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Ms. Frances Black

Literary Counsel

30 West 21st Street

New York, NY 10010

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from anotherearth
Feb 13, 2017 11:03 am

EQ: Jan 31 Literary 100K words
ER: Feb 11

Hello [my name],

Thank you for your inquiry; sorry for my delay in responding.

Sorry, I’m going to decline the opportunity to read more.

I wish you the best of luck finding the right home for this project.


from Boreas
Feb 09, 2017 3:57 pm

EQ: 2/9/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from VEHust
Sep 09, 2016 6:09 pm

EQ 6/24/16
FR 7/5/16
YA Aladdin Retelling
Update: she read the ms in less than a week and offered revision ideas and an R&R
on 9-3-16 I sent her the R&R but I never received an e-mail recognizing that it got to her, she's been very prompt in replying thus far so I'm worried it got caught in a spam filter or something... it's only been a week but I'm wondering if I should send a note just making sure it got to her.
from fornickels
Today 1:42 pm

EQ: 3/28/16
from KristenH
Mar 15, 2016 4:02 pm

12/7/15, I've requeried Frances Black with Venom. Today I've heard back with a pass--not interested in eco-thrillers. I'll try her next month for Chain Reaction.

3/15/16--Yesterday I queried her with Chain Reaction, Today I've heard back from her with a sorry, not for us rejection. I'll try Jordan this spring with Chain Reaction.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 20, 2015 9:51 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.

from LucidDreamer
Nov 15, 2015 2:39 pm

I am now represented by Fran (after my original agent, Jennifer Mishler, left the agency to pursue other career opportunities outside of agenting).I am very impressed with Fran's responsiveness to my questions, her advice, and her support of my literary career.
from atkoltes
Nov 15, 2015 12:25 pm

EQ 11/14
FR 11/15

:-) Received a speedy response from Jordan on behalf of Fran. So uplifting, after a slew of rejections :-)

YA Psychological Thriller
from laurenrico
Sep 29, 2015 3:25 pm

Thanks pickfordm and kristenh! Sending happy, agent-getting thoughts your way! Whenever I read the timelines and see someone get a request or *gasp* offer of rep, I send them a virtual "WooHoo!" Hope your books are among them :^)
Best, Lauren
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2015 1:40 pm

Good luck Lauren. I'll be querying Frances with CR next month!
from pickfordm
Sep 29, 2015 1:11 pm

good luck, laurenrico!
from laurenrico
Sep 24, 2015 2:42 pm

I had a full ms in with Jenn Mishler who has recently left the agency. A very gracious Fran Black was quick to respond to my concerns and kind enough to add the ms to her already-full plate. Am re-entering it on Fran's Timeline as a new submission and full request, even though it was originally requested by Jenn back on 8/3. Let the angst begin anew! :^)
from loubarba
Jul 20, 2015 6:48 pm

Oh my goodness! Even though I personalized the query I sent to Frances, I put the wrong name in the greeting. I immediately followed up with an apology...must be time to quit for the day.
from JulieGS
Jul 09, 2015 12:11 pm

EQ - 25 May
Full Request - 1 July
(Contemporary Romance)

I've read great things about Ms Black and her agency, so I am keeping my fingers tightly crossed! Good luck to everyone submitting their work!
from tcronin50
Jul 08, 2015 2:09 pm

EQ: 7/8/2015

General fiction/Upmarket psychological thriller

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