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    Janklow & Nesbit Associates

    Kate Schafer of Janklow and Nesbit recently requested a partial from me. I found her at AgentQuery. This is her site, http://www.agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=890 I couldn't find any other website. The books it says she represented, I've actually seen them in the bookstores in the YA section, which is a good thing.

    What are other's experiences with Janklow and Nesbit, specifically Ms. Schafer?

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    I have no experience with the agent in question, but Janklow & Nesbit is one of the real powerhouse agencies in the business, and has been for many years. Janklow Senior is legendary, and his son is already making waves in the business.

    The agency has serious clout.

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    Nothing new to add here, but she asked for a partial from me a few days ago, too. They are Highly Recommended at P&E which is a very good sign. I've got my fingers crossed on that one. Good luck to you, too.

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    I know Kate. She is very nice. I submitted to her a while ago. Although I have never been repped by her, she gave me some great feedback that definitely improved my manuscript.

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    Woo hoo! This makes me excited. *does the my partial is w/ a legitimate agency, a highly reccomended, ultra cool agency dance*

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    Well, i'm doing my sad and dejected dance over here - I just got my rejection from Kate Schafer---at least it was very quick. I hope you have much better luck - let us know how it goes.

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    I'm now sad and dejected also. Just got a rejection on my partial. She wasn't taken with my writing.

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    Well, that stinks. Who's up for a beer?

    Amy

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    Ha...I'm thirteen, so no thanks.

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    Red face

    Sorry - didn't mean to promote drinking to minors!!! Somehow, I'm even more depressed now.

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    As far as I know, Lynn Nesbit of Janklow and Nesbit is Anne Rice's agent. That mean's they're legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Yee
    As far as I know, Lynn Nesbit of Janklow and Nesbit is Anne Rice's agent. That mean's they're legit.
    Yes, and I believe Mort Janklow is William Goldman's agent. Their client list goes on forever.

    AmyC and Provrb, I understand your dejection, but the fact that you got your foot in the door there is a very good sign. Keep your chins up.

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    Kate Schafer rejected my full a few years back; does that mean I can have a drink with you too?
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    December Quinn, as long as you're at least 21, please have one on me! I think everybody who's legal deserves to indulge in some kind of vice upon receiving a rejection!!

    Ursus Minor, thanks for the kind words. I didn't realize they repped William Goldman - he is one of my absolute favorite writers of all time.

    I'm happy to say that I queried Rebecca Gradinger there just after I got my rejection and she has requested a partial. So, with one rejection, another partial goes in.

    Fingers crossed (once again!),

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    If that is Mort Janklow's agency...
    you have nothing to ask about...
    you are talking about the creme de la creme

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    Does anyone know if Rebecca Gradinger would be open to a YA submission?
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    Yes, Rebecca Gradinger does accept submissions for YA. She looked at mine recently. She rejected it, but she was very nice and professional. Good luck.

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    Kate Schafer just requested a partial from me, as well...I'd get all excited (well, I am), but I've had a number of very respected agents request partials/fulls, but no offers so far

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    Rebecca Gradinger is on maternity leave.

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    Does Janklow & Nesbit accept fantasy (YA and/or adult)? I was unable to find a website for their agency, just a lot of references on other pages. Kate Schafer's AQ page says she accepts YA, but no more detail than that...

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    Richard Morris' AQ page says he accepts fantasy, but I don't know if he reads YA.

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    Agent Kristin Nelson has a blog post here where she praises Kate Schafer (formerly of Janklow & Nesbit) who just set up her own agency here.

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    Querying Luke Janklow when I get home... Fingers crossed...

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    Quote Originally Posted by madderblue View Post
    Eric Simonoff is one of my dream agents!
    Yours and mine too. He asked for a partial and never replied, by the way. I think he's terrific, but he just is too busy to reply sometimes. I mean he NEVER replied.

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