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Ms. Michelle Johnson

Inklings Literary Agency



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Website: inklingsliterary.com

Blog: michellejohnson35.wordpress.com

Twitter: MJsRetweet

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from Patrick (admin)
Feb 03, 2017 6:33 am


PerrinBirk, they just updated their website postponing opening to queries until March 1st.
from PerrinBirk
Feb 02, 2017 6:03 pm


According to this agent's website, they're once again open to queries as of today, 2/2/2017.
from Bastet
Jan 31, 2017 10:33 pm


#ownvoices EQ & Full Sent: 8/31/16
Confirmation of receipt: 9/1/16
Nudge: 1/31/17
YA Contemp Fantasy

Looking forward to her response to the ms. This kind of request is so rare!
Update: Looks like Inklings has an #OwnVoices Initiative now, awesome!
http://www.inklingsliterary.com/-OwnVoices_Initiative.html
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 05, 2016 6:22 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from chicklegirl
Nov 14, 2016 11:10 am


EQ 8/6/16 (77K--YA contemporary with time travel)
CNR 10/31/16
from Guest9893
Nov 11, 2016 10:06 am


EQ: 11/6/16
FR: 11/6/16
No confirmation of full MS receipt. Thinking of emailing at the one month mark just to confirm it reached her inbox?

YA Fantasy
from jeneral
Sep 07, 2016 10:52 am


EQ: 2/17/16
FR and Sent: 2/18/16
R&R Request: 3/4/16
Revised manuscript sent: 7/14/16
8/25/16 - MS was chosen for Pitch Wars. Emailed that I will be revising. She's agreed to wait and is "excited" to see revised version. (At this point I'm dealing more with Amanda Jain than Michelle, but since I queried Michelle originally I'm leaving the comments here.)

Contemp Romance, 84K
from sabrinajasmeen1234
Aug 03, 2016 10:58 pm


Backtracking to give stat updates for my querying peeps:
7/9/16: EQ
7/11/16: Full Request
7/17/16: email sent to notify of an offer from my dream agent

Okay, Michelle is awesome. I met her briefly at the DFW Writer's Conference in 2015 (the same day I met my dream agent actually) and she asked me to query her directly once my project was complete. She ultimately didn't have time to read before I'd made my decision, but she's wonderful to correspond with, both through email and in person, and she is very, very cool. I highly recommend her.
from camandapark
Jul 12, 2016 9:41 pm


EQ: 6/6/2016
ER: 7/12/2016

Adult Fantasy 139K - I was surprised to receive a personalized response that, while still a rejection, offered some encouragement and affirmation as well. Just a note for others that one of the issues for her was the word count, which she said is higher than she normally takes on.
from sodalite
Jul 12, 2016 9:10 pm


EQ 6/14
ER 7/12

She sent a very nice personalized response, plus a: "If you do a substantial edit on the manuscript or produce a new novel in the future, please query me again!"

She seems very nice! I am, of course, sad that she rejected the query... but the fact that she sends personalized responses, even to normal query letters, is pretty helpful and oh-so refreshing.
from Ashes_Whitt
Jul 12, 2016 10:04 am


She's very good about including at least a line of feedback, which can feel like life preserver in the face of query silence. Thanks, Michelle!
from Catsamoa79
Jul 12, 2016 9:37 am


EQ: 6/9/16
ER: 7/12/16
Form letter
from JaeStories
Jun 28, 2016 7:21 pm


EQ: 6/1/16
ER: 6/28/16

91k Adult Urban Fantasy
from unlikely44
Jun 28, 2016 4:54 pm


EQ: 6/22
Request for full: 6/22
Sent: 6/24

It's a romance with some kdrama flavor.
from tpolen
Jun 24, 2016 3:14 pm


EQ 5/19/16
ER 6/24/2016

Rejected, but with a helpful, personalized letter.

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