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Mr. John Talbot

Talbot Fortune Agency, LLC

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John Talbot

Talbot Fortune Agency, LLC

180 E. Prospect Ave. #188
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
  • Romance, Comedy
Women's Fiction


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Author Comments
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11/27/2022 08:37 PM
EQ 11/27/22
99k LGBTQ+ romantic suspense
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/23/2022 08:47 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
09/21/2022 03:43 PM
Does it seem weird that some agents like this one (at least reported here) reject some queries within days, and then never respond to others (so that people close them out?) Why would they bother to send rejections to some people right away if they might just leave them with no response? Maybe I am overthinking this, and assuming there is an organized way of rejecting that most agents would adhere to...or maybe people just mark things "rejection" when they haven't heard anything...
09/13/2022 07:01 PM
07/25/2022 04:53 PM
Sent email query for a cozy mystery on 7/25.
06/29/2022 05:11 PM
Sent email query 6/29/22
05/29/2022 03:35 PM
First queried John in 2018. Four years and three novels later, he offered representation and I accepted.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
02/16/2022 09:59 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated.
11/27/2021 12:30 PM
CNR 102 days.
No response to nudge,
07/08/2021 10:15 AM
EQ: 4/5/21

No response rejection
02/04/2021 06:55 PM
EQ sent 04 FEB 2021
Mystery 77k
01/19/2021 02:06 PM
EQ 9/23/20 Thriller 107K
Nudge 12/2/20
CNR 1/19/21
05/28/2020 09:05 PM
submitted by email 5/26/2020
rejected 5/28/2020
pleasant, brief form letter wishing me luck with other agents.

stand-alone amateur sleuth mystery, 90,000
04/28/2020 07:58 AM
EQ: 04/14/20
CNR: 04/28/20

NA romantic comedy — 96k
05/10/2019 11:26 AM
EQ 4/13/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 5/10/19
02/17/2019 04:23 PM
EQ 6/20/18 (2nd/final requery Venom)
ER 9/4/18 (Passed from nudge--well-written story, but didn't fall in love with sample to ask for more)

1/27/18: EQ 10/24/18 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 1/25/19 (No word via nudges)
Updated: 2/15/19 (Passed--it didn't appeal to him)

EQ 2/15/19 (2nd/final requery Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection (passed-it didn't appeal to him)
07/18/2018 10:36 AM
EQ: 6/25
Nudge, 7/18, CNR
06/03/2018 07:01 AM
EQ 2/21/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 5/31/18 (No word from nudges)
03/19/2018 10:07 AM
EQ: 7/26/17
FR: 7/26/17, sent
Nudged twice in 1/2018
CNR 2/1/18
11/27/2017 05:35 PM
EQ: 11/3/17
Contemporary Espionage/Thriller 72K
CNR: 11/27/17
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Last Update:
11/23/2022 - Genres updated.
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