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Ms. Rebecca Sherman

Writers House

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Rebecca Sherman

Writers House

21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Website:
www.writershouse.com/
Blog/Other:
www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/rebeccasherman/
Twitter:
@RebeccAgent
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Query Methods
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Genres
This agent is seeking the following genres:

Fiction

Children's
Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
Picture Book
  • Picture Book, Author/Illustrator
  • Picture Book, Illustrator
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Humor

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Anna Alter
Melissa Anelli
Ruth Chan
Noa Denmon
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Caroline Hickey
Neesha Hudson
Katie Kordesh
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Sarah Kurpiel
Grace Lin
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Meghan McCarthy
Eugene Mirman
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
FaunaExtreme
02/27/2023 04:07 PM
EQ: 2-6-23
Form rejection: 2-27-23

Thoughtful, considerate form rejection from her assistant.

YA graphic novel.
SouthpawGal
01/15/2023 10:31 AM
For picture books: "I accept illustrators and author/illustrators only—if you’ve just written picture book text, I’m not the best match for you."
BeckyG515
12/14/2022 01:07 PM
Update 12/14/2022: In case anyone else submitted on 12/11/2022 or after received the same email response that I did and was worried about it. I reached out through email and found out that the auto-response stating that Rebecca was currently closed to unsolicited queries was left on by mistake.
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I received this response today (12/11/2022) when I tried to query. I queried since I saw that query tracker main page had updated to open to queries and publishers marketplace also stated she was open. Either she is only open to requests/referral material or the email notification was left on.

Hello,

I am currently closed to unsolicited queries. You should feel more than welcome to send your project to one of my colleagues or, when I reopen, you can re-send your work to me. But please note, if you were not referred by a children's/YA editor, a client that I already represent, or are querying based a request from myself or Laura Gruszka from Twitter pitch, then the query I just received has been deleted.

In addition, please note that you may only send to one Writers House agent at any given time.

Best wishes,

Rebecca
Patrick (Admin)
12/11/2022 08:03 PM
BeckyG515, she changed her Publishers Marketplace page to show her being open. Perhaps she forgot to change her email auto-responder.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/11/2022 01:49 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
slm8669
09/15/2022 12:24 PM
EQ: 8/24/22
Form Rej: 9/15/22
MG HF Sports 56k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/07/2022 01:41 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks naomicreer
naomicreer
09/07/2022 01:09 PM
9/6/2022 Agent is currently but temporarily closed to unsolicited queries.
JRezendes
09/06/2022 02:44 PM
Auto-reply:

Hello,

I am currently closed to unsolicited queries. You should feel more than welcome to send your project to one of my colleagues or, when I reopen, you can re-send your work to me. But please note, if you were not referred by a children's/YA editor, a client that I already represent, or are querying based a request from myself or Laura Gruszka from Twitter pitch, then the query I just received has been deleted.

In addition, please note that you may only send to one Writers House agent at any given time.

Best wishes,

Rebecca
jrwilding
08/29/2022 12:50 PM
EQ: 8/10/22
ER: 8/29/22
MG Fantasy 69K

I assume this is a form rejection?

Thank you so much for your query. While Rebecca found your concept to be engaging, she doesn’t feel your work is quite right for her. Due to a very full client list, she needs to be especially selective about pursuing new projects.

Someone else may have an extremely different approach that better fits your needs and is better suited to you and your work. Please do feel welcome to submit to another agent at Writers House, if you so choose. Agency policy asks that queriers only query one Writers House agent at a time; once that agent has responded, you’re welcome to submit to another agent at Writers House.

