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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 Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from CRogers
Jul 30, 2020 7:05 pm


EQ: 7/22/20
ER: 7/30/20
A short, polite, and encouraging personalized response. She was intrigued by the premise, but she didn't fall in love with the sample as much as she had hoped.

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from gwprouse
Jul 23, 2020 1:36 am


EQ: 6/14/2020
ER: (pretty much form by the other responses on here) 7/22/2020

YA Fantasy 88K
from expatsp
Jul 22, 2020 4:26 pm


EQ (historical fiction): 6/12
ER: 7/22 (polite form letter)
from JayDee8
Jul 16, 2020 8:42 am


EQ: 6/28/20
ER: 7/15/20

Was happy to receive a response! I received a polite form (mentioned below) about a lack of enthusiasm.

YA Contemporary
from brmyers
Jul 06, 2020 2:01 pm


EQ: 06 JUNE 2020
CNR: 06 JULY 2020

YA GOTHIC MYSTERY 83K
from moniquemihalit
Jul 06, 2020 12:29 pm


EQ: June 20
CNR: July 6
97K YA historical

Disappointed I didn't get a response after seeing other people queried later than I did and got either rejections or requests. Closing this as a CNR.
from AaronJH
Jul 06, 2020 11:04 am


Form letter seems to be the one including the phrase, "I don't feel like I could represent your work with enthusiasm," which is rather polite for a form.
from AaronJH
Jul 06, 2020 11:02 am


Emailed query: 06/12/2020
Form rejection: 07/05/2020

Adult/Literary science fiction
from DNE424
Jul 02, 2020 4:47 pm


6/19/20 EQ
7/2/20 FR

87K YA Fantasy
from Zooks3
Jun 28, 2020 6:50 pm


5/29/20 EQ re: The Knotted GUN - Thriller
6/27/20 Form rejection
from adh8686
Jun 17, 2020 9:31 pm


EQ: 6/5
Form reject? 6/17.

Didn't have the requisite enthusiasm for the project. Has anyone else had this wording?

Fantasy 105k
from KristenH
May 17, 2020 4:27 pm


EQ 3/9/20 (Chain Reaction-adult thriller)
ER 3/25/20 (Passed--not good fit)
from lnloft
May 14, 2020 10:09 pm


EQ: 5/8/20
ER: 5/14/20
Polite form rejection in a timely manner.

Science fantasy 97k
from Woodside
Apr 25, 2020 2:06 pm


EQ 3/29/2020

Adult Espionage Thriller 78,000 words
Requested first 50 pages, same day 3/29/2020
ER 4/25 Form Letter
from swatithegeek
Apr 23, 2020 2:33 pm


Pitmad EQ: 03/22/20
ER: 04/23/20, semi-form

Adult rom-com, 73k

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