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Mr. Jeff Silberman

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from WriteNowNolan
Mar 23, 2021 12:17 pm

Query type: Family Saga,
Online Form on 3/22/2021
Rejected on 3/23/2021
Respectful and motivational tone.

I genuinely appreciate any response and feedback, and to get one from Mr. Silberman as quickly as I did was uplifting. I appreciate the explanation I received, regarding my rejected query letter. It wasn't personalized - meaning I've received it before - but it was kind and motivational. I recommend querying Folio and Mr. Silberman.
from MissPlum
Feb 08, 2021 3:01 pm

Queried 1/31, rejected 2/8
from Woodside
Feb 01, 2021 9:21 pm

EQ FORM 1/22/2021
Espionage Thriller 83,000 words
ER 2/1/2021 Form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 29, 2021 5:01 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 25, 2021 9:21 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 19, 2021 10:14 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 16, 2020 9:46 pm

EQ: 7/8/20
ER: 7/16/20
Form letter, but a nice one.
from Samazra
Jul 08, 2020 1:15 pm

Form Query: 07/01/20
Form Rej: 07/08/20

Late-YA Sci-Fi 60k
from nash2007
Apr 18, 2020 3:34 pm

Sept 2018: Sent my query for literary fiction, 98k. Heard back in a few months about his interest. He asked for a full. Over the next few months, we talked. He seemed excited but wanted a major re-write. So, I did. He seemed very kind and professional. Is very erudite. Recommended me books to read on the art of fiction, which I did.
April 2020: He got back in a few days of submitting my revised novel without any specific remarks. He said he "could not connect" and that "my prose has changed" (I disagree). It all feels very strange, almost surreal, how he concluded everything over the email. I accept his decision but the current messaging mode is very unusual.
Best of luck to everyone!
from windswept
Mar 09, 2020 12:02 pm

I'm not sure what's happening with this agent. Right now he doesn't seem to e accepting unsolicited manuscript. I sent before that notification, When I check my emails his name and status no longer appear. I've tried to find out what has happened to my manuscript and so far have no response. Because of this, I'm uneasy about contacting any other agent with them. If there hadn't been the status bar appearing I'd no that it was just a case of if you don't hear assume we're not interested. Any thoughts on this?
from ashenoli
Mar 04, 2020 3:49 pm

Possibly a form letter, but an encouraging one:
"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 KristenH
Jan 12, 2020 6:43 am

Eq 1/8/20 ( 2nd/final Requery Venom adult thriller)---same day rejection (not good fit for list)
from RayJohnsonJr
Dec 10, 2019 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.

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