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Ms. Marie Lamba

Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

299 Park Avenue, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10171

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Twitter: marielamba

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Aveile
Mar 12, 2018 12:03 pm

EQ: 3/8
ER: 3/12

When I first emailed, I got a message saying she was away from her email. She was still able to respond within 4 days, which I appreciate.
from courtshipofthemonsters
Jan 18, 2018 10:32 am

EQ: 01/17/18
ER: 01/18/18
from scstahley
Jan 14, 2018 10:17 pm

1.14.18 Marie Lamba finally responded with a rejection, standard generic.

from scstahley
Jan 08, 2018 4:47 pm

1.7.18 resent a request -- she had said the book was in her reading queue back in September. Got back an "out of office" notice with no end date: I am away and checking my email infrequently. If you need urgent attention, please contact the main office of The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency ..

Oh well....
from rdickens
Dec 20, 2017 9:00 pm

EQ memoir 12/17/17
Form rejection 12/20/17
from LightofBeauty
Nov 01, 2017 10:05 am

EQ: 10/30
ER: 11/1


Thanks so much for sending me your query. I’m going to pass on this one because I found it didn’t spark my interest.

I wish you the best in finding a home for your work.

from vilene
Oct 23, 2017 4:54 pm

Is it too soon to nudge her on a query? I never nudge, but she requested a previous MS of mine before and it's been 38 days on this query.
from Buddrcup
Oct 07, 2017 5:22 pm

EQ: 9/19/17
ER (form): 10/7/17
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
55,000 words
from scstahley
Oct 04, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks to sachi6! Literary Fiction. Most of her submissions are for YA.
from sachi6
Oct 03, 2017 11:19 am

Good luck scstahley!!! what is your genre???
from scstahley
Oct 02, 2017 8:43 pm

9/25/17 I sent a follow up email and resent the query letter & full manuscript which she had requested by separate email in case it had gotten in the spam filter. Marie wrote baca cryptic response: "It's in my read queue."
from Artzicarol
Sep 26, 2017 3:11 pm

EQ: 9/08/17
ER with brief reason stated: 9/09/17

YA low fantasy, 84K
from scstahley
Sep 23, 2017 8:40 pm

9.23.17 I pitched my literary novel to Ms. Lamba at a writer's conference and she requested the full manuscript which I sent August 13, 2017. It's been 41 days so I sent an email inquiring about whether she had received the manuscript. And by separate email, I resent the original query & manuscript. Waiting game....
from chelseambrown
Sep 19, 2017 4:38 pm

EQ: 9/13/2017
ER: 9/15/2017 form

"Thanks so much for sending me your query. I'm going to pass on this one because I found it didn't spark my interest. I wish you the best in finding a home for your work."
from KristenH
Sep 14, 2017 4:10 pm

EQ 8/19/17 (Requery Venom)
ER 9/14/17 (Passed-didn't spark her interest.)

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