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Mr. Jonathan Cobb

HG Literary

37 West 28th St, 8th floor

New York, NY 10001



Website: www.hgliterary.com

Twitter: JonathanECobb

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from digitia
Sep 23, 2022 5:04 pm


Form Query 9/23/22

Adult Fantasy 95k
from ajmiz827
Sep 21, 2022 1:08 pm


Query Sent: May 3, 2022
MS Type: Adult Contemporary, 116K words
Form Rejection Received: Sept. 21, 2022 @ 12:19 pm -- 141 days! (why bother?)

Thank you for your query. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid that your project does not seem like one I could successfully represent at this time. I hope you succeed in your search for enthusiastic representation.
from TMQueries
Sep 21, 2022 1:03 pm


111 day form rejection--wow, why even bother replying??
75k thriller/suspense

Thank you for your query. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid that your project does not seem like one I could successfully represent at this time. I hope you succeed in your search for enthusiastic representation.

All best,
Jon
from sampanepinto
Sep 13, 2022 10:10 am


Form Query: 8/8/22
Full Request: 8/9/22

88k YA Sci-Fi
from Lorettakate
Sep 08, 2022 5:41 pm


EQ: 9/7/22

YA Gothic Horror
from tyingling7766
Aug 08, 2022 8:24 am


EQ: 8 August 2022

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
from sophiakate
Aug 03, 2022 8:31 pm


form query 7/24/22
Withdrew to revise 8/3/22
84k adult fantasy
from sallyawalk
Jul 22, 2022 3:47 pm


Query: 5/10/22
Form Rejection: 7/22/22
MG SF 44K
from haleywarrington
Jul 22, 2022 10:26 am


FQ: 7/22/2022
84k YA Fantasy
from harperleary
Jul 17, 2022 1:46 pm


Closing this one out at 77 days with no response.

Update: FR on 7/17.
from Emurphy4u
Jul 17, 2022 1:22 pm


queried: June 17th
rejected: July 17th

"Thank you for your query. I’m sorry, but I’m afraid that your project does not seem like one I could successfully represent at this time. I hope you succeed in your search for enthusiastic representation."

from Angelita
Jul 08, 2022 12:03 pm


Sent a query 05/25/2022 and got a request for a full the very next day. This agent is extremely kind and communicative. After reading the full, he passed on offering representation but gave me wonderful feedback and left the door open to query in the future. Quick, helpful and kind. What else can you ask for?
from PoinsettiaBlue
Jul 05, 2022 4:00 pm


Rejected after partial request:

Thank you for sending me the manuscript for _____. The story concept is really unique and intriguing, but unfortunately I just didn't connect enough with your voice, so I'm going to respectfully step aside. As you know, the marketplace is very crowded, and I really need to be passionate about any new projects I take on.
Thank you for the opportunity, and good luck with other agents.
All best,
Jon

I wish agents would tell us exactly WHY they don't like the "voice."
from MarshmallowBard
Jun 27, 2022 10:50 am


Queried: 6-1-2022
Rejected: 6-27-2022
from droideka
Jun 22, 2022 3:00 pm


FQ: 6/12/2022
Nudge with offer of rep: 6/19/2022
Step aside: 6/22/2022

he said he wouldn't be able to read the manuscript within my deadline because of his packed schedule, but the note was very kind and complimentary! Jon seems like a super nice guy, definitely recommend querying!

93k Adult SF

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