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Mr. Jack Byrne

Sternig & Byrne

2370 S. 107th Street, Apt 4

Milwaukee, WI 53227



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Website: www.sff.net/people/jackbyrne

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from heroic665
Apr 20, 2017 2:32 pm


As of 3/31, his Web hosting service closed, so his Website, what little there was of it, is effectively defunct.
from stephani111
Nov 28, 2016 5:04 pm


I have to ask if this guy is legit. I read the comments below implying he is, but his website is more bare bones than a three ingredient recipe, he has NO submission email except his own personal email in tiny letters at the bottom of the page, and his email even then is HOTMAIL. Additionally, he is based in Wisconsin which isn't known to be a hotbed of the literary agency world. Finally and to scare me more, his website which says very little DOES take the time to say he doesn't offer contracts to his clients unless they ask for one, preferring to represent people based on trust and loyalty. So?
from JMcCullum
Jul 19, 2016 11:09 pm


EQ: 6/27 Sci Fi Fantasy
ER: 7/20
"Client list too full, etc." Yet, if you look at Publisher's Marketplace, last reported sale of client work April 2011.
Must have spaced on this, or else wouldn't have queried.
from newson65
Apr 28, 2016 10:59 am


EQ:04/27/2016
Epic Fantasy
from dugger50
Feb 27, 2016 2:22 pm


nice rejection after 2 weeks sci-fi
from afelyk
Feb 27, 2016 1:58 pm


EQ: 01/31/2016
ER: 02/27/2016
Form letter rejection
from noranne
Aug 27, 2015 5:17 pm


I received a form R today (Aug 27) on a query sent May 5, and long since closed out. It was prefaced with the message:

"Please accept my sincere apologies for the tardiness of this query response. The last year or so has presented me with a cascade of time consuming interruptions/distractions, personal, professional, computer related and medical; I’m working now to catch up. Although you may very well have moved on and sought, perhaps found, representation elsewhere (if so, I wish you the best of luck in your writing career), I feel a professional obligation to give your query the same consideration I would to one arriving today. And so…"

and then led into his form R. Cool to get a reply, at least!
from slsaboviec
Apr 14, 2015 8:33 pm


EQ: 4/1/15
ER: 4/10/15
Adult Paranormal Thriller 86k
from jennifer1911
Apr 07, 2015 8:37 am


I also received the apparently common double rejection: one a few weeks after a nudge, and a second one two weeks later. Both were form, although the second had an apology for the tardiness tacked to the front of it.
from KathiLS
Mar 23, 2015 2:02 pm


Original EQ back in 10/14
EQ Nudge on 2/15/15
CNR 3/8/15

**UPDATE: ER 3/23 -- most likely a form letter -- Client list is comfortable, very picky about new clients, project isn't right for him and he's not right for it.**

Anti-hero Fantasy 95k
from CrazyHorse
Feb 23, 2015 11:33 am


EQ: 2/23/15

Adult SF/ Time Travel / 124K
from jennifer1911
Feb 02, 2015 11:22 am


Will do. Thanks Angelscribe.
from KristenH
Feb 02, 2015 6:56 am


Jennifer, it's still a bit early to nudge. Give him another month and then nudge, if no word back.
from jennifer1911
Feb 01, 2015 4:45 pm


December 1 is two months, and I've seen a few queries that came after mine who have had responses. Is two months too early?
from KristenH
Feb 01, 2015 6:37 am


Jennifer, it's way to early to nudge. Check the submission guidelines. It's been a month and giving him a bit longer before you do.

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