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Ms. Amy Berkower

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from purplekellystar
Aug 16, 2016 4:11 pm

Reply from Amy Berkower's office:
"I will be out of the office until Monday, August 22. If this is urgent, please e-mail my assistant, Alice Martin, at Thank you for your patience."
from Jwrite
Jul 18, 2016 11:50 am

EQ: 6/30
ER: 7/15

YA Paranormal 85K
from brmyers
May 31, 2016 7:25 pm

EQ: 25/05/2016 contemporary romance 78K
FR: 25/05/2016 (from Genevieve)
ER: 31/05/2016 Personalized rejection (from Genevieve) with good feedback. I appreciate the speedy response.
from Jennifer13
May 13, 2016 7:22 am

EQ: 4/4/16
FR: 4/13/16 from editorial assistant Genevieve
EQ: 4/22/16

99K commercial fiction with Jane Austen themes
from orangrila
May 05, 2016 3:03 pm

EQ: 7 April
PR: 8 April
ER: 5 May: Very kind, personal note from Genevieve. Good luck to others querying!

MG Fantasy
from orangrila
Apr 29, 2016 1:13 pm

Hi michelle504: no I haven't .Congrats on your request too, and much luck!
from mrs504
Apr 29, 2016 12:47 pm

orangrila: Congrats on the partial request. Have you heard back on it yet?
from mrs504
Mar 31, 2016 3:41 pm

EQ 3/29/16
PR 03/30/16

from maugjacq
Mar 16, 2016 4:16 pm

I submitted by snail mail a carefully crafted and researched query specifically and obviously designed for her. I also included photos and mss. pages. I went to all this trouble in part because she has said several times recently that she is seeking new clients.
All I received in return for all my labor was a form letter, not even signed or initialed. COLD.
from TheWrite1
Mar 15, 2016 7:33 pm

EQ Feb 22
PR Feb 23
R Feb 25.
Wanted an exclusive. Couldn't grant it but at least they're fast.
from Mander_Pander
Feb 18, 2016 10:18 am

EQ: 12/9
PR from Genevieve (7 minutes later!): 12/9
1/6 E-mailed her saying I had changed something. Invited me to submit new version same day.
1/31 Nudge
2/1 Genevieve apologized for the delay and says she'll get to me within the week.
2/18 Rejection :(

YA sci-fi
from beth222
Feb 04, 2016 5:39 pm

EQ: 2/2
PR: 2/2 from Genevieve (editorial assistant)
ER: 2/3 complementary, personalized rejection

Literary Fiction
from LMSchune
Jan 29, 2016 1:24 pm

EQ: 1/14/16 (query only)
PR: 1/25/16
Reject: fast from Genevieve 1/29/16
Adult contemporary romance 93k
from shannonnora
Jan 11, 2016 4:02 pm

10/30 EQ (just a query, no pages or synopsis)
11/4 PR from Genevieve
11/8 personalized, complimentary rejection
from orangrila
Nov 02, 2015 4:28 pm

Did anyone send sample pages with their query, or is it just query plus synopsis? I can't find submission requirements for this agent, other than what's on the Writers' House site. Thanks!

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