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Mr. Jacques de Spoelberch

J de S Associates

9 Shagbark Rd., Wilson Pt.

South Norwalk, CT 06854



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Website: jdesassociates.com

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from OPKiwi
Sep 26, 2021 11:10 am


CNR 120 days.
No response to nudge.
from raktinope
Aug 22, 2021 12:28 pm


Email Query May 21st, 2021
Nudge August 6th, 2021
Close No Response August 22nd, 2021
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 19, 2021 5:45 pm


Full request rejected after a couple of weeks. No comments, but at least he didn't keep me waiting forever.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 14, 2021 6:24 pm


Went over the MS completely over the last two weeks and found some broken hyperlinks--fixed those and made some other minor edits. Emailed the revised file today. I sure don't miss taking my manuscript boxes to the P.O. to mail out at the media rate.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 01, 2021 11:06 am


Overnight request for Proposal and full ms. Mr. de Spoelberch has only seen my query letter, which I've honed and edited again and again for months. I'm happy and humbled--this is the agent who repped "Deliverance."!
from pljarizona
Jun 23, 2021 7:19 pm


EQ 6/23/21 Historical Fiction 92k
from FloraMacIvor
Jun 22, 2021 5:00 am


EQ: 6/22/2021
Historical fiction, 71K
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 12:10 pm


EQ:6/2/21
CANCER COOKBOOK
from Dean_Highland
Jun 08, 2021 7:10 pm


Email query: 05/25/2021 (Western/Action/Adventure/Historical)
Request for full manuscript: 05/28/2021
Email submission: 05/28/2021
Email rejection: 06/08/2021 -- Mr. de Spoelberch's reply was both gracious and encouraging, saying he regretted he didn't think he would be my novel's best agent advocate. He gave a suggestion for improvement, for which I am grateful.
from Santorini
May 24, 2021 12:27 pm


EQ -- 5-03-2021 Historical 109K
FT -- 5-03-2021
Polite turn down 5-24-2021
from andyscontras
May 05, 2021 5:59 pm


EQ -- 5/5/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
from bakerwordnerd
Sep 28, 2020 7:34 am


EQ 09/28 Literary Fiction A Mind Half Lost
from bijou35
Aug 25, 2020 4:00 pm


Got a very prompt request to read the manuscript, delay due to internet outages (though actually, it didn't seem too delayed to me), and then a very kind, very flattering rejection. Sadly, my MS was on the same topic as another he's repping. But he was very kind and very encouraging, and I was grateful for his professionalism.
from Catsamoa79
Aug 21, 2020 12:31 pm


EQ: 6/15/20
CNR: 8/21/20
from naturelover
Aug 13, 2020 11:40 am


EQ: 3 July 2020
FR: 4 July 2020
July 12 - phone call with interest and revision notes, but no official offer of representation
July 15 - informal email agreement to move forward but no mention of contract
Aug 11 - phone call discussing final revisions and contract to be sent, so now I guess it's finally official! (I will truly celebrate once I sign the contract though) (:

He is very prompt, kind, and professional in his replies - note his internet has been down for over a week now so he is behind in all his emails.

Good luck to everyone out there; it only takes one agent. Remember good work gets rejected all the time and persistence is often the ultimate deciding factor for success - keep going!

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