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Mr. John Cusick

Folio Literary Management


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Twitter: johnmcusick

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E-Mail: Yes

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from cameronwittbooks
Jan 13, 2022 12:54 pm

EQ: 10/5/21
CNR: 1/13/22

Meant to CNR this in November. Website says to consider it a pass if you haven't heard back in 30 days.
from uberscribbler
Jan 05, 2022 9:51 am

EQ: 11/20/21
CNR: 1/5/22
Adult sci-fi/horror 108k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 04, 2022 4:47 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks t_l_xanthion
from t_l_xanthion
Jan 04, 2022 4:41 pm

@frostedcupcake, I asked him on Twitter and he said that he is open to queries!
from frostedcupcake
Jan 03, 2022 4:33 pm

Anyone know when he will open to queries again?
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 01, 2021 1:58 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks kristincortner
from kristincortner
Dec 01, 2021 1:54 pm

Announced on his blog that he is closed to queries until January 1, 2022.
from SharonHancock
Nov 17, 2021 1:08 pm

I was just about to submit a query when I saw a note that he doesn’t like talking animals.
from jaymeinman
Nov 10, 2021 10:17 am

If you haven't heard back from John about your full, nudge him after 6 months or so. I finally got an answer on my full after a year and two nudges. (Rejected)
from jaymeinman
Nov 10, 2021 10:16 am

EQ: 11/24/20
Requested full 11/29/20. Full sent 11/30/20

Submitted my full 11/30 - no answer yet. He has several other Full requests earlier than mine that he hasn't responded to, although he's requested new fulls recently (Feb and March 2021)

SF 83K
Note that I had scheduled a consultation with John through Manuscript Academy, so this was not just a slush-pile query. After our talk he requested 10 pages and then after reading those requested the full (!)

April 2021 - Nudged him regarding the full and he suggested I send it again with the query included in the attachment.

11/8/21 - Nudged again so I could close it out. 11/10/21 he responded, apologizing for the delay and said he didn't fall in the love with the manuscript. Closed/rejected.
from starbeam
Nov 06, 2021 3:26 pm

Via the automatic query reply: Hello! Unfortunately my computer has died, so responses will be delayed temporarily. Thanks for your patience.

from MsSarajevo
Nov 02, 2021 12:15 pm

EQ April 6, 2021
Full request April 6, 2021, sent same day
Nudged in August
CNR November 2, 2021
from writer316
Oct 31, 2021 4:21 pm

EQ: 9/27/2021
CNR: 10/31/2021

YA contemporary / SF / romance (80k)
from MatalBaker2021
Oct 20, 2021 5:22 pm

EQ: 9/3/21
CNR: 10/20/21

MG 48k
from dterkhanian
Oct 15, 2021 1:55 pm

EQ: 9/2
CNR: 10/15 (30 days per website + 2 weeks for industry delays)

51K MG contemporary

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