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Mr. Jeff Silberman

Folio Literary Management

630 9th Avenue, Suite 1101

New York, NY 10036



Website: foliolit.com/

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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 StephenEagles
Dec 15, 2019 7:36 pm


He's my very first rejection! At least there was a response and gives me hope others are looking at my 80K cross-genre thriller.
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.
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

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