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Mr. James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald Agency

PO Box 940, 70 Irish Road

Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557

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Twitter: jfitzagency

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

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from KristenH
Oct 12, 2019 6:35 am

EQ 1/28/19 (2nd/final requery Venom)
ER 9/30/19 (Passed--wanted Ivy to be more of a sidekick, Kylie more active--not good fit and declined R&R)
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 13, 2019 5:11 pm

Profile Update: New postal address.
from KristenH
Dec 02, 2018 6:06 pm

EQ 5/30/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 9/26/16 (Passed-not for him.) I'll try him with my new ms later this fall.

6/13/17: EQ 4/4/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
6/13/17 FR (Full request + proposal from Anna)
Update: 10/1/18 Full sent!
ER: 11/30/18 (Passed-not a good fit at this time after a long wait)
from duke_of_lilywhite
Sep 01, 2018 12:53 pm

EQ: 6-1-18
ER: 8-24-18

I apologize for the delay in response.

After carefully considering the material you have submitted for representation, we have decided that it is not quite right for the agency at this time.

I encourage you to pursue your project with others. Many factors come into effect in the publishing process. Besides the inherent nature of the written material itself, it also takes the right chemistry, the right place and person to make things connect and come to fruition.

In this effort, I wish you the best of luck.

James Fitzgerald
from jtwg50
Jan 08, 2018 10:04 am

Full MS sent, per his request, on 1/8/18.
from jtwg50
Dec 13, 2017 2:58 pm

EQ 12/13. Got response in four hours to send full manuscript -- 104,000 word first novel that meets agency's specific "pop culture" interest.
from katiekat1758
Jul 12, 2016 10:17 am

The submission guidelines aren't clear. It seems like they want you to submit a non-fiction proposal even for fiction.
from KristenH
May 06, 2016 4:14 pm

Maugjacq, an R&R is a Revise and Resubmit request. It means they like your story but they had ideas to make it better.

On 4/20/16, I've requeried James Fitzgerald with Venom--he passed today with a not for me rejection. I'll try him this summer with Chain Reaction.
from maugjacq
Mar 04, 2015 12:57 am

What's R&R?
from KristenH
Dec 02, 2014 6:27 am

I understand.
from smbishop
Nov 29, 2014 9:38 am

Dear Angel. The agent and I simply didn't share the same vision for my novel.
from KristenH
Nov 29, 2014 6:37 am

SmBishop, why did you decline your R&R? That's the next step up on getting a yes.
from smbishop
Nov 26, 2014 2:53 pm

Queried Christopher Rhodes on 11/13
Full request on 11/18
Submitted full MS on 11/18
He asked for R & R on 11/25
I declined and subsequently withdrew my manuscript on 11/27
from maugjacq
Nov 21, 2014 12:46 am

I did look into this agency. Here is what I found. James Fitzgerald himself does not appear to be active. His blog has not been updated since 2007. The active agent is Christopher Rhodes who lives in North Carolina. All three of Rhodes' listed titles have yet to be published and none are with major presses.
At one time Fitzgerald was a heavy hitter who represented the likes of Sonny Barger, the legendary president of the Oakland Hells Agels and sold his co-authored autobiography and other books to Harper Collins.
The agency itself notes that its latest release is Dropping the Gloves: Inside the Fiercely Combative World of Professional Hockey (Random House: 2012). It is not clear who sold that book.
Entries in AbsoluteWrite, dated 2009 to 2014 seem to indicate confusion and ambiguity about this agency.
from popgun62
Feb 08, 2014 11:32 am

Thanks, Angelscribe. Now, as my doctor says, it's all about the patience :)

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