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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 Nuklear
Jan 22, 2019 9:42 am


EQ: 7/15/18
FR: 7/17/2018
R&R: 9/13/2018
Resub with revisions: 10/11/18
ER: 1/22/19

John basically told me that my changes were great, and he agonized over his decision. Ultimately, my line-level prose wasn't singing to him, and he didn't have the time to give me and this manuscript what it deserved. Overall, I gained a lot from this exchange. The R&R and feedback were worth it, and he was very kind throughout it all.

Good luck to everyone else!
from Fordwalker
Jan 21, 2019 7:33 pm


EQ: 1/18
FR: 1/21

Dystopian YA/crossover, 103K
from Michelle_in_WI
Jan 17, 2019 8:14 pm


EQ 1/02
1/17: I'm going to CNR this, as he tweeted yesterday that he's "pretty much caught up on queries."

Contemporary YA 81K
from Buddrcup
Jan 17, 2019 8:25 am


EQ: 1/17/19
57,000 word MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from cbazay
Jan 09, 2019 9:45 am


EQ 1/08

Contemporary YA 66K
from cupcake
Dec 18, 2018 6:50 pm


Does anybody know if a Folio Jr. agent turns down your project if you can query another agent there? (I queried Emily Van Beek and she passed...wondering if I could query John.)

Update: e-query 7/12/18
CNR: 11/10/18

contemporary middle grade
from dclawr
Dec 04, 2018 8:00 am


EQ 10/3 (invited to query after a Manuscript Academy critique in August)
Sent follow-up email on 11/7. John responded on 11/13, saying he would look for my query, and thanked me for my patience.

MG contemporary 49,000 words
from TGrace
Nov 27, 2018 11:45 am


EQ: 10/21/18
CNR: 11/27/18
YA Contemporary Fantasy 86K
from mellenakin
Nov 13, 2018 10:38 am


EQ: 9/15/18
CNR: 11/1/18
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 02, 2018 7:54 am


Profile Update: Profile reviewed.

from 5alchow
Sep 13, 2018 5:21 pm


FR: 9/6 (PitMad request - sent 9/10)
ER: 9/13

Overall, I had positive experience querying this agent after he liked my PitMad pitch. He was fast, confirmed receipt of my full, and his rejection email gave me a sense of what he felt needed improvement, which he also noted was subjective (it seems like he semi-tailors the statement if everyone else's comments below are any indication...but I still found it polite and helpful).

MG contemporary <50K words.
from karenleespree
Jul 31, 2018 8:19 am


It's a pass if no word in 30 days.
EQ: 6/27
CNR: 7/31

MG Contemporary
from karenleespree
Jul 16, 2018 10:19 am


Guess he responds fast if interested. Closing this one out.

6/27 EQ ~ MG Contemp.
7/16 CNR
from safashaqsy
Jul 15, 2018 8:41 am


EQ: 8th of July 2018

YA contemporary #ownvoices
from Dryadwriter
Jul 12, 2018 5:32 pm


EQ: 7/7/2018
Full Request: 7/11/2018

YA 76K Contemporary Fantasy

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