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Ms. Frances Black

Literary Counsel

30 West 21st Street

New York, NY 10010

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from romwrit
Dec 16, 2017 8:36 pm

EQ: 12/16/17

96k romantic suspense
from dtam3292
Oct 17, 2017 1:15 pm

EQ: 10/4
ER: 10/17 ("Thank you for your inquiry.....We had another manuscript in house with similar content and had no luck in placing it. It is outside of our genre....")

YA Contemporary (with darker themes) 72k
from KristenH
Aug 14, 2017 11:35 am

EQ 6/27/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/14/17 (Passed from nudge--wasn't drawn into characters to offer representation). Will try Jordan with DI later this fall.
from AuthorTeacherkl
Aug 08, 2017 8:49 pm

EQ: 6/20/17 (3 ch.)
CNR: 8/8/17

Contemporary Con/Heist 80k
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
Mar 28, 2016 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!

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