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Ms. Jessica Schmeidler

Golden Wheat Literary

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Jessica Schmeidler

Golden Wheat Literary

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


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Known Clients (current & past)
Jenna-Lynne Duncan
Rebecca Waddell
Laurie Winter
Jackie Yeager
Author Comments
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03/30/2023 12:44 PM
I withdrew my accepted query for personal dissatisfaction of my work around 12/2022. She understood and said she was looking forward to my next novel.
EQ the new novel around 2/2023 and no reply- which was odd since she was usually really quick. I see Nicholelouise is going through the same thing, so perhaps there's a family emergency or something.
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02/20/2023 03:11 PM
EQ: 11/29/22 Hist Fic 138k
Full MS Request: 12/1
1/4/23: nudged; she replied on 1/18 saying she hoped to have a decision by the end of Jan - mid Feb
2/11/23: nudged, no reply as of 2/20
12/13/2022 01:50 PM
EQ 10/14/22
response same day with good feedback for edits preferred.
edits done and EQ the second time: 12/5
immediate request for full!
Seems very helpful and polite, and she set my expectations with when she'd get back.
120k -> 85k adult thriller/mystery-horror
12/06/2022 04:52 PM
EQ 12-5-22
87K Commercial/Thriller
11/06/2022 04:53 AM
EQ: 7 Aug 2022
CNR at 90 days.

121K Adult Thriller/Horror
08/20/2022 05:34 PM
EQ YA fantasy 8/19
08/26/2021 04:29 PM
EQ - 8/26/2021 Spec fiction 84K
08/24/2021 03:02 PM
Submitted on 8/24/2021 my 77,000-word memoir via email.
12/01/2020 01:41 PM
EQ: 6/2/20
CNR: 12/1/20
Says she tries to respond to all, but also states that if you haven't heard back in 6 months, it is a pass.
11/27/2020 03:45 PM
Adult female-driven comm fantasy-mag realism 88k 11/27/20
11/12/2020 10:21 PM
Cheryl King, Jessica is not shady. But she seems to be very busy.
10/30/2020 08:19 PM
Check your junk folder! I never thought this would happen to me.
First queried on 10/10 with query, synopsis, and first three chapters.
Nudged with offer of pub on 10/16
Just found (on 10/21) in my junk folder an email from 10/16 that says "Thank you for the update, Cheryl. I'm behind on submission reading right now, but I remember your query from the Great Depression element. Would you like to send me the full and then set up a time to talk on Monday or Tuesday?" It's now Wednesday. Great. I sent her my manuscript right away.

Nudged on 10/27 because two small publishers are awaiting an answer.

UPDATE: She asked to see the offers from the publishers, so I sent them to her (now I find out I shouldn't have done that, and it ticks me off that she asked in the first place, then). In an e-mail conversation, she asked me to ask the offering publishers for more time so she can review the contracts for me. Mind you, she never offered representation, and I never asked her to review the contracts. And she has yet to give me feedback on my manuscript, and I don't even know if she's read it. It all just seems so shady, so I'm going to sign with one of the publishers unagented. This whole agent business (aka game) stinks.

10/22/2020 10:21 AM
Thank you, FlowerMiss!
10/22/2020 09:02 AM
Cherylking, congrats on the offer of pub!!
10/20/2020 12:55 PM
EQ 10/20/20
New Adult Literary 50k
10/08/2020 09:46 AM
EQ 10/8/2020 contemporary YA 70K words
08/13/2020 02:31 PM
EQ 8/13/2020
Adult Espionage Thriller 85,000 words
07/29/2020 12:32 PM
EQ: June 18
CNR: July 29
97K YA Historical
07/13/2020 12:20 PM
YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 7/13/20
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
06/09/2020 02:38 PM
Profile Update: Genres updated. New email address.
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Last Update:
06/09/2020 - Genres updated. New email address.
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