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Mr. PJ Mark

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017



Website: janklowandnesbit.com/

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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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?
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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
from a_climacus
Sep 17, 2014 11:58 am


He requested an electronic copy from me a couple years back.
from zenpicker
May 21, 2014 10:04 am


Out of curiosity, when he requests a full, does he allow electronic or require hard copy? Hard copy for 300 pp is a costly pain if he's requesting a fair number of fulls and then rejecting all of them anyway....
from HeatherL
Apr 30, 2012 8:54 pm


Don't want to kill any high hopes here, but I saw PJ on an agent panel at AWP this year and he said that of the roughly 700 manuscripts he gets each year in "slush" he has never taken a single one. He said everything he represents has come directly from client referrels or rarely, reading someone's piece in a lit journal and contacting them.

He sounds like he reads and offers feedback, but from the interview I heard him give, it doesn't seem like anyone from the "outside" has ever had luck breaking in with him.
from NWMoomin
Feb 09, 2012 4:24 pm


SQ 12/16 lit fic
email 2/9 asking for full.

i see he asks for quite a few fulls, it seems, so I'm trying not to get my hopes up. but i'm glad to see that he actually offers feedback w/ rejections. i'm getting frustrated with full requests that end up with no response or get a form R.

fingers crossed!

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