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Ms. Michele Mortimer

Darhansoff & Verrill Literary Agents

133 West 72nd St. #304

New York, NY 10023



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Website: dvagency.com/

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KDMcQuain
Apr 22, 2022 7:57 pm


EQ 2/21/22
CNR 4/22/22
LGBTQ+ 109k
from NoemieIpou
Apr 14, 2022 7:39 pm


Email Query: 04/13/22
Full Request: 04/14/22 Sent the same day!

86k YA Mystery
from RCrawford
Feb 01, 2022 1:58 pm


EQ: 2.12022

Denial
YA PR 105k
from noisebloom
Jan 10, 2022 1:39 pm


Email Query: 7/18/21
Full Request: 7/26/21
Rejection: 7/28/21

Psychological Thriller Graphic Novel - 36 pages.

Left me with encouraging words. Although I've shelved this project, will definitely query applicable material to her again!
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 6:43 pm


She currently considers literary fiction, sophisticated crime and mystery, young adult fiction, and fully-illustrated picture books. Nonfiction interests include music, sports, yoga & mindfulness, animal welfare, feminism, and crime.
from banaesma
Sep 24, 2021 2:10 pm


EQ: 25 August, 2021
CNR: 24 September, 2021

adult 83k LitFic
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Sep 16, 2021 2:20 pm


CNR @ 27 days.
from Sevenwrites
Sep 04, 2021 9:43 am


Email query 04.28.
Full request same day.
Offer of rep 04.29.
Offer accepted 05.05!

Creative Nonfiction/memoir 80,000 words

Thrilled to have connected so quickly on so many fronts. Michele is the most responsive, passionate agent I've ever been in contact with. I am so excited for what the future holds.
from ThatsNoMoon
Aug 24, 2021 10:35 am


Email Query: 7.13
Full Request: 7.14, sent same day
Rejection: 8.23 - praised writing, but didn't "quite connect to the heart and aim of the story."

She was the most personable of all the agents I have interacted with. I'll fondly think of my hope-filled month. :)
from bubblyian
Aug 22, 2021 6:00 pm


Sent email query July 20
Closed as no response 33 days
Scifi 65k
from writingbubbly
Aug 08, 2021 6:29 pm


EQ: 5/20/2021 (received auto-confirmation email)
CNR: 8/8/2021

MG Fantasy 50K
from noisebloom
Jul 28, 2021 7:16 pm


EQ: 7/18/21
FR: 7/26/21
ER: 7/28/21

Graphic novel psych thriller 4.4k
from jcbbrsmith
Jul 26, 2021 2:27 pm


EQ: 7/26/21
mystery 80k
from elizabethkatona
Jul 07, 2021 10:47 am


EQ: 5/5
Full request: 5/24
7/7: Kind pass with encouraging feedback
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 11:42 am


EQ:6/4/21
CANCER COOKBOOK

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