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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 Alveraz
Feb 01, 2023 10:43 am


I was one of the rare queries that was completely skipped without a rejection. It was an earlier query draft, so it wasn't up to snuff. Keep this in mind, writers. Write, edit, and write again is critical to improving queries. I'd kill to query her again, but I had my shot, which was ignored. Only query with your best effort! :( Good luck out there!
from richardparis
Jan 31, 2023 9:34 am


Query: January 10, 2023
Full Request (+ full synopsis): January 12, 2023
Pass: January 26, 2023

Her rejection was personalized and kind, though not terribly specific. Also, I gleaned from it that she's not particularly interested in taking on more Literary Fiction, even though she technically represents it. I should also note that I don't know of an agency that treats authors with more respect than BookEnds, from their ample and freely available resources on querying to their "always respond" policy, they just seem like a terrific force in the world. I highly recommend querying them.
from jcbbrsmith
Jan 26, 2023 1:52 pm


FQ 1-26-23
Domestic suspense
She replies quickly.
One hour wait lol
FR 1-26-23
from DeeBurks
Jan 24, 2023 8:52 am


FQ: 1/23/23
FR:1/24/13
Upmarket 87k
from 1edpsf1
Jan 20, 2023 4:15 am


Same day decline:
psychological thriller
Dear ___,
Thank you so much for querying BookEnds and for giving me the opportunity to review XXX. 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.
from jamesknowlton
Jan 12, 2023 2:23 pm


Query: 1/11/23
Rejection: 1/12/23

Thriller 93K

Appreciated the very quick response.
from sara_gilbert_writes
Jan 08, 2023 1:11 pm


FQ: 1/7/23
Rej: 1/8/23 that mentioned trying other bookends agents.
Literary/Upmarket 75k
from LightofBeauty
Jan 07, 2023 4:40 pm


EQ: 1/6/23
ER: 1/7/23
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 06, 2023 2:35 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from ReecePocock
Nov 20, 2022 9:44 pm


75 k market mystery - rejected in 1 day but suggested I send to another agent within the agency.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 17, 2022 3:13 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from tonya_c
Nov 07, 2022 8:42 am


Up with a sick kid, and anxious about an election, so sending this off into the night...
Form Query: 11/7
FR before 7am 11/7
from TrishFeehan
Nov 07, 2022 7:21 am


Submitted a form query 11/06/22 and received a gracious form rejection in under twelve hours. I'm disappointed but appreciate the fast and considerate response.
70k upmarket mystery.
from Lulunola
Nov 04, 2022 11:34 am


FQ: 10/15
Full request: 10/19
Offer of rep: 10/25 :)
from Kate3544
Nov 02, 2022 3:23 pm


FQ: 11/01/2022
FR:11/02/2022

Respectful rejection with encouragement to query to other agents within her agency.

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