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Mr. Jeff Silberman

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



Website: foliolit.com/

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from RayJohnsonJr
Yesterday 8:55 pm


12/10/19 Submitted 95k military romance
from wordhasher
Nov 30, 2019 3:31 pm


EQ 11/21
ER 11/30
Same nice "pass" note as duke_of_lilywhite
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 19, 2019 12:25 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager. Genres updated.
from duke_of_lilywhite
Jul 23, 2019 2:26 pm


I want to thank you personally for giving me the opportunity to read your work. I understand the querying process can be difficult at times and want you to know how seriously we consider each project we receive at Folio. I am sorry to say, though, that unfortunately, I do not have a place on my current list to take this on.

Please keep in mind that every agent has different tastes and sensibilities and more or less bandwidth to take on new projects at any given time. And this is a crazily subjective business. What does not work for one agent may work perfectly for another, and I encourage you to continue your search for someone to champion your work and trust you will find the agent (or publisher) your work absolutely clicks with.

Please know I wish you all the best,

Jeff
from KristenH
Jun 15, 2019 8:00 am


EQ 6/10/19 (Requery Venom)
ER 6/13/19 (Passed--no room on list)
from Zooks3
Jul 24, 2018 7:10 pm


3/8/18: EQ re: Archimedes - comedy
4/25/18: Partial Request
7/24/18: One of the nicest personalized rejections I've received to date. He seemed sincere.
from jldelozier
May 31, 2018 3:12 pm


EQ: 4/18/18 72,000 word commercial crime
ER form: 5/31/18 same rejection as LightOfBeauty's
from LightofBeauty
May 31, 2018 2:17 pm


EQ: 3/19

CNR 5/10

ER: 5/31

Form rejection.

Dear ____,

I want to thank you personally for giving me the opportunity to read your work. I understand the querying process can be difficult at times, and want you to know how seriously we consider each project we receive at Folio. I am sorry to say, though, that unfortunately I do not have a place on my current list to take this on.

Please keep in mind that every agent has different tastes and sensibilities and more or less bandwidth to take on new projects at any given time. And this is a crazily subjective business. What does not work for one agent may work perfectly for another, and I encourage you to continue your search for someone to champion your work, and trust you will find the agent (or publisher) your work absolutely clicks with.

Please know I wish you all the best,

Jeff

from mike_yaffe
Oct 22, 2017 11:15 am


EQ: 9/24/17 (Commercial Fiction/NA)
ER: 10/20/17

I want to thank you personally for giving me the opportunity to read your work. I understand the querying process can be difficult at times, and want you to know how seriously we consider each project we receive at Folio Literary Management. I am sorry to say, though, that unfortunately I do not have a place on my current list to take this on.

Please keep in mind that every agent has different tastes and sensibilities, and even more or less bandwidth to take on new projects at any given time. And this is a crazily subjective business. What does not work for one agent may work perfectly for another, and I encourage you to continue your search for someone to champion your work, and trust you will find the agent (or publisher) your work absolutely clicks with.

Please know I wish you all the best,

Jeff
from BlueRidgeDave
Feb 22, 2017 11:55 pm


EQ: 2/13/17

Spiritual/Lit. fiction, 117,000 words
from LAChrisPaul
Jun 04, 2016 4:21 pm


Full MS request 3 days later. Very personal note. Seems like a great guy. Fingers crossed.
from batsojopo
Nov 20, 2015 8:05 pm


EQ: 10/23
CNR: 11/20
from arunmotianey
Aug 20, 2015 6:40 pm


He will not respond to "categories that lie outside his personal interest" (according to his web page on foliolit.com). He says his has no interest in horror, sci-fi, fantasy. So you might think he would respond to queries for literary and commercial fiction etc; "categories" he claims to be interested in. Nope. Radio silence means take it elsewhere.
from tcronin50
Jul 10, 2015 2:35 pm


EQ: 7/10/2015

General fiction/Upmarket psychological thriller
from PawPaw
Nov 23, 2014 8:15 am


EQ sent 11/23
The Lonely Bull - military/ humor/paranormal/romance/ no war

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