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Thread: Jan Dennis Literary Services (formerly Jan P. Dennis Lit. Agency)

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    DISENCHANTED coming soon Judg's Avatar
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    I'll probably be starting again tomorrow. Thanks for the well-wishes, people, I appreciate it.
    Disenchanted is now out!

    My website, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ (yeah, seriously), Goodreads, Pinterest--it's getting ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    Yes ma'am. I felt pretty sick about it, but the stress was driving me nuts.
    Oh no, Judg! That's terrible! I had no idea he would do this to clients. It's not forgiveable to do to people who are querying or have fulls out to him...Yes, I'm in that club--don't expect to hear back, maybe it's a good thing!!!

    Anyway, I'll be thinking of you, and if you need some C leads, let me know.

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    {{{Judg}}} Oh, no! I am so sorry for you!

    I have a list of agents who like dark fantasy, if you'd like it--some won't be appropriate, but hey, you never know! PM me.

    ETA: Come to Purgatory. We have booze, food, corners to moan in, and walls to beat our heads against.
    Last edited by Calla Lily; 06-17-2009 at 04:59 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judg View Post
    I'll probably be starting again tomorrow. Thanks for the well-wishes, people, I appreciate it.
    Good luck moving forward. My guess is that the book is better than it was before you found this agent. So, you should have an easier time finding a good agent this time around. Fingers crossed.

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    I'm starting to query out my new novel this coming Mon. and Jan Dennis was the #1 man on the top of my list. He would be beyond perfect for my writing.
    After hearing this, I just don't know what to do...
    Lord... I need an AGENT!

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    DISENCHANTED coming soon Judg's Avatar
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    I don't know what to tell you, Leigh, about whether to query him or not. I can tell you that of all the names of clients that he mentioned to me, only one of them is still a client. I did ask for a list of current clients, but he never gave it to me. I also asked for a copy of the agency agreement (we had a "handshake" kind of deal) which he said he would send me. He didn't.

    He has also never acknowledged, in any way whatsoever, the email and snail mail I sent him terminating our agreement.

    If you want more details, PM me.
    Disenchanted is now out!

    My website, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ (yeah, seriously), Goodreads, Pinterest--it's getting ridiculous.

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    Hello All,

    I am Jan's daughter and agency partner and would like to make some announcements: As some in the industry know, Jan suffered a major heart attack in April, 2007. He is recovering well, but has still not been able to work 100%. Additionally, Jan's first 'job' is taking care of my 30 year-old autistic brother, Christopher, who is becoming more 'high-needs' as he gets older. We have additionally had a very serious family crisis regarding one of my sisters. The good news: JPD Literary Services is gearing up to get back in the saddle. We are creating a new website and adding editors who will provide additional contact with clients. We understand communication has been a problem in the past, though I can confidently say this has never been intentional on Jan's part. It's not easy to run a literary agency on ones own. Jan continues to be a paragon for finding new talent, and we will be actively seeking just that beginning December 2009! Look for our website in the coming months at: jpdliterary.com. We look forward to your future submissions.

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    I met Jan at one of the Glorieta conferences where I was on staff back in I think '05 or '06. Very nice guy, very knowledgable about the industry, and very approachable. Thanks for the update, Arch, and my best wishes for his speedy recovery!
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    Let me second the speedy recovery wishes.

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    Website never materialized. Anyone know of recent activity?
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