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Ms. Claudia Menza

Menza-Barron Literary Agency

1170 Broadway, Suite 807

New York, NY 10001

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from sabrinajasmeen1234
Oct 31, 2014 11:48 am

Not sure how exactly this works but someone might want to remove this one. There hasn't been anything in awhile and her aar link comes up as 'page not found'.
from KristenH
Jun 13, 2011 4:07 pm

On 4/13, I've sent my snail mail query. As of today, it's closed and the agency is off my list, since I believe they returned my query and closed shop.
from professor
Jun 04, 2011 2:35 pm

Manie Barron, one of the few Black agents out there, died some time back. Possibly the agency has closed.
from tunner
Jun 03, 2011 7:06 am

A mailed query to Ms. Claudia Menza was returned to me marked by the post office as "undeliverable." The address on my envelope is exactly the same as the address in the listing for her. Not sure where the problem is.
from KristenH
Apr 21, 2011 6:41 am

OK same here. I'm not sure either. There's no website for that agency either. has the same website. Patrick, help us out here.
from professor
Apr 20, 2011 5:35 pm

I sent mine to the same address but the partner, Barron, died, so I'm not sure it is still up and running.
from KristenH
Apr 20, 2011 3:55 pm

On 4/13, I sent them my query. But I got a return to sender/not deliverable as address/unable to forward yellow sticker on my envelope today. Where did you send yours Professor? Do I close mine?
from professor
Apr 03, 2011 7:45 am

This was a no response to my query. Now closed.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 11, 2011 8:02 pm

Thanks professor.
from professor
Jan 11, 2011 12:25 pm

Just saw on Publishers Lunch the following which will affect the agency's response:
Literary agent Manie Barron of the Menza-Barron Agency passed away on Saturday from a hemorrhage at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, where he was being treated for lung cancer. His three-decade career in publishing included stints at Random House, as part of the founding team of imprint Striver's Row, HarperCollins, as publishing manager of Amistad Books, and with William Morris. Friends and family will hold a memorial celebration for Barron in February, but details will be released later. In addition, the family has established a college scholarship fund for Manie's daughter, Veronica. To contribute, please send a check made out to Veronica Grace Nichols Barron c/o Carrie Kania at HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York, 10022.
from berryblue100
Jul 16, 2010 4:10 pm

Same. Query snail mail returned as "undeliverable." What a waste of stamps. =(
from oumarch110
Mar 03, 2010 7:13 pm

Query via snmail returned as undeliverable
from senshi
Jul 15, 2008 12:00 am

Agent Query states agent mainly represents African American literature and fiction

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