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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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Twitter: awfulagent

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from MichaelBarDaniel
May 03, 2021 12:37 pm

EQ: 1/9/2021
CNR: 5/3/2021

SF 89K
from Abigail
Apr 12, 2021 11:04 am

EQ 12 APR 2021
Mystery 77k
from jdruffin
Apr 06, 2021 11:13 am

EQ: 4/6/21

Fantasy 78k
from Attewell
Apr 05, 2021 1:54 pm

EQ 3/05/21
from andyscontras
Jan 23, 2021 5:02 pm

EQ - 1/23/2021 Speculative Fiction 83K (rejected by Eddie Schneider, but I reconsidered and thought Mr. Bilmes might be interested...)
from KristenH
Aug 16, 2020 6:54 am

EQ 3/18/20 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
CNR 7/17/20 (No word via nudges)
from Woodside
Aug 10, 2020 1:11 pm

EQ 8/10/2020
Adult Espionage Thriller 85,000 words
from Toatos
Jun 30, 2020 4:43 am

EQ: 14 May 2019
CNR: 13 July 2019
Partial request: 26 August 2019

Rejection, June 2020. A copy-pasted response that still included the title of someone else's book.

from starbaker
May 20, 2020 2:29 pm

EQ: 8/18/19
Request for first 10 pages: 11/11/19
Adult mystery 82K words

Rejection on 10 pages: 5/20/20

I think this agent is the kind of agent you can attract after you've had book deals. His response time is so slow.
from ms_saturn
May 12, 2020 8:10 pm

EQ: 30 April
CNR: 29 July
Partial request: 27 August
CNR: 12 May, after a nudge in February
Adult Science fiction 74k
from CALende
Apr 24, 2020 5:10 am

Epic Fantasy 78k

EQ: 11.04.2019
Respone for 10 first pages 03.31.2020
from cheesymoonboy
Nov 01, 2019 12:51 pm


Thank you very much for the opportunity to consider your query. I sincerely apologize for the delay in my reply, It turns out that your query was buried deep in my inbox and I have recently discovered it.

I have reviewed your query and I am sorry to say that I am just not getting excited for it as much as I should be. As such, I am going to step aside and let you find more enthusiastic representation elsewhere, if you haven’t already.

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to learn more about you and I wish you the best of luck on your writing journey.

from Nadler369
Oct 18, 2019 10:16 am

From his bio on website:
With the success of the agency and his long-time clients, Joshua is no longer the main point of contact for newer writers via unsolicited queries, but does still solicit material from aspiring authors he meets at the conventions and conferences which he attends.
from sjkelley
Oct 14, 2019 12:02 am

EQ: 22 April
Partial Request: 27 August
Fantasy 84k words
from LGV_AL
Sep 07, 2019 7:18 pm

EQ 7/8/19 mystery @97K words
CNR 9/7/19

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