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Ms. Jillian Manus

Manus & Associates Literary Agency

425 Sherman Avenue, Suite 200

Palo Alto, CA 94306

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Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 12, 2017 5:43 pm

debbie_rosenberg58, I'm not sure they're even in business anymore. They don't answer emails and their website hasn't been updated in years. Back in 2015 they were sending out auto replies that said they were closing their doors. There's just been no way to confirm. But I think it's about time I assume they're gone. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
from debbie_rosenberg58
Oct 12, 2017 2:34 pm

Patrick, I don't see where they are closed to queries. Perhaps open now?
from mpothier
Nov 25, 2015 11:08 am

Says they're closing their doors next month, 12/2015
from AuthorB1
Nov 24, 2015 9:46 am

I received an email stating that the agency was closing and that they were not accepting anymore queries.

Here's what the email stated: "Thank you for contacting Manus & Associates. Unfortunately, we are shutting our doors at the end of this year and therefore, not taking submissions anymore. Best of luck in your future endeavors."
from jbuhrman
Jul 05, 2013 10:54 am

EQ 5/22
Closed/no response 7/5
from jbuhrman
Jul 05, 2013 10:53 am

EQ 5/22
Closed/no response 7/5
from WhatAWriter
Aug 10, 2012 12:48 pm

I just received this:
"Jillian Manus"

I will be completely out of communication until the end of August. I will not be responding to emails nor can I be reached by phone. My assistant, Theresa van Eeghen, will do her best to handle all pressing issues.
from yelodoggie
Oct 01, 2011 12:42 am

Queried Jandy Nelson. Rec'd the following response immediately:
Thank you for your email. I am currently on sabbatical. Please contact Penny Nelson at or Theresa van Eeghen at for assistance. I will not be taking on new clients at this time. If this is a query and you would like to resubmit to Manus & Associates Literary Agency, please visit our website ( and read the bios of our agents to see to whom it would be the best to submit. Jillian Manus and Dena Fischer represent both fiction and nonfiction projects. Penny Nelson represents exclusively nonfiction projects.

I wish you the best with your writing!

Warmest Wishes,
Jandy Nelson
from smartin
Oct 21, 2010 4:50 pm

Finally got my submission back, six months after I submitted it. Not a form rejection letter, just a form note.
from smartin
Aug 05, 2010 9:42 am

Sent snail mail submission on April 25. Query, proposal, sample chapters, as they requested. They say they always respond to snail mail submissions, but still nothing. It's been more than three months. Any idea how long I should wait?
from Patrick (admin)
May 08, 2010 7:18 am

Hi Eva. They have a Flash site, so you may try updating your Flash software. Worth a try anyway. To update, go to
from EvaBrick
May 06, 2010 11:14 am

Their website has frozen my whole computer twice. Not going to try looking at it again.
from Vinceman
Jul 09, 2008 12:00 am

doled form letter to assistant.
polite but form nonetheless.
from tarzan
Feb 06, 2008 12:00 am

Sent Ms. Manus an e-mail query and after 5 months and no response, tried Stephanie Lee. She responded to my query in 3 weeks.

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