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Jill Corcoran Books.

Posted on: March 6, 2010

From: on behalf of Jill Corcoran Books (
Sent: Fri 3/05/10 4:08 AM

Jill Corcoran Books


Thank you all for the fantastic queries and manuscript pages. So many of you are great writers and it is often a matter of chemistry between me and a manuscript that determines if I will ask for a full and/or offer representation–yes, it is a bit like dating, isn’t it. I have to love a manuscript to represent you and your work.

As a writer, I know how lousy it is to not get closure, to never hear back from an editor or agent. However, I find the simple act of replying, even with a form decline, multiplied by the amount of queries I receive, is taking time away from my my clients and my family. Hopefully, knowing if I am interested or not within 1 MONTH will compensate for my lack of response.

I look forward to reading your work so keep on querying!


Email Queries Only. NO snail mail.
Please email your query plus the first 10 pages of your manuscript pasted into the body of your email to

I ONLY represent Chapter Book, Middle Grade & Young Adult authors.
Ronnie represents Picture Book author/illustrators and illustrators.

I no longer send form declines. If you do not receive an email response to your query + 10 pages within a month, I am sorry but I am not the right agent for your work.


4 Responses to "Jill Corcoran Books."

It’s quite interesting stuff

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Thanks, I try to vary the resources I share but Jill has such great tips you’ll see me reference her frequently.


Very nice site! is it yours too


I wish it was mine but it belongs to the talented Jill.

Peg Finley/peg366

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