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Ms. Jessica Alvarez

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933



Website: www.bookendsliterary.com

Blog: bookendsliterary.com/index.php/category/blog/

Twitter: agentJessicaA

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from kdjmay
Mar 30, 2020 7:06 am


Surprisingly quick response(hours) that I wasn't expecting. Openly admitted that based on my CL, she wasn't interested. (100k+ Police/Crime)
from GwenTolios
Mar 06, 2020 9:51 pm


Form Query 2/23
Full Request 2/24

67K LBGT Romance
from dramyrein
Mar 06, 2020 6:17 pm


Thank you so much for querying me.(Book Title) sounds like an interesting project, but I'm afraid I'm going to pass on looking at more. My client list is very full, particularly with memoir, forcing me to be extremely selective about taking on anyone new at the moment, and I just wasn't enthusiastic enough to take this on. But please do keep querying other agents, and I wish you all the best with your writing career.

I guess its a form letter but I did like that she said it was an interesting project. Got back to me the same day.
from Pauukiku
Feb 07, 2020 9:16 pm


likewise, chefmoore. I have an inkling these agents are in fact computers. Are they really reading any query at all? I seriously doubt it.
from chefmoore
Feb 06, 2020 12:13 pm


I received feedback in less than 24 hours. The agency turned me down because Ms. Alvarez said she did not like my query letter.
from finleyturner
Feb 05, 2020 4:54 pm


Online form query: February 5, 2020
Same day form rejection

95k adult domestic thriller
from casachess
Jan 31, 2020 9:29 am


Form Query: 01/30/2020
Form Rejection: 01/31/2020

Form letter, same as pasted in previous comments
from mdowning
Jan 28, 2020 2:16 pm


Form rejection 1/26/20, contemporary romance with elements of suspense, 76+k
from sjwood010
Jan 27, 2020 7:15 pm


EQ: 1/23/2020
ER: 1/23/2020 (Form rejection)

LGBTQA+ Adventure Romance, 76k
from jwhart
Jan 26, 2020 1:38 pm


Form Query 1/25/20 after her tweet on 1/25/20 requesting more Romcoms (which I have!)
1/26/20: Form rejection with slight personalization in regards to #MSWL tweet
from GraciousLady
Jan 17, 2020 3:35 pm


Dear Jessica,
Hope you had a lovely holiday season.
I'm nudging you at the 83rd day.
Warm regards,
Sonia Easley
ALOHA's ARK
from Hulagirl
Jan 16, 2020 11:32 pm


EQ: 1/16/20


Historical Romance 95K
from sarahadler
Jan 02, 2020 1:18 pm


EQ: 1/1/19
ER: 1/2/19 (form)

96k upmarket WF
from Catsamoa79
Dec 31, 2019 9:42 am


MildlyMary - Did you mean to EQ (email query) and ER (email rejection)? FR is full request. If it was a full request, then that is a mighty fast turnaround!
from Mildlymary
Dec 30, 2019 8:58 pm


FQ: 12/30/19
FR: 12/30/19
At least I didn't get the "my list is full" line! That one gets on my nerves, too. I think it's true, and I think sometimes the agency insists that the agent accept queries, even they don't really want to. But I am getting low with all these rejections. My book is enjoyable, but you'd never know it from these quickie responses. (I did just get a request for a full today from another agent, so I am a bit more upbeat.)

Thank you for querying me and giving me the opportunity to consider YOUR BOOK. I'm afraid, though, that after reading your letter, I just didn't feel strongly enough to ask for more, and I firmly believe every writer needs an agent who is passionate about his or her work. Much of this boils down to personal preference, so please bear in mind that what isn't right for me might be right for another agent. I encourage you to continue querying and working on your next book.
I wish you the best of luck and much success with your writing career.

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