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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04/08/2024 01:55 PM
Sent both10 pages and synopsis (kinda a combo of what he said he wanted and what the Writers House site said they wanted for submissions). I really like everything I've read about this guy and have wanted to query him for a long time. Fingers crossed :)

04/03/2024 03:53 PM
Email Query - 3/15/24
YA Fantasy 140k

Form Rejection - 4/2/24
03/27/2024 03:38 PM
emailed query 3/4/24
rejection received 3/27/24
Same polite reply others have mentioned "many charms"...
03/27/2024 02:19 PM
E: PB 3/6/24

FR: 3/27/24

standard note for polite pass
03/14/2024 05:24 AM
emailed query on Feb 20
rejection rec'd on Mar 13.
Very kind note from Stephen Barr's assistant, Erica - similar wording to others noted but sure is nice to receive such a polite pass.
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