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Ms. Margaret O'Connor

Innisfree Literary

PO Box 554

Lynbrook, NY 11563



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Website: www.publishersmarketplace.com/members/moconnor/

Twitter: InnisfreeLit

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Blackhat
Nov 27, 2017 2:30 pm


EQ: 11/27/17
Women's FIction 100k
from Catsamoa79
Nov 20, 2017 10:56 am


EQ: 10/2/17
CNR: 11/20/17
from InnisfreeLit
Sep 25, 2017 4:42 pm


So it is more clear what I'm looking for.

This agent is interested in the following genres:
Fiction:
General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, 19th/20th Century Historical Fiction, Upmarket Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction. No genre fiction (sci-fi, mysteries, thrillers, or YA)
Non-Fiction:
Biography, Cookbooks, Food/Lifestyle, Health/Fitness, Humor/Gift Books, Memoirs, Pop Culture, Sports, Travel

from JJProbe
Sep 21, 2017 9:29 am


EQ: 9/20/17 99K Mystery/Thriller
ER: 9/21/17
She politely thanked me for the query but informed me she doesn't represent Mystery/Thrillers. I sent back a note letting her know that her QT profile shows Mystery and Thriller/Suspense, and her Publishers Marketplace entry shows General Fiction, which seems to have a fairly wide interpretation. Maybe she'll straighten it out, and I'll keep trying...
from DaveDelyn
Jul 08, 2017 4:28 pm


EQ 7/8/2017
Email bounced error 550, margaret@innisfreeliterary.com recipient not found.
from Serieuse72
Mar 24, 2017 12:07 pm


EQ 2/1/17
Request for Partial 2/1/17
Sent 'nudge' email 3/2/17; no response to that as of 3/24/17
Guess that explains why it looks like she hasn't been queried much...
from KristenH
Jul 26, 2016 4:06 pm


Congrats ForNickels!

EQ 7/25/16 (Chain Reaction)
ER 7/26/16 (Not for her)
from fornickels
Jun 10, 2016 10:34 am


EQ: 6/9/16
FR: 6/10/16
from KristenH
Jun 03, 2016 4:20 pm


EQ 2/19/16 (Venom's requery)
6/3/16 CNR (nothing after 2 week nudge)

I'll try her with Chain Reaction's query this summer.
from eebnhab
Apr 17, 2016 7:31 pm


EQ: 3/15/16
Commercial Fiction 63k
CNR: 4/17/16
from battlecat
Jan 21, 2016 5:11 pm


Received a rejection, but she kindly let me know that gmail had shrunk my font size and made my query difficult to read. I appreciated her letting me know, so that other agents don't have to struggle. (And I'm now using the Mail app on my computer instead of Gmail's web thingy so I have better control over the font size, ugh.)
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 01, 2015 4:57 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from tamarah3
Jul 28, 2015 5:11 pm


Responded long enough to say she doesn't rep YA.
from tcronin50
Jul 07, 2015 1:39 pm


EQ: 7/01/2015

General ficiton/Upmarket psychological thriller
from noranne
May 21, 2015 12:13 pm


FYI, I reached out to her on Twitter for her query response policy and she said "I get so many I usually only respond to the ones that interest me or I'd spend all day replying!"

She also let me know that she did not get my original query (sent from gmail), and she did receive it once I resent from my personal domain. Once I resent, she replied promptly to let me know she is "really not the right agent for fantasy/science fiction". She was very kind and responsive to some random writer on Twitter, so I am sure she would be lovely to work with for those who write within her genres!

Also, per her PM page, "Properly written query letter and author bio via email to Margaret@InnisfreeLiterary.com".

Just wanted to let everyone know in case that helps clarify some things!

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