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Ms. Tara Gilbert

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

New York, NY



Website: www.jdlit.com/

Blog: taragilbert.com

Twitter: Literary_Tara

AAR Member: No

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from katarinabett
Mar 08, 2021 1:10 pm


Sweetheart Pitchfest Request: 2/10
Rejection: 3/6

119K Adult Spec Fic
from CombatKatie
Mar 07, 2021 5:45 pm


I forgot to share my journey to signing with Tara! So let me share.

MSWL Query: 10/20/2020
Partial (3 chapters) request: 10/29/2020
Full request: 11/18/2020
R&R: 11/23/2020
Revised manuscript sent: 1/15/2021
Offer of rep: 1/28/2021
Offer accepted: 2/12/2021

Tara is an absolute DREAM to work with, so I can't recommend querying her enough. I'm so excited for us to start a journey together!
from jrvsmith92
Feb 25, 2021 1:30 pm


Query by referral 9/24/2020
11/7/2020 Partial Request
1/7/2021 Full request and request for samples of other works
2/25/2021 - Helpful rejection, I got a sense that she really put a lot of thought about fit, and had some good feedback.

60k middle grade
from sophiakate
Feb 20, 2021 8:19 pm


savvy author pitchfest 2/10/21
2/20/21 No request

85k adult fantasy
from emilykate
Feb 09, 2021 7:37 am


Form Query: 10/04/20
Partial Request: 12/09/20
Rejection: 02/08/21

YA Fantasy 74k
from eiverson
Nov 25, 2020 5:19 pm


Form Q: 09/03 (part of #PitMad)
Form Reject: 11/11

Helpful rejection, though! She specified that she loved the voice and premise, but didn't fall in love with the world.

YA Fantasy 71K
from sunrae3
Nov 11, 2020 7:31 am


Form Query: 10/21/2020
Withdrawn: 11/10/2020 (Making Revisions)
MG Fantasy 50K
from reemkhaleel
Nov 11, 2020 5:35 am


EQ: 10/05
ER: 10/10

Adult/YA Crossover Romantic Comedy
from SaraCo
Nov 07, 2020 11:16 am


#WMPit request
FQ: 9/24/20
Withdrew to participate in Pitch Wars.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 02, 2020 5:17 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from writingclouds
Oct 21, 2020 10:26 am


@BrittanyEvans Even with a partial, I'd recommend waiting at least 3 months before nudging unless the agency website states a specific time for partials/fulls
from BrittanyEvans
Oct 21, 2020 9:58 am


EQ: Sept 1
Liked my pitmad pitch on Sept 3 - tweeted @ her that I already queried her
Requested partial same day (Sept 3)

I haven't heard anything since (its now oct 21) I keep wondering if I should nudge or not?
from Kiarasa
Oct 19, 2020 12:41 pm


EQ: 10/11/20 (with referal)

67k MG F
from MarshmallowBard
Oct 09, 2020 8:29 pm


Form Query: 9-11-20
Rejected: 10-9-20
Graphic Novel (text only): 38K
Did not feel it was quite right for her list at the moment but was very encouraging and nice in her rejection.
from mhkidd
Sep 30, 2020 4:47 pm


@writingclouds, thank you and congrats!

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