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    Question Barry Goldblatt Literary

    ..."not recommended" or "highly recommended" -- not anything, just lists an agency or agent name, then what?

    Do we assume everything's a-ok?


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    According to the latest Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators newsletter, Barry Goldblatt is no longer accepting unsolicted subs OR queries. He's a very busy guy with a full client list. For what it's worth, he's a well respected agent.

    Don't know about the other, sorry.
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    When there are no recommendations listed beside a description, it means that P&E hasn't received any significant complaints for a negative recommendation and hasn't enough information yet to render a positive one. In other words, P&E considers it a neutral listing and that the business is acceptable.

    In all instances, P&E believes writers should always be cautious.
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    Remember to be kind to writers who step in PA. They really don't know how bad it smells.

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    Thank you both for your very helpful information.

    I'm new at this and trying to do my research. I appreciate the answers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine N.
    According to the latest Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators newsletter, Barry Goldblatt is no longer accepting unsolicted subs OR queries. He's a very busy guy with a full client list. For what it's worth, he's a well respected agent.

    Don't know about the other, sorry.
    Lois de la Haba is also busy, I think she works by referrals only.

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    haz a shiny new book cover Christine N.'s Avatar
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    And as an update. Barry is now accepting queries, but NO unsol. ms's. And he only takes queries by snail mail.
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    It's probably a bit late for this, but Barry Goldblatt is a highly respected agent, specializing in YA and kids' books. Just a glance at his website will tell you that his clients include three NYT bestsellers, a Newberry award winner, a Printz award winner, and a MacArthur Genius Grant recipient. Definitely not a scammer.

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    Belatedly, here's Barry Goldblatt: http://www.bgliterary.com/

    Can't find any web presence for Lois de la Haba. However, several folks have thanked her in their books: http://books.google.com/books?q=%22l...en&sa=N&tab=wp
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    [Agency] Barry Goldblatt Literary

    Yup, big-name in YA. Bestselling authors (Holly Black, Libba Bray, and Lauren Myracle that I recognize), award-winning authors, the whole bit. Pretty much top-of-the-list.

    Website: BG Literary
    Blog (no recent updates): bgliterary

    Anyone have experience with him? Turnaround time?
    Last edited by juneafternoon; 02-24-2008 at 05:23 PM. Reason: Typo in Barry's name. Oops.
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    i queried him a week or so ago,
    but have not heard back yet. will keep you
    posted. also refer to this site :
    http://www.verlakay.com/boards/index.php?topic=10183.0
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    I queried him on New Years Eve and got a very standard "Dear Writer" form rejection two weeks later. He responds fast and is obviously a well known agent. You should certainly try sending him a query. Good luck!

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    I got a 'dear author' rejection from him in about 2 weeks a while back

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    Thanks xiaotien! Checked it out, seems he requests very few fulls (no partials from what I can see). He has no apparent taste, just "whatever he falls in love with". Well that narrows it down

    Thanks the both of you, as well


    I'd like to add a few links, just for people's info.

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    I recieved a form rejection a week and a half after sending a query. Best of luck!

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    I queried him last Friday (2/15), so I guess we'll see! Isn't he married to Libba Bray as well? I adored her Gemma Doyle books. So, so good!
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    ^ Yup, he is! The reason I'm looking to query him with a finish mss is because of Libba actually. I've been told that the content in my stories is similar to Libba's, and hey, if that's up his alley...!
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    I also got a standard form rejection from him which is disappointing because he is absolutely top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopcus View Post
    I also got a standard form rejection from him which is disappointing because he is absolutely top notch.
    hopcus, what was the turn around time?

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    From what I gather, he does 2-6 weeks turnaround time. And the full requests are form and both those and reject forms are "tiny". So be careful and check if he really rejected you!
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    The time on my query letter rejection was one month.

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    I'm not repped by Barry, but I do know him a little, and some of his clients. If this is any help, he works INCREDIBLY hard for his clients, and, as you've already pointed out, has a very impressive sales record.
    If he handled more than kidlit, I'd be querying him.

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    ^ Yep, and he always does personals on full rejections. He's on the top of my list. From the interviews I read with him, he sounds amazing.
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    17 day response via SASE for
    50 pages and synopsis.
    i sent the requested materials on 3/10.

    said in the slip that his reponse time
    is 8 weeks.

    june, did you ever query him?
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    That's awesome, Cyn! Good luck! I got straight up rejectified by him this week, form letter style, making it about a six week turnaround in query time.

    Got my fingers crossed for you!!
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    thanks, rachel! i think it'll be a while before
    i hear and i'm sad i sent my unrevised partial.
    we'll see what happens!

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