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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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Website: www.irenegoodman.com

Twitter: Bpoelle

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Catsamoa79
Jun 23, 2020 10:53 am


EQ: 3/20/20
CNR: 6/23/20
from KathleenJJ
Jun 16, 2020 5:09 pm


EQ: 5/12/20
CNR: 6/16/20

Upmarket fiction 81k
from keisenbraun
May 04, 2020 12:51 pm


EQ 4/4/20, upmarket fic, 90k
FR 5/4/2020, sent same day!
from Jlillie
Apr 24, 2020 10:52 am


Barbara Poelle was VERY nice and ended up referring me to another agent at the agency. Her emails were wonderful, and I totally recommend querying her.
from KristenH
Apr 05, 2020 7:17 am


EQ 1/16/20 (2nd/final Requery Venom-adult thriller)
CNR 4/2/20 (No word via nudges)
from xenevre
Mar 04, 2020 2:17 pm


EQ 1/24/20
CNR 3/4/20

87K Crossover YA LGBTQ
from potatochip
Jan 27, 2020 1:36 pm


Does anyone know if you can submit to her after being rejected by another agent at Irene Goodman? I can't find anywhere that says they share queries, but I also can't find anywhere that says they doesn't...
from EverAfter
Dec 18, 2019 8:30 am


YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Oct 23, 2019
E-Mail receipt of query states if she would like to see more she'll request work within 8-10 weeks if not sooner.
CNR at 8 weeks/56 days: Dec 18, 2019
from jennadevillier
Oct 18, 2019 8:51 am


EQ: 8/9
CNR: 10/18

79k YA fantasy
from LGV_AL
Aug 19, 2019 2:55 pm


EQ 4/18/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
FR 7/30/19
ER 8/19/19
from GalwayGirl
Jul 29, 2019 3:57 pm


EQ 7-29-19, The Kinsale Woman, 71,104, Historical Romance, Couldn't find her submission requirements, so used the one shown under the agencies website. 10 pg/Syn/Q letter
from RebC123
Jul 24, 2019 3:14 pm


EQ: 5/16
CNR: 7/24

YA Fantasy, 60K
from fjcavallo
Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm


EQ: 5/19/19
CNR: 6/26/19
Has a great reputation, but judging from the timeline, only replies when interested -- and then usually very quickly.
from Michelle_in_WI
Jun 19, 2019 5:18 pm


EQ 4/13
CNR 6/19

Contemporary YA 81K
from Elysia
May 15, 2019 1:07 pm


@catherineelick
My guess would be that it's because, accordingly to the query response time data, she has only requested 3 things in the last year, and they were all very fast (0-5 days, average 3).
I still would give it a couple weeks rather than a few days, but that might be why some people are making that decision.

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