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Formerly with Inklings Literary Agency

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Ms. Alex Barba

Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167


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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
from DrFaerieGodmother
Jan 27, 2016 9:58 pm

7/31/2015: partial request from New Agent contest
8/17/2015: upgrade to full
1/27/2016: rejection of full because novel wasn't good fit. Not sure if this was a form letter or if it was personalized as it was fairly generic and very short.
YA contemporary fantasy

Overall, agent is professional in the interactions. I would have liked more info on a pass on a full, but I didn't have much hope as she doesn't rep my genre and I was shocked to get a request from her in the first place
from hdiangelis
Jan 20, 2016 12:52 pm

EQ: 9/29/15
ER: 1/19/16
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 30, 2015 8:54 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from sprice
Nov 17, 2015 12:16 pm

EQ: 8/20
ER: 11/15 (form)
from sydneykennedy
Nov 16, 2015 2:17 pm

EQ: 8/20/15
ER: 11/16/15

Young Adult Fantasy/LGBT Romance 98k (form)
from Jstryker
Nov 15, 2015 6:19 pm

EQ: 7/22/15
ER: 11/15/15

YA Contemporary 63K - Form rejection

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