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Changed agencies. Formerly with Writers House.

Ms. Brianne Johnson

HG Literary

New York, NY



Website: www.hgliterary.com

Blog: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/bjohnson/

Twitter: SecretAgentBri

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from bubblyian
Jul 29, 2021 9:51 pm


Submitted form query June 22
Complete no response so closed July 30 at 37 days
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from dreamcat
Jul 27, 2021 12:48 pm


I too would like to know what’s going on with her. I don’t see her on the HG website. Queried her at Writer’s House no response then sent via online form to her at HG on 6/12 and she requested the full manuscript which I sent on 6/15 after she said she really liked the sample pages. I see she has tons of Twitter followers so I’m sure if she made a change there’d be some news. Maybe they just never updated the HG site? The press release said she was bringing many clients with her
from Kimita73
Jul 26, 2021 9:27 pm


@BySarahJane @KateKay @khontz333
Same situation with me too. I initially queried her back in January at WH but never got a response. Then I queried her at HG in June. Still no response. It was for a PB. In other words, you're not alone. I still have hope I will at least get a form rejection so I can have some closure.
from BySarahJane
Jul 21, 2021 2:56 pm


@KateKay @khontz333
Same situation here. Queried to WH in January, considered it a CNR. Requeried to her new agency on 5/21, still haven't heard anything. She doesn't update her Twitter so idk if we're in a "maybe" pile or not. Fingers crossed, but more than likely a CNR.
from KateKay
Jul 21, 2021 1:54 pm


@khontz333, thank you so much for replying! that helps a lot. Sad we couldn't get even a form reject.
from khontz333
Jul 21, 2021 12:47 pm


@KateKay, I think you and I sent our materials to her on the exact same dates, and have the exact same story! Since so many people on here submitted to her at HG even later than we did and have already gotten accepted or rejected, I'm considering it a CNR for myself.
from KateKay
Jul 20, 2021 12:49 pm


First Query sent to her at WH- March 8, 2021
Nudge at WH (encouraged from another agent there I pitched to) - April 15th
Second Query sent to her at HG May 21, 2021.

Wondering if I should just consider it a CNR. I was and am so excited to submit materials to her, I'd hate to close out without a reply.
from Zooks3
Jul 17, 2021 10:45 am


7/16/21 - Online form re: Brogwin - MG
7/17/21: form rejection
from TeeKayEm
Jul 14, 2021 10:43 pm


@angelsteele I don't think HG Literary ever updated their website to include her...
from angelsteele
Jul 14, 2021 7:36 pm


She is no longer listed on the agency website
from writingbubbly
Jul 09, 2021 12:36 pm


FQ: 5/21/2021
CNR: 7/5/2021
Rejection: 7/9/2021
MG Fantasy 50K

(Had originally sent a query to her when she was still at Writer's House in Jan-Considered it a CNR and resent to her at new agency.)
from ManderLeigh
Jul 09, 2021 12:06 pm


Not sure if I can post the link but one of Brianne's firstclients she signed with Lauren Magaziner she announced her book deal, it says deal was made by Brianne but Alexandra Levick now represents the author
https://twitter.com/laurenmagaziner/status/1400849711737737216

Hopefully the link works. Someone asked Beth Phelan back in February when the information about Brooks happened about when the agent leaves or author changes agencies. A lot of us in the writing FB group I'm in we were under the impression that if you change agents you can request the publisher send the royalties to your new agent. It now makes me wonder about all the writers who have gone through 5 agents. I'm going to ask Jennifer Laughran's Ask Agent tumblr to see if she has a different insight to this and link it here when she responds

https://twitter.com/beth_phelan/status/1361417975425683457
from Aurillian
Jul 06, 2021 7:10 pm


@ManderLeigh do you have a link to the thread? I’d be interested to see
from TeeKayEm
Jul 06, 2021 2:17 am


@ManderLeigh How do you know most of her clients chose to stay at Writers House?
I always thought it was more customary for clients to switch with the agent.
from ManderLeigh
Jul 06, 2021 1:59 am


I submitted a query. I a bit shocked at the rejections because most of her clients chose to stay at Writers House and got changed to agents than go with her so I would assume she would want to get new clients. Is this customary when an agent changes agencies? Do the clients stay at the agency or switch with the agent?

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