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Mr. Seth Fishman

The Gernert Company

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Seth Fishman

The Gernert Company

Culver City, CA
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Science Fiction


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/10/2023 12:21 PM
wound up reviewing one of his clients' books for a fairly major pub. both he and the client highlighted and praised the review on social media. seeing similarities to my own work, I queried 9/7/22, mentioned this context.

No reply whatsoever (as of 3/10/23). Rude, rude rude.
01/09/2023 04:17 PM
Email query EQ sent: 1/9/2023

Sci-Fi 128K
12/21/2022 07:16 PM
Email query EQ sent: 12/21/2022

Sci-fi 107K
11/18/2022 12:51 PM
EQ: 11/18/22

YA Rom Com: 67k
10/07/2022 02:28 PM
@librarianblue you can query another agent at this agency just inform them in your email that you have been passed on/rejected by whichever other agent you queried first.
09/16/2022 05:01 PM
Has anyone parsed if you can resub to another agent at this agency? Their guidelines seem unclear.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/13/2022 09:08 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Thanks Kilgore_Trout.
09/13/2022 07:40 AM
Gernert Company does not list him as closed (and they do list closed agents). Nor did he pin the 8/23 tweet so to know he was closed one would have to go deep into his twitter feed. So I am not sure of his status.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
08/24/2022 04:25 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks ShermilaSundquist
08/24/2022 06:34 AM
He announced on Twitter he is closed to queries as of August 23, 2022. https://twitter.com/sethasfishman/status/1562158635643334656?s=21&t=9VBvQuzDChq9ZTUlr89YVw
08/04/2022 02:46 PM
EQ: 06/04/22 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 08/04/22
06/05/2022 01:46 AM
Agencies that only respond to queries if they are interested (this one) should have their own section in QT.
02/14/2022 09:37 AM
I was able to send him a full because of a direct recommendation from one of his clients, and I'm past the 6-month mark on waiting for him to read it.

The point being, he is wayyyyyyy behind on his reading. Forget posted turnaround times; buckle in and move on with your life.
02/14/2022 03:17 AM
EQ: 14 February 2022
SF 85k

"it's our policy to respond to your query only if we are interested in seeing more material, usually within 4-6 weeks"
11/28/2021 09:42 AM
Email Query: 10/16/21.
Closed/No Response within Stated Time: 11/28/21
Fantasy 89,000
11/09/2021 11:41 AM
11/9/21 query emailed
54k fantasy
11/08/2021 09:29 PM
Email Query 11/8/21
SF 106k
11/07/2021 10:18 AM
EQ 11/7/2021
Adult epic fantasy, 90K
09/19/2021 03:42 PM
EQ 1/26/2021 Speculative Fiction 84K
CNR 9/19/2021
09/15/2021 01:34 AM
Email query - 15/09/2021 - SF, 105k
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09/13/2022 - Open to queries.
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