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Ms. Susan Cohen

Writers House

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Susan Cohen

Writers House

21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Cultural/Social Issues
Pop Culture
Women's Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Jan Adkins
Ruth Bornstein
Paul Brewer
Nancy Carlson
Erin Frankel
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Emily McCully
Erin McGuire
Susan Patron
Madelyn Rosenberg
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Jeanette Winter
Author Comments
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02/09/2023 12:07 PM
she is not able to take on new clients, her mother is ill and she is caretaker
07/13/2022 02:17 PM
Sent query letter July 12, 2022. Rejected via form letter from her assistant less than 24 hours later. Middle-grade novel.
08/22/2021 11:00 AM
Queried Ms Cohen here:

Second, I queried today, and within ten minutes, she answered: "I do wish you the best of luck with your writing, but since my mother is very ill, I cannot take on new clients at the moment. Thank you for your understanding, Susan Cohen."

Sending her family as much strength as possible right now.

Small update: there appears to be two Susan Cohen agents, both reputable and real. I'm gonna leave this here for people who are looking.
06/17/2021 10:57 AM
03/08/2021 06:37 PM
EQ: 3/8
PR: 3/8 from assistant Erica McGrath
11/05/2020 10:35 AM
Answering a nudge (11/03/20) from query of 03/19/20:
"I am so sorry, but my lack of response is indicative that I am a one person business, and my parents are aging and very sick right now, so I cannot take on any new clients. I wish you the best of luck with your writing. Thank you for the query, Susie Cohen"
08/09/2019 08:46 AM
EQ: 2/21
PR: 2/22 from assistant Nora Long

I am so psyched about this! Fingers crossed...

YA Fantasy 79k
05/08/2019 04:42 PM
EQ 5/3/19 email 'Dark Horses'
ER 5/8/19 Pleasant note
02/08/2019 01:21 PM
EQ: 9/3.
PR: 10/9.
FR: 10/15.
Revise/Resubmit: 1/21 (!!!)

MG, 55,000. Wish me luck!

Note: I had CNRed this because as you can see, it took over a month -- so don't be too quick to CNR.
01/14/2019 12:37 PM
UPDATE: Katherine Patterson's website lists her agent as Allison Cohen at The Gersh Agency.
01/14/2019 12:23 PM
... and Patrick, just to make it a bit more confusing I looked at the client list for PealCo, most are children's authors. And Katherine Paterson is listed as one.
Patrick (Admin)
01/14/2019 12:17 PM
gmwilson, yes, looks like two agents with the same name. The other agent (the one at PearlCo) sometimes goes by Susie Cohen. Probably to help with the confusion. I'm checking now to see if Susie Cohen qualifies for listing on QT.
01/14/2019 11:55 AM
I was wondering about the status of Susan Cohen at Writer's House as well after I came across this: http://www.pearlcoliteraryagency.com/. Could there be two literary agents with the same name? The later doesn't mention children's lit in her bio.
Patrick (Admin)
01/10/2019 08:45 PM
LIMAMA1956, she is still listed on the Writers House website and has been answering queries. Also, Publishers Marketplace reports sales she's made as part of Writers House as recently as July of 2018. Where do you see that she started her own agency, and what is it called?
01/10/2019 07:20 PM
You do realize that Susan Cohen is no longer at Writers House? She's no longer listed at their website. She set up her own shop in 2015.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/28/2017 09:54 AM
Profile Update: New email address.
05/17/2017 12:50 PM
EQ: 4/27 MG Speculative. It doesn't appear Susan responds to all queries. I'll wait a few more days before closing. CNR: 5/17
10/11/2016 06:16 PM
EQ: August 4
Follow-up on query: Oct. 11
Form R: Oct 11.

MG Fantasy
08/18/2015 07:34 AM
EQ: 8/17/15
07/16/2015 02:03 PM
EQ 6/12
PR 6/15
Upgraded to full 6/25
R & R 7/15
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