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Ms. Jill Marr

Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency

1155 Camino Del Mar, PMB 515

Del Mar, CA 92014


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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from fepierce
Jan 07, 2020 1:17 pm

Form query: 1/4/20 (Horror, 70k)
Partial request: 1/6/20
from floydnerd1993
Dec 16, 2019 11:00 am

FQ: 7/19
Full Request: 7/22
Manuscript sent: 7/22
Nudge: 12/16
from kdsd731
Dec 07, 2019 2:00 pm

11/2/19: Pitched in person at conference. Great feedback. Asked to cut word count then query her again
FQ: 11/14/19
PR: 12/6/19 - Asked for first 50 (sent 12/6/19)

AF (Commercial) 94k
from sdewitthall
Nov 16, 2019 11:21 am

EQ: 11/8/19 87K Literary LGBTQ+ suspense (referred by Elise Capron)
ER: 11/16/19 Form rejection
from sfdwriter
Oct 14, 2019 11:41 am

EQ: 10/4/19
ER: 10/4/19 (noted that she had just signed a client with a similar project)

upmarket WF 92K
from cordner
Sep 27, 2019 1:39 am

Online Form Query: 9/25
Full request: 9/26
Crime fiction 88k words
from fjcavallo
Sep 23, 2019 9:23 am

Electronic Query: 4/29
Full Request: 4/29
Thriller 81k words
8/27 -- I rarely nudge, but at the 120 day mark I felt comfortable dropping a short, polite note.
8/28 -- About 24 hours post-nudge, I got what I assume was a form email rejection. "While there was a lot to like here, I just don't have the passion, yada yada..."
Pulling no punches (because why should we?) I was honestly hoping that by holding on to my manuscript for four months, she was giving it some serious consideration, and there would maybe be some actual feedback on a "no." Sadly, just more of the same -- rejection and ambiguity.
9/4 -- The very next week I received an offer of representation from another agent who had requested the full a month later, and actually read it. So I'm good.
from billybuttercup
Aug 22, 2019 2:02 pm

EQ: Aug 18/19
FR: Aug 22/19 (sent same day)

Women's Historical Fiction - 89K
from McKinzie
Aug 20, 2019 4:27 pm

Negatory not something she would like to push.
from Doreen
Jul 12, 2019 5:51 am

Q Form 7/2 87,000 pages
7/10 Being selective A No.
from StorySpinner
Jul 11, 2019 2:45 pm

EQ: 9th July 2019
ER: 11th July 2019

Adult Dark Fantasy, 115k.
'Thank you for thinking of us with SHADOW-STAINED but the project does not look like a fit for me at this time. I'm being extremely selective with fiction these days and this is a very subjective decision on my part. So I'm sure another agent or editor will feel differently.'
from S_murphy
Jul 02, 2019 7:41 pm

Queried via Form: 5/8
FR: about 30 minutes later
Nudge with offer of rep: 6/13
Jill offered rep on 6/24, and I accepted on 6/27. Overjoyed to be working with her!
@NancyDWrites--it's historical mystery
from NancyDWrites
Jun 28, 2019 5:46 pm

@s_murphy -- Congratulations! Would you please share the genre is your book?
from BillGinTexas
Jun 03, 2019 11:31 am

OQ: 05/07/2019 Hist Fic 76k
06/03/2019 form rejection
from Joepetz
May 15, 2019 11:25 pm

EQ: 5/14
FR: 5/15

72k Mystery

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