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Ms. Jennifer De Chiara

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167



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Website: www.jdlit.com/

Twitter: 4writers

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from robinkmoore
Sep 28, 2021 4:03 pm


What I'm looking for

Adult Fiction: I'm passionate about literary fiction with a unique, beautiful voice, but I also enjoy commercial fiction, women's fiction (no bodice-rippers, please), chick-lit, mysteries, suspense, thrillers - in general, I'm open to manuscripts in every category. I'm a sucker for underdog and outsider stories, manuscripts about the triumph of the human spirit. I want to read manuscripts that will keep me up at night, make me feel something, change the world in some way. Even if it's a fun, commercial story, at its heart should be a wonderful protagonist from whom I can learn.



Children's Fiction: I love all kinds of picture books - soft, quirky, funny - rhyming or non-rhyming. For middle-grade and YA fiction, I'm looking for beautiful, distinctive voices, above all, and character-driven stories. I'm open to every genre under the sun, but I'm not a huge science fiction fan.



Non-fiction: Being a former dancer/actress, I love anything and everything Hollywood, especially celebrity bios/autobiographies. I'm always looking for beautifully written memoirs about people who have overcome incredible odds, books about the arts and performing arts, behind-the-scenes-type books, and books about popular culture. I am passionate about books that empower people to live their best lives, whether it's a great health or exercise book or a spiritual-type (think Eckhart Tolle or Deepak Chopra) book, and self-help books of all kinds. I am particularly open to books for the GLBTQ audience and, in general, any underdog/outsider stories. I'd love to see just about any well-written book on any topic; if you're in doubt, just query me.
from OPKiwi
Sep 12, 2021 7:28 pm


CNR 113 days
from Kakook
Aug 27, 2021 12:12 pm


EQ: 07-26-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K
from Catsamoa79
Jul 15, 2021 11:56 am


EQ: 3/6/21
CNR: 7/15/21
from Maranda
Jun 13, 2021 3:20 pm


EQ:6/13/21
from Caterina_Zamora
Jun 11, 2021 9:19 pm


Queried PICTURE BOOK on 6/11/21
from tghuguenin
Feb 22, 2021 11:59 am


@Cherylking From the submission guidelines (checked 2/22/21) - Please query one JDLA agent at a time. If you receive a pass from that agent, you may query another, but we request that you identify the JDLA agent you have already queried.
from moocowmoo
Jan 27, 2021 1:42 pm


And a couple days ago she fired one of her agents based on an anonymous tip that the agent was using Parler and Gab. Perhaps the agent in question was posting hateful comments, or maybe she was posting pictures of kittens, I don't know. JDC's Twitter account is closed to non-followers, probably to avoid accusations that she's engaging in McCarthyism. I don't know all the facts, just reporting what I've read. https://www.newsweek.com/agent-fired-literary-agency-using-parler-gab-1564687

from M_Heck
Nov 23, 2020 2:32 pm


33 day CNR
from Cherylking
Aug 06, 2020 5:58 pm


This agency's website doesn't say -- if one agent passes, can we submit to another agent here?
from cmannino
Aug 03, 2020 11:30 am


sent a query to Ms DeChiara on 8/1. On 8/3 she passed it to Stephen Fraser who instantly requested the full.
from Catsamoa79
Jul 15, 2020 10:48 am


EQ: 5/4/20
CNR: 7/15/20
from cmg436
Mar 30, 2020 2:50 pm


EQ: 11Feb2020
CNR: 30Mar2020

Adult literary
from chelsir
Mar 19, 2020 3:36 pm


EQ: 2/18/20
CNR: 3/18/20
Contemporary Romance 77K
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 27, 2019 2:02 pm


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