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Ms. Stacy Testa

Writers House

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Stacy Testa

Writers House

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


General Fiction
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
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Known Clients (current & past)
Chantal Johnson
Claire Lombardo
Kim Michele Richardson
Rheea Rodrigues Mukherjee
Karen Winn
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/20/2023 01:54 PM
Sent query on 3/17, polite rejection 3/20
03/20/2023 11:58 AM
Polite form rejection within one business day. She has an extensive wish list and bio so it was a little disappointing she didn't see the fit but I would encourage anyone fitting her criteria to submit.
03/05/2023 05:04 PM
2/19/23 emailed query 63K memoir
2/22/23 Rejection
02/16/2023 02:28 PM
Emailed query: 02/11/23, 160K literary fiction
Request for full: 02/14/23, very gracious (with first right of refusal)
02/14/2023 12:49 PM
EQ 2/10
ER 2/14 Form rejection
Historical Fiction 87,000 words
02/08/2023 04:32 AM
Nice rejection in two days. Memoir.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/02/2023 02:57 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
01/23/2023 04:56 PM
EQ: 9/24/22
FR: 9/27/22 (with first right of refusal)
ER: 1/21/23 - Very kind and respectful.

Literary/Historical Fic 114k
01/08/2023 07:18 PM
EQ: 7/11/2022
FR: 7/12/22
ER: 1/8/23 - personalized and kindly delivered; she's very sweet and would be a great agent to work with
12/12/2022 08:24 PM
EQ 10/20/22
ER 10/24/22
Upmarket literary 99k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/03/2022 10:54 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
10/07/2022 11:05 PM
Request for full on 11/3/21. 90k literary suspense novel.
Nudged with revision on 3/2.
UPDATE: Still haven't heard from her, 8 months after sending the full.
UPDATE: Rejection on 8/14. Sent the revision on 9/10 and received another rejection on 10/7.
09/27/2022 10:26 PM
Query 9/25/22 - 138,000 Historical Fiction
Form letter rejection - 9/27/22
08/29/2022 03:02 PM
Emailed Q 8/27/22
Same form rejection as others 8/29/22

YA Historical/Magical realism 65k

Appreciate the quickness...
08/15/2022 09:00 PM
EQ: 8-1-2022
Polite auto reply: I am currently on holiday and will not be checking email during this time. I look forward to being in touch when I'm back online on Monday, August 8th. Thanks so much for your patience in the meantime!

8-15-22: Polite rejection: Thank you so much for contacting me about representation. Unfortunately, I don’t think your book would be quite right for my list at this time. Publishing is very subjective, of course, and I’m sure another agent will feel differently. Thank you for thinking of Writers House. I wish you all the best of luck with this project.

85K Historical Fiction
08/08/2022 01:44 PM
Emailed query 6/20/22 90K debut fiction
Poite form rejection 6/22/22 same text as others.
She promises she gets back to everyone quickly, and sure did for me.
07/12/2022 04:24 PM
EQ: 7/11/2022
FR: 7/12/2022

94K words upmarket fiction
07/07/2022 03:45 PM
Emailed query 02/06/22
Rejection 06/07/22 Same form rejection as listed by others.

Adult satire/humor 90K
06/30/2022 02:05 PM
Emailed query 9/28/21
Full request 11/3/21
Rejection 6/30/22 ("intrigued by premise but didn't come alive for me on the page" etc)

Literary 105K
06/18/2022 06:40 PM
6/13 Query sent
6/15 Form rejection, same as below

Literary/Spec fiction 85k
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Last Update:
02/02/2023 - Open to queries.
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