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Mr. John Talbot

Talbot Fortune Agency, LLC

180 E. Prospect Ave. #188

Mamaroneck, NY 10543

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Milkcoke
Jul 08, 2021 10:15 am

EQ: 4/5/21

No response rejection
from Abigail
Feb 04, 2021 6:55 pm

EQ sent 04 FEB 2021
Mystery 77k
from SteveSSF
Jan 19, 2021 2:06 pm

EQ 9/23/20 Thriller 107K
Nudge 12/2/20
CNR 1/19/21
from BLeeReed1
May 28, 2020 9:05 pm

submitted by email 5/26/2020
rejected 5/28/2020
pleasant, brief form letter wishing me luck with other agents.

stand-alone amateur sleuth mystery, 90,000
from wantonwing
Apr 28, 2020 7:58 am

EQ: 04/14/20
CNR: 04/28/20

NA romantic comedy — 96k
from LGV_AL
May 10, 2019 11:26 am

EQ 4/13/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 5/10/19
from KristenH
Feb 17, 2019 4:23 pm

EQ 6/20/18 (2nd/final requery Venom)
ER 9/4/18 (Passed from nudge--well-written story, but didn't fall in love with sample to ask for more)

1/27/18: EQ 10/24/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 1/25/19 (No word via nudges)
Updated: 2/15/19 (Passed--it didn't appeal to him)

EQ 2/15/19 (2nd/final requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection (passed-it didn't appeal to him)
from LightofBeauty
Jul 18, 2018 10:36 am

EQ: 6/25
Nudge, 7/18, CNR
from KristenH
Jun 03, 2018 7:01 am

EQ 2/21/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 5/31/18 (No word from nudges)
from julief
Mar 19, 2018 10:07 am

EQ: 7/26/17
FR: 7/26/17, sent
Nudged twice in 1/2018
CNR 2/1/18
from eebnhab
Nov 27, 2017 5:35 pm

EQ: 11/3/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
CNR: 11/27/17
from KristenH
May 16, 2017 4:08 pm

EQ 3/16/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 5/16/17 (Passed from nudge: liked plot and setting, but it didn't garner enough attention to read on.) Will try him with something new in the future.
from rossdc
Feb 13, 2017 3:39 pm

EQ - 11/3/2016 - Requested full mss 1 hour 53 minutes after I sent the EQ and first 5 pages. From his phone. Hybrid crime/military thriller FORCE NO ONE - 106k hybrid crime/military thriller
1/26/2017 - nudge
ER - 1/27/2017 - "Thank you for checking in. I’ve read and thought over your material quite a bit. Your writing reads fast and has a nice style to it. That said, I just wasn’t as pulled in by the characters or the story as much as I’d hoped to be. Given how difficult it is to break into the current, difficult market, that makes FORCE NO ONE something that I feel I should pass on. Thank you for having shared your work with me, however, and best of luck in connecting with just the right agent."
from KristenH
Nov 23, 2016 4:09 pm

EQ 4/20/16 (Requery Venom)
ER 7/20/16 (Passed from nudge--interesting concept, not confident to take it on.) Will try him next month with Chain Reaction.

11/23/16: EQ 9/21/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 11/23/16 (Passed from nudge--doesn't sound right for him, different rejection than from Venom this summer. Will try him with Diplomatic Immunity in January 2017.
from KristenH
Nov 23, 2016 4:08 pm


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