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Ms. Jo Unwin

Jo Unwin Literary Agency


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Twitter: jounwin

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from Patrick (admin)
Jan 06, 2020 7:13 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 18, 2019 1:33 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 14, 2019 1:19 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from KristenH
Sep 21, 2019 1:29 pm

EQ 5/1/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 9/19/19 (No word via nudges)
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 28, 2019 4:06 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from KristenH
Feb 10, 2019 1:27 pm

EQ 1/16/19 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 2/8/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from swatithegeek
Dec 04, 2018 3:29 am

EQ: 09/27/18
ER: 11/29/18

"Thank you for giving Jo the chance to look at Love Thy Neighbour, and for sharing such a personal story.
Jo’s sorry she can’t offer representation – this just isn’t quite for JULA. It takes an enormous amount of work and energy to launch a new book, and we have to feel real passion for the writing to champion it in the way that it needs and deserves. That wasn’t the case here, but please do be aware that this is an incredibly personal business, and that what one agent feels passionate about, another might really not ‘get’ and vice versa.
You need someone to represent you with enthusiasm and verve, and Jo’s sorry that it’s not going to be her. We’re also really sorry that we don’t have time to offer useful feedback unless Jo’s considering offering representation, but we do wish you the very best of luck. You might be interested to read Jo’s blog on feedback.
Malorie Blackman wrote 9 books and was submitting for 2.5 years (and got 82 rejections) before her first book deal, and then she became Children’s Laureate - so do persevere!
Thanks again for giving Jo the opportunity to consider your work and for sharing your story with us.
Best wishes,

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from KristenH
Oct 20, 2018 6:39 am

EQ 9/3/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 10/19/18 (Passed--not good fit)
from DarlingNickey
Sep 25, 2018 10:01 am

EQ: 9/9/2018

ER: 25/9/2018

It was a really kind form letter and its the first query I ever sent out so I don't feel that bad. I knew it was a long shot with the rest of her list being different than my work but she seems like a a cool lady so I thought why the hell not. I regret nothing. At least the awful wait of not knowing is over and I appreciate actually hearing back. Tequila for me tonight so it's not all bad!
from VickilynnBrunskill
Jun 25, 2018 2:38 pm

She once asked for "A memoir of a life (or part of a life) that I've never considered or imagined." Just a note to remind me why I am querying her.
from KristenH
Jun 24, 2018 7:04 am

EQ 1/8/18 (Venom)
ER 1/29/18 (Passed from her assistant--not right for her.)

EQ 6/15/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/20/18 (Passed from assistant--not good fit)

5/15/18: EQ 3/9/18 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 5/15/18 (No word from nudges)
from KSmith
Jan 07, 2018 5:59 am

EQ: 10/25/17 YA Urban Fantasy
Rejection: 1/7/18 I xlosed this one out a while ago
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 26, 2017 3:43 pm

My mistake. Thanks shewrites.
from shewrites
Oct 26, 2017 1:44 pm

Not sure why Jo is listed as being in the US? She's based in London.

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