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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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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 jennadevillier
Aug 09, 2019 11:17 am


EQ: 8/9

79k YA fantasy
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.
from catherineelcik
May 10, 2019 1:57 pm


If the website says 8 to 10 weeks is a pass, then why are so many people on the time line marking their queries as closed/didnotreply after a few days. What am I missing?
from evan11
Apr 19, 2019 7:24 am


EQ: 2/14/19
FR: 2/15/19
Personalized rejection--with a bit of feedback, which I really appreciated. Wish it would have been a yes, she seems really wonderful.
Women's Fiction
from wtbyrne
Nov 11, 2018 10:30 am


EQ: 11/11

Mystery
from michele42
Nov 11, 2018 8:49 am


EQ: 8/26/18
CNR: 11/11/18

Website says 8-10 weeks NR is a pass
YA fantasy 70k
from Risa97
Oct 25, 2018 12:21 pm


EQ - 9/13/18
CNR - 10/25/18

YA 110K
from TheWrite1
Sep 13, 2018 3:58 pm


Trish, when did you send your query?
from TrishFeehan
Sep 13, 2018 2:58 pm


Ms. Poelle is the kindest agent! We had some back-and-forth emails a few years ago, and I was taken then by her personal touch. Today, I received a personal rejection with a recommendation to try another great agent (already on my shortlist) and use her name as a referral :) Very much appreciated.
from KristenH
Aug 27, 2018 4:08 pm


EQ 5/11/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 8/22/18 (No word from nudges)

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