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Thread: James Literary Agency (Jonathan James)

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    James Literary Agency (Jonathan James)

    Hi,

    Does anyone know anything about the agency below and what the complaints might have been about?

    James Literary Agency: A literary agency. Located in Chicago, IL. Query by email only. P&E has received several complaints concerning this agent

    Thanks,

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    I'd email P&E and ask. In the meantime, perhaps the bigger question is what has he sold.
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    I received an uncalled for inappropriate response to my query letter. IMO, this guy comes across as mentally imbalanced.

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    Jonathon James

    This guy is a disgrace. He should not have the privilige to have a foot in the Literary Business.

    I sent him a simple query regarding submission and instead of a polite or normal rejection, he arrogantly replies with an insult. Then proceeds to insult back after I thank him for his time.

    This guy is a joke and gives literary agents a bad name. Unprofessional and ill mannered. His name is Jonathon James and should be greatly AVOIDED by any author, published or not!
    Last edited by Pilgrim27; 02-01-2009 at 05:04 AM.

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    He must be one of those dumber than a fifth grader types. Glad I didn't send him a query as I would have told him where to put his insults on a simple, professional query. Stay away from him - maybe he's got dementia?

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    It would be useful if people reported their experiences and gave a little more background and detail than has so far been supplied. It would be far more constructive than name-calling and insulting the agent concerned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hack View Post
    It would be useful if people reported their experiences and gave a little more background and detail than has so far been supplied. It would be far more constructive than name-calling and insulting the agent concerned.
    Yeah, it would be cool to hear specifically what this guy said. Any chance of posting these insulting responses?
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    Regardless, still no sign of sales (or recent activity, for that matter).
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