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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 bapeery
Dec 07, 2018 9:06 pm


EQ: Adult Fantasy 160,000 12/7/2018
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!
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

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