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Mr. John Cusick

Folio Literary Management

VA



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Website: foliolit.com/

Blog: johnmcusick.com

Twitter: johnmcusick

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Patrick (admin)
Nov 20, 2017 8:43 am


Hi daizylublue, He indicates he is not looking for picture book "texts", which means he is looking for picture book illustrators.
from daizylublue
Nov 19, 2017 11:26 am


His bio on the agency website states he is NOT accepting picture books at this time.
from jubilee
Nov 16, 2017 11:40 am


EQ: 10/10/17
FR: 10/11/17
ER: 10/25

Really appreciate the quick turnaround! I'm not sure if it was a personalized form or not. Said he liked voice but wasn't as drawn in by the story as he hoped to be. He ended with saying "I have a feeling someone will scoop you up soon," Has anyone else gotten that?

Emailed and asked if he'd consider a revision in the future and he said definitely. Yay!
from why_archibald
Nov 15, 2017 7:27 pm


EQ: 11/7
Nudged with offer: 11/15

YA fantasy
109k
from BookGirlBrooke
Nov 11, 2017 10:30 pm


EQ: 11/11/17
YA Fantasy
from stanleyyelnats
Nov 06, 2017 4:10 pm


Note: Cusick did a podcast interview a couple of weeks ago where he went through a few of his latest queries and explained why he wasn't interested in them. I'd sent him a query the week before and I think mine was one of the ones he rejected during the interview. He was trying to keep his comments general, of course. In case anyone else wants to listen https://soundcloud.com/user-965795498.
from StaceyTrombley
Oct 27, 2017 11:39 am


Jubilee, I would assume that's personlized. Sounds pretty casual to be form, and they wouldn't usually say that if they didn't think it (they would say "another agent may feel differently" usually)
from Michelle_in_WI
Oct 16, 2017 10:55 am


EQ 9/14/17
CNR: 10/16/17

YA contemporary 74K
from LissaC
Oct 01, 2017 6:38 pm


EQ: 1/10
from seventhstar
Sep 28, 2017 11:31 am


EQ: 28/9/17
FR: 28/9/17 (full sent the same day).

Fingers crossed!
YA Fantasy 102k words
from Kaiodem
Sep 26, 2017 10:42 am


EQ: 9/26/17

YA Dark Fantasy 87k
from PBquerious
Sep 26, 2017 9:49 am


EQ: 8/22
CNR: 9/26
PB, author/illustrator
from ltlibrarian
Aug 26, 2017 2:17 pm


YA Portal Fantasy

EQ: 01/23/17
CNR
from horrorchix89
Aug 09, 2017 2:57 pm


EQ: 5/28
Auto Reply: Thanks for your email. I'm away from the office until May 30th and will respond to your message when I return.
After 73 days I'm closing this one. No point wasting space.

I'm starting to think no one at this agency responds to queries unless they want to see more.

YA Dark Fantasy 90k
from ralleks
Aug 09, 2017 2:50 pm


EQ: 5/25
FR: 5/25 (27 minutes later. I've been spoiled)
ER: Super nice rejection, which boiled down to the "didn't connect with the voice" thing. Alas. Onward and upward

YA space opera, 91K

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