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Ms. Jodi Reamer

Writers House

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Jodi Reamer

Writers House

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


General Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Book
Science Fiction
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/20/2023 05:05 PM
@Sleepymillennial It reads like that now! I'm sure it wasn't like that when I submitted in August.
03/20/2023 01:48 PM
Does Jodi's new guidelines say that you submit the full manuscript with your query letter? That's what I assumed.
03/20/2023 01:42 AM
EQ: 11/30
CNR: 3/19/23
70k adult scifi
03/17/2023 07:37 PM
Queried with full manuscript submission
YA fantasy 93,000 words

Polite rejection from asst. 3/17/23
Letter the same as others received but acknowledgment and response is always appreciated.
03/12/2023 09:14 AM
EQ: 8/22/22
CNR: 11/16/22 - 86 days
Science fiction, 119K
03/11/2023 02:28 PM
It's been 202 days thus far and when I contacted her for a follow-up, her assistant said that my novel was still under consideration. I will try to update people when I get an answer.

No shock here! REJECTION after 211 days and needing to resend my materials.
03/03/2023 03:08 AM
A 6+ month rollercoaster just for the initial query.

EQ to assistant Rey: 04/08/22
Nudge 27/11/22, Rey mentions it's still in consideration
I find out Jodi's email has changed so I follow up to ensure my query letter was not lost in the transfer: 15/02/23
Same day, new assistant Anqi asks me to resend my initial query nonetheless.
FR: 02/03/23

100k Multi-POV Sci-Fi
03/02/2023 09:55 AM
EQ: 6/10/22
PR: 2/3/23 (color me shocked)
Pass 3/2/23

adult historical romance, 85k

Thank you so much for your patience as Jodi considered TITLE. She regrets that her busy schedule does not allow for a personal response, and has requested that I respond on her behalf.

I’m sorry to inform you that Jodi is unable to offer you representation at this time. Due to an already crowded client list, Jodi is forced to be highly selective when considering new clients. She prioritizes passionate and enthusiastic representation for every writer she works with, and so she has chosen to step aside and allow you to continue your search for an agent who can best advocate for you and your work.

We truly appreciated the opportunity to see your material and commend you for the work that so clearly went into crafting it. Please keep in mind that this is only one opinion in a subjective business, and we wish you the best of luck in your continued search for representation.

Thank you again for sharing your work, and for thinking of Jodi
03/01/2023 03:50 PM
EQ: 1/1/2023
Polite Nudge: (2/26)
Assistant Response: Materials Still Under Consideration (2/28/23)
03/01/2023 12:09 PM
ER 8/12/22
FR 3/1/23

YA Fantasy 90k
02/28/2023 08:49 AM
(I'm unsure about why the date of my comment has changed, but it was posted long before and I've updated my listed dates to include the year!)

Sent the query on Jan 6th 2021.
Received a full request on April 28th 2021 and sent manuscript on April 29th
Received a form rejection October 5th 2021

YA Fantasy, 120k
02/23/2023 04:36 PM
Email Query: 12/28/22
Polite Follow-Up/Nudge: 2/22/23
Assistant Response: 2/23/23 Query is still under consideration.
02/23/2023 10:03 AM
Email Query: 1.25.23 (Sent with full manuscript attached per guidelines on Publisher's Marketplace page)
Nudge with Offer of Representation: 1.31.23
Full Request from Assistant: 2.1.23 (Sent 2.1.23)
Step Aside from Assistant: 2.23.23

YA Historical, 79k
02/21/2023 08:58 PM
EQ: 7/26/22 (letter & 1st 10 pgs)
Full Request: 2/21/23

I’m curious- do they ask for everyone’s full manuscript? I got really excited but now I’m wondering if it’s just standard to request and read.

90k YA fantasy
02/20/2023 05:38 PM
Email query 2/20/23 with full ms attached
90k Adult Romance
02/14/2023 02:40 PM
Email query 2/14/23 with full ms attached

Ya fantasy, 100K
02/06/2023 02:09 PM
Semi-personal rejection email a couple of months after a "nudge." Commercial literary 90K words.
02/04/2023 12:20 PM
EQ: 12/9/22
A few days later, the email changed....and requirements changed (I think? Still confused about this).
Nudged 1/26/23 to make sure my query was not lost in the changeover. I got a reply from new assistant (Anqi) within 24 hrs that i was still under consideration but they skipped the part where I asked for a timeline. SIGH.
"Hi Sara,

I can confirm that your query made it safely through the email change, and that it is still under consideration! Thank you for checking in.

So current query age is 57 days.
I KNOW these guys are slow. But at least I have some validation I'd still in the mix, I guess?
I sent a standard query...query letter, 1st 10 pages of mss.
01/24/2023 09:05 AM
Queried: June 1, 2022
Full manuscript request: January 19, 2023 (I sent it today, January 20, 2023)
Manuscript is 90K YA thriller / family drama
Will edit if/when I hear anything new :)
01/18/2023 09:59 PM
Email query: 14th June 2022
1st Follow-up: 17th December 2022, to Ms Reamer's assistant, Rey Lalaoui but received a 'closed for New Year Holidays* notification.
2nd Follow-up: 4th January 2023 (No response)
3rd Follow-up: 15th January 2023 (with an automatic reply -- "Please write to Ms Reamer's current assistant, Anqi Xu")
4th Follow-up: 15th January 2023 (to Anqi Xu)
5th Follow-up: 17th January 2023 (Anqi Xu has blocked my e-mail address! INTERESTING!)
18th January 2023: Anqi replied as below:-
"Thank you for checking in. Please be assured your materials are still under Jodi Reamer’s consideration. We sincerely appreciate your patience as we move through our reading list." (Email sent by using jreamersubmissions@writershouse.com)
19th January 2023: I replied with a polite 'withdrawal of query' email.

89K adult contemporary romance
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Last Update:
12/14/2022 - New email address.
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