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Mr. Steven Malk

Writers House

7660 Fay Avenue, #338H

La Jolla, CA 92037

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Twitter: stevenmalk

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from story711
Feb 13, 2017 7:12 pm

EQ PB: 10/12/16
Nudged: 12/28/16
CNR: 2/13/17

from elle_em
Feb 03, 2017 10:04 am

EQ: 1/9/17
FR: 1/9/17 (from assistant)
ER: 2/2/17

MG mystery

Ultimately a rejection with a helpful, personal critique. Invited me to resubmit with a revision or to submit a new project. Professional, polite, and encouraging.
from mporgel
Feb 02, 2017 7:34 pm

EQ: 1/3/17
FR: 1/3/17


2/2/17 - very nice rejection. Liked the concept and the writing but didn't connect on all the elements 100%. He and his staff seem great.
from JBerry
Jan 26, 2017 9:32 am

EQ: 1/9/17
FR: 1/9/17

from warmfoothills
Jan 10, 2017 1:04 pm

EQ: 1/4/16
FR: 1/4/16
ER: 1/9/16

I queried and received an request from an exclusive request (for a week) from his assistant just three hours later. They ultimately rejected me, but with thorough, encouraging, and helpful feedback. I will certainly query them again with future projects if nothing works out this go-round.
from StoryMan
Jan 02, 2017 4:47 pm

EQ (picture book): 11/5/2016
ER: 12/28/2016
Encouraging, complimentary, personal rejection.
from Flowerfinder
Dec 31, 2016 5:13 pm

Does Mr. Malk respond to all queries?
from jubilee
Dec 20, 2016 6:32 pm

EQ: 12/16
FR: 12/16
from jeannel
Dec 12, 2016 12:10 pm

I submitted a query 9/20/16 and did not hear back. I followed up with an "offer received" email 12/1/16 and I have still heard nothing.

Update: I heard back with a rejection from his assistant 12/12/16.
from JeanChastain
Dec 08, 2016 6:30 pm

StoryMan, I submitted mid-Nov and haven't received a response yet. What day did you submit in November?
from StoryMan
Dec 03, 2016 12:46 pm

Has anyone who submitted their query at the beginning of November received a response yet?
from chicklegirl
Nov 07, 2016 8:13 pm

EQ 10/31/16 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)
ER 11/7/16 (form, via assistant Hannah Mann)

"Thank you for your thoughtful query. After careful consideration, Steven doesn’t believe your work is the right fit for him, so it’s best for him to pass at this time. I should note that his current list is such that he is extremely busy and taking on very few new clients, which played a large part in his decision. We wish you the best moving forward..."
from MaryP2016
Oct 27, 2016 11:49 am

EQ: 8/17/16 (HF)
ER: 10/19/16 (form)
Same form as below. Must have been in same batch.
from Gambrill
Oct 24, 2016 6:29 am

Naw, we've all been there. Good luck!
from chicklegirl
Oct 23, 2016 9:31 pm

Thanks for mentioning that, Gambrill. I hope I didn't sound like sour grapes--I'm excited for your good news and wish you all the best. :)

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