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Ms. BJ Robbins

BJ Robbins Literary Agency

5130 Bellaire Avenue

North Hollywood, CA 91607

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from spacerog
Mar 11, 2022 10:46 am

Thank you for sending me your manuscript. You have an interesting and
unique story, but I don't think I'm the right agent for it. I wish you the
best of luck in finding the right representation who has a bit more
experience with the subject matter.
from Kaylee2222
Mar 10, 2022 11:09 am

EQ 3.9.22 Literary Horror 96k
Full Request 3.9.22
About 45 mins later
from aipease
Feb 17, 2022 8:58 pm

EQ 1/3/22
CNR 2/17/22

90k police procedural
from Zooks3
Nov 05, 2021 11:40 am

11/5/21 - EQ re: Moody's Bluff - commercial coming of age
from IsabellaSteel
Oct 31, 2021 3:16 pm

Hello Submitted AWESOME story GHOST WITCH 10/31 61,477
from thamnosma
Oct 29, 2021 2:25 pm

Query sent 10/24/21
95K memoir
from JustinJoseph
Oct 26, 2021 9:30 pm

When should someone CNR for this particular agent?
from JeffLRich
Oct 22, 2021 8:01 am

EQ: 10/22/2021

LGBTQ Historical Fiction
from mjcassell
Oct 22, 2021 5:57 am

EQ: 6/22/21
CNR: 10/22/21

95k Adult Historical Fiction
from jevans
Oct 20, 2021 1:19 pm

EQ: 10/20/2021 82K crime thriller
from OPKiwi
Sep 20, 2021 12:05 am

CNR 78 days.
from bubblyian
Aug 19, 2021 6:14 pm

Sent email query July 9
Closed as no response after 41 days
YA 65k
from jcbbrsmith
Aug 19, 2021 2:51 pm

EQ: 7/12/21
mystery 80k
*Nudge sent at 38 days, but top choice
website states they will only respond if interested
ER: 8/19/21 - not a full hour after a nudge.
from banaesma
Jul 13, 2021 1:18 am

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

adult 83k LitFic
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.

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