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Ms. Jen Nadol

The Unter Agency

23 West 73rd Street, Suite 100

New York, NY 10023

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Twitter: jennadol

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E-Mail: Yes

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from appellatebrief
Nov 19, 2021 2:46 pm

EQ 11/19/21

Very confused by the website. The submission page says to send a query letter to, although I noticed that that appears to be Jennifer Unter's email, and not Jen Nadol's. I followed the directions, though. I hope it gets through.
from JoannaV
Nov 18, 2021 4:53 pm

EQ 11/18/21
ER 11/18/21
Multicultural 91k
A personalised, helpful and kind rejection note. Historical fiction (only a subplot in my title) ‘has been difficult to place of late.’
from JimNaremore
Nov 16, 2021 1:18 pm

EQ 11/16/21
ER 11/16/21

Same day. Don't believe it was a form (might have been?). At least she's fast. Knows what she's looking for and this wasn't it, it seems.

Literary Fiction 110K
from hdsharpe
Nov 15, 2021 10:22 am

Email Query on 11/13/2021
Personal rejection on 11/15/2021
Very nice rejection informing me she's working on a similar project with another writer already.
from emarierobertson
Nov 12, 2021 7:25 pm

EQ 11/10/21 Adult Sci Fi thriller 107k
FR 11/12/21 at least she's fast
from caitlinavery
Nov 12, 2021 11:14 am

EQ (just the query) 11/7/21
partial request (first 10 pages) 11/10/21
Looks like she requests a lot, hope I've got what she's looking for!
rejected the partial 11/12/21
from conradrm
Nov 10, 2021 8:13 pm

EQ 11/09/21 (with 10 pages)
ER 11/10/21

Very prompt personal rejection emphasizing that it was a matter of personal preference regarding character voice.
from themodvictorian
Nov 10, 2021 4:42 pm

EQ 11-8-21
ER: 11-10-21

Quick response time. She said my novel sounded "intriguing," but that historical fiction doesn't have a market right now, something I'm a little dubious about.
from KelseyC
Nov 08, 2021 11:11 am

Travel memoir: 85K words
EQ: November 3
PR of proposal & sample chapters: November 5 (sent same day)
ER: Kind rejection complimenting the writing and story, but passed as memoirs are hard to place and there are a lot of travel memoirs on the market.

I appreciated the prompt responses and the professionalism.

from anabanana
Oct 14, 2021 3:29 pm

YA Contemporary Fantasy: 80k words

Query sent: 14th Oct
First 10 pages request: 14th Oct (sent same day)
First 50 pages request: 15th Oct (sent same day)

Really quick turnaround time! Love her <3
from RonnieLeeGraham
Oct 14, 2021 9:52 am

Query sent on 10/12 - 69000 word Contemporary Adventure
Rejected on 10/14, but with a helpful, personal note.
from bubblyian
Oct 11, 2021 8:29 am

Emailed query October 11
Standard rejection after 6h!
Scifi 76k
"Thanks for your query, but I'm afraid this doesn't sound like a fit for me. I'm going to pass, but appreciate your getting in touch and wish you the best with this project.

Jen "
from andyscontras
Oct 05, 2021 1:09 pm

EQ -- 9/25/2021 Spec Fiction
PR -- 9/28
ER -- 10/05 Bummed. Nice note though...
from Woodside
Oct 04, 2021 10:51 am

EQ Adult Espionage Thriller 75,000 words 10/1/2021
ER Short but friendly rejection. "Feels a bit outside my wheelhouse." I can't argue with that. Nice, quick response though. 10/4/2021
from dmdomosea
Sep 29, 2021 9:10 pm

EQ: 9/22
FR: 9/29
54k MG superhero adventure
Short but personal, with comment on what she's specifically looking for in middle grade. I appreciate that bit of info, as it lets me know it's not the manuscript per se, but that it doesn't fit what she wants. Plenty of agents will tell you that "it's not a fit" without telling you why, so I find Ms. Nadol's comments helpful.

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