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Mr. John Cusick

Folio Literary Management


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Twitter: johnmcusick

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from GeriMC
Aug 14, 2019 5:20 pm

EQ: 6/28
CNR: 8/14/19
47 days, no word.

YA Contemporary
from GeriMC
Aug 14, 2019 5:20 pm

Just saw his comment on publisher's marketplace "If you do not hear from me within thirty days, please consider it a pass."
from kdprudolph
Aug 13, 2019 1:15 pm

EQ: 8-13-2019

Upper MG contemporary 43k
from KayKay2018
Aug 09, 2019 11:39 pm

His website says he is not interested in PB.
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Aug 09, 2019 2:09 pm

He had my MG 55k full since March
Notified of rep 8/9/19
Reply: Step-aside. "Thanks for the heads up, and congrats on your offer! I’m sorry to say this one isn’t a fit for me, so I’ll respectfully take my hat out of the ring. But I’m glad someone scooped you up, and I’ll look forward to seeing your name in the deal announcements."
from MeghanNelsonLogan
Aug 08, 2019 10:04 am

EQ 6/11/19
CNR 8/8/19

from rshansen
Jul 29, 2019 9:56 am

EQ 7/29/19
from nmscholl
Jul 26, 2019 1:38 pm

EQ: 7/26/19

YA High Fantasy 118K
from caribbean88
Jul 18, 2019 2:30 pm

EQ: 7/18 for 103K YA Fantasy

Wish me luck!!
from Enatus
Jul 17, 2019 9:00 am

EQ 7/01/19
CNR: 7/15/2019 (He seems to respond within a week if he's interested. Not going to expect a response at this point.)

YA fantasy 120k
from MR_Subias
Jul 11, 2019 11:32 pm

EQ: 7/11/19

YA horror 68,000
from mfdeluna
Jul 03, 2019 10:44 pm

EQ: 6/26/2019

I just discovered that he’s also handling a similar YA novel to mine. Same mythological creatures but from a rockstar writer. Welp. I already know I’m getting rejected for that.
from Fordwalker
Jul 01, 2019 7:50 pm

Sadly, a little past the six-month mark, John sent a very kind and encouraging rejection on my full. He's a dream agent and I'll absolutely send him my next manuscript too.

"Thanks so much for your patience and apologies for the slow response on this one. This is a fun concept and the action pulled me right in at the start, however I’m sorry to say in the end I just didn’t fall in love enough to feel confident I could place this one competitively. I’m sorry not to write with better news after the long wait, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be the right advocate for BLADE AND BOW.
Thanks again for bearing with me, and best of luck,

EQ: 1/18
FR: 1/21
ER: 7/1
Dystopian YA/crossover, 103K
from JoaoFigueiredo
Jun 28, 2019 11:27 am

EQ: 6/08/19
FR: 06/14/19
Confirmation of receipt: 06/27/19

I'm so excited!!
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 100k
from blanghinrichs
Jun 25, 2019 7:45 pm

@Fordwalker - I've been told it is usually okay to nudge about once every three months.

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