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Mr. Brooks Sherman

Janklow & Nesbit Associates

285 Madison Avenue

New York, NY 10017



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Website: www.janklowandnesbit.com/

Blog: brookssherman.com/

Twitter: byobrooks

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from PSbookish
Apr 02, 2019 1:21 am


Sent a query on 4/2/2019. Will update this when I get a response.
from BioGrimm15
Apr 01, 2019 11:29 am


EQ 1-15-19
CNR 4-1-19
YA Horror 68K
from jerseygirl87
Mar 28, 2019 9:07 am


EQ 1/18
YA Fantasy 79K

CNR 3/18

Auto confirmation of query 3/26

I closed it due to no response but then got the confirmation so I don’t know what is going on. Clearly, the universe is amusing itself at the expense of my sanity lol
from Carrots
Mar 19, 2019 8:40 pm


EQ: 3/5/19

MG contemp/mystery 40k
from RebC123
Mar 12, 2019 8:20 pm


EQ: 3/13

YA Fantasy at 60K
from CMon01
Mar 11, 2019 12:53 pm


EQ: 2/16/19

65k YA Contemporary Fantasy
from FarhadShawkat
Mar 08, 2019 1:30 pm


EQ: Dec 14, 2018
C/NR: Mar 8, 2019

F, 80k
from Michelle_in_WI
Feb 14, 2019 7:51 pm


EQ 1/02
CNR 2/14

Contemporary YA 81K
from Jeanetto
Feb 10, 2019 9:21 am


EQ: 2/10/19
Mg sci-fi 79,000
from benalvord
Feb 09, 2019 9:52 am


EQ 2/9/19
YA Urban Fantasy 75K
from Brekketechie
Feb 01, 2019 9:28 am


Hey @scritrice - yes, they want a query and synopsis.

Good luck!
from scritrice
Jan 31, 2019 11:28 am


Hi can someone clarify: 'For fiction submissions, send an informative cover letter, a brief synopsis and the first ten pages. If you are sending an email submission, please include the sample pages in the body of the email below your query.'

since they say cover letter + brief synopsis is this their way of saying "send a query" or do they actually want a query + a synopsis? What have you all been sending. (and then the synopsis BELOW the sample pages or after?)
from bapeery
Jan 07, 2019 8:19 am


EQ: Adult Fantasy 160,000 12/7/2018
Form rejection 1/7/2019
from Martin
Dec 15, 2018 1:39 pm


12/10 polite rejection for nonfiction proposal after two weeks.
from Tiggercat2003
Dec 01, 2018 7:12 pm


@LindseyMalbright if you just submitted your query and receive an auto reply, that is their standard auto reply. It's not a rejection. It is just there so you know your query went through, and states their rule that they only respond if they have interest. They are generally a "no response means no" agency. Although individual agents do often reply with rejections. Brooks does occasionally as can be seen from the timeline.

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