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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from hlesbrown
Jul 21, 2021 8:52 am


EQ: 07/20/21

LGBTQ+ 97K
from milli505
Jul 20, 2021 8:16 pm


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

YA LGBTQ+ Contemporary, 82k
from jonathanhelland
Jul 02, 2021 10:11 am


ER: 7/1/21

24-Day Form Rejection. 67,000 word YA Fantasy.
from melonpan
Jul 02, 2021 5:14 am


EQ: 2/25/21
Nudged 5/9/21

7/1/21: Apologized because my query had gotten lost in their inbox. Requested the manuscript :)
from SusyChander
Jul 01, 2021 6:14 pm


EQ: 6/7
ER: 7/1
114K Adult LGBTQ Speculative
from yvesdon
Jun 22, 2021 2:51 am


EQ: 18/01/2021
Nudged 03/03/2021
FR: 10/03/2021
Nudged: 09/06/2021

Lee followed up to say he’s running behind and still reading, so don’t worry if he still has your materials!

YA Fantasy 100k
from CRogers
Jun 16, 2021 12:32 pm


EQ: 6/16/21
Confirmation of receipt: 6/16/21

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from K_Hana_Lee
Apr 29, 2021 3:32 pm


EQ 4/8/21
Offer nudge 4/13/21
CNR 4/26/21
The query confirmation email explicitly asks to notify in case of an offer so Lee can respond quickly, but I notified and never received a reply.
4/29/21 - Lee emailed apologizing for missing this one, with congratulations on the offer,

Adult Fantasy 120k
from writinginfragments
Apr 28, 2021 4:44 am


EQ 2/22/21
Sent 8-week follow-up 4/22/21
CNR 4/26/21

YA Queer Thriller 87k
from Fj2018
Apr 26, 2021 3:27 pm


EQ 4.21.21
ER 4.26.21 (form)
Thriller
from owenator
Apr 12, 2021 3:14 pm


Moving this off V. Marini's page
EQ: 2/12/2021
ER: 4/12/2021

YA F 75k
from misstery
Apr 12, 2021 2:29 pm


Email Query: 4/10/21
Form Rejection: 4/12/21

Adult SF, 89k
from suzel11
Apr 12, 2021 2:28 pm


EQ: 3/30/21
ER: 4/12/21
YA Fantasy 90k

Received a confirmation email immediately. Just like @celiawrites said, very clear and contains a great communication framework.
from celiawrites
Mar 18, 2021 10:42 am


Lee’s query-received email was one of the best I have seen so far. It provided a good framework for communication, as well as feeling welcoming.
from meredithmooring
Mar 09, 2021 8:26 pm


EQ: 3/5/21 PitMad like
Full request: 3/9/21

Adult science-fantasy 118k

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