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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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.
from LindseyMAlbright
Dec 01, 2018 6:51 pm


The auto rejection literally says auto-reply.
from Vicorva
Nov 15, 2018 2:40 pm


EQ: 11/02/3018
ER: 11/15/2018

Form letter.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 01, 2018 4:00 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks therejection)
from therejection
Nov 01, 2018 3:31 pm


He has reopened to submissions: https://twitter.com/byobrooks/status/1058071458927333376
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!

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