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    Bliss Literary Agency Int'l (Jenoyne Adams)

    BLISS lit. Intnl.
    P&E gives them the all important $ sign. They appear to be small-n-personal type agency with some intnl. contacts. Does any one have any info on, or experience with this Agency?

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    All the webby stuff done, loooooong a-goo

    Quote Originally Posted by BenPanced View Post
    Google's your friend.

    Bliss Literary
    I guess that I was looking for something that I haven't researched yet. Like has anyone here at AW had experience with them.

    Thanks anyway!

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    You can read more about Jenoyne Adams and Bliss Literary in this thread starting at post #90.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianm View Post
    You can read more about Jenoyne Adams and Bliss Literary in this thread starting at post #90.

    Not much there. Of course 'not much' is synomous with, 'something'. Thanks Brian. Good looking out!
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    I recently received a rejection from them to a query + first chapter I'd sent in February. Since over six months had passed, I'd written them off. They were apologetic for the long wait.
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    Thank You Carol.

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    I queried in January and never heard back.

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    I hope that they like NSYA writers!

    (Not so young adult)
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    Well here it is. Jenoyne is a doll! Respectful and kind. Namoi is also quite honorable. Here's a part of the(you guessed it)rejection that she sent:
    "If you do decide to lengthen the manuscript, please feel free to resubmit directly to me, as your novella is quite interesting."

    My manuscript is just under 9,000 words. Now I could look for something implied here, but I'm going to stick with, 'Just reading the black words.'
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    You don't need to read between the lines: they are inviting you to resubmit directly to the agent if you make your manuscript longer. That's good news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauri B View Post
    You don't need to read between the lines: they are inviting you to resubmit directly to the agent if you make your manuscript longer. That's good news.
    I believe so.

    The challenge for me: The manuscript is somewhat cathardic, and I'll have to get it from 9,000 words to(I'm guessing)60,000. Probably more. Either way, it's very encouraging news. I'm grateful!

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    Good news, Michael. Good luck!
    The Princess and the Poison, the first cozy in the Storybook Park Mystery series, is now available at most e-book retailers.

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    Jenoyne Adams is my agent and I couldn't possibly be happier. She had my manuscript on submission quickly, is always easy to reach (she answers my emails within a few hours always, even on Sundays and holidays) and she sold my manuscript to Simon Pulse (YA division of Simon and Schuster) after just a few months on submission. She's amazing, and I highly recommend her.

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    I am repped by J, and so is Shady Lane and Girl Lit.

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    I just queried her tonight. Looks like she has had some great sales in the area I want to break into.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Williebee View Post
    Don't read into it. Just go write. Sounds like they like your idea, and they like your writing, or at least don't object to it. Now they want to see if you can carry it through. Go. Write. Now.

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    So does this mean a non-response is a rejection? I sent her a query several months ago as well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoNightshade View Post
    So does this mean a non-response is a rejection? I sent her a query several months ago as well...

    From the BLISS Web Page:


    Though we will let you know our decision on requested material (average response time is 6-8 weeks, sometimes sooner), we may not be able to respond to every query letter due to volume.

    This is what I've been taught: Send multiple queries. (I'm guessing that most of us do.) When I'm asked for a complete manuscript, then discuss the terms of 'exclusivity'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malberque@comcast.ne View Post
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    This is what I've been taught: Send multiple queries. (I'm guessing that most of us do.) When I'm asked for a complete manuscript, then discuss the terms of 'exclusivity'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nakhlasmoke View Post
    Not every agent asks for exclusives. Don't bring it up unless they do.
    Isn't it honorable to offer a pre-determined, 'exclusive' review period? Something reasonable. A week, perhaps? Or am I just being naive? And if I am being naive, can I blame my parents?
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    Nope, naive. .

    Besides, I can assure you that giving an agent a time limit on how long they have to read your partial/full is just asking for a rejection, unless it's a very specific case (like the one detailed below)

    The only time you do this is if they request exclusive, and then you work out a reasonable amount of time for them to have exclusivity, or if you have several requests for fulls out and one of the agents offers representation. Then you let the other agents know that you will be giving agent an answer by the end of the week/month/whatever, so that they have a chance to offer you representation should they want you for a client.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malberque@comcast.ne View Post
    Isn't it honorable to offer a pre-determined, 'exclusive' review period? Something reasonable. A week, perhaps? Or am I just being naive? And if I am being naive, can I blame my parents?
    Just dittoing Nakhlasmoke. It's not honorable, it's naive, and very few agents are going to have the time to read your work immediately anyway (although of course they might). Don't bring up an exclusive unless they ask.

    I don't think agents even need to know you have others looking at your materials, although there are some who believe they should be told.
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