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Ms. Emily Forney

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933



Twitter: EmilyKaitlinnn

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from GITP2020
Feb 01, 2023 11:03 am

FQ: 10/7/22
FR: 2/1/23

67k YA RomCom
from cynocakes
Jan 25, 2023 2:03 pm

YA Contemporary Romance
Q: 10/05/2022
FR: 01/25/2023

I forgot to withdraw my application over the break bc i felt like this work wasn’t meant for her but glad i got a response.
from lanathefrog
Jan 24, 2023 9:31 am

@candlewick/potatochip I don't particularly care for this agent, but this is how most agents operate if they don't have assistants. If you have a big pool of things you like, it's easier to find good things. If you ignore the stuff you're not that into, it saves time. Seems like she's supplementing her slush pile with requests and ignores what's not working.

I totally get not wanting to work with an agent because of it, just saying that it's very common from an outsider perspective. Could be that there's a legitimate problem with communication/manners even with the way she handles clients and editors here, but we can't know that just from this interaction.
from candlewick
Jan 22, 2023 12:28 pm

@potatochip it's definitely hard (I had to stew about it for days), but I think it just came down to the communication thing and the fact that she was requesting more and more from querytracker and competitions, while not even replying to my messages with a 'K thanks', plus the fact that the original query was from February anyway. You definitely don't owe anything, especially if communication is like this, as biting off more than you can chew is a bit of a sign for what it's like to work with someone. Hope this helps. :)
from potatochip
Jan 21, 2023 10:54 pm

@candlewick I think it's just hard to withdraw a full but also... this lack of communication is leaving a bad taste in my mouth...
from candlewick
Jan 19, 2023 10:35 am

Q: 2/11/22
Full Req: 5/17/22, Uploaded same day
Nudge: 8/02/22, No reply
Nudge 2: 9/16/22, No reply
Form saying I was still under consideration, with no acknowledgment of the other nudges: 10/03/22
Message back saying I'd done a revision: 10/03/22, No reply
Withdrawn politely saying she didn't seem interested: 11/10/22

Thought this would be helpful to @potatochip. It's best to cut your losses sometimes. :/
from potatochip
Jan 18, 2023 7:27 pm

I'm not sure what to make of this--She requested my full in August 2022, which I sent immediately. Then, in October 2022, she sent a message saying she was behind in reading but that mine was one of a handful she was dedicating more time to and that I'd hear from her soon. I nudged but still haven't heard anything, so I'm not sure if I'm still being considered or what.... anyone have any insight lol?
from aloopratha
Jan 18, 2023 11:11 am

Twitter pitch like with invitation to submit the full: May 14/22
Submitted full: Jan 4/23 (yup, literally 7 months later)

When she requested the full, I had an active query with another agent from the same agency. I decided to give the first agent time to consider my query, which took 6 months, hence the delay (they requested the full but ended up passing).
I don't expect an agent receiving my full after half a year of requesting it to even remember that they requested it, much less offer rep on it, but just thought I'd send it on the off chance that she might still find it interesting.

from aloopratha
Jan 18, 2023 10:52 am

@spookywrites Few agents reopen on the exact date written on their QM forms. I feel like those are more approximate dates rather than exact, and sometimes agents go months beyond it simply bc they are so swamped with reading.
Twitter seems to be a better place to check for updates, as most agents with Twitter will post an update on the actual day they have opened.

from spookywrites
Jan 13, 2023 12:41 pm

Emily's QM form says she plans on reopening on January 3rd, which was last week. Has anyone else heard anything about her reopening?
from briwriteswords
Jan 01, 2023 12:59 pm

#PitBLK like with an invitation to submit the full: 09-22-22 (sent same day)
Full withdrawn: 01-01-23

106k Adult Fantasy Romance
from Writinglu
Dec 28, 2022 1:11 am

It’s been too long to look for precise dates but:
Queried around May/June maybe
Full Request 4 days later
August: Liked my Pitch during DVPit and I nudged
A few nudges in between with revised version and no reply
Very kind and personalized pass 28th December with interest in seeing any other projects

YA Fantasy
from ddnava
Dec 07, 2022 11:28 am

FQ: 11/07/2022
Nudge with Offer: 11/30/2022
CNR: 12/07/2022

BIPOC Romantic Comedy 85k
from gracemorrow
Dec 02, 2022 11:34 am

FQ: 03/29
FR: 06/08 (Sent same day)
R&R: 07/09
Adult Fantasy 110k

Had a lovely personalized response to my full. Indicated how much she loved the premise and voice, but needed to work on line by line writing. Ended with saying that if I ever return to this project in the future she would love to see it again!

R&R Sent: 10/03
Withdrawn (due to new MS gaining more traction): 10/19
Adult Fantasy 110k

New MS: 10/19
Notification of Offer of Rep on previous MS: 10/24
Nudge: 11/02
Full Request for R&R MS: 11/02
Full sent: 11/05
Kind pass: 11/23
Adult Fantasy 100k
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 23, 2022 6:40 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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