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Formerly with Gelfman Schneider.

Ms. Victoria Marini

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B

New York, NY 10010



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Website: www.irenegoodman.com/

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Blog: www.victoriamarini.com/

Twitter: LitAgentMarini

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Mar 20, 2017 4:10 pm


EQ 2/21/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/20/17 (Passed--not right for her list.) Waiting to hear from Brita on Venom and will try Barbara with Venom later this spring, if Brita passes.

Elite, that's a high word count for a fantasy, unless it's saga. Maybe you need to revise it!
from elitemessenger
Mar 19, 2017 6:00 pm


EQ: 3.8.2017
ER: 3.18.2017

High Fantasy 171K
from kib5032
Mar 18, 2017 6:51 pm


EQ 3/8
ER 3/18 (form, BCC)

YA fantasy 103k
from AmeliaJ
Mar 17, 2017 12:39 pm


EQ 2/22
ER 3/16
Received a form letter addressed to "undisclosed recipients" as well as a BCC. I understand that these agents are busy, however, I think I prefer no response as opposed to a group rejection.
from SaraCo
Mar 07, 2017 6:36 am


EQ: 2/9
ER: 3/6 (form)
from tamirw
Mar 06, 2017 8:38 pm


EQ: 2/9/17
ER: 3/6/17

Not only was it a form letter, but I was a BCC. Whelp.

YA paranormal
from LBasher7
Mar 05, 2017 3:32 pm


EQ: 10/30 with 3 chapters
FR: 12/5
ER: 3/5 with personalized commentary that was actually helpful!
from RelynnWrites
Feb 28, 2017 9:19 am


EQ: 1/31/2017
ER: 2/28/2017 (Form)

Fantasy 110k
from heroic665
Feb 28, 2017 9:17 am


EQ: 2/3
ER: 2/27

Adult Fantasy - 95K
from Mander_Pander
Feb 22, 2017 3:22 pm


EQ: 1/17
ER: 2/22

"Thank you for the opportunity to consider your work, but I am sorry to say that while I like the premise and voice, there's something about this that I'm not quite connecting to. I wish I could offer more in the way of constructive criticism, but it's less that I am finding flaw with this and more that I'm not feeling that swept-away-in-love-feeling I need to in order to justify taking something on. Please remember this is just one agent’s opinion, and given the subjective nature of our jobs, there may well be other agents who feel differently. Thank you for thinking of me, and best of luck to you.

All my best,
Victoria
from orangrila
Feb 16, 2017 5:02 pm


EQ: Jan 10 auto-r. acknowledging receipt
ER:: Feb. 16 form

MG Fantasy
from abreitwrite
Feb 09, 2017 10:46 am


EQ: 2/8
from huggsngiggles
Feb 06, 2017 4:46 pm


EQ: 1/6
ER: 2/6
from southpaw
Feb 04, 2017 9:08 am


Though this is Victoria's thread, I'm responding to the Irene questions. She's very specific in the order. She even states she prefers a particular format. (First, paste in the first ten pages of the manuscript. After that, include the synopsis. And finally, at the bottom, include the query letter.) So, I'd send it to her the way she has requested. (It's only listed under Irene's name.)

Victoria asks for query and 3 chapters or 30 pages. http://www.victoriamarini.com/submissions.html
from Gambrill
Jan 24, 2017 6:00 pm


I was just asking if that specific instruction was only for Irene or for the whole agency.

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