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Mr. Jeff Silberman

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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
from colmaelstrom1
Dec 02, 2021 12:35 pm

Sent a kindly written and prompt rejection.
from garybotting
Nov 24, 2021 4:10 pm

I received a prompt and encouraging reply within a month, assuring me that Jeff personally had reviewed my query, but it wasn't for him at this point (suspense novel Bin Laden's Bomb is set in upstate New York on the week of 9/11).. Most positive rejection letter I've ever received!
from remember123
Nov 18, 2021 12:59 am

11/17/21 EQ
lit thriller 77k
from susanemerson
Nov 16, 2021 5:01 pm

He must be quite backed up.
EQ: 6/18/21
ER, nice form rejection letter : 11/12/21
from Kwjk2432
Nov 16, 2021 8:01 am

7/18/21: EQ
11/15/21; form rejection
from ReanneLinsen
Nov 04, 2021 8:18 pm

Online query form sent 10/5/21 New Adult Romance 55K
Form rejection 11/4/21.
from AmberMHerbert
Oct 14, 2021 1:01 pm

Queried: 09/16/21
Form rejection: 10/14/21(same as below)

NA contemporary 69k
from ajmiz827
Oct 12, 2021 1:40 pm

Query Sent: 09/22/2021
MS Type: Contemporary Adult 124K words
Form Rejection Received: 10/12/2021

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,
from peeltheworld
Oct 12, 2021 12:50 pm

Online query form submitted on July 9, 2021, non-fiction, 105k.

As of October 12, 2021 no response.
from OPKiwi
Aug 09, 2021 11:34 pm

EQ: 5/29/21

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