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Mr. Justin Bell

Spectrum Literary Agency

320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D

New York, NY 10025


AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: No

Online Form: No

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from andyscontras
Jan 06, 2021 5:09 pm

Snail Mail Q - 1/6/2021 Speculative Fiction 84K
from M_Heck
Oct 23, 2020 1:04 pm

Living in the past. Pass
from KristenH
Mar 01, 2020 7:25 am

SQ 5/20/19 (Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
CNR 12/4/19 (No word via nudges)
Update: SQ 2/12/20 (Passed--not right agent)
from shockvaluecola
Sep 24, 2018 7:55 pm

SQ 7/27
Form rejection 9/24, addressed from Eleanor Wood
from KristenH
Jul 14, 2018 10:55 am

SQ 5/14/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
SR 7/2/18 (Passed--not right agent)
from ritaer
Nov 09, 2017 4:56 pm

259 days to reply with totally impersonal form letter.
from KristenH
Oct 16, 2017 4:07 pm

SQ 5/9/16 (Requery Venom)
SR 9/21/16 (Passed-not right agent.) I'll try Justin with CR or new ms later this fall.

10/16/17: SQ 6/9/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 10/16/17 (No word via snail mail nudge.)
from GoldenEagle
Mar 31, 2016 9:54 am

Snail mail query 01/26/2016
Snail mail rejection 03/25/2016

"Dear Author"
from ellfire
Aug 25, 2014 10:27 pm

SQ 07/28
SR 08/25

Humorous Sci-Fi
from newbie1
Jul 22, 2014 11:06 pm

SQ 06/01
SR 07/21

Sci-fi thriller
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 16, 2014 3:58 pm

Updated genres.

(Thanks JD_Wallace_826)
from JD_Wallace_826
Mar 10, 2014 7:50 pm

Justin is basically Ms. Wood's assistant, a legend in the agent world, but takes very few new clients.

Patrick, You might want to change Justin's genres, as per Spectrum's website:

"He is accepting submissions in science fiction, mysteries, and a select amount of nonfiction."
from KristenH
Jul 12, 2013 4:16 pm

Wow. No comments here in months. 10/19/11, I've queried him. Today I've heard from him--he doesn't feel he's the right agent to rep my work. I'll try him this spring for Chain Reaction.

1/14/13--I queried Justin via snail mail. I'm closing it out as a no response (to my nudge).

7/12/13--I get the official rejection from Justin. He said he's not the right agent for me.
from JohnWN
Jul 25, 2011 1:04 pm

October 2010 query with synopsis, rejection form letter July 2011
from xolotl
Jun 13, 2010 5:00 pm

I just got a form R in the snail yesterday, from my Sept. query.

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