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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from JanuarySterling
Jul 25, 2016 4:19 pm


EQ: July 25th, 2016, received automatic confirmation of receipt
from jeneral
Jul 14, 2016 8:55 pm


EQ: 2/17/16
FR and Sent: 2/18/16
R&R Request: 3/4/16
Revised manuscript sent: 7/14/16

Contemp Romance, 84K
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 Sofiya143
Jul 12, 2016 5:30 pm


EQ 4/14
FR 5/2
Email about a substantial rewrite 5/28
(She responded same day, agreed to wait until I was done rewriting)

Received a mostly form rejection at one a.m. last night. She did not wait to read my rewrite (Forgot? Didn't care? I'm not sure) and I'm disappointed by this outcome. My rewrite is a substantial project, and she shouldn't have agreed to wait for the new manuscript if she wasn't planning on reading. Luckily, I have other agents waiting on this rewrite.

Update: She admitted she forgot about our email conversation regarding holding off on reading. Even though the MS was included in that email chain, she told me she doesn't look at the email before reading... She apologized and offered to read the rewrite.
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.
from WithinAPeriodPiece
Jun 19, 2016 11:48 am


Full Request from WCNV, 6/18
Full request sent: 6/19

YA Thriller 83K
from kbevis1
Jun 04, 2016 10:54 pm


From her fb/twitter page today:
I'm standing in Target in the book section. On one side of me is the adult section, which clearly represents diversity in fiction and nonfiction (though it's segregated and that still bothers me), then I look on the other side of the aisle.
The young adult section. Where it's all white authors with white heroes and heroines. White princesses in gowns, white child-magicians taking on the world.

Where is the representation for our youth?

This is a huge problem. One of he fundamental problems that perpetuates systemic racism.

Help me fix this. Send me your MG and YA books with diverse heroes. ‪#‎ownvoices‬ only. Send me the full MS with your query and #ownvoices in the subject line. If I can't represent it, I will evaluate it and at least give you one more step up.
from rook1966
May 11, 2016 2:10 pm


14 days from submission of query to rejection. Her reply was polite and encouraging. Unsure if it was a form rejection, but well-thought through.
from GoldenEagle
Apr 29, 2016 10:26 am


EQ 04/12/2016
ER 04/26/2016

65k crossover paranormal thriller

from newson65
Apr 28, 2016 11:15 am


EQ: 4/14/2016

ER:4/28/2016
FORM

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