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Mr. Jim Donovan

Jim Donovan Literary

5635 SMU Boulevard, Suite 201

Dallas, TX 75206

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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
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.
from flygal716
Aug 30, 2011 12:44 pm

Any recent experience with Jim Donovan, anyone?

I just read an interview with him at where he says he accepts a synopsis and 30-50 pages for fiction. It looks like snail mail only.
from KristenH
Feb 26, 2011 2:27 pm

See my comment for Melissa Schultz. I forgot to update the wrong agent. Same as previous commenter.

6/21--I've sent my query to Jim Donovan. Today I've gotten a rejection letter from Ms. Schultz. See below comment. Will try Jim Donovan later this year for CR.
from DarkPlot
Nov 10, 2010 9:06 pm

"have to pass, don;t think I can sell" - snail mail took 2 weeks
from jonssonjp
Aug 29, 2009 12:00 am

I'm submitting to this guy because he lives down the street from me. :) I'll let y'all know what happens.

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