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Lee O'Brien

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.irenegoodman.com/

Blog: www.victoriamarini.com/

Twitter: LeePaigeOBrien

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from scbraswell
Sep 20, 2021 9:41 pm


EQ: 9/12
FR: 9/17

YA Fantasy: 81k words
from SomeLady
Sep 20, 2021 2:40 pm


@writingqueer i've nudged twice. They say they respond to all queries but this feels like a lost cause.

CNR'd it and then got a full request. *shrug*
from bubblyian
Sep 17, 2021 7:57 pm


Submitted email query September 16
Standard rejection September 17
Scifi 65k
"Thanks for thinking of me for this one! I'm sorry to say that I don't feel that this is the right fit for me, and therefore I would not be your most effective advocate. Unfortunately this is a pass from me, but I wish you the best of luck!
Best,
Lee
(Please excuse the form response--due to the volume of queries it is not possible for me to respond to each one individually.)
Lee OBrien"
from evflynn
Sep 14, 2021 12:58 pm


EQ: 9/14
*Received immediate auto-email confirmation of submission

92k Adult Fantasy
from writingqueer
Sep 08, 2021 12:53 pm


I had a full request at the start of August from them.
from SomeLady
Sep 08, 2021 6:56 am


Anyone heard from Lee recently? I queried at the end of May and... crickets
from FrownieFace
Sep 07, 2021 11:18 am


Does anyone know if Lee accepts picture books? Their Manuscript Wishlist includes each of Young Adult, Middle Grade, and Children's--but doesn't specify whether picture books are accepted or not. None of these categories is listed in the Genres section of QT, so I'm even further confused...
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2021 9:57 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from CRogers
Aug 25, 2021 4:34 pm


EQ: 6/16/21
Confirmation of receipt: 6/16/21
ER: 8/25/21

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from raktinope
Aug 25, 2021 4:30 pm


Email Query August 6th, 2021
Form Rejection August 25th, 2021

Adult Fantasy 160k

Thanks for thinking of me for this one! I'm sorry to say that I don't feel that this is the right fit for me, and therefore I would not be your most effective advocate. Unfortunately this is a pass from me, but I wish you the best of luck!

Best,
Lee

(Please excuse the form response-due to the volume of queries it is not possible for me to respond to each on individually.)
from Madeline_Dau
Aug 23, 2021 11:15 am


Hi fellow query trenchers! Just wondering since Lee O'Brien works so closely with Victoria, would it be worth querying them (when they reopen) if Victoria passes? Thanks!
from SomeLady
Aug 18, 2021 8:27 am


I queried Lee in May (5/24) and haven't heard back.
from milli505
Aug 18, 2021 8:20 am


EQ: 12/14/20
FR: 2/15/21 (nudged 2/15/21, received request a few hours later)
nudged 7/20/21 and was notified that Lee never received the full so I re-sent same day
ER: 8/17/21 - extremely nice, personalized with notes of what didn't work

YA LGBTQ+ Contemporary, 82k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 07, 2021 7:26 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from hlesbrown
Aug 04, 2021 1:35 pm


EQ: 07/20/21
ER: 08/04/21 Polite form letter.

LGBTQ+ 97K

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