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Ms. Marie Lamba

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167

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Twitter: marielamba

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from FarhadShawkat
Jan 29, 2019 9:06 am

EQ: 1/26/19
ER: 1/29/19 (Form Rejection)

F, 78k
from msvintage
Jan 14, 2019 6:13 am

Q: 9/12/18 (NF PB bio from #MSWL)
R: 9/13/18 with helpful feedback on why the pass, with a request to send more work
Sent additional PBs on 9/14/18
from Dreams32
Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm

EQ: 6/27
FR: 8/24
MS sent 8/27
ER: 9/26, with feedback and reason she was passing

YA contemporary, 70k
from Dreams32
Sep 27, 2018 2:56 pm

EQ: 6/27
FR: 8/24
MS sent 8/27

YA contemporary, 70k
from worddance
Jul 22, 2018 11:20 pm

EQ: 7/15/18
ER: 7/22/18

Standard form rejection
YA Contemporary Fantasy, 79,000
from Patchi
Jul 06, 2018 2:43 pm

Q 2/13/18 YA fantasy
R 7/6/18 not interested

So I had closed this off after 70 days and 3 days ago sent a query to another agent at this agency. I don't know if that prompted the rejection or not...

...and I just received a rejection from the other agent.
from ZaidaM
May 02, 2018 12:42 pm

EQ: 4/1/18
FR: 4/3/18 (with synopsis)
ER: 5/2/18

Contemporary YA, 84K

A very short note of why she decided to pass on my manuscript.
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

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