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Mr. James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933


AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from uberscribbler
Jan 06, 2022 10:05 pm

FQ: 1/5/22
FR: 1/6/22
Adult supernatural horror 108k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 06, 2022 7:15 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Pablo_14abc
Dec 19, 2021 1:02 pm

James is not accepting queries at this time but was willing to look at stories from those who participated in a Storyteller session. I sent my book dummy and was not interested in what I presented.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 18, 2021 7:11 pm

Hi Pablo_14abc,
Where did you see that? His QueryManager form is still open.
from Pablo_14abc
Nov 18, 2021 7:00 pm

11/18 James is not currently accepting queries.
from Savannahlann28
Nov 08, 2021 4:26 pm

10/07/21 - I wrote to Jessica Faust asking for advice on a non-fiction book concept.
10/07/21 - She redirected me to James
10/08/21 - James and I scheduled a zoom to talk about the idea (he was very enthusiastic)
10/11/21 - We met, fine tuned the concept and he request an overview and sample chapters.
10/23/21 - Materials sent
11/05/21 - Offered representation via email. We had "the call" 11/08

from artifex
Nov 03, 2021 5:02 pm

QM 6/8/21
ER 6/8/21 Full Requested
FS 6/11/21
QR 6/26/21 Not the right fit

98k psychological suspense
#PitMad June 2021
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 26, 2021 9:12 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from ajmiz827
Oct 21, 2021 9:17 am

This was actually a longshot. I took a chance. Unfortunately, it didn't pay off.
Query Sent: 10/20/2021
MS Type: Contemporary Adult 124K words
Form Rejection: 10/21/2021 (less than 24 hours)

Firstly, I hope you are doing well, staying safe and healthy. I want to thank you for querying BookEnds and giving me a chance to review your work. I'm afraid that after giving careful consideration to your work, I've decided I’m not the best fit for this project at this time.
As you know, the publishing industry is incredibly subjective; just because I didn't ask to see more doesn't mean other agents won't be interested. You can query any of my colleagues that may be a fit, if you wish. Good luck, and most importantly, please stay safe and healthy.
James McGowan
Associate Agent & Social Media Manager
BookEnds Literary Agency
from jevans
Oct 20, 2021 2:27 pm

FQ: 10/20/2021 82k crime thriller
from mthacher
Oct 19, 2021 9:16 am

10/15/21 14k MG info fiction
10/17/21 very polite form rejection
this query was a reach
appreciate the quick response!
from AjP1933
Oct 11, 2021 6:05 pm

10/03/21 82k memoir
10/04/21 Form rejection

I'm 2 for 2 at this agency now.
I think I'll move on. :(
from ozzy93
Sep 08, 2021 5:50 pm

8/11/21 Online query
8/12/21 Form rejection
from JHall1
Aug 26, 2021 12:55 am

BookEnds website says: "PLEASE NOTE: JAMES IS CURRENTLY CLOSED TO PICTURE BOOK TEXTS." But that he is "looking to add more illustrators to his list, especially those with ambitions to write."
from Zooks3
Jul 21, 2021 9:46 am

7/20/21 Online form re: The Knotted Gun - suspense. Received auto-response of receipt.
7/21/21 - nice form rejection

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