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    Jason Yarn Literary Agency

    Jason Yarn was previously with Paradigm Talent Agency (AW Thread | Website). He has now apparently left to start his own agency; however, I don't find a website. His Twitter account says that you can query him at a gmail account. He's not listed on Preditors and Editors that I could find, and googling brings up what I just linked plus his time at Paradigm.

    It seems a little fishy to me. On the one hand, Paradigm is a huge media agency, which seems like a good background. On the other hand, Jason has left to start his own agency with no web presence and no indication of what genres he's looking for except for one vague tweet about it.

    Anyone?
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    I'd at least wait to query until he has a coherent site up and running, which I gather is not the case yet. He's got a track record, at least.

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    I queried him at Paradigm and never heard back, even though he had stated he would respond to all. Based on his QT data, he hasn't responded to anyone since December 2014. It's very strange.
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    Well, I've decided not to query him, if only because he doesn't seem to be responding to anything. Sounds like he needs some time to sort things out.

    I also queried him at Paradigm in summer 2013 and never heard back.
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    He has rejected two of my queries in the past few months, so his reply key still works.
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    Jason Yarn Literary Agency

    Looks like he split off from Paradigm a while ago. Has anyone here queried him since then? I gave a nudge a while ago (he has a full that was revised on his suggestions) and haven't heard anything.
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    There's already a thread for this agency, and it might contain some of the information you're looking for.

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    Oh! Thanks. Didn't come up in my search last night for some reason.

    e: He's been working on a crowdfunded project since sometime last year. I don't know if that has anything to do with his response rate.

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    Anyone had any recent contact or dealings with him?

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    I've twice had him ask for pages over the past couple years and then never heard from him again. Guess he's no/no.

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    I've queried him a few times and got a non response every time.
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    I queried him in 2013 and never received a response, although his profile stated he was a responder.

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    That explains the shorthand note in my files, from 2012: 'Tends not to respond, DNQ'.

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    My coauthor got a full request from him a couple years ago with feedback that seemed like a revise and resubmit (plus a phone call!), but then Yarn never responded when we followed up with a revised version. Eventually the manuscript was withdrawn and iirc Yarn said he dropped the ball. He was also doing a children's book project a while ago, so maybe organization suffered during that. Don't know if that's been completed or not.

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    Okaay. Thank you, everyone. That answers my question sufficiently.

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