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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 Carpedm
Yesterday 10:45 am


EQ: 4/24/18
from brandonmc87
Apr 20, 2018 11:29 am


EQ 12/7/17 (PitMad request)
2/8/18 Nudged on Twitter & Email: (Never got a confirmation email or a status update. Sent to his direct email following his PitMad request)
2/9/18: Re-sent EQ (Brooks said he never received it, then asked that I resend. Glad I asked.)
3/14/18: Emailed nudge (worried because last time he didn't receive my Query)
CNR 4/20/18 - Never heard back from nudge. I've given up on this guy. So frustrating. He liked my PitMad pitch, never got my original Query, requested another, never responded to that or my nudge. I can't be sure he ever received that 2nd Query. Sad to see my PitMad request go to waste like that. He should get himself an auto-response.

Adult Horror 100K
from JVillesvik
Apr 19, 2018 10:15 am


Reject 4/6/18 semi-personal reject
from SteveP101
Apr 14, 2018 11:15 am


EQ 1/5/18
ER 2/13/18
80k, scifi
from jldelozier
Apr 12, 2018 11:56 am


Was going to query but checked his Twitter feed which said this (posted 10 hours ago): "I'm now about to take my first real vacation (no checking email!) since I got into publishing." The comments indicate he's on his honeymoon. Would suggest holding queries for a few weeks until he's home and caught up.

EQ: 4/12/18 - hopefully, he's home and caught up by now!
from cupcake
Mar 19, 2018 5:25 pm


EQ 3/1/18
ER 3/19/18
contemporary MG 65K

He sent a short, personalized rejection letter...referring to a couple of things I mentioned in my query and saying he didn't connect with the material. Seems like a great agent.
from aalogan
Mar 19, 2018 11:39 am


EQ 11/25/17 73k adult fairy tale retelling
CNR 3/19/18 114 days
from Gaslamp_Girl
Mar 15, 2018 7:30 pm


Hi, Brooks's Tumblr says he's closed as of 8 February. Does anyone know if that is 2018?
from JVillesvik
Mar 10, 2018 1:44 pm


Email 3/10/18
from MR_Work
Feb 20, 2018 6:23 pm


EQ 1/14/2018
ER 2/20/2018 (friendly form, personalized with my name)
from JackSkellington
Feb 14, 2018 5:11 pm


EQ: 1/10/2018
ER: 2/13/18

Form letter reject. PB submission.
from Dreams32
Feb 14, 2018 2:22 pm


EQ: 1/5/18
ER: 2/13/18 (form)
YA contemporary 70k words
from SomeLady
Feb 09, 2018 8:30 am


@brandonmc87 Thanks for the comment. I never heard back on a DVpit request from October and now I'm wondering if he never got it!
from Malicia
Jan 23, 2018 3:00 am


EQ - 10/18/17
Nudge with offer of rep - 01/05/18
FR - 01/10/18
CNR 01/19/18

YA Historical Fantasy 82k words
from courtshipofthemonsters
Jan 18, 2018 2:52 pm


EQ: 12/15/17
ER: 01/18/18 (form)

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