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Ms. Denise Marcil

Marcil O'Farrell Literary

Stamford, CT

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from Patrick (admin)
Mar 16, 2019 1:55 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks Pyrrhonist)
from Pyrrhonist
Mar 13, 2019 3:09 pm

According to she no longer takes clients
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 03, 2018 10:10 am

Profile Update: New email address for queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 01, 2018 11:18 am

Profile Update: Genres updated. New email address for queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 28, 2014 7:33 pm

Profile Update: New postal address.

Old address:
110 William Street, Suite 2202
New York, NY 10010
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 24, 2013 10:56 am

Updated genres.

(Thanks Sampa4)
from Sampa4
Oct 23, 2013 11:24 am

This is closed to new fiction queries:

What kinds of books are you looking for?

In non-fiction we are looking for self-help, business, and popular reference; we want to represent books that help people's lives.
Please do not send fiction queries as we are no longer taking on new novelists.
Please read our biographies and direct your email query letter to the appropriate agent. Send query letters to Anne Marie O'Farrell at and to Denise Marcil at
from ericalynne24
Jun 21, 2013 3:43 pm

from lionsroar91406
Jun 11, 2013 11:32 am

EQ: 4/24
ER: 6/11

This is my second rejection today, both from queries sent on April 24. It's never fun to open the emails.

I got the same form letter Traxy got, though mine was at least addressed to me.
from professor
May 01, 2013 4:47 pm

My favorite was when my agent - someone who understands that this is a partnership that will hopefully benefit us both - called and she asked, "May I call you Michael?"
from Traxwest
Apr 30, 2013 3:24 pm

Agreed. Doesn't make me feel warm and gushy all over.
from professor
Apr 29, 2013 5:44 pm

Yeah. I always hated the "Dear Author" from people who want the writer to address it to them by their name. Seems disrespectful to me.
from Traxwest
Apr 20, 2013 2:02 pm

Dear author? Dear Literary Agent. Traxy

Dear Author:

Thank you for submitting your query and giving me the opportunity to consider
your work. Unfortunately, in today’s increasingly tough publishing market, I
cannot offer the support that you need for your project. I maintain a small
client list, and I take on new authors very selectively.

While I cannot recommend other agents or publishers more suitable for your book,
I do recommend the following excellent resources for finding an agent and
publisher for your book: Jeff Herman’s WRITER’S GUIDE TO BOOK EDITORS,
OVER! (Three Dog Press) and Chuck Sambuchino’s 2010 GUIDE TO LITERARY AGENTS
(Writers Digest Books).

Please do not allow this letter to discourage you. Many best-sellers have been
passed on numerous times prior to being successfully published.

I wish you the best of luck finding an enthusiastic agent and publisher for your


Denise Marcil
from Traxwest
Apr 15, 2013 1:05 pm

sent her an email today. 4 15 13
from rmcbooks
Oct 03, 2012 1:12 pm

EQ: 10/2/2012 Upmarket women's fiction

ER: 10/3/2012

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