Mr. James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

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James McGowan

BookEnds, LLC

136 Long Hill Rd.
Gillette, NJ 07933
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Author Comments
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05/28/2024 11:47 AM
Queried 5/28
70k upmarket fiction
05/27/2024 01:02 PM
Query: 5/18/2024
Rejection: 5/25/2024 Form Letter

Thank you for thinking of me and BookEnds on your search for an agent. I'm sorry to say that after careful consideration of your work, I've decided I'm not the best fit at this time. Please note that mine is only one opinion in a very subjective industry, and I encourage you to continue querying to find the right match.
I wish you the best of luck on your publishing journey,
05/25/2024 09:41 AM
Reject after 3 days.
82K thriller/spec
Auto reject that almost sounds personal...

....I'm sorry to say that after careful consideration of your work....
05/14/2024 08:05 PM
4/22/24: Queried 110k Adult Fantasy/Horror
5/14/24: Form Rejection

James actually forwarded the query to another agent (Amanda Jain) at BookEnds he thought might be a better fit. It was still a rejection, but wanted to shout out that I appreciated that.
05/10/2024 07:15 PM
Fantasy 80,000 words. Rejection after 2 days. Very kind rejection.

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03/10/2024 - Open to queries. Genres updated.
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