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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 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 thewhipslip
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 yvesdon
Mar 10, 2021 5:23 pm


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

YA Fantasy 100k
from meredithmooring
Mar 09, 2021 8:26 pm


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

Adult science-fantasy 118k
from MaryF42
Mar 09, 2021 8:19 pm


EQ: 3/5/21 after Pitmad like for YA Fantasy 87k
from MissPlum
Mar 03, 2021 4:08 pm


@SaraCo, awesome news. Keep us up.
from mawidmaier
Feb 22, 2021 10:44 am


EQ: 2/19/2021
ER: 2/22/2021

164K Adult Fantasy

"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.)"
from SaraCo
Feb 16, 2021 9:18 pm


Pitch Wars Request for Full 2/16/21
from milli505
Feb 15, 2021 7:18 pm


EQ: 12/14/20
FR: 2/15/21 (nudged 2/15/21, received request a few hours later)

YA LGBTQ+ Contemporary, 82k

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