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Mr. PJ Mark

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017



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Website: janklowandnesbit.com/

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jdscott
Jul 25, 2019 5:45 pm


EQ 05/03/19.
PR (first 50 pages) via Ian on 05/10/19. Was politely told they have a high number of client deliveries recently and wouldn't get around until early June.
Polite nudge on 07/07/19 & response on 07/12/19 that it's still under consideration.
from Bierstadt
Jun 14, 2019 6:18 pm


I got a request for the first 50 pages via Ian Bonaparte (associate agent) who cautioned me that it will take them a while to read it because they are busy.
from LGV_AL
Apr 24, 2019 5:32 pm


EQ 3/25/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 4/24/19
from saranankara
Feb 01, 2019 6:59 pm


For email submissions, please send your material to submissions@janklow.com.
If you are sending an email submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the email below your query.
from BruceElliot
Sep 12, 2018 2:00 pm


He requested that I send the full manuscript via my email. He said that my book was skillfully written (well-plotted with deeply drawn characters) but that it wasn't for him. It took him a little over a month to reply.
from Opuntiapunk
Aug 09, 2018 2:38 pm


August rejection from Ian. To me it's phrased oddly but maybe this is a common way to reject?
"Thank you for sending us your query regarding your work. Unfortunately, you have come to us at a time when we are inundated with requests for assistance and representation. The need to allocate our time effectively forces us to decline participation in many worthy projects, and we regret that must be the decision in the case of this project as well."
If they are actually inundated, why not say they are closed to submissions?
"
from anotherearth
Mar 16, 2018 3:13 pm


EQ: Feb 26
ER: March 16 Literary 110K

Same form from Ian as domberoonie
from domberoonie
Aug 05, 2017 7:00 pm


7/1/2017 Sent e-query.
7/1/2017 Received this auto reply:
Due to the volume of submissions received, please note that we cannot respond to every query. We shall contact you if we wish to pursue your submission.

8/3/2017 - Rejection by this form letter from assistant Ian Bonparte:
Dear Writer,
Thank you for sending us your query regarding your work.
Unfortunately, you have come to us at a time when we are inundated with requests for assistance and representation. The need to allocate our time effectively forces us to decline participation in many worthy projects, and we regret that must be the decision in the case of this project as well.

We do appreciate your thinking of us, and wish you the best of luck with your book.
Best wishes,
Ian

Ian Bonaparte
Office of PJ Mark
Janklow & Nesbit Associates
from popolopo
Jun 21, 2017 5:43 pm


EQ 6/5/17
FR 6/12/17

literary fiction
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 06, 2016 2:06 pm


Profile Update: New postal address.
from pennypriddy
Sep 06, 2016 9:07 am


EQ 12/1/15
ER 8/1/16
sent pj first thirty chapters in december after meeting him at the 2015 WLT conference. he responded in august of the next, apologized for the lag time and sent a really helpful response with his rejection.
from AAuthor
Jul 08, 2016 12:47 pm


EQ 7/5
ER 7/8
3 day response from Ian, his asst', nice form letter. Appreciate the fast response!!
from snowcrocus
May 25, 2016 9:02 am


EQ May 7 2016

Sought him out after I realized her represented Ausubel and Manguso and Maggie Nelson. Sounds like he doesn't really take any unsolicited submissions, but occasionally gives feedback. That's fine by me!
from eyeohlah
Mar 31, 2015 6:22 pm


Getting ready to submit to Mr. Mark. Has anyone had recent interactions with him?
from Christi12
Jan 04, 2015 6:55 pm


EQ - 12/30/14

Adult with elements of magical realism

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