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Mr. Jason Yarn

Jason Yarn Literary Agency

New York, NY



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Website: www.jasonyarnliteraryagency.com

Twitter: kalyarn

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from nairforceone
Jul 16, 2018 8:45 am


EQ: 6/19/18
CNR: 7/16/18
66k Sci-Fi
from RockWhitehouse
Jul 15, 2018 7:33 pm


EQ 6/4/2018 SF 120K
CNR 7/15/2018
from jldelozier
Jun 30, 2018 1:45 pm


EQ 73,000 word commercial
6/30/18 CNR
from KristenH
Jun 22, 2018 4:01 pm


EQ 3/28/18 (requery Venom)
ER 6/18/18 (Passed from nudges--not good fit)
from ToTheWind
Jun 04, 2018 4:25 am


I always receive replies from Jason Yarn. One pass arrived same day, and one request arrived around the 8-week mark. I didn't send the request because I was rewriting based on agent suggestions, and I wasn't comfortable sending him work I no longer had confidence in, but he was awesome. I wouldn't cross him off if he doesn't reply instantly.
from coffeemonk
May 21, 2018 8:21 am


EQ: 3/13
Nudged: 4/7
CNR: 5/21

76k Sci-Fi
from girloutoftime
May 18, 2018 10:28 am


EQ: 3/9/18
FR: 3/9/18
Nudge w/offer of rep: 5/12/18
Polite step aside: 5/18/18

Jason's step aside was very personal and polite! He said that he was on the fence about the manuscript (much to enjoy, but there were some big things he'd want to change) and therefore didn't feel as though he could champion it as well as someone who has already fallen in love with it.

Jason is an interesting agent, because he responds immediately if he's interested, but he's not as responsive afterwards as some other agents I've corresponded with. That said, when he did respond, it was thorough and lovely. I think if you're looking for someone who is a little more hands-off in their agenting, but still very invested in the work, Jason might be your dude.
from Roswell85
Apr 17, 2018 5:06 am


EQ: February 17th
CNR: April 17th
Seems to only reply if interested and he's quick. It's been 8 weeks, so guessing it's a no.
NA Urban Fantasy 110k
from Arrendle
Mar 01, 2018 12:34 pm


EQ 11-28-2017
from C_Harmon
Nov 09, 2017 12:34 pm


EQ: 11/7/17
FR: 11/7/17 (2 minutes later)
YA Speculative

Sounds like if he doesn't respond immediately, then it's safe to CNR.
from 22niel
Oct 12, 2017 3:47 pm


EQ: 9/22
10/10 nudge on Twitter after I saw he'd answered one sent after mine
10/12 confirmed the rejection on Twitter
from detroit70
Oct 09, 2017 9:35 pm


EQ : 10-4
FR : 10-4

really funny request letter - !

YA
from mskennicutt
Jul 31, 2017 10:21 pm


EQ: 7/31/2017 - Fantasy 122K words
from eebnhab
Jul 28, 2017 11:11 pm


EQ: 7/10/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller
CNR: 7/28/17
from aerocrystal
Jun 22, 2017 8:27 am


I sent a query in early March of this year (2017), he requested a full copy of my manuscript 20 minutes later but no confirmation of receipt. I emailed two weeks later just to make sure he had received it and it was in a format he wanted. he responded. I sent a nudge last Friday 6/16 but still no response on 6/22. I am new to this, so I don't know if I'm the one being rude, but his response times certainly sporadic. If I don't hear any response for another couple of weeks, I'll probably consider this a lost cause.

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