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Ms. Brianne Johnson

HG Literary

New York, NY



Website: www.hgliterary.com

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

Twitter: SecretAgentBri

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from NightSky
Nov 16, 2022 7:00 am


EQ - 10/15/21
FR - 11/16/22 - 13 months later! At least she responded :)
from VeronicaMars
Oct 14, 2022 7:42 pm


10/01/2021 Submitted
Kind of Cnr'ed it
10/14/2022 Out of nowhere I received a nice decline. I actually am now on a different project but it's nice to hear back.
from rcantryll
Sep 02, 2022 11:29 am


historical fic. manuscript request after 6 months. A very civil decline to pursue 6 months after that. I think the time invested was very respectful.
from messyf
Sep 01, 2022 4:03 pm


EQ: 5/27/21
Full request 10/19/21, sent 10/20
Nudge 3/11/22, no response, nudged again 4/30/22
Form rejection after almost a year lol - was glad to hear from her, had started assuming this was a CNR. Oh well!
from ejdhanda
Aug 30, 2022 1:33 pm


Form Query: 6/28/21
Full Request (!!): 7/1/21, sent same day
Nudged: 9/11/2021, 10/24/21
Nudge with offer to submit revised ms: 1/10/22
Marking as CNR since she's now had my full for over a year.
Form Rejection on the full ms: 8/20/22

60K YA Fantasy
from SarahKam
May 31, 2022 11:17 am


I sent requested pages in mid June, 2021, and haven't heard anything since. I've nudged a couple of times with no response. I'm starting to worry it's a CNR.
from ejdhanda
May 18, 2022 11:58 am


@messyf I haven't heard from her, sent my full July 2021 & nudged a few times but haven't received updates as of yet
from messyf
Apr 30, 2022 5:44 pm


Has anyone heard from her recently? I know she closed to queries to catch up but she's had my full since october and I haven't heard from her, even when I tried nudging
from tharvey
Mar 02, 2022 6:33 pm


"She also selectively represents picture books"
from PBWriterLG
Jan 18, 2022 12:46 pm


Query 5/31/21
Full Request 12/2/21
Sent 12/3/21
Nudge with Offer of Rep 1/11/22
Form Rejection 1/18/22

Picture Book
from AudraWinter
Dec 23, 2021 2:03 pm


Query 11/25/21
Nudge w offer of rep: 12/07/21
Full request: 12/07/21 (sent next day)
Nudge: 12/21/21
CNR: 12/21/21

Wish I'd heard back from this one! She said she was really busy with the switch to HG, and this nudge was really close to the holidays, so I don't blame her at all. Seems like a wonderful person to work with!
from Catsamoa79
Dec 08, 2021 11:25 am


EQ: 9/1/21
ER: 12/8/21, same form letter as below
from heathwitch
Dec 07, 2021 11:37 am


EQ via QueryManager: 7th June 2021
ER: 7th December 2021: "Thanks so much for thinking of me, but this one’s just not quite right for my list. Due to a full workload, I have to be extremely selective about pursuing new projects. Please know that this is a very subjective business and that tastes range widely among agents. Someone else may feel very differently—you deserve someone who is passionate about your work and is confident about their ability to position it. Best of luck with this, and thank you so much for thinking of me."

Adult Fantasy/Magical Realism, 94k
from Kimita73
Dec 06, 2021 9:22 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.

Update: Sent query 6/10/21 to her new agency. I received a form rejection on 12/6/21. So glad to have some closure.
from Davidrpaul
Dec 06, 2021 11:58 am


Query: May 20th
Full Request 6/17/21, sent 6/18/2021
Nudge 9/21
FR on full 12/6

Fantasy 115k

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