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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/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Roll_4_Initiative
Nov 21, 2022 3:09 pm


Query Sent 8/21/22 71K Adult Suspense Novel with themes of plus size protagonist and amateur sleuthing in a haunted mansion
Full Request 8/24/22

Full Sent on 8/26/22
Very polite personalized rejection 11/21/22

"While it's an interesting project, I'm afraid I have to pass on offering representation. My client list is very full, forcing me to be extremely selective about taking on anyone new at the moment, and I just wasn't enthusiastic enough about this to offer representation. I don't take on a whole lot of suspense these days, so really have to be all-in to offer representation on one, and I just wasn't quite there. But please do keep querying other agents, and I wish you all the best with your writing career."
from Zooks3
Nov 15, 2022 7:39 pm


11/15/22 - online form re: The Knotted Gun - suspense 75K. Confirmed receipt.
from karlkarlbobarl
Oct 14, 2022 2:26 pm


EQ: 10/12/22
Form rejection 10/14/22

99k LGBTQ+ romantic suspense
from AdrielleBlaas
Oct 07, 2022 10:13 am


7 -10 FQ
3 hours later: Form Reject

Contemp rom 68k. At least it was fast
from Flapling
Sep 21, 2022 2:26 pm


Narrative Nonfiction
Queried 7/9/22
Requested full MS 7/10/22
Polite, personalized rejection letter 9/21/22. She said she didn't love the sample chapters as much as she wanted to. "I think there's potential, but I don't have a clear vision for how I would shape the proposal differently."
from LightofBeauty
Sep 16, 2022 4:45 pm


EQ: 9/15/22
ER: 9/16/22

Same form as others below.

Thank you for querying me and giving me the opportunity to consider _____. I'm afraid, though, that after reading your letter and sample, I just didn't feel strongly enough to ask for more, and I firmly believe every writer needs an agent who is passionate about their 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.

Sincerely,

Jessica Alvarez
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 15, 2022 4:10 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from msiobhanb
Sep 15, 2022 1:02 pm


EQ: 9/13/2022
ER: 9/15/2022

LitFic 83k
from adaptation
Sep 15, 2022 8:16 am


Electronic Query: 9/13/2022
Form Rejection: 9/14/2022

category romance 61k
from aecullum
Sep 10, 2022 11:30 am


FQ: 9/6/2022
FR: 9/10/2022, didn't know they worked on weekends!
76K Adult Contemporary Romance
Received confirmation email
from aecullum
Sep 10, 2022 8:38 am


@KathrynFaye007 Thank you! I sent it to a family friend who is a rigorous English teacher so I'm mostly covered on that end.
from KathrynFaye007
Sep 10, 2022 7:08 am


@aceullum While you should definitely make sure your book is edited, you can edit it yourself and ask beta readers/critique partners for editing advice. You don't need to hire professionals for it unless you really want to. Make it the best you can. More likely you'll end up going through more edits with an agent and a publisher in the end anyway. I hope this helps.
from aecullum
Sep 09, 2022 8:42 pm


Help! Somebody told me my book has to go through a copywriter and a professional editor or agents won’t even consider it. I’ve done so much research and can’t find anything about this, but I don’t want to waste queries!
from Miss_Saigon
Sep 08, 2022 12:37 am


FQ 9/7/22
FR 9/7/22
Memoir 82K
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2022 11:17 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

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