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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 Dcat56
Today 2:40 pm


EQ: 7/16/18 70,000 spec fiction
from horrorchix89
Jul 03, 2018 2:16 pm


EQ: 5/8
CNR: 7/3

YA Science Fantasy 77k
from karenleespree
Jul 03, 2018 7:37 am


EQ: 6/ 8
ER: 7/2 MG, Contemporary.
from Herolee31
Jun 28, 2018 5:00 pm


@brandonmc87 I believe the best way to get Brooks to read your query/first pages/book is to have an offer from an agent. Angie Thomas had an offer from her agent and told Brooks, he did not respond to her, she got her second offer from another agent, told Brooks, then he responded that he would read it and read it over night or something like that.

I am not sure about this, but it really seems like he expects writers to query widely and won't respond to anything until you already have an offer. That is just my guess.
from Herolee31
Jun 28, 2018 4:55 pm


@kstjarre I think his blog is obsolete and he has been open to queries ever since he moved to Janklow and Nesbit. I believe he is in charge of building their children's department, so i don't think he will be closed again any time soon. But of course, for all I know, he could close tomorrow.
from quietlikeafire
Jun 20, 2018 12:15 pm


EQ: 5/30
Form Rejection: 6/20

YA historical fantasy, 105k
from kstjarre
Jun 13, 2018 10:10 am


His blog says he's closed to queries as of Feb 8 and that when he reopens, he'll update the blog. It hasn't been updated. He appears open here on QT. Ideas? EQ 4/30
from aalogan
Jun 01, 2018 8:47 am


EQ to general query box: 6/1/18 39k MG contemp fantasy
from Atoche
May 12, 2018 1:57 pm


Has anyone who submitted to Mr. Sherman via his direct e-mail (such as if he requested from a twitter pitch party) gotten an automated response verifying receipt?
from horrorchix89
May 10, 2018 8:29 pm


@ktwills79: I got it from his twitter. Maybe it’s just for pitch events
from ktwills79
May 10, 2018 10:22 am


EQ: 4/25 (received automated confirmation email)
ER: 5/9 (Form letter personalized with my name)

PB
from ktwills79
May 09, 2018 3:25 pm


@horrorchix89, I think I sent it to the submissions one. Where did you get the other address?
from horrorchix89
May 08, 2018 8:47 pm


Do I send it to submissions@janklow.com or bsherman@janklow.com?
from jldelozier
May 01, 2018 3:44 pm


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!
ER: form 5/1/18
from Carpedm
Apr 24, 2018 10:45 am


EQ: 4/24/18

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