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Ms. Alex Barba

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167


AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Jessrabbit
Feb 07, 2019 5:02 am

One of those old queries with old sample pages. Honestly, I forgot all about it.

Rejected today, I think I sent her query sometime last September. To be fair, maybe October.

Usual form, I’m sorry...
from michele42
Jan 30, 2019 12:54 pm

Originally CNR'd 1/1/19 after 87 days, but just got an official rejection today! Huzzah!

YA fantasy 70k
from BillGinTexas
Oct 14, 2018 6:02 pm

OQ: 07/06/2018 75k Hist Fic Fam Saga
ER: 10/05/2018 form rejection
from Catsamoa79
Oct 12, 2018 2:54 pm

EQ: 7/10/18, via online form
Sent message on 9/28 via query manager to follow up.
ER: 10/12/18
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 18, 2018 9:09 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.

from turtlefairy1
Aug 23, 2018 2:38 pm

She'll be opening back up to queries on September 1st
from JLS8283
Feb 10, 2018 3:56 pm

Ms. Barba sent me a full request in November 2016. She did not respond to three different “nudges” after 4, 5, and 6 months so I closed it out. Tonight, 14 months later, I received a form rejection. During the Super Bowl. Sometimes you just have to laugh at the absurdity of this whole process.
from AutumnLeaf
Sep 03, 2017 2:44 pm

Thanks for your comment, Jenn. I've also had a full out to her since November. I sent a follow-up after about six months and also heard nothing. She was very responsive before, but I know she received a lot of pitches at the SCBWI conference last fall and attended another conference last April, so I have a feeling she might have a couple more fulls on her desk besides ours. I'm going to wait until she opens for queries again and if I still haven't heard anything, send another follow-up. For requested material I would expect some kind of response, even if it's just a form reply.
from JLS8283
Aug 23, 2017 12:57 pm

AutumnLeaf--I've had a full out to her since November. I waited the appropriate 4 months per agency website guidelines and sent three follow-up emails, all a week apart. I heard nothing. I gave up.
from AutumnLeaf
Jul 26, 2017 10:07 pm

Anyone out there heard anything from this agent since December?
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 05, 2016 6:21 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from thefeelingsfairy
Nov 14, 2016 9:09 am

EQ: 8/11/2016
CNR: 11/14/2016
96k YA fairy tale retelling
from sofialesko16
Jul 19, 2016 11:49 am

EQ: 7/11
Request for full: 7/14

YA contemp
from Odvillainy
Apr 28, 2016 7:18 pm

EQ: 2/5/16
CNR 4/28

YA Fantasy
from InconstantMoon
Mar 15, 2016 7:50 am

EQ: 3-15

YA Contemp

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