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Ms. Sam Farkas

Jill Grinberg Literary Management

392 Vanderbilt Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11238



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Website: jillgrinbergliterary.com

Twitter: sambfarkas

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from gracemorrow
May 17, 2022 5:19 pm


Queried: 02/06
Polite nudge with comments about revision: 05/17
Form Rejection: 05/17 (Same day)

While it didn't work out, I appreciate Ms. Farkas's quick reply to my nudge!
from WriterlySArah
May 11, 2022 12:10 pm


I queried Sam on 2/10
On 3/10 she got back to me to politely let me know I should send the 50 pages as an attachment, not in the body of the email (oops!)
4/19 full request
4/26 kind and succinct rejection with an offer to query future works.
I highly recommend querying Sam, as she is quick and to the point. I've noticed some agents hang onto fulls a long time and then respond by saying that they went back and forth on deciding and it was a close call, which hurts more, imo. I appreciate someone who knows what they want and gives feedback that isn't vague or confusing.
from scritrice
May 09, 2022 6:01 pm


10/30/21: DVPit Query
1/29/22: Notification of offer of Representation
2/14/22: Full request
2/26/22: Offer of Representation

Sam was really kind, enthusiastic, and professional in both her emails and the call. She says she keeps her list small because she also works on selling foreign rights for the agency. Also good to know that on Twitter she says she puts queries away to take a closer look later, so if you haven't heard something from her in a while it could be in that pile. Also, I did not receive an original confirmation of receipt after my DVPit query, so I was nervous she hadn't gotten it.

from romancerofwords
Apr 22, 2022 6:31 am


Adult contemporary romance, 85k

3/28 EQ (DVPit Request)
3/29 Confirmed receipt
from rarahope
Apr 18, 2022 5:24 pm


Queried: 01/22/2022
ER: 04/18/2022

135k Adult Fantasy
from evflynn
Apr 07, 2022 5:49 pm


EQ: 1/5/2022
*Received immediate auto-confirmation of submission
ER: 4/7/2022

92k Adult Fantasy
from KDMcQuain
Mar 23, 2022 4:48 pm


EQ 2/15/22
ER 3/23/22
LGBTQ+ 109k
from kitaeri
Mar 18, 2022 8:36 am


EQ 1/24
3/4 notification offer of rep
3/11 FR!
3/17 very kind, personalized step aside :)
from swatithegeek
Mar 11, 2022 6:09 pm


Email query: 02/02/22
Full request: 03/11/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 08, 2022 4:37 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks hrblanchard
from hrblanchard
Mar 07, 2022 9:12 pm


Closed to queries temporarily as of 3/7/22 per her agent profile on the agency website
from mammmm
Feb 25, 2022 9:04 am


Adult fantasy 77k words

Thank you so much for your query. I genuinely appreciate the opportunity to consider your manuscript, but I’m afraid I’m going to pass, as I don’t feel that I could represent your work with the requisite enthusiasm. Again, thank you for sharing your work with me, and I wish you all the best in finding the perfect agent to champion your career.
from RaeValtera
Feb 24, 2022 12:08 pm


EQ - 2/23/2022 (Received receipt of query email immediately)
Got a reply by email on 2/24/22 but it was blank expect for the agent's signature. Responded with a polite follow up.
from lynnlovegreen
Feb 23, 2022 4:36 pm


FR 2/23/22 YA historical romance
from AmelieIS
Feb 23, 2022 1:22 am


Query sent: 30/01/22
Romantic Fantasy (119K)
FR: 22/02/22

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