Mr. Jack Byrne

Sternig & Byrne

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Jack Byrne

Sternig & Byrne

2370 S. 107th Street, Apt 4
Milwaukee, WI 53227
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Science Fiction


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Author Comments
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04/02/2022 03:36 PM
I try not to submit a comment until I would get a reply but knowing that the site says this: ATTENTION
Effective immediately, the agency is closed to new submissions through at least the end of 2022; please direct your queries elsewhere.

On March 11th I sent in a query, the site didn't seem like it was closed to submissions.
If by any chance they contact me, I'll Edit this but until then... I assume I won't be hearing from them.

Fantasy/Fiction 136,550 words

Something uplifting to hear if you're feeling low: Go ahead and live with your head held high. No matter how devastated you may be by your own weakness or uselessness, set your heart ablaze. Grit your teeth and look straight ahead. -Kyojuro Rengoku

Thank you for giving me an opportunity to review your query. By design, my client list is small and comfortably full, and I am taking on very few new writers; after careful consideration, your material doesn’t sound quite right for me, nor I for it.

I wish you the best of luck in finding representation elsewhere.

Jack Byrne

Sternig & Byrne Literary Agency

My thoughts: To be fair, I didn't send a chapter/chapters and my query letter was still very small. I had just started building my query letter, so it was a bit lacking. I am still trying to make it better, being that it's my first time.
Nevertheless; as he states, he is comfortable and in my mind... If you're comfortable, why would you take on a writer as green as I?
I appreciate the email; I was just going to assume he was not going to email me back.
Good luck all!
N.P. Patrick :)
04/02/2022 03:09 PM
EQ 3/8/22
ER 4/2/22 - Polite form. Same "comfortably full" message that others have reported.

Dark Fantasy 96K
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Patrick (Admin)
03/28/2022 05:10 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks rdefiore
03/27/2022 05:23 PM
Their website says they're closed to submissions.
01/27/2022 06:45 PM
EQ: 01/24/22
ER: 01/27/22

Adult Fantasy 110k
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03/28/2022 - Closed to queries.
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