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Ms. BJ Robbins

BJ Robbins Literary Agency

5130 Bellaire Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91607

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from banaesma
Jul 13, 2021 1:18 am

EQ: 10 June, 2021
CNR: 12 July, 2021

adult 83k LitFic
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 12, 2021 2:37 pm

EQ: 7/12/21
mystery 80k
website states they will only respond if interested
from charlie_girl
Jul 02, 2021 5:52 pm

EQ: 05/21/2021
Full request: 06/05/2021 (sent next day)
Invitiation to revise/resubmit: 07/02/2021
YA Speculative, 72k words

Ms. Robbins took just under a month to respond with specific, actionable feedback and an invitation to resubmit should I decide to go a few more drafts with this novel. This resonated with me as I wrote it between 1 January and 8 March of this year and began querying it soon after. I'm an iterative writer--I edit as I go--and felt the manuscript had the necessary polish by the time I submitted to BJ. However, her feedback made clear to me the ways in which a few other variables could be addressed as it was my first attempt at speculative fiction. She called it a "close one" and left me feeling generally encouraged. This is out with about a dozen other agents but I'm happy to tuck her correspondence in a safe place as I wait to hear from others and decide how to proceed. She doesn't request a lot, I believe she has a pretty strong sense of what she's looking for. But this was an overwhelmingly positive experience in terms of timeliness, insight and the sense that I was dealing with a true pro.
from mjcassell
Jun 22, 2021 8:40 am

EQ: 6/22/21

95k Adult Historical Fiction
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jun 19, 2021 11:50 am

EQ 5/8/21
CNR @ 42 days
NF 69k words
from Maranda
Jun 12, 2021 5:20 pm

from BrianPen21
May 21, 2021 8:31 am

Agent doesn't respond to queries unless interested.

Generic Response:
Thank you for contacting us.

We have received your query and will consider it carefully, but please
know that we will only respond to those projects we wish to pursue.

BJ Robbins Literary Agency

Sent MS on 2/2/2021
Never Heard Back.
from Patrick (admin)
May 20, 2021 10:26 am

Profile Update: New email address.

Thanks acouture22
from acouture22
May 20, 2021 8:08 am

Email has been updated for submissions on their website. robbinsliterarysubmissions [at]
from tedk49
May 12, 2021 8:45 am

Email listed for submissions doesn't work.
from LarkMarie
Apr 22, 2021 9:26 am

Query, synopsis, first 10 pages, sent 12/17/20, 135k true crime/me too memoir
from angelsteele
Apr 17, 2021 10:53 am

This agent’s email is no longer valid. Query letter was bounced back.
from jdruffin
Mar 21, 2021 10:22 am

FQ: 3/21/21
YA Fantasy 78k
from MarthaJ22
Feb 20, 2021 3:26 pm

EQ:2/15/21 YA Magical Realism 95,000
from Nomad_girl
Feb 17, 2021 5:57 am

Sent Travel Memoir + Social Justice query on 2/18/2021 60,000k

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