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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 VictoriaVW
Nov 30, 2016 2:44 pm

EQ: 11/30 (Query letter only)
YA w/ romantic sub-plot 70k
from mgmystery
Nov 16, 2016 7:19 am

EQ: 10/25 (query only)
ER: 11/15/16 (form from assistant)
MG mystery 35k
from tauricox
Oct 24, 2016 12:24 pm

EQ: Sept 29
PR: Oct 21
FR: Oct 24

Fingers crossed!
from Heathertruett
Sep 14, 2016 7:35 am

EQ: 8/27
FR: 8/29

This turned into a delightful back and forth with her assistant but ultimately ended in a pass. Still, it was the kindest most encouraging pass I have ever received.
from CherylW
Sep 12, 2016 9:00 pm

Dear Cheryl,

Thank you very much for sending your query for HANDSOME DEVIL to Amy
Berkower, and for your patience while we considered it. Unfortunately,
Amy's busy schedule does not allow for a personal response, so she has
asked me to write on her behalf.

Amy appreciated the opportunity to review your project, but unfortunately
she is unable to offer representation at this time. Due to the enormous
number of submissions we receive here at Writers House, and an already
crowded client list, we are forced to be extremely selective when
considering new clients.

Please remember that this is only one opinion in a highly subjective
business and another agency may feel differently. Good luck in finding
representation, and thank you for thinking of Writers House.

With best wishes,

Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
Editorial Associate

from CherylW
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 gingerbread
Apr 29, 2016 12:47 pm

orangrila: Congrats on the partial request. Have you heard back on it yet?
from gingerbread
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.

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