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Mr. Stephen Barr

Writers House

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Stephen Barr

Writers House

21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction
Graphic Novel
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary


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Author Comments
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09/02/2023 04:52 PM
PB 6/29
Rejection 8/7

Pretty excited because apparently he sat down and discussed my manuscript. At least agents are looking at my book! I was ultimately rejected but they gave some solid feedback and told me my PB was charming.

08/08/2023 11:34 AM
EQ:29 june 2023
ER: 07 august 2023
Middle grade horror 49k

Sweet form letter

Hi ....,

Thank you so much for giving us a chance to look at your project.

I’ve reviewed your submission with Stephen and I’m sorry to report that we just aren’t wholeheartedly connecting with your work, despite its many charms. So, we should step aside. We truly appreciate the look, though, and hope you find someone who is passionate about your project and confident in their ability to position it. We wish you nothing but the best of luck.


08/07/2023 03:01 PM
Query sent 7-7-23
Rejection 8-7-23
Very professional and kind in their email.
06/30/2023 08:04 AM
I met Stephen at Muse and the Marketplace earlier this year. He gave me solid feedback in a brainstorming session that was a genuine pleasure. He offered me suggestions that he felt would make my protagonist more sympathetic immediately, discussed the sci-fi premise, and offered to read the material again. While I have also been rejected twice by him, both times via email from his assistant, he asserted that he reads all material himself and is confident that he would give any query due consideration.
06/29/2023 07:13 PM
EQ:29 june 2023

Middle grade horror 49k
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