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Mr. Ted Weinstein

Ted Weinstein Literary Management

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Ted Weinstein

Ted Weinstein Literary Management

New York, NY
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:




Current Affairs/Politics
How To
Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
True Adventure/Crime
Women's Issues
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Kitty Bartholomew
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Author Comments
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Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
05/24/2022 05:06 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
04/22/2022 09:46 AM
Is the website submissions form broken?
I got an auto responder email saying that the email was no longer active?

Yup, I submitted a second fake query with a different email and got this almost immediately in response
"You sent your query to this out-of-date and inactive email address. Please read any literary agency's web site before querying. You'll find lots of helpful resources and full submissions instructions for our agency at http://www.twliterary.com."
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
04/19/2022 03:28 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/09/2021 03:08 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks ihavewritten
12/08/2021 08:57 PM
Not open to queries anymore
06/11/2021 02:57 PM
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/02/2021 08:39 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Thanks Mesmer7
03/01/2021 07:57 PM
Looks like he's open to queries now.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/10/2020 03:18 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. (Thanks Quacking)
03/10/2020 12:20 PM
Website says referral only
Patrick (Admin)
02/19/2019 10:29 AM
Thanks Pyrrhonist
02/19/2019 10:24 AM
Website now shows open query, no longer by referral only. https://www.twliterary.com/submissions/
09/11/2015 01:08 PM
EQ: 9/9/15

history / narrative nonfiction

Their website had a query submission form, so not sure they are "closed to queries."
09/29/2011 04:07 AM
His website says this: We do not accept submissions from prospective clients except by referral.

I sent one anyway; I'll let you know what happens :)

Here's what I got back immediately:

Thank you for your email to Ted Weinstein Literary Management. We strongly encourage you to read any agency's web site thoroughly and carefully before sending a query.

If you are an author sending a query, as it states on our Web site we do not review submissions except by referral. There are many other great agents who are accepting new clients so we encourage you to query widely. Some resources you may find useful include:

* The Publishers Marketplace database of book deals (http://www.publishersmarketplace.com)

* Jeff Herman's "Guide to Book Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents" (http://bit.ly/r0EVwl)

* The AAR directory (http://www.aaronline.org).

If you have written for any other reason, we will reply soon.

Ted Weinstein Literary Management
05/31/2011 07:34 PM
He responded to my nonfiction (history) equery within hours, asking for the full proposal. Three days later (including weekend days) he emailed a thanks-but-no-thanks note complimenting the proposal, but with some very constructive comments about the book concept and slant. What a classy guy!
05/27/2011 11:42 AM
Like others, a rejection two days after query, but he did offer useful advice. He said I was pitching raw material, not a book, and should come up with a thesis and reshape my proposal around it, then resubmit. Now, he hadn't actually seen my proposal, so that wasn't an entirely informed opinion, but I have put some work on my proposal since then to sharpen it. The proposal is out with two agents right now and if neither bites, I might take his advice and rethink my concept a bit.
11/10/2009 06:59 AM
e-queried 11/9/09 form rejection 11/10/09

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your recent
submission. Unfortunately we cannot offer representation.
Because of the large number of submissions, we are forced to be
extremely selective when considering new material. We encounter many
more talented writers and interesting projects than we can represent,
so we carefully guard our time to serve most effectively our small
number of clients.
Everyone's taste and judgment are subjective and others may feel
differently, so we encourage you to contact other agencies. We wish
you the best of luck in finding great success with your work.
Ted Weinstein Literary Management
03/25/2009 12:00 PM
Prompt (within a few days) generic email saying no interest.
03/23/2009 12:00 PM
Prompt, courteous rejection. Encouraged me to keep trying. 3/23/09
08/27/2008 12:00 PM
Puzzled by his quick response within 24 hours:
"Read any agency's web site before querying."

I did and followed his guidelines.
Later same day: keeps challenging me that I sent fiction when in fact, I sent non fiction narrative which is among genres he represents.
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Last Update:
05/24/2022 - Closed to queries.
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