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Ms. Moe Ferrara

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933



Website: www.bookendsliterary.com

Blog: bookendsliterary.com/index.php/category/blog/

Twitter: inthesestones

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from MNello
Apr 13, 2020 12:41 pm


EQ 7/12/19
FR 8/29/19 !!!
Nudge 1/6/20 & 2/3/20
Update recieved 2/25/20 stating she hopes to read the FULL soon.

68K YA CON
from cupcake
Mar 25, 2020 1:06 pm


EQ: 10/10/19
ER: 3/23/20

contemporary middle grade, 54K
from Mander_Pander
Mar 17, 2020 1:50 pm


So. Her reject and my little rant below....
EQ: May 21, 2018
FR: Oct 3, 2018
ER (form, YES, A FORM): Feb 25, 2020

The message:
"Thank you so much for sending along your work for consideration and for your patience as I've worked my way through my insane inbox. My clients have kept me quite busy this year, so I wasn't able to spend as much time in my inbox as I would have liked and appreciate your understanding. Given my current workload, I've had to be even more selective about the projects I take on and I'm sorry to say this wasn't a match. I enjoyed the read and I wish you all the best with this manuscript as you move forward with it or others. Much of this boils down to personal preference, so what doesn't work for me may work for someone else! I firmly believe that authors deserve to have an agent who is passionate about their work, and I'm afraid I'm not that agent for this particular project. I encourage you to keep querying and keep writing. Best wishes in finding the perfect agent and good luck in your future writing endeavors."

I guess it's nice for her to give authors closure. But I expect, after so long, so many people have moved on to new manuscripts. Does she think 16 months later that I'm still waiting for the rejection? I discarded this as a CNR an entire year ago. And to send out a form reject on top of it, after making people wait THIS LONG? I'm not sure what the point is. It feels a bit like a smack to the face.
from natb21
Mar 16, 2020 9:36 pm


EQ: 8/27/19
FR: 3/13/20 !!!!!

83k YA Paranormal Romance
from cakeforall
Mar 14, 2020 1:01 am


EQ: 8/10/2019
ER: 3/14/2020

from leigh5000
Mar 10, 2020 7:16 am


39,000 Middle Grade Scifi
Finally got a response a couple days ago (form letter I think):

"Thanks so much for thinking of BookEnds and giving me the chance to review your work! Unfortunately, after reading your letter, I just didn't feel strongly enough to request pages. I'm of the belief that authors deserve an agent who will be passionate about the projects they represent, and I didn't connect as much as I'd hoped.

Please know that every agent feels differently, and this is merely my personal preference. I encourage you to keep querying as what doesn't fit for one agent is perfect for another. I wish you all the best in finding the perfect agent and good luck in your future writing endeavors."
from lnloft
Mar 07, 2020 2:54 pm


Personalized query: Oct 26, 2019
Form rejection: March 7, 2020

97k science fantasy
from PDLoupee
Mar 03, 2020 9:15 am


Query withdrawn after 121 days. My time is precious too.
from ChrystalS
Feb 04, 2020 8:22 pm


@Inloft Thanks. I actually did nudge in mid-November but didn't get any reply from that either :/ Maybe too close to the holidays? I don't know.
from lnloft
Feb 01, 2020 10:19 am


@ChrystalS, I had a full request from another agent at BookEnds (who has since quit being an agent), and it took about 8 months to hear back from her. I advise to go ahead and send Moe a nudge.
from ChrystalS
Jan 29, 2020 9:12 am


5-28-19 : Form Query
5-30-19: Full Request!

YA Fantasy Retelling 86k

Well it's been like 8 months since she requested my full and the agency website says they try to respond to requests within 12weeks (but that sometimes they fall behind.) But 8 months seems like maybe it's a no response=no, I guess. I'm closing it out since I have a new project I'm starting to query.
from patchworkcat
Dec 11, 2019 6:56 am


EQ 9/2/19
CNR 11/8/19
ER 12/9/19 Form rejection. Must be a crazy backlog she's working through!
from floydnerd1993
Dec 02, 2019 4:14 pm


FQ: 8/2/19 Adult Historical Horror
CNR: 11/29/19

She seems pretty attentive to queries, so I wonder if mine got lost in the shuffle. Either way, I'm closing this one out at 119 days.

Update: Form rejection on 12/2
from the_new_kid
Nov 30, 2019 11:57 am


@floydnerd1993, I submitted a query to her on September 5th and still haven't heard anything back. Doesn't seem like queries get lost with her but more like she's gotten a backlog of them. She accepts them through Query Manager, so she would probably have to close it eventually. At least that's what I assume. I've sent her a nudge after 8-9 weeks, she didn't react to it at all.

This is from her Twitter by the way, so it seems like she intends to answer to everyone...
"IMPORTANT: I am closing to queries on 11/1 through the end of the year so you have 2 weeks to query me!

Note- everyone in my inbox will get a response (queries or otherwise) so closing doesn’t mean you won’t hear back! I will reopen in the new year"
from qorquiq
Nov 27, 2019 12:55 pm


Form submission, SFF 96k 10/31/2019
Form rejection 11/27/2019

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