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Ms. Amy Berkower

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.writershouse.com/

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from WhitneytjS
Oct 28, 2017 11:56 am


Hello Debbie!
Sorry it took me so long to reply to you, I have been sick pretty much the whole month of October. I had another agent looking at my manuscript at the time Genevieve and Amy were, I mentioned it to her and I do not think it mattered since there was only one other. I hope this helps you Debbie and best of luck!
from WhitneytjS
Oct 28, 2017 11:54 am


EQ: 9/14/17
PR: 9/25/17 First 100 pages Email request from her In-House Editor Genevieve, and asked if others agents were considering it
ER: 10/13/17 Very kind email with a few pointers on what my next steps should be. .
from Catsamoa79
Oct 13, 2017 4:01 pm


EQ: 9/22/17
ER: 10/13/17 from assistant Genevieve Gagne-Hawes
Form letter, basically, stating crowded client list, etc. etc.
from Mander_Pander
Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm


EQ: 10/5
PR: 10/6 (she remembered me from previous manuscripts, so I think that's good!!)
PR Sent: 10/8 (confirmation of receipt came after)
YA Contemporary Fantasy
from debbie_rosenberg58
Oct 01, 2017 11:40 am


Whitney, are other agents considering your manuscript? I waited to query this agency to see how my queries went. Turns out I received several full requests. I would love to query, but they prefer exclusivity. If other agents are considering your work, how did you respond?
from reiterwriter
Sep 02, 2017 12:31 pm


EQ: Aug 3
ER: Aug 30, form

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.

96K YA Fantasy
from placebofeelings
Aug 08, 2017 7:19 pm


EQ 7/27
PR Sent 8/8
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

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