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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Isolamelia
Apr 14, 2021 4:32 pm


Fastest rejection ever!
Query form:
4/14/21
1:29 p.m.

Rejected! 4/14/21
2:39 p.m.
Very fast! One hour and 10 minutes
Polite form letter rejection.

Commercial fiction.

from ArtEqualsOxygen
Apr 05, 2021 12:35 pm


EQ 4/3/21
ER (polite and personalized form letter) 4/5/21

Memoir 35K+ (unfinished)
from ARKWrites_521
Apr 01, 2021 11:09 am


EQ (QueryManager): 3/31/21
ER (polite form letter): 1/1/21

Adult Romcom 88k
from MarisaBillions
Mar 26, 2021 10:00 am


Very polite rejection letter. I think it's a form letter, but I appreciate the quick response same day as my query.
from hdsharpe
Mar 25, 2021 4:40 pm


Queried: 3/25/2021
Form Rejection: 3/25/2021

Nice rejection that is thoughtful. I believe it is a form: "... 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 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. And, most importantly, I hope you stay safe and healthy!"
from ef_oh_ex
Mar 16, 2021 6:23 pm


Queried: 1/10
Full request: 1/11
Notified of offer of representation: 3/11, same-day response saying she would get back to me by the deadline
Very gracious bow out: 3/16. Too much similarity to two other books on her list and didn't want them to compete, but had some very kind other words to say about my book.

Contemporary rom-com, 88k
from Catsamoa79
Mar 09, 2021 2:58 pm


EQ: 3/9/21
ER: 3/9/21, a few hours later
from brittkl
Mar 03, 2021 2:11 pm


Form query: 3/3
Form rejection: 3/3

Upmarket magical realism, 77,000 words
from richardclin
Feb 22, 2021 10:27 am


EQ: 2/22/21
ER: Several hours later: "...sounds like an interesting project, but I'm afraid I'm going to pass on looking at more. My client list is very full, especially with memoir, forcing me to be extremely selective about taking on anyone new at the moment. But please do keep querying other agents, and I wish you all the best with your writing career. And, most importantly, I hope you stay safe and healthy!"

Based on this and prior note from miketel20, it seems she is very full with memoir.
from JEWarner
Feb 12, 2021 8:28 pm


Historical Romance 81K
FQ 2/12/21
Form Rej. Same day.
from jdominiclim
Feb 02, 2021 2:39 pm


EQ: 12/17/20
FR: 12/18/20
02/01/21 notified Jessica I'd received an offer of representation from another agent; took a day to review my manuscript then responded that she'd passed it on to Moe Ferrara (also at BookEnds) who she believed would be a better fit and that Moe would respond to me within 2 weeks
#ownvoices LGBTQ+BIPOC rom-com 80K words
from JulieC
Feb 01, 2021 1:34 pm


EQ: 11/10/20
Full Request: 11/11/20
ER: 2/1/21

82k contemporary romance

Didn't find the story as engrossing as she'd hoped.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 13, 2021 5:28 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from pamelakyel
Jan 09, 2021 10:07 pm


Queried:01/07
Responded:01/08

Cozy 71,000+

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 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. And, most importantly, I hope you stay safe and healthy!
Sincerely,
from amalmquist
Dec 22, 2020 7:28 am


EQ: 12/21/20
ER: 12/22/20

Chick Lit, 60K words

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