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Mr. John Cusick

Folio Literary Management

VA



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Website: foliolit.com/

Blog: johnmcusick.com

Twitter: johnmcusick

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 Nuklear
Oct 18, 2018 6:06 pm


EQ: 7/15/18
FR: 7/17/2018
R&R: 9/13/2018

John got back with me at almost the 2 month mark with drops of praise and about 2-3 paragraphs worth of developmental issues that he found with my story. At first I just thought he liked my writing style and was generous enough to offer great feedback with an ultimate rejection, but it became apparent after my reply of thanks that he had actually squeezed in an offer to look at my MS again should I make the revisions. While his offer to revise is pretty plain as day, he seems to nestle them in at the end of the feedback. Here is what he said to me, "If you ever do revise or have a new project to query, I hope you'll think of me. Thanks again for giving me the opportunity to consider your work."

Fingers crossed, everyone. I'm revising!!

Resub with revisions: 10/11/18 (And now... I wait.)
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
from quietlikeafire
Jul 02, 2018 10:29 am


EQ: 5/30
CNR: 7/2

YA historical fantasy 105k
from TK_Zelvis
Jun 27, 2018 10:46 pm


Q- March 28- 2018
Full- March 30

Ya fantasy 74k
R- June 28- not sure if personalized
from suehodara
Jun 22, 2018 4:43 pm


It says on the website: "I am not currently taking on picture book texts..."
from Cashwinne
Jun 08, 2018 12:02 pm


Sent email, got this response:
I am away from the office until June 18th, and will respond to your message as soon as I return. Thank you for your patience.
from Jeanetto
May 26, 2018 1:05 pm


EQ: 5/26/18

MG adventure/sci-fi

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