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    Clever title pending. MarkEsq's Avatar
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    JCA Literary Agency

    Any personal experiences/wisdom to share?

    Here is their Agentquery page, not much of a web presence.

    http://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=640

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    http://www.jcalit.com belongs to them, but doesn't appear to be active.
    Registrant:
    JCA Literary Agency
    27 West 20th Street Suite 1103
    NEW YORK, NY 10011
    US

    Domain Name: JCALIT.COM

    Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
    JCA Literary Agency
    27 West 20th Street Suite 1103
    NEW YORK, NY 10011
    US
    212) 807-0888

    Record expires on 13-Oct-2009.
    Record created on 13-Oct-1999.
    Database last updated on 12-Sep-2009 16:25:05 EDT.
    Googling finds them listed on a number of agent search sites as either not accepting submissions, not accepting unsolicited queries, or inactive.

    Sorry, not much help.
    Last edited by DreamWeaver; 09-13-2009 at 01:01 AM.
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    On co-agent Tony Outhwaite's AQ page, contact is now c/o Midpoint Trade Books (a distributor). And not accepting unsolicited queries.
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    JCA Literary (Cushman)

    Anyone know anything about this agency?

    http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=640

    http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=639

    They rep my genre, but I can't find much on them. It looks like Jeff Gerecke worked there a long time before going out on his own and doing pretty well: http://www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/jeffg/

    It's done some pretty decent stuff in the past, it seems, but there's been a pretty big regime change it seems, and I'm wondering about some of the recent agents.

    http://www.freewebs.com/alabamaworle...20Literary.htm

    They also have a blog of sorts here: http://www.jcabooks.com/ with a lot of book trailers, but I'm a little unsure what it all means. I guess their lack of a presence here (unless they do have one and I just can't find it because the search won't let me do a three letter search) is worrying me a little.

    So, legit? Making sales? Making YA sales? Anyone?

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    Both AQ profiles are gone and JCA Books hasn't been updated since '09. (Just for the record, jcalit.com morphed into JCA Books in '07-'08.)
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    There was a bankruptcy filing notice for the JCA agency in the NYTimes a couple years ago---not a particular shock, since my agent at this agency essentially went AWOL a year before that. Stay clear if it ever comes back.

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    The bankruptcy thing was a disgruntled ex-employee trying to get back for perceived slights. Nothing came of it. The agency keeps a lower profile than many (e.g., no more website), but they are by no means out of business nor, unless someone here knows something I don't, in any way suspect.

    If anyone here does not something I don't, please advise.

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    "Low-profile literary agent" is always cause for some concern. At minimum, it calls for some extra rounds of research to make sure they're still making sales.
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