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Mr. Jeff Silberman

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



Website: foliolit.com/

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

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Online Form: Yes

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from meggy056
Jun 17, 2022 5:34 pm


Query sent 5/18

upmarket suspense w/ humor, 90k

Form rejection 6/17
from jmg5001
May 20, 2022 10:47 am


5/20/2022: Queried Historical Fiction, 80K
from Patsails
May 03, 2022 8:12 pm


Rejection 5/3/22 Form
from kmp152
Apr 11, 2022 4:06 am


Form Query sent 3/8/22
Memoir 89K
Regection 4/8/22, same letter as mohayeswriter

from Patsails
Apr 08, 2022 12:32 pm


EQ: 4/7/22 116.5K words, military, political, suspense thriller
from mohayeswriter
Mar 18, 2022 10:44 am


A very nice rejection for Commercial (83K words) in 18 days:

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.
from fallersassi
Mar 03, 2022 3:02 pm


2/14 Submitted Folio agency YA 60,000 2/14
3/1 rejection from ADRIANN RANTA ZURHELLEN Form letter.
from Chezsven
Feb 08, 2022 3:24 pm


EQ Dec. 26
81,000 WC Historical Fiction

I received a pass on Feb. 7. Because, unfortunately, receiving such a nice one has become so rare, I will share it here and encourage you to try this agent:

I'm sorry - I didn't see your query when it first landed and 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


I'm sorry - I didn't see your query when it first landed and 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,
from RayNan
Feb 06, 2022 12:39 am


1/23/22 EQ 93k historical fiction
2/5/22 CNR
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Feb 05, 2022 10:39 pm


CNR @ 49 days.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 10, 2022 12:32 am


I emailed querymanager about the issue of my Proposal being cut off in midsentence. Querymanager never responded.
from chica1122
Jan 08, 2022 11:48 pm


Toomuchcoffeeeman, I had the same problem. My last chapter got cutoff.
from Morgan123
Dec 29, 2021 12:30 pm


It looks like he has rejected every Young Adult MS (using the report generator), and he's not listed on the Folio Jr. page. Has anyone seen him specifically say he takes YA? I nervous to send and get an autoreject since the agency doesn't seem to want you to query more than one agent.

*Generally, if an agent at Folio declines a manuscript, we felt it wasn’t a fit for any of the agents at the agency. That said, if an author feels strongly that another Folio agent should have the chance to review the author’s submission, please let the second agent know that the author has already submitted the project to other agents within Folio.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Dec 23, 2021 3:11 pm


Anyone else noticed this?--When I checked the query details through Querymanager, my NF Proposal ended abruptly in mid-sentence, even though there are no preset word or character limits for that section. It just says to paste in the entire Proposal..
from Navigator84
Dec 19, 2021 2:45 pm


EQ: 12/3/21, Military Thriller, 125K
Reject, nice form letter, 12/19/21

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