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Ms. Jennifer Johnson-Blalock

Liza Dawson Associates

350 Seventh Avenue, Ste. 2003

New York, NY 10001

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Twitter: JJohnsonBlalock

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from sebbie
Mar 02, 2017 5:26 pm

shamrock - I didn't receive an acknowledgment of query receipt. When she requested a partial, she did confirm receipt of that.
from shamrock
Mar 02, 2017 12:48 pm

EQ: 2/28

Did people receive acknowledgment of receipt? I didn't, but one of her interviews made me think I should have.
from karambelas
Feb 24, 2017 11:48 am

EQ: 2/23
ER: 2/24

YA Contemporary 76k
from otherside
Feb 23, 2017 1:00 pm

EQ: Feb 8, 2017 (mentioned her #MSWL)
PR: Feb 8, 2017 (50 pages and synopsis)
R: Feb 18, 2017

YA Contemporary
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 04, 2017 7:09 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks eleven02)
from ARaven
Feb 02, 2017 12:51 pm

EQ: 01.02.2017
ER: 02.02.2017
from eleven02
Feb 02, 2017 11:47 am

According to her Twitter, she's open again.
from MissMareMare
Jan 30, 2017 11:40 am

Does anyone know if her rejection letters are form? Upon request I sent her my full manuscript and heard back from her last week. Her response was very complimentary to the writing but I wasn't sure if that's sincere or relayed in all rejections.
from pickfordm
Jan 26, 2017 8:58 pm

I'm sorry, LissaC. I know how disappointing this process can be. It's great that you piqued her interest, at least. Hang in there! Your agent is out there somewhere.
from LissaC
Jan 26, 2017 4:55 pm

Really disappointed with this one.
Had a partial request 8/22/16 that I sent straightaway. She responded saying she received it.
Didn't hear anything until today 1/26/17. A rejection, but with some feedback. However, I have a feeling my submission wasn't read. I feel like the feedback was on my query, which is helpful, but I'm just very disappointed because I think this book would be right up her alley.
from CarolBlondette
Nov 21, 2016 1:47 pm

Partial Request (through contest): 11/9/16
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 15, 2016 5:00 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from Polonius
Nov 04, 2016 5:46 pm

EQ 2/29/16
ER 3/3/16

YA Contemporary

EQ new YA Contemporary ms 10/3/16
PR 10/4/16
Nudge with offer of rep 10/25/16
Signed with another agent 10/31/16 and Jennifer wrote to apologize for not finishing in time. Seems lovely!
from SnapPeas
Oct 27, 2016 11:23 am

EQ 10/13
ER - form - 10/27
from skifast
Oct 12, 2016 2:53 pm

That blog post was interesting. It was nice to have some insight into her process. However, I have to say, there have been multiple times when I have nudged an agent about a full and they've replied right away with a rejection, which makes me think some people read your MS, decide they're not interested, and then forget to tell you. Maybe she's not one of those people but it happens quite a bit, so sometimes you have to speak up to get a response

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