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Mr. John Baker

Bell Lomax Moreton Agency

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John Baker

Bell Lomax Moreton Agency

Suite C, Victory House, 131 Queensway
Petts Wood, Kent BR5 1DG
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Science Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Nadia Attia
Josh Berry
Nell Bevan
Gabriela Houston
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Author Comments
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03/21/2023 10:26 PM
EQ: 3/21/23
Adult dark fantasy, 110k words
03/02/2023 05:02 PM
EQ: 3/1/2023 - 72K Spec Fiction
02/13/2023 07:37 AM
EQ 1/31/23 80k adult speculative retelling (received auto-receipt email)
2/10/23: Nudged with offer of representation
2/13/23: somewhat personalized rejection
02/11/2023 06:44 AM
EQ: 30th January 2023
CNR: 11th February 2023

His average time to reply with a request is 2 days. It has been 12 days, so I am marking this as CNR.

119k dark medieval fantasy
01/26/2023 06:46 AM
EQ: 29 July 2022

Dark historical fantasy, 130k
No response and as per other comments appears to respond quickly if interested so considering this a no.
01/20/2023 05:10 PM
Queried Julie Gourinchas, another agent at BLM not listed on QueryTracker, who said that both she and John wanted to see the full manuscript!

Email Query: 20/1/23
Full Request: 21/1/23 (sent same day)

90k adult SF
01/15/2023 02:28 PM
Email Query: 11/29/22
CNR: 1/15/23

Seems like he responds fast if interested, so closing this one out.

99k Fantasy Romance
11/15/2022 05:29 AM
EQ: 11/9/22
FR: 11/10/22
Offer of rep: 11/15/22

NA fantasy 110k
11/12/2022 01:03 PM
EQ: 11/12/22
Adult Fantasy 85k
10/24/2022 09:39 PM
EQ: 08/23/22 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 10/24/22
10/11/2022 07:53 AM
EQ: 5/Aug/2022
Adult Fantasy 119k
CNR: 11/Oct/22
10/04/2022 06:22 AM
EQ: 2022-10-04 Upmarket alternative history 117K words

First query ever. Hope I'm doing this right haha.
09/18/2022 05:20 AM
EQ: 2/25/2022
CNR: 5/20/2022

Personal note: To be fair, I sent this query when I first made my query letter so I'm assuming, with the amount of time that has passed it is a rejection. I emailed today just to make sure if my email went through. I've had issues with emails before so I figured I would give it a shot. No harm right? Anyways. Good luck everyone.

Fantasy/Fic: word count 136k

Something Nice to hear: Drink some water, take your meds, make sure you eat and stay on your grind. You're doing great! Keep up the good work!

Edit: So I looked through my spam folder there was an email from the agency with the following:
Thank you for considering Bell Lomax Moreton for your submission.
We do understand the time and effort that goes into crafting a submission, but due to the sheer volume we receive each day we are unable to give a further reply unless we want to read or hear more.
Warmest Wishes,
The Submissions Team

So I'm just going to say if you don't... Please check your spam emails just in case. You never know. This is the second time an agent's email went to my spam folder.

04/28/2022 06:54 AM
Surprisingly got a response to a 6-month nudge in under 24 hours
04/09/2022 12:34 PM
EQ: 12/14/21
CNR: 4/9/22
02/25/2022 08:55 AM
#SFFpit query sent: 02/25/22
125k queer adult fantasy
02/24/2022 07:27 PM
EQ: 2/24/2022

#SFFPit Request
92k Adult Fantasy
02/24/2022 06:53 PM
EQ: 11/26/21
CNR: 2/24/22

Adult science fiction, 119K
02/15/2022 05:07 PM
Thank you!

Submitted Adult Gothic Horror Fantasy 117k words.
02/13/2022 06:53 PM
@NicPerez - I submitted early January with an email and wrote:
Attachments included with this email:
Covering Letter
First Three Chapters
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