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Mr. James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933



Website: www.bookendsliterary.com

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from kdsd731
Dec 05, 2019 9:36 pm


FQ: 10/10/2019 Adult Upmarket 98k
FR: 10/13/2019 (sent same day)
ER: 10/23/2019

Below is the email rejection I received and this one was a tough blow, but I so appreciate his quick response and that he gave a reason. Onward!

Thank you so much for allowing me and BookEnds the opportunity to consider the manuscript for THE SCARS WE CARRY, and for your patience while I did so. I had the chance to read through it, and unfortunately I don't feel I'm the right fit for this project. I loved the concept here, but I'm afraid I didn't connect with Chase as a MC and narrator. For this reason, I've decided to pass.
Please know that this is entirely subjective, and another agent might feel differently. Thank you again for the opportunity to review your work and good luck with other agents.
from RG_923
Dec 01, 2019 5:53 pm


FQ: 11/30/2019
ER: 12/01/2019

Adult horror at 68k words

Form response, but very quick turnaround.
from katrinadreamer
Nov 24, 2019 7:31 pm


FQ: 11/7/19 PB
FR: 11/9/19 Asked to see other work.
ER: 11/17/19

Nice personalized form rejection with encouraging remarks.
from sdewitthall
Nov 13, 2019 10:58 am


EQ: 11/12/19 87K LGBTQ+ Literary Suspense
ER: 11/12/19 Form rejection. Got to love the speediness!
from ElysiaRM
Oct 16, 2019 11:20 am


EQ and ER on Oct 16/19. Form response. Very quick though!
from Nadler369
Oct 01, 2019 2:59 pm


10-01-19: Same day rejection with form letter. Literary Fiction/fantasy, 125k
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 24, 2019 8:55 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from KristenH
Sep 22, 2019 8:49 am


EQ 9/20/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity--same day rejection (not good fit)
from hipsterchocobo
Sep 12, 2019 5:39 pm


Form query: 09/12/2019
Form rejection: 09/12/2019
from swatithegeek
Sep 09, 2019 12:35 am


EQ (form): 09/06/19
ER, form letter: 09/08/19

YA Contemporary, 85k words
from thewriteradrian
Aug 24, 2019 12:30 pm


YA Contemporary - 70k-Words.

EQ - 8/17
FR - 8/19
ER - 8/22

He did not connect with the voice. I'm bummed, as the rejection seemed a bit like a form letter, but appreciate the quick response! I hope he finds a manuscript he really connects with.
from LBKwrites
Aug 23, 2019 11:06 pm


EM - 8/21/19
FR - 8/21/19
ER - 8/23/19

PB Submission

Lovely agent. Response was kind and helpful.
from Teresa729
Aug 20, 2019 10:08 am


EQ - 8/5/19
ER - 8/5/19

Although I received a rejection, I did appreciate the quick response.
from AllisonAWritings
Aug 19, 2019 9:31 am


EQ: August 14th, 2019
ER: August 14th, 2019
from douglasesper
Aug 10, 2019 7:38 pm


Form Query: 7/29
Full Request: 7/30
Rejected after informed of offer of rep from another agent 8/10 said he didn’t connect with the writing.
Adult thriller 85k

I queried him after Jessica Faust rejected my full and suggested (as she always does) to try another agent at bookends. I enjoy his videos with Jessica. He comes across as smart and funny. Wont lie and say I’m not disappointed he passed.

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