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Mr. Joshua Bilmes

JABberwocky Literary Agency

49 W. 45th St., #12th Floor

New York, NY 10036-4603

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Snail-Mail: Yes

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from LGV_AL
Sep 07, 2019 7:18 pm

EQ 7/8/19 mystery @97K words
CNR 9/7/19
from sjkelley
Aug 29, 2019 2:47 pm

EQ: 22 April
Partial Request: 27 August
Fantasy 84k words
from ms_saturn
Aug 27, 2019 11:41 am

EQ: 30 April
CNR: 29 July
Partial request: 27 August
Adult Science fiction 74k
from nltsjnread
Aug 27, 2019 6:30 am

EQ: 14 May
CNR: 13 July
Partial request: 26 August
from KristenH
Jun 15, 2019 3:56 pm

EQ 4/5/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/5/19 (Passed via nudges--not good fit)
from laurablackwell
Jun 10, 2019 5:17 pm

Met at Nebula Conference 5/18/19
EQ 5/30/19
10 pp requested 6/4/10
ER 6/10/19 with kind note
from charliewade
Jun 10, 2019 3:22 pm

9/19/18 EQ
Request for 10 pages: 12/5/19
Fantasy 117K
Sent a nudge with revised pages on 4/17/19
I agree with alibryn. Moving this particular query to the CNR column does not a great day make. However, Joshua was the first to request pages from me, and I'm very grateful for that rush. Cheers to all.
from taylormc
Jun 04, 2019 10:43 pm

4/9/19 EQ
6/2/19 ER
Thriller 73K
He sent a very kind email. I appreciated not receiving a form letter.
from taylormc
Jun 01, 2019 10:03 pm

4/9/19 EQ
6/1/19 CNR
Thriller 73K
from C_Harmon
May 20, 2019 6:02 pm

Epic Fantasy, 129k

EQ: 5/7/18
Request for 10 pages: 6/17/18
Request for 50 pages: 7/31/18
Met him at WorldCon76, and he offered in-person notes on my fifty pages, which culminated in an R&R. He expedited queries/requests for anyone who attended the convention: 8/19/18 (Sent 9/2/18)
2nd R&R: 11/6/18 (Sent 11/18/18)
FR: 11/25/18 (Sent 11/27/18)
Phone call with R&R: 1/1/19 (Sent 3/2/19)
Offer Accepted: 5/17/19 -

Exactly one year passed between my initial query and the offer of rep. :) To anyone reading this, I would recommend visiting agents in person at conferences. Meeting him at WorldCon played a significant factor in him giving a closer look to my submission.

After eight years in the query trenches, I can finally leave. Thanks Querytracker!
from Mustang82
May 08, 2019 6:48 pm

EQ 3/11/2019
CNR 5/8/2019

SF, 96k
from merrygawain
Mar 29, 2019 11:47 am

EQ: 1/29/19
ER: 3/29/19

historical fantasy 175K
from rnkash18
Mar 11, 2019 6:39 am

EQ 3/11/2019
from KimKirkland
Feb 21, 2019 9:29 am

EQ: 9/15/18
Partial: 9/17/18
Sent Partial: 9/17/18
PR: 2/15/19 Very nice, but I'm still trying to glean constructive feedback from it.
from alibryn
Feb 09, 2019 1:50 pm

Last year I received a request from his previous assistant during a Twitter pitch contest, and she liked the pages but said it wasn't really for her, and suggested I was free to query Joshua directly, which seemed a bit odd but I did in November 2018. A little disappointed to CNR this one because their website says he does reply to all queries that follow the instructions, and also appreciates any personal connections to be mentioned. Alas.

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