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Mr. Andrew Zack

The Zack Company, Inc.

4653 Carmel Mountain Rd, Ste 308

San Diego, CA


Twitter: thezackcompany

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Online Form: Yes

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from pangolin19
Jan 06, 2023 1:29 pm

EQ: 5/17/22
Form rejection: 1/2/23
from spacerog
Nov 22, 2022 12:20 pm

Submitted 2020.01.29
Proposal Requested 2020.08.29
Rejected 2020.10.13

Submitted again because I didn't check my notes.
Submitted 2022.02.16
Manuscript requested 2022.07.07
sample requested?? 2022.11.17

I really don't know what to make of this. I'm very far along in the self publishing path now so don't really care any more other than curiosity. Lot of oddities here, 10 months to respond? Manuscript requested before sample chapter? Not really sure what to make of this but interesting to see where it goes.

Update 2022.11.18
Had a 15 minute conversation on the phone and he wants a second chapter.

Update 2022.11.21
After the second chapter said there wasn't enough tension and that the story doesn't really work as a memoir, needs a wider viewpoint. He said he loves the idea of this book but that it would be a hard sell to publishers.

Oh, well, It will be in bookstores in January regardless.
from Talean
Nov 09, 2022 4:42 pm

Kind of like that you submit the whole manuscript right away.
from andyscontras
Oct 25, 2022 4:12 pm

FR & submitted --
from Navigator84
Oct 23, 2022 11:04 pm

EQ: 10/14/21
Military Thriller: 125K
Full request: 7/7/22
Submitted full: 7/8/22
Reject: 10/12/22
Very nice personal e-mail with feedback on why he didn't think he could sell it. Tried to call me, as well. Told me to send my next project to him. Overall good experience!!
from slowlaurus
Oct 01, 2022 1:24 pm

I got a 403 error, Access Denied, when I attempted to submit. Has anyone else ever encountered this error?
from TMQueries
Sep 21, 2022 5:19 pm

40-day form rejection
75k thriller/suspense

Thank you for your submission to The Zack Company, Inc. Please forgive this form response. The number of queries and submissions currently being received prevents us from personally responding to each.

Though we appreciated the opportunity to carefully consider your work, we've determined that it doesn't meet the current needs of our list, so we’re going to pass on it. Thank you, again, for your interest.
from CTurner
Sep 16, 2022 3:26 pm

Further to @travishime's 6 August 2021 comment, I found this blurb on authorcoach(dot)com, which explains Zack's relationship with Endpapers Press: "Andrew Zack, literary agent and author coach, is a genuine publishing entrepreneur. Founder of The Zack Company, Inc., a literary agency representing authors of fiction and nonfiction, as well as Author Coach, LLC, an author-services firm representing independent editors and assisting authors in revising and refining their works, he has...launched Endpapers Press, a 'managed self-publishing' solution for authors interested in bringing their works out as reprint or original eBooks or print-on-demand editions."
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 08, 2022 6:49 am

Thanks Narrative_Storyteller. They moved their form. It's fixed now.
from Narrative_Storyteller
Aug 08, 2022 6:01 am

page is not found error on form link
from NathanRH
Jul 29, 2022 11:21 am

Form rejection. "Hard Science Fiction by people who understand the science and make it feel real"
from Valanice
Jul 28, 2022 10:25 pm

Queried 5/25/2022
Rejection, form letter 7/28/2022
Fantasy, 109k
from Patsails
Jul 13, 2022 6:35 am

Form rejection, 7/13/22 military, political, suspense thriller 116,500 words
from spacerog
Jul 11, 2022 10:07 am

141 days to proposal request.
from LiaMack
Jul 08, 2022 10:30 am

WOW. I didn't even recall sending this query out, it's been almost a year since (9.2021) - however, just received a FULL MANUSCRIPT REQUEST!

Submission form worked for me. "Than you for your submission!" (although they need to proofread their website ;)

EQ: 9.13.21
Comedy Drama: 98K
Full request: 7.8.22

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