 8:24 pm

MG Historical 27K
EQ: 10/18
from ChrystalS
Oct 13, 2018 6:42 pm

I was not asked to submit exclusively either.
from Rexwell
Oct 12, 2018 6:09 pm

Windmo: I wasn't asked to submit my partial as an exclusive.
from Windmo
Oct 12, 2018 5:40 pm

The agency appears to only accept exclusive submissions, so be aware of this when querying.
from redpandabear
Oct 11, 2018 10:43 pm

EQ: 4/18/18
PR: 10/9/18

YA UF, 78k
from bearmama
Oct 09, 2018 7:27 pm

EQ: June 21
ER: Sept 26

YA Fantasy, 88 K
from abreitwrite
Oct 02, 2018 12:04 pm

EQ: 7/14/18
ER: 10/2/18
from nairforceone
Oct 02, 2018 7:34 am

EQ: 7/10/18
ERL 10/2/18

66k Sci-Fi Comedy
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 01, 2018 9:56 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

(Thanks Kickinkeeper)
from Kickinkeeper
Oct 01, 2018 9:53 am

According to twitter, she has reopened to queries.
from ChrystalS
Sep 26, 2018 11:02 am

Just fyi, Mrs. Samantha tweeted this today:

"Hi All, please don't assume if you haven't heard from me that I've silently rejected you. I often skip over responding to queries that have promise and come back to them when I have more time to review. And I respond to all letters. #querytip"
from Rexwell
Sep 21, 2018 9:22 pm

Haven't heard back yet on query sent in late April. Wonder if I was skipped over?
from munchi5gal
Sep 21, 2018 4:22 pm

UPDATE: Queried her on 6/8, got a response today.
from karenleespree
Sep 21, 2018 7:42 am

I nudged Ms. Wekstein about my query sent in June and she responded within the hour: "I am still reviewing queries from the beginning of May. I appreciate your patience."

EQ: 6/11
No Word and I'd like to query another agent at WH. It's been over 100days, so I'm CNR: 9/20 *just saw the 112 days below. Maybe I'll wait another 11 days before querying another at WH And, as is often the case, I received an ER the following day: 9/21

from JMAtkinson
Sep 16, 2018 9:28 am

EQ: 5/21/18 Contemporary Romantic Suspense 65k
ER: 9/14/18 form letter

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