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Ms. Brenda Bowen

The Book Group

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Brenda Bowen

The Book Group

New York, NY
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Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult


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Author Comments
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03/21/2024 06:15 AM
Posted over a month ago based on a newsletter announcement that she was open to historical fiction 'Women-centered stories, especially those that show the female perspective of world events typically associated with men.', which is exactly the theme of my MS.
The same newsletter was announced again yesterday, the same paragraph.
No word. It behooves me to understand why agents put out these updates when they clearly ignore them! A rejection is equally as important as a confirmation to submit. Silence is not an acceptable.
12/31/2023 01:29 AM
EQ: 10/26/2023 (first 10 pages)
YA 65k
CNR: 12/31/2023
09/25/2023 03:17 PM
And picture book authors, please note: Brenda Bowen is not able to accept picture book text submissions at this time.
09/12/2023 05:48 PM
I submitted via email and did not receive any automated email receipt -- a few business days later I resubmitted with a note explaining from a separate email account on a web browser and still no auto email receipt. I know others have had this issue as well-- did anyone ever "figure out" what happened or find any way to confirm if your submission went through?
05/03/2023 07:38 PM
EQ: 5/3/23
MG Historical Fiction, 60k
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