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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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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Beckstah
Yesterday 2:39 pm

EQ 9/12 with an MG horror
Responded later that night to say he's not a horror guy, but to send the next thing.

Steve and I have corresponded on a few different projects and he is a nice, nice dude with a keen editorial eye. Good luck to all of you!
from ksks11
Aug 18, 2016 9:35 pm

Okay - thank you, PageTurn
Now I just have to figure out how to navigate there.
from ksks11
Aug 18, 2016 9:34 pm

Email Query: 8/14/16 Picture Book

from PageTurn
Aug 18, 2016 5:27 pm

ksks11: You should probably ask that question in the forum area here instead of under an agent's name. :) Best wishes on your journey.
from chicklegirl
Aug 17, 2016 12:43 pm

EQ: 8/17/16 (PB)
from django
Aug 04, 2016 6:57 pm

EQ: 6/18
FR: 8/4
from ahdale
Jul 01, 2016 5:06 am

PB Q: 3/11/16

Very interested in Mr. Malk, but he's obviously very busy. Am curious of those who asked him about other WH agents - where any that he recommended/referenced particularly handing PBs? Anyone know if he particularly works with / mentors a junior agent handling PBs?

PB agents I have for WH: Rebecca Sherman, who doesn't do text-only PBs, Stephen Barr (might not do text only, not clear), and junior agent Andrea Morrison (worked w/ both Sherman and Malk in the past).
from DanAnderson
Jun 01, 2016 8:00 pm

His assistant responded 21 minutes after the query.

"Thank you for your thoughtful query. After careful consideration, I’m sorry to say that Mr. Malk does not think your work is the right fit for him at this time. I should note that his current list is such that he is extremely busy and taking on very few new clients, so that factored into his decision largely."
from MidnightAtelier
May 25, 2016 7:53 am

EQ : 5/24
Received a few hours later a personal nice e-mail stating that he is no longer accepting new clients at this moment.
I replied and asked if he would recommend anybody else within the agency.
He replied immediately.
His correspondence has very personal touch, anyone would be lucky to work with someone like this.
from klmanning
May 24, 2016 6:12 am

Keelyinkster, I probably would. Writer's House in general seems to respond to all queries. I actually withdrew a query from another WH agent who wasn't responding before sending to a new one.
from keelyinkster
May 23, 2016 7:39 pm

EQ 3/21/16
No response, but I noticed from your feed back (thanks) he tends to send an email rejection if it's a no - maybe I should nudge him before sending on to anyone else at Writer's House?
from tracythewriter
May 13, 2016 7:25 pm

EQ 5/12
ER 5/13
Picture Book

Personalized, complimentary rejection.
from Casifer
May 11, 2016 9:38 pm

EQ 5/11 for Picture Book
Same day complimentary, encouraging and personalized rejection but said he was focusing on his current list. It was clear he had read the work which was nice and I appreciate the response and quick one at that. Too bad. He's amazing.
from Crossingmyfingers
May 03, 2016 12:27 pm

EQ: 1/2/2016 for middle grade science fiction
FR: 1/4/2016

Nice, personalized rejection. I would have loved to work with this agent. 5/2/2016
from Galen_Marek
May 02, 2016 9:59 am

I got a rejection from his assistant. I get the need for an assistant and respect it, but it's a bummer knowing that the agent himself didn't read the query. I say this because it might not have been assistant's cup of tea, but what if it was the agents?

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