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Mr. Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan Literary

5635 SMU Boulevard, Suite 201

Dallas, TX 75206



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Website: jimdonovanliterary.com

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Maranda
Jun 14, 2021 10:42 am


EQ:6/14/21
from Woodside
Oct 12, 2020 8:27 pm


EQ 8/9/2020
Adult Espionage Thriller 85,000 words
CNR 10/12/2020
from DSenecal
Jul 02, 2020 1:39 pm


CNR 6/19/20 They don't have time to tell the author, but they have time to register with the Trackers. Thanks, agents, you really care about us.
from Catsamoa79
Jan 27, 2020 4:50 pm


EQ: 1/27/20
ER: 1/27/20, a few hours later. Stated he handles very little fiction.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 24, 2019 8:45 pm


Profile Update: New website and email address. Open to queries.

(Thanks chbrewer)
from chbrewer
Apr 24, 2019 5:32 pm


Address in QT is different from website. Website not on QT. Look it up before posting a query.
from KristenH
Apr 20, 2019 2:11 pm


EQ 6/18/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 9/20/18 (No word from nudges)

12/23/18: EQ 10/3/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 12/21/18 (No word from nudges)

4/20/19: EQ 1/21/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 4/16/19 (No word from nudges)
from JasonTVoiovich
Apr 30, 2018 1:34 pm


EQ: 4/30/2018 business, narrative nonfiction
from KristenH
Mar 27, 2018 4:24 pm


Eq 9/11/17 (Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 10/26/17 (No word from nudge.)

3/27/18: EQ 1/31/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 3/27/18 (No word from nudges)
from GroovyGirl
Aug 28, 2017 6:11 pm


I wonder if this agent is even active anymore. He has no responses good or bad in the past year, no website. Anyone know anything about him.
from KristenH
Aug 27, 2017 12:30 pm


EQ 5/11/16 (Requery Venom)
CNR 8/15/16 (No word from nudge). Will try CR or new ms this fall.

1/4/17: EQ 10/18/16 (requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 1/4/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try Melissa with Venom next spring.

EQ 6/7/17 (2nd requery Venom)
CNR 8/25/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try him with CR again later this fall.
from lionsroar91406
May 13, 2013 4:12 pm


EQ: 3/23
NR: 5/13

Closing this one down on my end. Maybe I'll try him again later.
from ChiTrader
Aug 06, 2012 9:38 am


SM Query and 50 pages- 7/27/12
Form letter rejection- 8/1/12
Suspense
from cbsuggs
May 30, 2012 12:19 pm


Q: 5/30/12

Literary Mystery/Thriller
from KristenH
Aug 31, 2011 6:51 am


He does have an email address over here. I've queried both Jim and Melissa for Venom and was turned down by both. Will be trying Melissa today for Chain Reaction.

12.1: 11/9, I've sent him a snail mail query. Today I've heard back from him. Jim turned it down--passed, don't believe they can sell it successfully. Will try Melissa in 2012.

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