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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 nicholelouise
Nov 28, 2022 8:28 pm


EQ: 11/28/22 Hist Fic 138k
from Donuts08
Nov 21, 2022 3:27 pm


This agent has a long history of not responding. She has only one deal/sale to her name on Publisher's Marketplace, but has been accepting queries here since 2011. I am beginning to think some agents must be supernatural creatures who feed off of the hopes and dreams written into query letters but don't actually have clients or sales.
from LightofBeauty
Nov 21, 2022 3:00 pm


EQ: 11/21
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 21, 2022 11:04 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from AamirHussain
Oct 10, 2022 7:41 am


Email query: 2022-Aug-10
Upmarket alternate history 117K words
from kmp152
Aug 27, 2022 11:13 am


Email Query submitted 7/13/22
Memoir 89K
No response, closing query
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 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

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