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Ms. Jessica Faust

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933



Website: www.bookendsliterary.com

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

Twitter: BookEndsJessica

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from RiesaDow
Jan 17, 2022 11:33 am


must be a form letter response because it looks just like my response and took about the same amount of time. Makes you wonder how much of the submission was read.
from ajmiz827
Jan 04, 2022 9:56 am


Query Sent: Jan 3, 2022
MS Type: Upmarket Contemporary 116K words
Form Rejection: Jan 3, 2022 It only took 7 hours for the response!!! And it was a really nice rejection.

Dear Anthony,

Thank you so much for querying BookEnds and for giving me the opportunity to review >> Book Title <<. I did read your letter and am going to pass on looking at further material.

I'm sorry I don't have better news. I am lucky to have a full and active client list and for that reason, I've become very particular about taking on new clients. This is by no means a criticism of your work. It's quite possible you'll find someone else who feels differently. I encourage you to keep querying and even consider other BookEnds agents for your work.

I wish you all the best in your search for representation and thank you again for giving BookEnds the opportunity.

Best,
Jessica Faust, President
BookEnds, A Literary Agency
from gcame365
Jan 03, 2022 8:48 am


I am very grateful for the quick response and encouraging words from Jessica Faust, despite her declining my book query. Despite being a very busy agent, she set expectations to respond and delivered. Amazing.
from Finch_dubois3
Jan 02, 2022 1:43 pm


Query sent: Dec 29
Query rejection: Jan 02
Polite decline.
Sci-fi YA: WC 66,000
from MargoSloan
Dec 28, 2021 4:11 pm


97k Literary/Upmarket Fiction
Form Submission 12/28/2021
from MichelleT
Dec 01, 2021 6:19 am


FQ August 19, 2021
A M 77k
Full request August 20, 2021
Rejection (form) Dec 1
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 12, 2021 10:43 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from sarahmchb
Sep 15, 2021 5:06 pm


QM: 5/10/21
QR: 5/11/21 - request full + synopsis
Reject 9/8/21

Form rejection but polite. "Feel free to query another agent at the agency and please consider her for future work."

Adult suspense 79k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2021 6:45 am


Open to queries. Genres updated.

Only taking non-fiction queries at this time. Fiction by referral only.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 26, 2021 6:31 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from jsgariety
Aug 25, 2021 12:15 pm


Queried 8/24/21
ER 8/25/21
Form rejection. Advised to query another agent at Bookends, but after reading through these comments I'm fairly certain that's part of the form rejection.
from jsgariety
Aug 25, 2021 12:15 pm


Queried 8/24/21
ER 8/25/21
Womens literary fiction 69k
Form rejection. Advised to query another agent at Bookends, but after reading through these comments I'm fairly certain that's part of the form rejection.
from RobertaTrahan
Aug 22, 2021 9:34 am


EQ: 5/28/21
FR: 5/29/21
ER: 8/22/21

Thriller/Suspense - standard form rejection after 85 days, similar to those I've received from other agents following other full reads: "While I am always looking for books like this, with a very full list I've also become particular about what I'm taking on. Ultimately, I just don't feel I'm the right agent for this".

This one is especially disappointing, as Jessica is my dream agent. But, because she's so good at this, and I'm not new at this, it's time to consider this book isn't going to work in the marketplace right now. Maybe the next one will land.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 21, 2021 10:42 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from je77894
Aug 20, 2021 2:24 pm


Form Query: 8/19/21
Form Rejection: 8/20/21

100k Literary Fiction

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