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Mr. Justin Bell

Spectrum Literary Agency

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Justin Bell

Spectrum Literary Agency

320 Central Park West, Suite 1-D
New York, NY 10025
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Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Postal Mail
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Science Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Roger Macbride Allen
Don Bruns
David Dary
Kirk Mitchell
John Maddox Roberts
Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
10/23/2022 11:34 PM
YIKES, not going to query someone who only accepts snail mail. It's disrespectful of my time and, hey, stamps aren't cheap these days! Hard pass.
01/06/2021 05:09 PM
Snail Mail Q - 1/6/2021 Speculative Fiction 84K
10/23/2020 01:04 PM
Living in the past. Pass
03/01/2020 07:25 AM
SQ 5/20/19 (Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
CNR 12/4/19 (No word via nudges)
Update: SQ 2/12/20 (Passed--not right agent)
09/24/2018 07:55 PM
SQ 7/27
Form rejection 9/24, addressed from Eleanor Wood
07/14/2018 10:55 AM
SQ 5/14/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
SR 7/2/18 (Passed--not right agent)
11/09/2017 04:56 PM
259 days to reply with totally impersonal form letter.
10/16/2017 04:07 PM
SQ 5/9/16 (Requery Venom)
SR 9/21/16 (Passed-not right agent.) I'll try Justin with CR or new ms later this fall.

10/16/17: SQ 6/9/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 10/16/17 (No word via snail mail nudge.)
03/31/2016 09:54 AM
Snail mail query 01/26/2016
Snail mail rejection 03/25/2016

"Dear Author"
08/25/2014 10:27 PM
SQ 07/28
SR 08/25

Humorous Sci-Fi
07/22/2014 11:06 PM
SQ 06/01
SR 07/21

Sci-fi thriller
Patrick (Admin)
03/16/2014 03:58 PM
Updated genres. (Thanks JD_Wallace_826)
03/10/2014 07:50 PM
Justin is basically Ms. Wood's assistant, a legend in the agent world, but takes very few new clients.

Patrick, You might want to change Justin's genres, as per Spectrum's website:

"He is accepting submissions in science fiction, mysteries, and a select amount of nonfiction."
07/12/2013 04:16 PM
Wow. No comments here in months. 10/19/11, I've queried him. Today I've heard from him--he doesn't feel he's the right agent to rep my work. I'll try him this spring for Chain Reaction.

1/14/13--I queried Justin via snail mail. I'm closing it out as a no response (to my nudge).

7/12/13--I get the official rejection from Justin. He said he's not the right agent for me.
07/25/2011 01:04 PM
October 2010 query with synopsis, rejection form letter July 2011
06/13/2010 05:00 PM
I just got a form R in the snail yesterday, from my Sept. query.
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