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Ms. Eleanor Jackson

Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

27 West 20th Street, Suite 1107

New York, NY 10011

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from piperp
Sep 02, 2022 8:52 am

EQ 4/10/2022
CNR 09/02/2022

upmarket women's fiction
from MAMdebut
Aug 31, 2022 11:41 am

Thank you, a_climacus!
from a_climacus
Aug 31, 2022 8:11 am

@MAMdebut I did not receive an auto reply.
from MAMdebut
Aug 30, 2022 7:32 pm

Submitted FR: 6-30-2022
85K Upmarket Historical Fiction

For authors who queried her at, which she lists on her Publishers Marketplace page, did you receive an auto reply confirming receipt? Thanks!
from hsdonnelly
Jun 20, 2022 7:00 pm

2022-03-17 EQ Lit / Upmarket, Historical, Humorous, 98K
2022-06-20 CNR
from Mesmer7
Dec 30, 2021 1:13 pm

Her submission instructions on Publisher's Marketplace are different, and more detailed, than the instructions on Dunow's web site.
from MandyMBallard
Nov 12, 2021 2:06 pm

EQ: 9/12/21

90k YA Speculative
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 8:27 pm

Her list includes authors of fiction and non-fiction in a wide range of categories, including literary, commercial, memoir, art, food, science and history. She looks for books with deeply imagined worlds, and for writers who take risks with their work.
from bubblyian
Aug 22, 2021 6:01 pm

Sent email query July 20
Closed as no response 33 days
ya 65k
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jul 31, 2021 7:55 pm

CNR @ 45 days
from misstery
May 31, 2021 11:13 am

Email Query: 3/6/21
CNR: 5/31/21

Adult SpecFic, 89k
from MissPlum
Apr 04, 2021 11:43 am

Literary thriller CNR @63 days
from rahkan
Feb 25, 2021 7:20 am

No problem! Queriers should look out for each other! Good luck! Send me a private message if you want to talk more
from jaws17
Feb 24, 2021 4:14 pm

Thanks, rahkan! I appreciate the response and completely agree with your suggestions. Really helpful! :)
from rahkan
Feb 24, 2021 4:09 pm

I had said, "I get the sense you're not that interested, if I don't hear back from you, I'll consider that a pass." I tend to do this after six months w people who are from agencies w lots of well-respected agents: DCL has lots of cool agents who I could've tried next (I've heard good things about Stacia Decker).

She responded w something like, "Sorry I went silent on you, but I have some time to look at it this week." When I got back to her about the acquisitions thing, she indicated she'd already been reading my manuscript, and I have no reason to disbelieve that. Like a lot of agents, she's not on top of her requested manuscripts. I think she gets the lion's share of her clients these days from referrals. I do think it makes sense for you to pull the manuscript and query someone else at DCL

I did a lot of due diligence on Jackson over the last week. She sells lots of books, almost all of her clients are happy, she has great taste, and she doesn't try to guide or influence her clients too much--she's willing to follow their lead in terms of where they want to go career-wise--but people do think she's a bit overworked. Probably I'm overly sensitive to this because my last agent was very bad at responding to emails, but I wanted to go with someone who was more responsive.

On a sidenote, she is FAR from the only agent who ghosted on a full. I also received no answer despite a bunch of nudges, from Chris Bucci (Aevitas), Marya Spence (Janklow), Susan Golomb (Writer's House), Kristyn Keene (ICM), Ethan Bassoff (Ross Yoon), and Eddie Schneider (Jabberwocky) plus probably a few others whose names I'm not remembering. Bucci, Spence and Keene got back to me at least when I finally told them I had another offer, but the others I still haven't heard from. Just noting this out there so people know!

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