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Ms. Jennie Dunham

Dunham Literary, Inc.

110 William Street, Suite 2202

New York, NY 10038-3901



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Website: www.dunhamlit.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from BillGinTexas
Oct 18, 2017 4:37 pm


EQ: 10/18/2017 75k Hist Fic Fam Saga YA
from LightofBeauty
Oct 11, 2017 9:40 am


9/28 EQ
19/11 ER

Typical, cold and rude "Dear Writer" form lol.
from rdickens
Sep 28, 2017 8:00 pm


EQ Memoir 9/13
Form Rejection 9/28
from BillGinTexas
Sep 19, 2017 5:07 pm


EQ: 09/05/2017 88k Hist Fic Thrl
ER: 09/19/2017 form rejection
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 05, 2017 8:03 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2017 12:25 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks DKelley)
from tennisplayernw
Jul 25, 2017 10:14 am


EQ: 7/12/17 Break Point (literary fiction)
ER: 7/25/17 Dear Writer
from DKelley
Jul 23, 2017 10:53 am


Submission guidelines ask for a "marketing statement" from the author in the event they request a MS. From her website: "A marketing statement contains information about who will buy and read the book, how the book can be sold by the publisher, and how you as an author will work to promote the book. The statement should answer the following questions about who will buy the book: Who is the target audience for this book? Why is it timely, important, newsworthy, etc.? Why did you write the book? It's also helpful if you include an answer to the end of the following sentence: “My book is the first ever to….” If there are any relevant statistics or figures, these are helpful too particularly for books, both fiction and non-fiction, that focus on a theme or topic. We don't need to know which publishers you think would want to publish the project, that's our job. We want to know who will read it and how you as an author plan to support the book once it's on bookshelves so that it becomes a successful title."

A strange request for a fiction MS (in my experience anyway). Also a little premature.
Agent is closed to queries for Aug. 2017 and will reopen in Sep 2017 per website.
from LizziWolf
Jul 10, 2017 1:21 pm


From query submission to form rejection in 10 days. Rejection form is somehow more cold, curt and impersonal than the usual: "Dear Writer: Thank you for your inquiry. We are sorry that we cannot invite you to submit your work or offer to represent you. Moreover, we apologize that we cannot respond in a more personal manner. We wish you the best of luck elsewhere."
from tvannsprecher
Jun 12, 2017 10:05 am


PB Query 5/29
Form rejection 6/12
from CindyintheRain
Jun 12, 2017 9:49 am


EQ: 5/28/17
ER: 6/12/17
"Dear Writer..."
from BSheridan75
Jun 12, 2017 9:49 am


EQ: 5/31
ER: 6/12 (form)

New Adult, 105k
from istarwmn
May 25, 2017 2:17 pm


EQ 5/7/17
ER 5/25/17
"Dear writer......." and it went downhill from there in this two-sentence letter.
from betterlate2
May 21, 2017 5:52 pm


Eq - 5/21/17
from KristenH
May 14, 2017 8:38 am


Eq 11/4/16 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 12/15/16 (passed--no reason) Will try her next year with something else.

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