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Ms. Bre Stephens

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York City, NY 10167


Twitter: brelstephens

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from sophiakate
Jul 26, 2021 7:57 am

form query 7/23/21
full request 7/26/21 - sent same day

90k ya fantasy
from VandyMae
Jul 19, 2021 11:35 am

FQ: 7/15/21
Full Request: 7/17/21

YA Gothic Horror 97K
from Zooks3
Jul 18, 2021 10:32 am

7/16/21 - Online form re: Moody's Bluff - MG. Received auto-response of receipt.
7/18/21 - form rejection
from EwoksOverPorgs
Jul 18, 2021 7:39 am

EQ: 7/6/21
ER: 7/17/21

122K Adult Fantasy with crossover potential to YA.

Simple rejection of not the right fit. Quick response time so that’s always nice.
from Claxton
Jul 04, 2021 4:26 pm

@FreakNo9 Same. Still sent a query, but gave one of the blandest answers I could think of.
from FreakNo9
Jul 04, 2021 10:25 am

@Claxton, I thought so too. I still queried her but I wrote something along the same lines as what you've said below, adding that as a BIPOC, it's a jarring question considering that biases in publishing affect whether we get our foot in the door in the first place. Like, why would I consider my book not getting published during the querying process? And what does that say about your confidence in yourself as an agent?
from Claxton
Jul 04, 2021 7:08 am

This question on her form feels like a massive red flag, which is a bit unnerving coming from an agency that doesn't have the cleanest track record.

"Would you still want to publish this book if it made no monetary profit? Why or why not?"

What would be the point of asking that? To see if I'm "passionate" enough? I think writing a full novel proves as much... Or is it to see how I'd react if they couldn't sell my book? Well it's unsettling if that's the assumption they're having at the querying stage. Seriously, if this agent is to be trusted, why would talk of failure be the 3rd question they ask?

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