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Ms. Amy Berkower

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jbkabler
Jul 18, 2017 5:53 pm

EQ 6/30/17 MG adventure 19k
ER 7/18/17 Form
from zoper33
Jul 16, 2017 5:47 am

@LillySantiago Did you give her your full on an exclusive basis? She didn't mention exclusivity when she asked for mine... but I saw in some of the other comments that she often does.

I'm starting to wonder if she's forgotten about mine... or didn't get it in the first place. :-(
from LillySantiago
Jul 14, 2017 2:56 pm

SO just got my rejection today but it was unlike any rejection I've ever received. It was glowing with compliments and praise but had a few pointers and comments that ultimately, caused Genevieve and Amy to reject the novel. I'm not at all throttled and I hope that once I make revisions I can re-query. Anyone that has the pleasure of corresponding with Genevieve is very lucky. She is SO sweet and this has been my best experience thus far.
from zoper33
Jul 14, 2017 3:14 am

@LillySantiago I've been waiting to hear back about mine for 51 days. I think they're really busy.
from LillySantiago
Jul 12, 2017 8:43 pm

@AuthorTeacherkl oh goodness...mine is only two weeks old. Guess I still have a lot of waiting to do! Thank you!
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jul 12, 2017 3:22 pm

LillySantiago ... For me it was 42 days.
from LillySantiago
Jul 12, 2017 2:23 pm

Hey guys! Does anyone know how long the average time is to hear back after a full request?
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jul 11, 2017 3:46 pm

EQ: 5/22/17
FR: 5/30/17 Full (email request from Genevieve (her editorial asst.) and also asked if others were considering it.
ER: 7/11/17 very informative, ultimately felt the pace and tone didn't match the character and story. Oh well...

Contemporary Con/Heist 80k
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jun 03, 2017 5:02 pm

Thank you, Debbie. Same to you!
from debbie_rosenberg58
Jun 03, 2017 4:30 pm

Thanks so much AuthorTeacherkl. Best of luck with your submission.
from AuthorTeacherkl
Jun 03, 2017 11:18 am

debbie_rosenberg58 ... I placed my synopsis in the body of the email and below the query.
from debbie_rosenberg58
Jun 03, 2017 11:03 am

Question: This is in the submission section of the Writer's House website: "Please e-mail us a query letter, which includes your credentials, an explanation of what makes your book unique and special, and a synopsis."
Does this mean the query letter should contain the mini synopsis as usual, or a synopsis following the query letter? I'm leaning toward the traditional query but would appreciate the input of anyone who has queried. Thanks!
from aaceves
May 30, 2017 7:20 pm

Query: 5/10
Full Request: 5/10 from Genevieve (Two week exclusive)
Full Sent: 5/15
Personalized rejection from Genevieve: 5/30
from jerilyn8
May 25, 2017 4:04 pm

EQ 5/19/17
RQ 5/25/17
genre: women's fiction/upmarket fiction.
from horrorchix89
May 18, 2017 5:43 pm

EQ: 5/3
PR: 5/8 from Genevieve (50 pages)
Asked if I had any other requests out.
ER: 5/18 Personal Feedback. Issues with world building. Oh well

YA Dark Fantasy 89k

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