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Mr. Jon Michael Darga

Aevitas Creative Management

19 West 21st Street, Suite 501

New York, NY 10010


Twitter: jmdargz

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from AshShees
Feb 25, 2021 11:08 pm

OF: 2/25/2021

YA Fantasy 108K
from thewhipslip
Feb 23, 2021 2:29 pm

Online Form 2/15/21
ER 2/23/21

Best rejection ever. Just amazing.

YA Thriller 87k
from MM123654
Feb 23, 2021 12:56 pm

EQ: 16th Feb 2021
Rejection: 23rd Feb 2021
Loveliest rejection of my life, would have queried simply for that rejection. Echoing the others below!
from BL2017
Dec 25, 2020 11:48 pm

EQ: 11/22/20 Sci-fi 74k
CNR: 12/25/20
from vickshi
Dec 19, 2020 2:54 pm

EQ: 11/9/2020
Agent Tweeted apologetically 12/19/2020 that he's caught up with all 2020 submissions, and "I’m very sorry but no response = a pass." Closed out, categorized as rejection.

He also added a note for SFF writers! I recommend checking out his feed. He seems so nice! Congratulations to everyone who caught his eye.

117k sci-fi thriller
from jmillwanders
Dec 11, 2020 11:12 am

PitMad like and query sent on 12/3
Rejection on 12/11

Jon's rejection email was probably the nicest rejection email I've ever read. He was incredibly thoughtful and had a lot of positive things to say about my work before getting into why it wasn't the best fit for him. He wasn't on my radar for querying prior to PitMad, but now he's 1000% on my list for my next book if I don't get rep with the current one.
from ASMannai
Dec 07, 2020 3:27 am

Form Query: 11/7/20
Closed / No Response: 12/7/20
YA Fiction 75,000 words
from Claxton
Nov 21, 2020 5:29 pm

I'm gonna echo what the person below me said. He rejected my query, but damn if didn't give me the nicest rejection I've seen in years.
from brownlabsarebest
Nov 18, 2020 7:13 pm

One of the kindest passes on a full I've ever received, and with a TON of feedback too. Anyone who lands Jon as an agent is incredibly lucky!
from bilibala
Nov 14, 2020 12:12 am

EQ 30 Oct 2020
70K ownvoices historical fantasy
ER: 2 Nov 2020 Super kind.
from miketal20
Nov 02, 2020 1:53 pm

EQ: 11/1/2020
115K, LGBTQ Memoir (Immigrant from the Philippines)
ER: 11/2 (Already representing another author with similar bacgkround)
from BeckyL
Oct 21, 2020 11:58 am

EQ: 10/20/20
ER: 10/21/20 The nicest thoughtful detailed personal rejection I've ever received.
from MelissaMcKinnon
Sep 21, 2020 10:15 am

YA Rom Com 49K
#PitMad Request: 9/6/2020
FR: 9/8/2020

Unfortunately, we were in the direct path of Hurricane Sally and are still waiting for the return of our internet (doing all this from my spotty cell service on my phone). Informed him of the technological issues and he said that was more than fine and he would wait. Will update this when I am back up and running and able to send out fulls again.
from A_Read14
Sep 15, 2020 7:37 pm

PitDark request: 5/18/20
Sent: 6/1
NICEST full request I have ever seen: 6/22
sent revised book: 9/3. He replied the same day saying he hoped to read by the beginning of November.

99K Adult Upmarket Gothic

He seems incredibly kind, prompt, and professional. I highly recommend querying him.
from mawidmaier
Apr 20, 2020 5:07 pm

OF: 1/27/2020
CNR: 4/20/2020

170K Adult Fantasy

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