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Ms. Jennifer Weltz

Jean V. Naggar Literary Agency

216 East 75th Street

New York, NY 10021



Website: www.jvnla.com

Twitter: JVNLA

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jordanhirsch
Dec 01, 2016 11:08 am


EQ: 12/1/16
PR: 12/1/16

Adult SF, 88K
from Serieuse72
Oct 24, 2016 12:51 pm


Read my partial and responded after about a week with a short, but helpful bit of feedback on the first few chapters.
from FirePhoenix
Oct 24, 2016 9:40 am


Query sent: April 2016
I'd closed it out a few months later, but got a partial request in October (after I'd just signed with a different agent, ironically). But I found Jennifer's wording in her request a bit odd: "I do not charge a reading fee, but do require a three-week exclusive read." It feels weird that she says she doesn't charge a reading fee like that's a bonus to be grateful for instead of a commonly accepted ethical practice (it's a HUGE red flag if they *do* charge a reading fee). Also, an exclusive of any length on a partial feels very off to me. It doesn't benefit the writer at all--you're stalling your querying by nearly a month, with almost no actual investment on her part (she doesn't even want the full, just a few chapters), and does she expect you to withdraw other partials and even fulls you might already have out while she reads? This feels unprofessional to me. She is at a very respected agency, though, so... I guess just research and make sure she'd be a good match for you before you query? And I personally always recommend not giving exclusives at all unless the agent has some kind of investment in you/your manuscript (ie, they're offering an exclusive R&R with lots of detailed notes you agree with, or they loved one of your past manuscripts and are likely to sign you on this one). And for anyone who's interested, here's a blog post by agent Janet Reid (aka Query Shark) with more details on how and why exclusives are bad business: http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/2009/08/exclusives-stink.html So. That's my rant for the day. :)
from sarahcurran
May 02, 2016 11:16 am


EQ: 1/10/16
Wrote it off 3/1/16
PR: 4/28/16
85K historical fiction

Quick turn-around: ER 5/2/16 - didn't connect with the character
from fornickels
Apr 28, 2016 4:11 pm


EQ 1/29/16 online form
No Response 2/19/16
67k Women's fiction

Wow just got a PR after the reported response times. 4/28/16
from Catsamoa79
Apr 16, 2016 6:27 pm


EQ: 10/22/16
CNR: 4/16/16
from Cgarvie
Mar 28, 2016 12:14 am


EQ (online form)- March 28th 2016
WF/Paranormal
from joycryan
Mar 07, 2016 11:43 am


EQ; March 7,2016 online form



87k women's fiction
from SueHinkin
Feb 12, 2016 4:50 pm


EQ online form 2-12-16 mystery/thriller
from ARaven
Sep 22, 2015 1:46 pm


EQ: 23/07/15
CNR: 22/09/15
from orangrila
Aug 06, 2015 4:22 pm


EQ: May 26
CNR: Aug. 06 Jennifer tweeted that she was caught up on queries sent before late evening July 26 , so guess this is a no. :(

MG Fantasy
from Vizslamom1
Jul 10, 2015 2:01 pm


EQ: 4/27
PR: 7/8
Historical
from karenleespree
Jun 01, 2015 8:30 am


EQ: 4/16 form. MG SFF CNR: 6/01/15 MG SFF
from Blatherskite
Apr 04, 2015 7:34 am


EQ 1/21
CNR 4/4
YA urban fantasy
from sllingky
Apr 01, 2015 8:51 am


FQ 3/31/15

YA medieval fantasy
118k

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