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Ms. Whitley Abell

Jennifer De Chiara 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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E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Patrick (admin)
Oct 02, 2018 7:26 am


Profile Update: No longer working as a literary agent.

(Thanks slbynum3 & planetofsound)
from slbynum3
Oct 01, 2018 9:46 pm


I got the same email, @planetofsound. She said she resigned from her position.
from planetofsound
Oct 01, 2018 8:15 pm


Just to update anyone who's still waiting, she sent a form email stating she's left the agenting business.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 08, 2018 3:03 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from EmCeeWrites
Aug 08, 2018 11:52 am


Online form 7/25/18
YA Contemp Humor 74K
ER 8/5/18
from aalogan
Aug 06, 2018 4:06 pm


Online form (QM): 7/22/18 MG contemporary fantasy 39k
ER 8/6/18
from bfriskey
Aug 04, 2018 9:23 pm


Query sent 8/4/18 - YA Fantasy 67,000 words
from Mldtay
Aug 04, 2018 6:41 pm


EQ: 8/4/18 YA Fantasy
from nightowlwriter
Jul 27, 2018 4:37 pm


EQ: 4/11/18
PR: 4/29/18 (50 pages)
Received an R&R from another agent and sent the updated partial on 7/16/18
Upgraded to full MS! 7/25/18

YA Fantasy
from annikab
Jul 25, 2018 3:36 pm


EQ: 5/13/18
PR: 6/3/18 (50 pages, sent same day)
Rejection: 7/25/18

Same form as newsomeam reported.
from Carpedm
Jul 23, 2018 6:40 pm


EQ: July 23 11:45 am
Form rejection: 7:30 pm same day
from newsomeam
Jul 23, 2018 5:41 pm


Form query: 4/26/18
Partial request: 5/3/18
Sent same day.
Rejection (form? I think so): 7/23/18

"Dear [name],

Thank you so much for giving me the chance to consider [your project]. I loved the premise of your book, but unfortunately, I just didn't connect with the writing in the way that I need to in order to pursue a project.

I'm sorry I didn't have better news for you but I wish you all the best with your search and hope you find the right agent soon!

All the best,
Whitley Abell"

I'm disappointed, but onward and upward.
from planetofsound
Jul 22, 2018 7:00 pm


Submitted via QueryManager: July 19, 2018
PR (50pgs): July 22, 2018 :)
from sbernich
Jul 20, 2018 10:10 am


query - 7/18 - hist fic 99K
form rejection - 7/20
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 18, 2018 12:31 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

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