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Ms. Samantha Wekstein

Thompson Literary Agency

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Samantha Wekstein

Thompson Literary Agency

48 Great Jones Street #5F
New York, NY 10012
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
Family Saga
Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
New Adult
Picture Book
Science Fiction
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


Cultural/Social Issues
Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
Women's Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Katie D. Campbell
Lani Forbes
Korrie Leer
Renee B. Lute
Jo Renfro
Susan Shapiro
Jessie L. Star
Traci Van Wagoner
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03/16/2023 12:40 PM
Thank you MarganSloan, this is exactly what happened to me. My queries were in the 170-190 day range when they got marked CNR. Either I had that feature turned off or it never worked for me prior to the update. Grateful to know I'm not the only one.
03/16/2023 10:10 AM
FQ: 1/11/23
FR: 3/15/23

99k lgbtq+ adult romcom
03/15/2023 02:36 PM
No apologies needed, Patrick. I know this isn't easy to do, so glitches are bound to happen!
03/15/2023 01:56 PM
She mentioned on Twitter she is complete on queries through 1/11 and still working on the Jan queries as of now. She intends to reply to every one.

Edit: She clarified later that if you queried before 1/11, and have not heard back, then she is going to read your materials!
03/15/2023 01:55 PM
@mbowman I think she reviewed all through 1/11, but didn't reply to all. I'm still waiting on my 1/1 query.
Patrick (Admin)
03/14/2023 04:09 PM
@MorganSloan, That's possible. I did test it before making the final transition, but bugs happen so I can't rule it out completely. If the update did change your auto-close setting, then I apologize for the inconvenience.
03/14/2023 02:46 PM
No, RamblingScribe, you're not nuts - I had the same situation. I set my preferences not to auto-close at 120 days. The update reset that setting, and it auto-closed this one anyway.
03/14/2023 01:35 PM
@RamblingScribe The queries didn't close out because of the update, they closed out because you hit a specific day -- 120 days with no response. In both the old version and this newer version, there's an option in settings to make it so queries don't auto-close out. I've been using query manager for several years now (thanks for all of your hard work Patrick!) and it has nothing to do with the update,just time--120 days. If you don't select the option to make you have to manually close out each query, then the queries will automatically CNR after 120 days.

However there are also many agents who have a "no response means no" policy, so closing out after 120 days is a good marker for those.

03/14/2023 08:41 AM
@ Patrick, I don't mean to drag this out, I've sorted it out now, but I am confused by your last statement, because they weren't closed out under the old version. They were active right up until the update then all three queries auto-closed. Am I misunderstanding something?
Patrick (Admin)
03/12/2023 05:14 PM
Sorry RamblingScribe. But they would have been closed out under the old version as well.
03/12/2023 11:40 AM
@ Patrick, yes, and I think the ability to set aotoCNRs is a great feature, I'm just frustrated that it was turned on by default and affected three of my queries that I know are still viable. It was a pain trying to track them down and individually reset them while also figuring out the new navigation. Resetting the global setting did not undo the status change.
Patrick (Admin)
03/10/2023 04:05 PM
RamblingScribe, you can turn off auto CNRs in Account Settings.
03/10/2023 01:42 PM
After the update my query was auto-CNR'd, but Samantha told me personally that my query is in her "maybe" pile.
03/01/2023 09:11 AM
This may have been a mistake. I just doubled checked and her QM is closed and I know she said on Twitter she's currently on vacation.
02/28/2023 08:40 PM
Seems to be open to queries. Her QM link in her bio on twitter is live, no mention on the website of being closed.
02/16/2023 04:49 PM
FQ 1/5/23
FR: 2/16/23

67k YA Rom Com
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Patrick (Admin)
02/15/2023 10:07 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
02/14/2023 11:40 PM
FQ: 14/02/2023 MG SPEC/MYSTERY 59K
02/13/2023 05:48 PM
Form Query: 2.13.23

YA Fantasy 98k
02/13/2023 12:07 PM
Form Query: 10.18.22
Nudge with Offer of Representation: 1.31.23
Step Aside: 2.13.23

YA Historical, 79k
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02/15/2023 - Closed to queries.
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