Janet Kay & Associates - a.k.a. authorswanted.com / JanGeo Ink Publishing Company / Helping Hand Literary Service / newwriterswanted.com / Janet Kay and Associates / authorswanted.com
The email below (which resembles others we've received) was received by Angela Hoy at WritersWeekly.com this week. We are posting it here to alert other writers to avoid this firm and it's subsidiaries.
hello! i've been reading info. on your site about janet kay and associates- i am mortified- i sent them 300 dollars a few months ago and have yet to get a person on the phone-- do they do anything legit?? i received a packet with four publishers that she request I (that's right, me, not her) send my manuscript to, and i did send it directly to these four publishers-- it said "agented material" on it, but will they even open it from her?? i am hurt, outraged, crushed, and embarrassed- i have been so proud since receiving her glowing letter only to find she sends it to everyone- i have told everyone i know about this and i now want to crawl into a hole-- please tell me, has she ever responded to you? redeemed herself in any way? gotten anyone a deal with a royalty-paying publishing company? my contract is up in about 2 weeks- do i rule out any chance of actually hearing from a publisher or the "christian" ms. kay again? lastly, i would like to know if you have an email contact for this woman---- (excuse my poor grammar, etc.) i am writing in a hurry, and literally through tears!!!!!!!!!
Are you a victim of Janet Kay & Associates or one of the other firms they claim to be? She is currently being investigated. Please forward your complaint to:
Det. Brian Elkins, San Angelo Police Department, San Angelo, Texas.
Direct line: (325) 657-4388
Criminal Investigations (325) 657-4351
MORE ON THIS FIRM can be found here
http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_a ... etkay.html
http://www.writersweekly.com/whispers_a ... lping.html