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Mr. Jonathan Pegg

Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency

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Jonathan Pegg

Jonathan Pegg Literary Agency

67 Wingate Square
London SW4 OAF
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Literary Fiction


Current Affairs/Politics
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
02/07/2023 11:15 PM
First email query I sent was kicked back that the email was bad; added directly from his website and it appears to have gone through.
100k Literary Fiction, 02/07/2023
11/28/2022 09:25 PM
EQ: 11/28/22 Hist Fic 138k
08/27/2021 03:08 PM
CNR 91 days
No response to nudge
11/06/2020 08:33 AM
I sent an email to submissions@jonathanpegg.com?? as stated on the agency website. The email bounced.
08/06/2020 01:56 PM
EQ: 24 June, 2020
CNR: 6 August, 2020
07/12/2020 06:46 AM
EQ 2/28/20 (2nd/final Requery Venom-adult thriller)
ER 6/29/20 (Passed--not good fit via nudges)

7/12/20: EQ 3/20/20 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity-adult thriller)
ER 7/7/20 (Passed--referred to original rejection--not good fit)
03/23/2020 11:58 AM
Finished, professionally edited, 103,400-word historical novel. Slightly niche.
EQ: 23 March 2020
03/01/2020 04:12 PM
EQ 3/14/18 (Requery Venom)
CNR 5/31/18 (No word from nudges)

8/12/18: EQ 7/25/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 8/9/18 (Passed--it didn't stand out for him)

2/17/19: EQ 9/12/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 2/11/19 (Passed--it didn't stand out for him)

10/27/19: EQ 7/1/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
CNR 10/15/19 (No word via nudges)

3/1/20: EQ 11/13/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction--adult thriller)
CNR 2/21/20 (No word via nudges)
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/23/2018 03:45 PM
Profile Update: No longer accepting postal queries.
01/19/2018 09:06 AM
EQ with specified package 1/19/18 Contemporary international conspiracy thriller 105K
Auto-response: Thank you for sending your work for consideration by JPLA. This is an automatic message to let you know it has been received. We aim to read and respond to all submissions within four weeks; please feel free to check in with us if you not have heard from us again within six weeks.
12/07/2017 04:05 PM
EQ 6/29/17 (Venom)
ER 7/3/17 (Passed--doesn't think he could represent it.) Will try him with CR next month.

10/11/17: EQ 8/7/17 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 10/11/17 (No word from nudge.)
Update; ER 12/7/17 (Passed--didn't stand out for him.)
05/30/2017 09:32 AM
Replied within six weeks. Offered useful links but no feedback.
05/06/2017 04:05 AM
Query letter, synopsis, blurb 3 chapters... everything as he wanted it emailed 22 Feb. 2017. Affirmation of reception on same day. After 7 weeks without a response, emailed an 'alert' or reminder... no response, grim, not very courteous. Maybe no longer active? another corpse in the net? too arrogant? don't like yanks?
07/27/2016 09:33 PM
Acknowledged receipt of Query letter.
09/08/2014 02:40 AM
Unresponsive: Submission sent 1 June 2014; he requests "alert" if no reply within 6 weeks. "Alerts" sent 16 July (to submissions@, no response) and again 13 August (to alternate email info@) no response.
07/30/2012 10:14 AM
EQ: 7/26
ER: 7/30

Wrote a very pleasant, courteous letter noting that, "I read the sample with interest, but I’m sorry to say it didn’t stand out for me in the end." Admittedly, he was a long shot, but I opted to query him still. Mine is near future alternative history post-cyberpunk SF.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/05/2011 12:11 PM
Profile Update: New email address. (Thanks knightesshope)
02/05/2011 11:25 AM

New email:

Very strict guidelines see website for details

09/28/2009 02:40 PM
Reply to query stated that he does not consider books by US authors unless they're either not set in the US or have already been published in the US
09/22/2009 12:00 PM
Sent Query 9/19/09 and received rejection notice 9/22/09. Good Luck to all!
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- No longer accepting postal queries.
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