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Ms. Jessica Faust

BookEnds, LLC

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Jessica Faust

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.
Gillette, NJ 07933
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Family Saga
  • Fantasy, Magical Realism
Literary Fiction
Women's Fiction


Cultural/Social Issues
Current Affairs/Politics
How To
Women's Issues
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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
02/23/2023 10:58 AM
Submitted: 2/21/23
Form Rejection: 2/22/23
Women's Fiction: 117k

Form letter but helpful and kind
02/16/2023 05:06 PM
Submitted: 2/14/23
Form Rejection: 2/14/23
Women's Fiction 99k
02/16/2023 08:22 AM
Query: January 10, 2023
Full Request (+ full synopsis): January 12, 2023
Pass: January 26, 2023

Her rejection was personalized and kind, though not terribly specific. Also, I gleaned from it that she's not particularly interested in taking on more Literary Fiction, even though she technically represents it. I should also note that I don't know of an agency that treats authors with more respect than BookEnds, from their ample resources on querying to their "always respond" policy, they just seem like a terrific force for good in the world. I highly recommend querying them.
02/15/2023 10:52 PM
Reply (rejection) in less than 24 hours. Not the desired outcome but the prompt response is refreshing!
02/09/2023 11:53 AM
Query: 1-23-23
Full Request w/synopsis: 1-29-23
Rejected: 2-8-23
Friendly and thoughtful rejection response. I queried with a mystery but she said it was too commercial for what she is seeking right now.
02/06/2023 12:23 PM
Quick reply. Personalized response, that was very encouraging.
02/01/2023 10:43 AM
I was one of the rare queries that was completely skipped without a rejection. It was an earlier query draft, so it wasn't up to snuff. Keep this in mind, writers. Write, edit, and write again is critical to improving queries. I'd kill to query her again, but I had my shot, which was ignored. Only query with your best effort! :( Good luck out there!
01/26/2023 01:52 PM
FQ 1-26-23
Domestic suspense
She replies quickly.
One hour wait lol
FR 1-26-23
01/24/2023 08:52 AM
FQ: 1/23/23
Upmarket 87k
01/20/2023 04:15 AM
Same day decline:
psychological thriller
Dear ___,
Thank you so much for querying BookEnds and for giving me the opportunity to review XXX. I did read your letter and am going to pass on looking at further material.

I'm sorry I don't have better news. I am lucky to have a full and active client list and for that reason, I've become very particular about taking on new clients. This is by no means a criticism of your work. It's quite possible you'll find someone else who feels differently. I encourage you to keep querying and even consider other BookEnds agents for your work.

I wish you all the best in your search for representation and thank you again for giving BookEnds the opportunity.
01/12/2023 02:23 PM
Query: 1/11/23
Rejection: 1/12/23

Thriller 93K

Appreciated the very quick response.
01/08/2023 01:11 PM
FQ: 1/7/23
Rej: 1/8/23 that mentioned trying other bookends agents.
Literary/Upmarket 75k
01/07/2023 04:40 PM
EQ: 1/6/23
ER: 1/7/23
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/06/2023 02:35 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
11/20/2022 09:44 PM
75 k market mystery - rejected in 1 day but suggested I send to another agent within the agency.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/17/2022 03:13 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/07/2022 08:42 AM
Up with a sick kid, and anxious about an election, so sending this off into the night...
Form Query: 11/7
FR before 7am 11/7
11/07/2022 07:21 AM
Submitted a form query 11/06/22 and received a gracious form rejection in under twelve hours. I'm disappointed but appreciate the fast and considerate response.
70k upmarket mystery.
11/04/2022 11:34 AM
FQ: 10/15
Full request: 10/19
Offer of rep: 10/25 :)
11/02/2022 03:23 PM
FQ: 11/01/2022

Respectful rejection with encouragement to query to other agents within her agency.
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01/06/2023 - Open to queries.
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