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Ms. Denise Barone

Barone Literary Agency

385 North Street

Batavia, OH 45103


Twitter: baroneliterary

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from BillGinTexas
Sep 16, 2019 8:22 pm

EQ: 04/29/2019 Hist Fic 76k
ER: 09/11/2019 not even a form rejection, just the word "PASS."
from cmdreamer
Sep 11, 2019 3:24 pm

Same here! With what JTrevorRobinson said, she just sent an e-mail saying "Pass." If you're bothering to reply, you can write one sentence why. The other rejections I've gotten have been very professional stating: thank you for submitting your work, unfortunately it doesn't fit with us, etc. She seems very unprofessional. Don't be discouraged by this! And I don't know if it's because of this, but when you paste your manuscript pages in the online form, it completely screws up the formatting. So I had to literally edit in a Word document very meticulously to get it to paste right for other agents. I wouldn't bother submitting to her. There are plenty of other more professional agents out there who will at least send you a proper response, if they decide to respond. Even though we all want to be published, you don't want it to be with a bad agent. I was with a bad publisher before, because I didn't seek out an agent. Trust me. You want the best agent out there who's professional and going to look out for you and give you the best representation.
from JTrevorRobinson
Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am

Not even a form letter for rejection; just the single word "Pass".
from KristenH
Aug 04, 2019 4:46 pm

EQ 1/31/18 (2nd Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 4/25/18 (Passed via nudges after being considered for a few months with no reason)
from KristenH
Aug 04, 2019 4:45 pm

EQ 4/26/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 8/29/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from batsojopo
Jun 11, 2019 4:38 pm

EQ: 5/15/2019
ER: 6/11/2019
from JMAtkinson
Jun 06, 2019 1:52 pm

CNR: 6/6/2019
EQ: 11/25/2018 Chick Lit 65,000

Finally got the form accepted.

10/12/18 -- STILL cannot get my submission to go through. Getting this error message on both Firefox and IE:

There was an error trying to send your message. Please try again later.

Is anyone else having this problem? Any suggestions?
from cinephile126
May 30, 2019 8:59 am

Women's fiction
from PhaylennMcKnight
Apr 29, 2019 3:39 pm

wondering if she's incredibly backlogged. I submitted early/mid September of last year and haven't heard anything
from KristenH
Apr 20, 2019 2:07 pm

EQ 1/26/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 4/11/19 (Passed with personalized feedback--likes story and has potential, but she felt it was a bit too telly. She did encourage me to resubmit if I wish. I might do it later this summer.)

Congrats Lucy!
from lucybride
Apr 17, 2019 9:35 am

She may be incredibly backlogged. I sent a query 4/2 and got a response 7/31 asking if I was still seeking representation. When I said yes, she asked for a full.

EQ: 4/2
FR: 7/31
Offer Of Representation: 8/3
Accepted offer of rep: 8/6
Manuscript in front of acquisitions board 8/17
Offer of publication: 8/30
Manuscript publication date set: November 2019.

YA paranormal. Her responses -- even when interested in something -- are one line so don't read too much into the "thanks I'll pass" form Rs others posted.
from Marlenag
Mar 11, 2019 10:56 pm

Website is different than listed here:
from kjgillenwater
Feb 27, 2019 12:10 pm

EQ: 2/27/2019

Romantic Suspense: 80K
from atgoldin
Feb 13, 2019 9:16 pm
from sbernich
Oct 23, 2018 8:07 pm

EQ - 10/23 online form on website - 97k hist fic

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