Ms. Susan Ginsburg

Writers House

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Susan Ginsburg

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
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/06/2024 06:46 PM
A wonderful lit agent with an incredible experience: YA Romance 53K

EQ: 9/19/23
Full Request from Catherine Bradshaw, Susan's assistant: 11/7/23
Personalized rejection with TONS of actionable feedback: 12/7/23

I asked if I could send in a revised version on 12/7/23. Catherine agreed on 12/28/23 -- turned into an R&R.

R&R submitted 1/3/24. YA Romance 78K.
Another personalized rejection on 3/5/24 -- not the perfect fit.

Catherine and Susan were very communicative and thoughtful in their response letter. I could tell they took the time to actually read through my story. Although I'm sad it didn't result in an offer, I can honestly say that I'm a better writer and that I've grown because of them. I HIGHLY recommend querying Susan, and I will be sure to query with my next project if it meets her genres.

12/20/2023 03:52 PM
EQ: 12 December 2023
Upmarket Contemporary YA 81K

Fingers crossed!
11/01/2023 07:50 AM
"Thank you so much for your patience as we considered your query. Although this sounds intriguing, I’m afraid it isn’t right for Susan. Her client list is very full right now, forcing her to be extremely selective about taking on anyone new. I wish you all the best in finding enthusiastic representation."

I received this rejection note—from the office of Susan Golomb. Same language quoted in comments for Susan Ginsburg below. I'm sure it's not only Susans who use it.
06/29/2023 01:13 PM
EQ: 25 Apr 2023
Commercial Women's Fiction: 99k
CNR: 20 Jun 2023
My query letter was clear that I had fulls out with other agents, and she wants exclusivity so I guess I can close this one.
Form rejection: 29 Jun 2023 Oh, never mind. lol

03/29/2023 10:46 AM
EQ: 1/6/23
Full Request: 3/29/23 sent same day
Literary/Upmarket 75k
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03/28/2020 - Genres updated.
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