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Mr. Brooks Sherman

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017

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Twitter: byobrooks

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from Risa97
Oct 09, 2018 6:19 pm

EQ - 8/28/18
CNR - 10/09/18

YA 110K
from DNE424
Oct 02, 2018 5:48 pm

EQ: 7/20/18
CNR: 10/2/18

YA Fantasy 96K
from shortclara
Oct 01, 2018 11:40 am

Does anyone know if a no from one is a no from all at this agency? Thanks!

Thanks, Catsamoa79!
from Catsamoa79
Sep 28, 2018 10:49 am

shortclara - If an agency does not specifically say a no from one is a no from all, I go ahead and try a different agent. i have received responses from more than one agent here, albeit negative, on the same manuscript. I do wait to hear from one before querying another.
from michele42
Sep 25, 2018 4:48 pm

EQ: 7/15/18
CNR: 9/25/18

YA fantasy 70k

Website says no response is a pass, but there's no response time indicated. I figure 10 weeks is enough time to consider it a pass, since average agent response time is 6-8weeks.
from TheWrite1
Sep 18, 2018 12:21 pm

8/31 EQ
9/18 ER
from Catsamoa79
Sep 07, 2018 10:49 am

HannahKarena - I don't think you can tell anything from whether they have responded to queries sent after yours. Sometimes a speedy reply simply means it's not their genre or not what they want right now. Sometimes a reply after sometime means they have set it aside to look at later and possibly consider after looking at other queries that have arrived. After 4 years of querying 4 different manuscripts, with a good number of partial and full requests, but no offers of representation, I see no true pattern emerging. My query to this agent took 83 days for the rejection to arrive, though I did resend it after 4 weeks had passed.
from HannahKarena
Sep 06, 2018 10:20 pm

Do you think that if he's replied to queries sent after you (like 2+ weeks) that's a good sign? Or a bad sign?
from lunaspecs
Sep 04, 2018 5:56 pm

Emailed query: 8/22/18
Form rejection: 9/4/18
MG Fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2018 11:29 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from bfriskey
Aug 29, 2018 8:33 pm

EQ- 8/11/18. YA Fantasy 67K
ER- 8/29/18 form letter
from happybeatle
Aug 29, 2018 6:33 pm

He is closing to queries September 1st and will open again on November 1st in order to catch up on his backlog. I'm a little wary about that though because the last time he said he was closing and would open in a couple months, he actually didn't open until more than a year later. So if you are ready to query I suggest getting it in to him before September 1st.
from themuffinsk8
Jul 28, 2018 7:47 am

I got what seemed like a form, but it just said that he didn't feel enthusiastic enough about it to offer representation. I'm fine with that! At least I got an answer/response.
from saucex3
Jul 17, 2018 4:41 pm

Has anyone who submitted a DVpit query received a response yet? I've nudged once but I'm not sure if I should take the lack of response as a pass, especially since it was a DVpit request.
from milli505
Jul 17, 2018 2:08 pm

EQ: 6/25
ER: 7/17 - form

YA contemporary, 76k

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