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Ms. Jessica Sinsheimer

Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency

59 West 71st Street, Suite 9B

New York, NY 10023



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Website: www.sarahjanefreymann.com

Twitter: jsinsheim

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from aalogan
Jan 09, 2018 11:00 am


EQ 1-9-18 73k adult fairy tale retelling
from suzdalton
Jan 08, 2018 8:07 pm


EQ: 11/4/17 query + T.C. and first 10 pages. Form letter response, but very polite and send a list of resources.
Memoir & women's health 20K
ER: 1/8/18
Thank you for sharing your work with me--and for your patience in
waiting to hear back. Though this is not quite right for us, please
keep in mind that this is one opinion in a very subjective
business--and another agent is likely to feel differently.

In case they would be useful to you, I've included a list of my
favorite resources below.

Again, thank you for sharing this with me. Best of luck with this and
future projects.
from Blackhat
Jan 08, 2018 1:59 pm


EQ: 11/6/17
(query + first 10 pages)
Women's fiction - 102k
ER: 1/8/18

Thank you for sharing your work with me--and for your patience in waiting to hear back. Though this is not quite right for us, please
keep in mind that this is one opinion in a very subjective business--and another agent is likely to feel differently.
from Davfir
Dec 15, 2017 5:20 am


EQ: 12/15/17 SFFPit request
from Beckstah
Dec 12, 2017 4:56 pm


EQ 9/17/16
CNR 11/17/16
Surprise FR on 11/28/16!

UPDATE 12/12/17: Okay, it's been over a year... I think it's time to close this one out again. Good luck to the rest of you!

MG horror
from LightofBeauty
Nov 13, 2017 3:59 pm


EQ: 9/8
ER: 11/13

A LONG form rejection that's enthusiastic and encouraging and all, but it's still a form, so... *shrug*


Thank you for sharing your work with me--and for your patience in
waiting to hear back. You write well, but I'm afraid that I just
didn't have that "Yes! This is for me!" feeling--so I'm going to bow
out.

That said, I'd be happy to hear about any future manuscripts you may
have. Please see further information below.

Whatever happens, I hope you will continue writing and sending out
your work. In case they would be useful to you, I've included a list
of my favorite resources below.

Again, thank you for sharing this with me. I hope this finds you
well--and writing.

All best wishes,
Jessica

A note on future work: Please start a new email chain when you send
this--don't just hit Reply--or our system will think it's a thank you
to the old email, versus something new to read.

Resources (please note--you may have mentioned these above, and if so,
I apologize. While I did consider tailoring each list to reflect what
each person already knows about, that became too time consuming, so
everyone receives the full list):

* ManuscriptWishList.com--a searchable database of what agents and
editors want in their inbox NOW
* ManuscriptAcademy.com--an online conference of on-demand panels,
classes, and one-on-one pitch meetings
* The #MSWL Newsletter--free bi-weekly advice and interviews from
agents: http://eepurl.com/b83sCL
* #MSWL on Twitter--a hashtag where agents and editors post their
interests and book ideas
* Brenda Drake's Pitch Madness pitch events:
http://www.brenda-drake.com/pitch-madness/
* The Jeff Herman Guide to Editors, Publishers & Literary Agents
from KAWiggins
Oct 20, 2017 11:38 am


Note: as of Oct. 2017, agency submission page only includes Sarah Jane Freymann & Steve Schwartz; however, there are more agents employed by the agency. My YA dark fantasy submission to SJ Freyman was rejected by Jessica Sinsheimer (very kindly, I might add), so I've tracked this submission as if it went to both agents.
from Candy123
Oct 19, 2017 2:04 pm


Thanks, Catsamoa79.
from Catsamoa79
Oct 19, 2017 11:39 am


Candy123 - FR = Full Request; CNR = Closed No Response; others are good guesses!
from Candy123
Oct 18, 2017 9:04 pm


I nudged after a month and she emailed right back that it could be up to six months before I hear from her on a full. I'm about a week away from six months and nothing yet. She's probably just super busy, so I'm not reading anything into it. As others have said, she seems so, so nice. Check out her podcast, The Manuscript Academy, to get a sense of what she's like.

Is there anywhere all the acronyms are explained? My guesses: EQ= emailed query, ER=emailed rejection, CNR=no response, but FR=rejection on a full? And there are a few others. Thanks!
from Candy123
Oct 18, 2017 9:01 pm


DTSMN3 and 22niel, thank you!
from DTSMN3
Oct 18, 2017 4:58 pm


I have seen FR is used for a couple things, either "Form Rejection" or "Full Request"
from 22niel
Oct 18, 2017 12:49 pm


I believe FR = full request
from elaine27
Oct 17, 2017 2:19 pm


EQ: 10/17


YA Contemp 60K
from SaraCo
Oct 06, 2017 6:13 pm


EQ: 4-26-17 #DVpit request
Adult Magical Realism/Thriller
ER: 7-10-17
Slightly personalized form rejection encouraging me to submit future manuscripts.

EQ: 7-10-17 YA Urban Fantasy
ER: 10-6-17

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