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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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Online Form: Yes

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from swatithegeek
Dec 06, 2021 12:57 am

Form query: 12/03/21
Form rejection: 12/05/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 03, 2021 6:58 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from RobertaTrahan
Nov 16, 2021 10:25 am

FQ: 4/8/21
PR: 10/22/21 (first 50 pages)
FR: 11/15/21
Suspense/Thriller 70K

"While there's a lot to like here, and the writing is good, I'm afraid the consensus here is that the project isn't distinguishing itself from other, similar books in the crowded genre, and it would be difficult to break this out in a big way."

Query 'fell through the cracks' for six months, but response once materials were requested was quick, and is well considered. I've submitted to Jill before and always received helpful feedback. This is similar to other rejections I have received for this project - also known as, the book is "not high-concept enough". Working on a revise/resubmit request for another agent, so hope is alive!
from ajdillard81
Nov 10, 2021 3:36 pm

She's had my full for 153 days and no response, so I sent her a nudge about two weeks ago to ask if she would like me to send her the further edited version and still no response...So I'm guessing it's either a no or she forgot about me, LOL.
from rpct457
Nov 05, 2021 3:39 pm

Initial query (historical fiction) sent: 18 May 2021.
Request for partial: 20 May 2021.
No response, but I send her a quick question: 31 Aug. 2021.
I then discover she has jury duty all of September! So I imagine she will be very preoccupied. Which leads me to...
Follow-up: 20 Oct. 2021

Still no response as of now, but I am still hoping to hear back. She seems like someone I would very much get along with and I would love to work with her.
from Mullover
Nov 03, 2021 11:30 am

ER for 50 pages on 9/1/21 of chick lit. Two months no response.
Sent nudge October 31/2021
Response on November 1, 2021, as follows:
"While there is a lot to like here, I'm afraid that it isn't something I feel like I need to tell friends about, which tends to be my scale these days as I'm being extra, extra selective with fiction these days." (she said the same thing about non-fiction, according to an earlier comment, below.

I would have preferred "not right for my list" to this "extra extra selective" crap. Plus "these days" is stated twice in one sentence. Shows how much thought went into this.
from angelsteele
Oct 17, 2021 11:27 am

Personalized rejection 10/17/2021: Said she had a hard time seeing how the MC’s ability worked so she couldn’t suspend her disbelief in the story. Time to shelve it.
PitDark like on 10/14/2021 - I informed her she still has my partial, said she would move it up in the queue
PR R&R submitted same day 07/19/2021
Nudge 07/19/2021: Let her know that after submission I was advised to hire a freelance editor and completely revised the manuscript
PR: 50 pages 04/19/2021
FQ: 04/16/2021
from WyldeGreen
Oct 12, 2021 2:21 am

Form letter following a full submission. Doubt the full ms was read.
from Beckawrites
Sep 12, 2021 10:34 am

Pitmad like 03/06/2021
Full request 03/06/2021
Form Rejection 16/08/2021
Not going to lie, pretty disappointed that it was a form on a full with 0 feedback, but what can you do.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2021 5:07 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Mullover
Sep 01, 2021 5:43 am

EQ: 8/31
Partial Request 9/1
75K rom-com
from ThatGuy1965
Aug 31, 2021 11:39 pm

ER: 08/30
82K mystery
from ShaynaGrissom
Aug 24, 2021 9:08 pm

Queried 8/24
Horror 75k
Full Request 8/24
from hoosierdoc
Aug 23, 2021 3:04 am

took one day to get a politely declined response
from MichelleT
Aug 21, 2021 11:17 pm

FQ August 20, 2021
A M 77k
Full request August 21, 2021
Personal rejection August 21, 2021 :(

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