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Ms. Barbara Poelle

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: Bpoelle

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from sdewitthall
Mar 24, 2022 2:30 pm

EQ 3/24/22 76,381 upmarket fiction.
from aipease
Feb 28, 2022 11:19 am

EQ 1/3/22
Req for full 1/16
2/15 Nudge with offer
2/28/22 Personalized (but not specifically helpful) and encouraging rejection.

90k police procedural
from rebeccatrusty
Aug 16, 2021 4:47 pm

EQ 3/8/21
CNR: 8/16/21

95k Adult Psychological Thriller
from jennadevillier
Jun 14, 2021 12:06 pm

EQ: 6/7
CNR: 6/14

98k YA science fantasy

Saw 2 days after I queried her that she's no longer looking for YA. Darn. Marking CNR for my records
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 10, 2021 4:05 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from artifex
May 07, 2021 9:32 am

EQ 5/6/21

98K Adult psychological thriller
from sophiakate
Feb 23, 2021 9:29 am

EQ 2/23/21

85K ya/crossover fantasy
from MarlowePercival
Feb 01, 2021 4:39 pm

EQ: 02/01/2021 - Received auto-confirmation receipt

YA Literary 68K
from MandyMBallard
Jan 22, 2021 5:31 pm

EQ: 10/27
CNR: 1/22

90k YA fantasy
from Claxton
Dec 21, 2020 10:44 am

Apparently, she's closed to queries until January 4th. Wish she had listed that somewhere before I sent her a query.
from Frizzle
Dec 18, 2020 2:44 pm

EQ: October 7, 2020
FR: October 13, 2020
Pass: December 17, 2020

She included some feedback and seems very kind and professional. Super bummer :(
from andyscontras
Dec 10, 2020 3:51 pm

EQ -- 11/11/2020 Speculative Fiction 84K
FR & ES -- 12/3/2020
ER -- personal note. She's wonderful and a class act.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 22, 2020 11:28 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks FreakNo9
from FreakNo9
Sep 22, 2020 10:45 am

So I just queried her and she's open from what I can see. On the IGLA website it doesn't say anything about her being closed. I thought I'd try based on the Sept 8th comment below, and the auto-email I got back said this:

"Thank you for thinking of me with your query! I know this process is a grueling one and I thank you for your efforts to connect with me. Due to the volume of queries I receive, I only respond to those queries I am interested in reading further, and if I am interested in requesting the work you should hear from me within 8-10 weeks, if not sooner. Otherwise rest assured that this is a subjective business, so if your work and I do not connect others may certainly feel differently, and I urge you to continue submitting elsewhere.

Barbara Poelle"
from keisenbraun
Aug 10, 2020 1:08 pm

EQ 4/4/20, upmarket fic, 90k
FR 5/4/2020, sent same day!
Very kind rejection 8/10/2020: "If you don’t find a path forward for this novel, I would love to see whatever you write next - you clearly have a lot of talent!"

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