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Ms. Whitley Abell

Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167



Website: www.jdlit.com/

Blog: whitleyabell.com

Twitter: whitleyabell

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Yesterday 12:31 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from sbernich
Yesterday 9:37 am


query - 7/18 - hist fic 99K
from Nycteris
Jul 17, 2018 12:14 pm


Eq - 6 July 2018
Pr - 11 July 2018

Nudge with offer of rep elsewhere on 17 July 2018.

Responded in minutes with a very lovely pass; she's friends with the agent who offered and felt the ms was ideal for them, wished me luck etc. Just very polite and kind.
from sbernich
Jul 16, 2018 6:54 pm


Anyone know if a rejection from one agent at JD Lit is a rejection from all? Got a rejection from Colleen Oefelien but Ms. Abell mentioned something on MSWL that might click. I'm hoping to send it her way.
from redheadedgrrl
Jul 10, 2018 2:35 pm


EQ: 7/10
ER: 7/10, form letter via query manager

Quick responses are always appreciated, even if they're disappointing. Good luck everyone!
from Catsamoa79
Jul 06, 2018 10:45 am


EQ: 7/3/18
ER: 7/6/18, via query manager
Form letter
from mandyw
Jun 28, 2018 7:23 pm


EQ: 6/22/2018 online form
ER: 6/28/2018 form

YA Fantasy 94,000
from HollyM
Jun 26, 2018 8:38 pm


EQ: 6.10.18
ER: 6.26.18
97k Thriller. This was a #PitMad request. Form response.
from KristenH
Jun 24, 2018 7:05 am


EQ 6/8/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 6/15/18 (Passed--not a good fit)
from milli505
Jun 19, 2018 7:02 pm


EQ: 5/27/18
ER: 6/12/18 - form

YA Contemporary 75k
from billricardi
Jun 16, 2018 2:59 pm


EQ: 16 June 2018
ER: 16 June 2018

Polite, brief form letter rejection. Same day service! :)
from magellen
Jun 15, 2018 1:54 pm


EQ: 6/14/18
ER: 6/15/18
form rejection, but definitely the fastest I've had so far.
from Laina1312
Jun 12, 2018 1:38 pm


EQ: 5/18/18
ER: 6/11/18

Form rejection, but it's a decently nice one, at least.
from bearmama
Jun 11, 2018 4:11 pm


EQ: June 5
ER (form): same day!

74,000 word YA Fantasy
from annikab
Jun 03, 2018 6:11 pm


EQ: 5/13/18
PR: 6/3/18 (50 pages, sent same day)

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