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Mr. Neil Olson

Donadio and Olson, Inc.

121 West 27th Street, Suite 704

New York, NY 10001



Website: donadio.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from KristenH
May 03, 2017 4:04 pm


Eq 5/2/17 (requery Venom)
ER 5/3/17 (Passed--no reason.) Will retry him with Chain Reaction this summer.
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 07, 2017 11:34 am


Hi neiltylerfloyd, They are open to queries and now using an online form exclusively instead of email. So query away and good luck.
from neiltylerfloyd
Apr 07, 2017 11:20 am


Heads up: AgentQuery page says Mr. Olson is closed to queries.
from Hulagirl
Mar 28, 2017 9:49 pm


EQ: 3/26/17
ER: 3/28/17

~Thank you kindly for your submission. Although Tree Acres: Chiyome's Gift seems like a unique idea, we regret to inform you of our decision not to pursue further collaboration at this time.

We appreciate your time and patience and wish you the best of luck securing representation.

Best wishes, ~

What seemed like a nice, individualized reply, I new see from other comments, is the standard phrasing for rejection.


Donadio & Olson, Inc.
from SaraCo
Feb 22, 2017 9:47 am


Queried YA Fantasy/psych thriller through submittable on 2-12-17
Personalized form rejection on 2-22-17

"Although Power Surge seems like a unique idea, we regret to inform you of our decision not to pursue further collaboration at this time."
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 24, 2017 7:26 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from KristenH
Nov 30, 2011 4:03 pm


7/29, I've queried Neil for Chain Reaction. Today I nudged him and got a response--he said it's not something they can successfully represent at this time. Oh well.
from andycp1999
Nov 09, 2011 1:36 pm


Submitted August 4 and got response Nov 9.

Thank you kindly for your query. Although Bitch Trailer Park seems a unique and culturally pertinent story, unfortunately it’s not something we can represent effectively at this time.

We value your interest in the agency, your patience, and wish you the best of luck in securing representation.

Best Wishes,

Donadio & Olson
from KristenH
May 26, 2011 4:37 pm


I'm the first one to comment here. On 5/17, I queried Neil Olson via snail mail. Today I've heard back, though he's closed: "Venom's not something they can sell effectively at this time." I'll requery Carrie in July.

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