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Mr. James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933


AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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
from JamesHLewis
Jul 15, 2021 5:03 am

Submitted 7/14; Thriller, 96k
immediate acknowledgment;
Rejection 7/15.
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 29, 2021 10:02 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from artifex
Jun 11, 2021 12:53 pm

QM 6/8/21
ER 6/8/21 Full Requested
FS 6/11/21

98k psychological suspense
#PitMad June 2021
from MelissaMcKinnon
Jun 04, 2021 12:09 pm

Adult Horror Thriller 72K
#PitMad June 2021 Referral

QM: Sent June 4, 2021
from HandsomeAL
Jun 03, 2021 10:36 pm

Rejected same day.
from Abigail
Apr 26, 2021 5:35 pm

QM Rejection 26 APRIL 2021 very nice form leter. I appreciate the quick response.
QM sent 26 APRIL 2021
Mystery 77k
from authorbeccaday
Apr 08, 2021 3:00 pm

Psychological suspense 82k words

EQ: 04/07
Full request: 04/08
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 07, 2021 5:05 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from mermaid99
Apr 05, 2021 8:59 am

EQ: 04/02
PB - 980 words
ER: 04/04

Disappointed, but truly appreciate the quick response.

from juliabean
Mar 24, 2021 11:44 am

Query via online form (NF PB): 3/23
Form rejection (same day!): 3/23
from Narnia36
Mar 19, 2021 10:19 am

Fast, slightly personalized rejection.
from StoryMan
Mar 19, 2021 9:49 am

Submitted via QueryManager 3/17/2021
Received form letter rejection 3/19/2021
Here is the text of the form rejection:
I want to thank you for querying BookEnds and giving me a chance to read your work. It's been great to escape into my inbox each day, and your query was no exception. I'm afraid, though, 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 also query any of my colleagues that may be a fit, if you wish. Good luck, and most importantly, please stay safe and healthy.
from baileynb9
Mar 15, 2021 9:30 pm

EQ 90k crime/missing persons. Queried after requested on #pitmad
FR just a couple hours after query submission. *Fingers crossed*
ER 3/15 Personalized email specifying what he liked and what he didn't. His take was quite different from other agents who've read the full, so he certainly gave me some things to think about! He seems like he'd be great to work with.
from erinquill8
Mar 15, 2021 7:22 am

FQ - 3/13/21
PB - 900 words

FR - 3/14/21

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