Jenny Rae Rappaport
Press Release:

It is with a great deal of sadness that I announce that The Rappaport Agency, LLC will be closing for business at the end of the year, due to economic reasons. I have been privileged to get the chance to work with amazing people over the last four and a half years, many of who I am proud to call my friends. In the coming weeks, I will be wrapping up outstanding submissions and putting things in order. I can be reached by e-mail at

This isn't a decision I've come to lightly; it's taken a lot of thought and effort to reach this point, and to decide to seek a change of careers. I want to thank you for reading along with me on LIT SOUP, and I hope to remain connected in the writing community. I'm still going to be writing myself, striving like the rest of you for publication, and to get my own words out there.
45 Responses
  1. Gwen Hayes Says:

    good luck to you Jenny

  2. Best to you, Jenny! Please consider sticking around the blog. Would love to follow your journey to publication.

  3. I am incredibly saddened to hear this. Good luck in your future endeavors.

  4. lexcade Says:

    wow. best of luck, jenny :) keep us up to date on how you're doing.

  5. susiej Says:

    Good luck Jenny! I've appreciated and learned from your thoughtful crits in the Secret Agent Contest and from your super nice assistant taking the time to write a personal rejection. Hope to hear soon of you and Jodi's successes.

  6. susiej Says:

    Best of Luck Jenny. I learned and appreciated both you and Jodi's thoughtful comments at Authoress' site. I hope to be hearing soon of you and Jodi's successes.

  7. Annarkie Says:

    That is a bummer. Best luck to you on the writing side and I hope to see you around still on the blog and on twitter.
    I love hearing about what you're up to!

  8. Jamie Says:

    Good luck, Jenny. Follow your bliss.

  9. Holly Says:

    I've never posted on your blog before, but I've kept an eye on it for quite a while. I'm very sorry to hear your news - especially since I never got the chance to submit to you. Thank you for all your insights and efforts.

    Best of luck with your writing and all future endeavors!

  10. So sad to hear but I wish you good luck and great success in your new endeavors!

  11. CKHB Says:

    Really? Oh, I'm so sorry.

    I, too, hope you keep up the blog, and I wish you the best in all future endeavors!

  12. Anna Says:

    Jenny good luck to you!
    Sorry to hear about that, but I really hope you reach your goals.
    Never posted before but been reading for a while. I just wanted to say thanks for the time you took with everyone asking for help.

  13. Beth Says:

    Best wishes in your future endeavors!

  14. Inkygirl Says:

    I'm so sorry to hear about this. :-( Good luck with your future projects!

  15. Jo Says:

    Good Luck. Sad news!

  16. Shelli Says:

    Good luck Jenny - we will miss your blog! Let us know where you end up.

  17. Charlie Says:

    What's sad is that you're closing for economic reasons. It implies that you wanted to keep the agent business going. I'm sorry for that, truly.

    I wish you guys the best with your writing. Good luck!.

    PS. I named my fake cat Zoe. :)

  18. While I'll admit to being a bit saddened by this news (I wanted to submit to you someday!), I wish you the best of luck in your next career. If it's writing, I'm sure you'll do well judging by the snippets you've posted before.

  19. Good luck Jenny. I'm sorry you had to make this decision, but hope that your future career turns out well. I hope you'll keep blogging.

  20. Adam Heine Says:

    Wow. That's... wow. I'm so sorry to hear that, though also hopeful for your new career. Good luck, Jenny!

  21. annathepiper Says:

    Aw, sorry to hear this and hope for the best for your future writing efforts, and finding good homes for your clients. Good luck!

  22. tamarak Says:

    Wishing you well, Jenny.....

  23. evepaludan Says:

    Best wishes on your publication plans.

    Eve Paludan

  24. Good luck, I'd only just begun to read your blogs and found you an inspiration. I wish you the best of luck.

  25. Norilana Says:

    My best wishes to you on your next step in the life journey, and much success in whatever you do next!


    Vera Nazarian

  26. Tochi Says:

    I can't say I'm not shocked. I have a work-in-progress, and you're the first agent I want to submit to. No joke. It was like: 'once I get this done, I'm gonna send my first query to Jenny." lol. I like your tastes and you seem to be into genuinely good books.

    Ah well. =) Good luck with your writing and other endeavors.

    Are you still going to keep the blog or remove it?

  27. Hugs, Jenny. I'm sad to see one of my dream agents fall victim to this economy. I hope you will continue to blog. Best wishes to you!

  28. H. Pinski Says:

    Wishing you the very best in all your future endeavors. May the new year brings everything you hope for.


  29. ~~Olivia Says:

    I have been a long time reader of your blog, Jenny. I will miss your wit and journey through the agent's world. Please continue the blog for your writing. Good luck and best wishes!

  30. Missy Lyons Says:

    Thank you for all you have done and sharing this valuable information about the publishing industry in the blog. It saddens me to see the number of people affected by this economy.

    Best of luck to you in the future.

  31. Jenny! I just heard the news, and am so sorry to hear this. I wish you the best of success with your new career; I hope we'll still run into each other at cons.

  32. Thank you for your generous blog and best of luck.

  33. barbarienne Says:


    Obviously, I'm sorry to hear this. I hope it is so you can do other things that make you happy.

  34. SM Blooding Says:

    It was awesome to meet you. You're a wonderful gal and I'm sure you'll do well in whatever you decide to do.

  35. Lisa Amowitz Says:

    Sorry to hear this and wishing you all the best.

  36. june Says:

    Wow. As soon as I read about your closing, I flew right over to your blog. I thought perhaps your health had taken a turn for the worst. I'm glad that's not the case. Sorry to hear that you have to give up agenting.

    Reading your blog was a regular part of my routine. I wish you all the best. I hope you maintain your blog if only to keep us up to date with your journey toward publication. Be blessed.

  37. Lorin Says:

    best of luck to you in the future - I look forward to hearing about your future edventures.

  38. Cora Zane Says:

    Best wishes to you, Jenny. You will be missed.

  39. ryan field Says:

    I just read the last three posts. I've been swamped.

    Good luck in whatever your next move is, and I'm glad to see that you'll still be blogging.

  40. I'm so sorry to hear you're closing shop, Jenny. I was your first "Book Block" guinea pig and I'm truly grateful for the exposure you gave me.

    I had intended to submit my now complete third novel to you, but I guess I must move on to others.

    Good luck with your future endeavours, and please drop by to tell us how you're doing. Stay healthy, happy and prosperous.


  41. Tasha Says:

    Good luck with you and I hope you stay in the writing business.

  42. claudette Says:


    Though I've not had the chance to meet you, I do regret losing another advocate of writers. I wish you the very best regardless of your path choice. Good luck and God bless.


  43. Fin Says:

    So I originally found your blog by putting cat and literary agent in Google, in hopes of finding a cat friendly agent to submit my humorous cat book too. Well I see that plan was not perfect now, my timing is always less than perfect.

    I have enjoyed hanging out anyway, so I thought I might invite you to drop by my blog anyway... hopefully you get a good laugh from time to time.

    Best of luck on getting your own words into the world.

    Meg & Fin