Query for James McGowan at BookEnds Literary Agency

Hello! Thank you for considering me on your path to finding an agent. I'm eager to consider your work. I trust you've visited the BookEnds submissions page to ensure I am the right agent for your work. (bookendsliterary.com/submissions). One thing to note: I AM CURRENTLY CLOSED TO KIDLIT INCLUDING PICTURE BOOKS, CHAPTER BOOKS, & MIDDLE GRADE. I remain open to illustrators.

If you determine we're a good fit, please note that I reply to all queries and make an attempt to do so within 2 weeks of receipt. For requested proposals and completes, my response is usually within 8-12 weeks. I look forward to reviewing your work.

-James McGowan

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