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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

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 skyregina
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!"
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 10, 2020 10:15 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks scg788
from scg788
Aug 10, 2020 9:25 am


I got an email response when I sent a query this morning that said, "Hello!
I am currently closed to queries until September 8th. I welcome you to resubmit after that date.
Be well,
Barbara

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