We hope you find the right advocate for your projects. Thank you again for thinking of Rebecca, and we wish you the best of luck in finding representation.
katine
08/08/2022 01:34 PM
EQ: 7/19/22
Rejection from Rebecca's assistant: 8/8/22

Upper MG Fantasy 64K
Risa97
05/16/2022 07:55 PM
EQ - 4/19/22
ER (form) 5/16/22

YA - 95k
sara_gilbert_writes
05/05/2022 12:31 PM
EQ: 5/5
Con YA 59k
juliabean
02/03/2022 12:11 PM
EQ: 1-12-22 (MG mystery)
R from her assistant: 2/1/22
christinaferko
12/16/2021 03:11 PM
Dec. 3, 2021 : Email query
Dec. 16, 2021: Partial request from her and her assistant (and with a note mentioning that after tomorrow the agency will be on break until early January)

YA Fantasy 84k
Varsha
11/28/2021 07:36 PM
Queried 26/10/2021
Form Rejection 15/11/21

MG Novel in Verse
fireantsbook
11/15/2021 09:51 PM
EQ: 10/26/2021, Children's Book
ER: 11/15/2021 Standard rejection from Rebecca's assistant
writeranddreamer
10/26/2021 02:21 PM
I submitted a second revise and resubmit, but didn't receive a confirmation (I had in the past). I am just wondering if anyone can confirm that Laura is still Rebecca's assistant? I don't want to email again and be annoying and I am sure this is just my anxiety :) Thanks to anyone who can let me know the name of her current assistant.
dterkhanian
10/08/2021 07:30 PM
EQ: 9/1
FR: 10/8

52K MG contemporary
robinkmoore
10/06/2021 11:00 PM
Rep for "Dragons Love Tacos".

[from website] In general, I am looking for stories that meet kids where they are (not those that talk down to them or go over their heads) and that genuinely can get them laughing. More specifically:

MG: Middle grade fiction is the arrow that goes to the bull’s-eye of my heart. I’m looking for timeless stories that could become instant classics. I have a soft spot for fresh retellings and inventive folklore, fairytales, etc. I’m equally excited by contemporary stories, particularly friendship stories. Occasionally I fall for character-driven historical fiction set in seldom explored settings.
Favorite childhood MG books: THE WESTING GAME, CHARLOTTE’S WEB, THE BFG, FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWILER, and HOLES (actually I read this last one when I was an adult). Favorite contemporary MG books: THE WEDNESDAY WARS, THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY, EMMA JEAN LAZARUS FELL OUT OF A TREE, THE STRANGE CASE OF ORIGAMI YODA, THE REAL BOY.

YA: I’m looking for books with something to say—books that make me laugh, and characters that truly remind me of how confounding and wonderful (ridiculous! frightening! glorious!) adolescence can be. I enjoy contemporary stories of young love and growing up. I am not the right person for your high fantasy/SF submission, however, I am game for a novel with fantastical elements in the world we know/urban fantasy/magical realism). Super-edgy and/or issue-driven books aren’t for me either.
Favorite contemporary YA: STARGIRL, BLANKETS, ELEANOR & PARK, WHY WE BROKE UP, THE DISREPUTABLE HISTORY OF FRANKIE LANDAU BANKS.

For all fiction, I’m very much looking for highly illustrated work—not necessarily graphic novels or illustrated diaries, but projects that include inventive uses of artwork to help tell the story. Also: bonus points for manuscripts that include an ensemble of characters in which the individuals, as well as the dynamics between characters, are complex and fully developed.

Picture Books: I want picture books that can hold up to readings night after night. I’d love to see something that can make me laugh embarrassingly loud. I want to find the next picture book household name like Madeline or Olivia or Harold (in other words, character-driven picture books are welcome). I’m highly selective in this category, and I accept illustrators and author/illustrators only—if you’ve just written picture book text, I’m not the best match for you.

Favorite childhood picture books: THE MONSTER AT THE END OF THIS BOOK, MISS NELSON IS MISSING!, WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, anything by Richard Scarry. Favorite contemporary picture books: OLIVIA, ME…JANE, THE INCREDIBLE BOOK-EATING BOY, ORANGE PEAR APPLE BEAR, BALLOONS OVER BROADWAY, and THE ADVENTURES OF THE DISH AND THE SPOON.
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Last Update:
12/11/2022 - Open to queries. Genres updated.
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