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Formerly with JABberwocky Literary Agency

Mr. Sam Morgan

Foundry Literary + Media

New York, NY

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Twitter: samroebuck

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from JonSnowTruther
Apr 22, 2017 1:55 am

EQ: 4/19
FR: 4/20
from Lydia_Marcell
Apr 21, 2017 3:57 pm

EQ: 4/4
Revise & Resend: 4/6, included thoughtful feedback and suggestions. I like his approach but may need more details on the changes he wants, some notes were a bit too vague to work with.

Took him about a week to respond to request for clarification. VERY nice, classy person, but his approach to SF and mine don't gel so I took a pass on applying his revisions. I wish they had, because he's clearly a really decent human being.

Science Fiction 85k
from KBurrrr
Apr 17, 2017 6:58 pm

EQ: 4/14
ER: 4/17

The nicest and detailed reply ever! He clearly read through the submission carefully and gave his honest feedback (I sent him a YA SF even though he's specifically adult SF). He's a class act. :)
from hexylady
Mar 28, 2017 3:15 pm

Update: ER 3/28, after I nudged him on Twitter. (My query had gone into his spam folder.) Same-day response with extremely personalized, thoughtful rejection that still made me feel good about my writing.

EQ 3/23

No reply, even though he's replied to more recent submissions. This sort of thing makes me paranoid. Did he accidentally skip it? Did he hate my query so much he can't even form-reject me? Did I misspell his name? Is it possible to misspell Sam?
from anomist
Mar 27, 2017 5:42 pm

EQ: 3/23
ER: 3/27

Dark Fantasy 82k.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 22, 2017 10:05 am

He is now listed on the Foundry website.
from FarhadShawkat
Mar 20, 2017 11:46 am

EQ: Mar 17, 2017
ER: Mar 20, 2017 (Form)

Comic Fantasy 72k.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 17, 2017 9:59 am

Profile Update: Now with Foundry Literary. He is not yet listed on their website but his move has been confirmed.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 04, 2017 4:10 pm

Profile Update: No longer listed on the agency website.

rarelytame, Yes, he was removed sometime yesterday. No other news.
from rarelytame
Mar 04, 2017 8:55 am

Looks like he may have been removed from the agency's web site. Does anyone know anything about that?
from JTrauberman
Mar 01, 2017 5:06 pm

EQ - 2/28/17
ER - 3/1/17

Adult Urban Fantasy 84k
from elitemessenger
Feb 23, 2017 2:38 pm

EQ: 2.22.17
ER: 2.23.17

High Fantasy 170k
from BlueRidgeDave
Feb 22, 2017 11:51 pm

EQ: 2/6/17
ER: 2/7/17 kind of unpleasant form-letter rejection--maybe just the mood I'm in

Spiritual/Lit. fiction, 117,000 words
from RelynnWrites
Jan 30, 2017 10:55 am

EQ: 1/24/2017
ER: 1/30/2017 (Form)

Adult Fantasy 110k
from Danika
Jan 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Update: Sam requested a partial from me on 2/29/2016. I sent the file a day later, and received confirmation that he received it. When I did not hear back, I nudged him on 6/3, then again on 10/19. It's bean nearly a year, and I still haven't heard back from him.

Considering how communicative he was at the start, I'm both surprised and disappointed. A canned rejection would have been preferable to a year of wondering what the hell happened.

Still, the communication I had from him was very personable. He seemed like an easy-going agent, well worth querying.
EQ: 2/28, 131k epic fantasy
PR: 2/29

The fast reply was surprising, but not as much as his comments on my query. He liked the writing and the idea, but was concerned about a potentially controversial aspect of the premise. Any other agent would have just rejected the query, no questions asked. Sam not only asked for a partial, he wanted me to explain my reasoning and expand upon where the plot is headed in the following books.

Even if he rejects the partial, I have nothing but nice things to say about this experience.

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