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Ms. Jennifer Flannery

Flannery Literary

1140 Wickfield Court

Naperville, IL 60563



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Website: flanneryliterary.com

AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Angie_r03
Oct 14, 2022 8:11 am


CNR: after 121 days
from chelseambrown
Sep 19, 2022 12:23 pm


EQ: 8/11/2022
60k YA spy
5-10 pages (first chapter)
FR: 9/16/2022


"Thank you for your recent query letter to Flannery Literary, and please accept our apologies for this form letter--a response method we resort to in the interest of timeliness. Rest assured that the time we did not spend customizing a personal response was, instead, used to carefully consider your submission to determine if we could be helpful to you.

Our current workload prohibits us from taking on all but a select few new projects at the moment and we are, therefore, unable to extend an offer of representation or an invitation to submit more writing at this time. We offer representation based solely upon the current needs and interests of this agency and we simply didn't see a perfect match. Given that the publishing industry is admittedly subjective, no doubt another agency/editor will be the perfect publishing connection for you and your work. We are a small agency and have always kept our client list limited; we are most assuredly NOT passing judgment on the worth or merit of your work. Alas, we pass up far more than we are able to take on.

Again, thank you for thinking of Flannery Literary. We appreciate your time and attention, and we know that querying strangers is a daunting process that can leave a writer feeling vulnerable and uncertain. We celebrate your bravery, and we wish you the best of luck in all your future marketing efforts. The world will always need writers who care about young people--keep going.

We are especially grateful to have heard from you in these strange and uncertain times. Now, more than ever, writing for young people is so important because books have always given readers new skills and tools to better face life on life's terms. Thank you for being part of the solution, part of the force for good. Here's to better days already on the way..."
from SGA001
Jul 17, 2022 7:17 pm


Email query 7/17/22

YA Fantasy 98k
from goldilocks10
Jan 06, 2022 5:12 am


Truly the oddest form rejection I've ever gotten.
from cey519
Dec 14, 2021 2:58 pm


Queried: 10/19
Full request: 10/24
Rejection: 12/14

I guess she sent it to someone else because Daniel Cramer at Page Turner Literary just rejected me in the same email thread of my original query & request. I guess that makes it a rejection from Jennifer at Flannery Literary and also from Daniel at Page Turner Literary...
from MLynnBrown
Oct 24, 2021 6:59 pm


EQ:10/16
ER:10/24
YA Paranormal 50k
Kind form rejection
from lipshasu
Oct 11, 2021 4:35 pm


EQ: 10-9-21
ER: 10-11-21
Nicest form rejection letter I've ever received. You could tell she took a lot of time crafting it. Truly, took the sting out of the rejection.
from emilylyman
Sep 15, 2021 8:24 am


I received a generic denial letter ~2 weeks after sending a query. At the end of the letter, she did include a personal note about how she loved my concept and wished she had time to take me on. She did, however, refer me to a colleague of hers who requested a full manuscript. Would still recommend anyone work with her.
from IsabellaSerene
Aug 20, 2021 9:26 pm


I was also wary of the website having no reference to authors or books that they've worked with. I took a chance and queried anyway. Got back super quickly (within two weeks). Rejection was a form letter, but a very kind one.
from PriscillaKW
Aug 14, 2021 5:39 pm


EQ: 6/25/21
CNR: 8/14/21

PB 1588 words
from Caterina_Zamora
Jul 19, 2021 9:57 pm


Queried PICTURE BOOK on 6/11/21
Rejected on 07/04/21
from writing4life
Mar 25, 2021 12:04 pm


I'm always wary of these agents' web sites that don't even list any books they've sold or any authors they represent.
from m_pepper
Feb 27, 2021 10:11 am


EQ: 12/30/20
FR: 1/19/21 (from Dan)
ER: 2/27/21

Truly heartbreaking as I had real hopes for this one: "You have written a solid manuscript that was a delight to read. Unfortunately, I am reluctantly going to have have to pass. I didn’t feel the necessary spark of editorial inspiration I need to help you elevate your manuscript even further."
from latham2018
Dec 23, 2020 12:17 pm


Fantasy Picture Book 500 words.
12/23/2000
12/23/2020 rejected
Email was formal and said things like it wasn't a good fit, another agency/editor will find differently, and there will be a perfect connection to the work. It has nothing to do with merit or worth of work.
from authorsaurus
Nov 13, 2020 3:21 pm


EQ: 11/10/20
ER: 11/13/20 — A very long but kind form letter.

YA F 75K

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