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Mr. James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.

Gillette, NJ 07933


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from Patrick (admin)
Jun 23, 2022 1:09 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from jfruitticher
Jun 21, 2022 9:34 pm

EQ 6/19/22 PB Humor
ER 6/21/22 Very nice form letter rejection within 48 hours.
from meggy056
Jun 21, 2022 12:28 pm

Query sent: 6/16
Upmarket with humor
rejection 6/21
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 20, 2022 10:05 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from SinazAZ
May 18, 2022 8:09 pm

Form query May 4, 2022
Police procedural with a western flavor. 74k
Hope he didn't miss me! No word yet.
from Patrick (admin)
May 12, 2022 8:23 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
May 05, 2022 9:26 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from tharvey
May 03, 2022 12:34 pm

He's always super quick!
from danielpease
May 02, 2022 11:41 pm

This agent replied within 24 hours. I don't if that's an exception, but it's certainly ex-ceptional!
from floydnerd1993
Apr 22, 2022 11:54 am

echoing @tharvey -- in my experience, BookEnds has been very open about authors querying other agents once you receive a rejection. Haven't heard about a change in that policy, either.
from tharvey
Apr 22, 2022 11:00 am

You can. I believe it used to say so but guess they forgot that note when they updated the site.

Here's a quote from an old rejection from James - "You can also query any of my colleagues that may be a fit, if you wish."
(His new version doesn't include this line, but I don' t think the policy has changed)
from pamelakyel
Apr 22, 2022 8:33 am

Anyone know about querying more than one agent at this agency? There's no mention of it anywhere.
from eeliab95
Mar 17, 2022 12:05 pm

FQ: 03/03/2022
FR: 03/07/2022
MG mystery 45k
"Thank you for thinking of me and BookEnds on your search for an agent. I'm sorry to say that after careful consideration of your work, I've decided I'm not the best fit at this time. Please note that mine is only one opinion in a very subjective industry.
I wish you the best of luck on your publishing journey."
from loves_green_apples
Mar 11, 2022 3:30 pm

EQ: 3/7/22
Upmarket Suspense, 84K
FR: 3/8/22

Points for speedy rejection!
from Doctorslug
Feb 15, 2022 2:58 pm

EQ: 02/15/2022
YA horror, 97k
FR: 02/15

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