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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from qreamsicle
Jan 09, 2018 8:05 pm


EQ 1/8/18

YA contemporary
from paddler
Jan 01, 2018 8:45 pm


EQ 1/1/18

99k thriller
from KristenH
Oct 26, 2017 3:58 pm


Eq 7/31/17 (Requery Venom)
CNR 10/26/17 (No word from nudge.)
from detroit70
Sep 18, 2017 9:26 pm


EQ: 8/24
She gave me a referral to another agent: 9/18

She said she loved it (ah!) but couldn't rep right now so she referred me to another agent, told me to use her name -- so very very kind & enthusiastic, I love her!
from eebnhab
Aug 04, 2017 10:57 pm


EQ: 7/5/17
Espionage/Thriller 72K
CNR: 8/4/17
from kalip2812
Jun 19, 2017 7:06 pm


EQ: 5/02
from boognb
Apr 06, 2017 8:44 am


@chinadoll,
it's Poe-Elle, like Noel (my friend is repped by her--I've asked that myself :) )
from chinadoll
Apr 05, 2017 3:56 pm


Does anyone know how to properly pronounce Barbara Poelle's last name? While researching her, I heard two different pronunciations by different people who don't know her personally. Thanks in advance.
from ArtsyAmy
Sep 14, 2016 7:36 pm


EQ: 6-30-16
Auto-response says if interested, will respond in eight to ten weeks, or sooner.
CNR: 9-14-16
from sabrinajasmeen1234
Aug 03, 2016 10:36 pm


Backtracking to give stat updates for my querying peeps:
7/13/16: EQ
7/17/16: email sent to notify of an offer from my dream agent
7/20/16: super sweet, congratulatory step aside
from tdubphyz
Jul 11, 2016 11:36 am


EQ: 4/12
CNR: 7/11

lit fic, 81k
from thefeelingsfairy
Jul 01, 2016 12:27 pm


EQ: 12/17/2015
CNR: 7/1/2016

100k MG/YA crossover mythic fantasy
from WithinAPeriodPiece
Apr 20, 2016 9:54 am


2/5 EQ
4/19: "liked" during contest
4/19: resent
4/20: ER

Super nice pass. Passed based on writing style, not on quality and kind words!

YA Thriller (76K)
from hikarinotsubasa
Apr 19, 2016 4:19 pm


EQ 4/5
Nudge with offer 4/19
Nice pass
from mystree1
Mar 23, 2016 4:05 pm


just wanted to pop over to my QueryTracker pals and say if you have the chance to work with Barbara - DO IT. i signed with her in 2012 and she has been the very best advocate a writer could dream of. she just sold my debut novel (a YA Gothic Thriller/Horror) and i cannot wait to cheer you on when she sells yours too.

Stats: it took 5 years of querying/being agented, more than a handful of books later, and lots of rejections (read: hundreds), but the main point is this: KEEP WRITING AND NEVER GIVE UP. you never know when your door is going to open. i'm rooting for all of you! http://kerrimaniscalco.com/2015/10/29/5-words-14-lettersi-have-a-book-deal/

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