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Ms. Ramona Pina

BookEnds, LLC

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Ramona Pina

BookEnds, LLC

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Family Saga
New Adult
Picture Book
  • Romance, Paranormal
Science Fiction
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction


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03/26/2023 10:44 AM
Query submitted: 2/22/22, middle grade fantasy 95k
Query rejected: 3/16/23

ajmiz827---I got the same letter, I submitted mine the february before last. I think it's just because she has a ton of submissions and she can't write an individual letter for each one.

03/20/2023 10:31 AM
Form Query: 3/20/23

YA Fantasy, 99k
03/18/2023 05:05 PM
FQ: 3/27/22
CNR: 9/15/22
FR: 3/16/23 - Kinda wish she'd waited eleven more days and made it a full year! :)

Dark Fantasy 96K - I'm not an underrepresented voice, so I might not be the right client for her, but she seems like an awfully good fit from a genre standpoint, so giving it a shot.
03/17/2023 07:38 AM
MS Sent: 03/24/2022
MS Type: Adult Contemporary Fiction. Length:114K words
Reply Received: 03/16/2023

I closed this query out in August 2022 due to a lack of response. Imagine my surprise when I got the following response --

"Thank you for considering me as an agent along your publishing journey and for your patience in awaiting my reply. Although I was captivated by your story's premise, your project does not sound like a fit for me now, so I will have to pass."

Wish the letter had been a little more helpful after such a long wait.
03/16/2023 05:39 PM
EQ: 02/28/22 adult sci-fi 76k
CNR: 05/01/22
Update: Form rejection letter after over a year after submission. Why even bother?! LMAO!
03/16/2023 12:33 PM
Got a rejection from a previous book, which I took out of the system so I can't log it anymore. Which is why I am putting it here.
Original query: 28th january 2022
Rejection; 16th march 2023
03/15/2023 11:52 AM
FQ: 12/11/22
Withdrew 2/1/23 to submit to an agent that seems like a better fit and responds more regularly.
Resubmit 3/15/22
Adult Fantasy 85k
03/01/2023 11:02 AM
FQ: 12/5/22
PING: 3/1/23

romantic SFF @100,047k
02/22/2023 06:47 PM
I sent something in a year ago today, but it still says no decision was made. Should I resubmit (I'm sure she's got a lot of queries so she might've just not seen it) or take it as a rejection?
02/17/2023 09:32 AM
bgtgauthor, it's been only 82 days. And she's back now. Must have been a glitch. Thanks for the response.
02/17/2023 01:05 AM
Jeffrey, sometimes agents are automatically CNR'd after 120 days. Go check your Closed Queries section instead of your Outstanding Queries.
02/16/2023 10:23 PM
Can anyone explain why she's vanished from my query list?
02/16/2023 08:55 PM
To everyone who doesn't have access to the Timeline: she has several times made requests 200+ days later, so I wouldn't necessarily CNR. She just seems to jump all over the inbox.
02/16/2023 08:36 PM
I have had this query opened for 142 days now, I guess it's a CNR.
02/06/2023 03:16 PM
@Seilann, Thanks, I will try that!
02/06/2023 12:33 PM
@kmisch If you access QM via the link in the confirmation email, there's a section titled "Actions" with the option to "Send a Message."

And yeah I don't know how much longer I'm going to wait but I plan to formally withdraw my query if I don't hear back, just in case. There's another agent at Bookends that I'd love to try.
02/06/2023 12:12 PM
Has anyone tried to nudge this agent? If so - where did you do so?

I am one of those queries that seems lost in the abyss from right before she closed to queries and when she reopened that did not get answered (about 90 days old now).

Normally I would just CNR but she makes a point to say she responds to every submission....
02/04/2023 02:24 PM
EQ:27/out /22
CNR: 04 fev 23
Upper middle grade horror 48k
I believe that my query slipt somewhere, but I'm not nudging this time, this agent problably has a lot of queries.
02/03/2023 09:06 AM
Query submitted: 3rd Feb 2023
Query rejected (via email): 3rd Feb 2023
Contemporary adult fantasy at 94,000 words

Ramona was in my second-round submissions which I sent out just today. And I got a super quick response via email, less than four hours. She liked my premise but the story wasn't a good fit.
@bgtauthor and @Seilann, not sure why your query is still unanswered. As you can see, mine was a lightning-quick rejection, even quicker than Amanda Jain from the same agency. I don't think I want to query agents from BookEnds any more. I love their youtube videos but it's a little disheartening to contact them at this point.
02/02/2023 01:38 PM
Yeah, @Seilann, I'm sitting at around 120 and I'm kind of frustrated. Like, Bookends does a lot of bragging on their YouTube channel about how they always respond to every query, but it really seems like Ramona just doesn't. I can't imagine why she would close to queries and then re-open without actually making it through her list, unless she just isn't planning to respond to the people already in her queue.
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