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Ms. Hillary Jacobson

ICM Partners

65 E 55th St

New York, NY 10022



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Twitter: hillaryjacobson

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from Roseppdle72
Aug 04, 2019 9:10 pm


EQ: 07/17/19
ER: 07/31/79 Form
YA Fantasy 91K
from Writer72kehr
Aug 01, 2019 3:06 pm


EQ: 6/24/19
ER: 7/31/19 form
WF 90K
from mfdeluna
Jul 31, 2019 10:40 am


EQ: 7/9/2019
ER: 7/31/2019 Form letter

"Thank you for thinking to query me, although it doesn’t seem like a good fit for my list at this time. I wish you the best of luck finding an agent."
from bandofinsiders
Jul 31, 2019 10:09 am


EQ 5/14
FR 5/15
ER 7/31

No big critiques, just said she liked the concept but didn't fall in love with it.

YA Fantasy, 64k
from kmeifler
Jul 26, 2019 12:10 pm


EQ 7/26/19

70k spec fic
from jennadevillier
Jul 25, 2019 12:08 pm


EQ: 7/25

79k YA Fantasy
from m_elizabeth
Jul 08, 2019 4:31 pm


EQ: 05/31
ER: 07/08

Really bummed about this one. She ended up liking my #pitmad tweet too, so I was hopeful. One of my top agents. Ah well.

YA Historical Fantasy 103k
from MeganAScott
Jun 28, 2019 6:33 am


QUERIED: 26 JUNE 2019 @23:05 U.K. time

YA Contemporary Fantasy 100k
from Fordwalker
Jun 20, 2019 10:57 pm


Thanks for the feedback, all! As it happens, I hadn't gotten around to following up when I heard back from her. A very positive ER, but still an ER. Explained the wait though:

"Thank you so much for sending me THE BLADE AND THE BOW and thank you for giving me time to read and consider. I apologize for how long it took me to get back to you. I thought it was SO strong, but not quite for me, so I shared with a trusted colleague. She also thought it was incredibly strong, but didn’t have that fall in love feeling you need to sign something. So unfortunately we are both going to step aside. But we wish you the best of luck in the querying process, and please do feel free to try me again in the future."

What a lovely response! Anyone would be wildly lucky to be able to call Hillary their agent. :)

EQ 2/5
FR 2/15
ER 6/20
(YA spec fic, 103k)
from pickfordm
Jun 19, 2019 2:36 pm


Fordwalker:
I'd follow up soon, if not now. She seems pretty great about getting back to people on queries and submissions. In response to :
EQ 2/5
FR 2/15

My full has been with Hilary for four months, and I've noticed most of the fulls around and after it have been rejected. Should I nudge, or wait longer?

YA spec fic, 103k

from hester
Jun 19, 2019 9:03 am


Hi Fordwalker!

I think a gentle nudge is fine at the three/four month mark--out of curiosity, did the agent confirm receipt of your full?

from Fordwalker
Jun 19, 2019 1:15 am


EQ 2/5
FR 2/15

My full has been with Hilary for four months, and I've noticed most of the fulls around and after it have been rejected. Should I nudge, or wait longer?

YA spec fic, 103k
from swatithegeek
Jun 18, 2019 12:31 am


EQ: 05/09/19
ER: 06/17/19

YA Romance, 82k
from leighleigh
May 16, 2019 11:10 am


EQ - 4/17/2019
ER: 5/16/2019

Form rejection.

from MAnthony99
May 14, 2019 8:24 am


EQ: 4/11/2019. Memoir.
ER: 5/13/2019.

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