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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

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Slicksix
Jan 12, 2018 4:07 am


EQ: 5/17
PR: 7/17 requested I send directly to him
Nudge 10/17 to confirm receipt...
received polite confirmation from agent--still going through inbox
Got form rejection letter on a Sunday evening in 12/17 with no comments
Then got same form rejection letter over a month later
This agent either is either completely disorganized or cruel, neither of which is a characteristic I want in an agent.
from Allister
Jan 11, 2018 10:44 am


I got a 10 page partial request in March from his assistant, nudged in July and Mr Bilmes said it was at the top of his reading list.

75 Page PR: 1/10/18

Worth the wait, yay!
from heroic665
Jan 02, 2018 7:44 am


EQ - 11/21/17
ER - 1/1/18 - Form rejection

106k word Adult Fantasy
from Slicksix
Nov 28, 2017 4:23 pm


Congrats, Davfir! That's really exciting.
from Davfir
Nov 17, 2017 10:47 am


EQ - 6/26/17
PR - 6/27/17, requested I send to his assistant.
FR - 11/17/17 with apologies for the long wait. Totally worth it! Sent Full and 1 page synopsis.
75k sci-fi detective

9/10/17 nudged to confirm receipt. His assistant was awesome and responded right away, said he's been traveling and is trying to catch up.
from Minkley
Nov 14, 2017 12:27 pm


Slicksix-- Got my partial request on 7/20. Also still waiting.
from Davfir
Nov 14, 2017 7:45 am


@Slicksix I haven't heard anything yet. I'll probably nudge around the 6 month mark.
from tsmitti99
Oct 17, 2017 5:24 pm


EQ - 9/18/17
ER - 10/6/17 - Form rejection

80k word Adult Fantasy
from selcampbell
Oct 17, 2017 8:52 am


EQ: 5/19/17
PR: 7/20/17 (first ten pages)
ER: 10/17/17 (Didn't connect with material)

125k Adult urban fantasy
from DarthGrievous
Oct 15, 2017 5:26 pm


EQ 9/4/17
ER 9/28/17

115k Adult Dystopian

"Unfortunately, this query was not intriguing enough to inspire me to offer representation or further consideration of your project. "
from heroic665
Oct 11, 2017 8:14 am


EQ: 9/15
ER: 9/26
2nd ER: 10/11

95K Fantasy

He didn't like it so much he rejected me twice! :)
from 22niel
Oct 10, 2017 9:37 pm


EQ: 09/22
ER: 10/10 form letter
from bckinney
Sep 29, 2017 7:28 pm


EQ: August 24
PR: September 25, with apologies for slowly catching up on the pile that accumulated while traveling

Epic fantasy 119k.
from jaustail
Sep 28, 2017 9:56 pm


EQ: 2nd September 2017
ER: 28th September 2017

YA Space Opera
from Lupine
Sep 07, 2017 5:35 am


EQ 8/1/17
ER 9/6/17

90k ya fantasy

"Unfortunately, this query was not intriguing enough to inspire me to offer representation or further consideration of your project. "

All I can say is I hope that one's a form. It's certainly the least pleasant form letter I've gotten and I've received plenty.

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