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Ms. Marilyn Allen

Allen O'Shea Literary Agency LLC

615 Westover Road

Stamford, CT 06902

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from FGeiger
Dec 14, 2017 9:11 am

We work primarily with nonfiction writers, and are especially interested in projects in the following areas:

•Cooking and Nutrition
•Health and Wellness
•Pop Culture
•History and Politics

from laurainboston
Feb 24, 2017 11:14 am

Very personable and encouraging when I met with her at a conference encouraging me to submit to her. When I did I received a one sentence form letter in response which was disappointing; no recognition that she'd expressed interest or even remembered me.
from DonovanArch
Jan 29, 2016 7:04 pm

Requested Proposal for Non-Fiction book, Pop-Culture. Sent Proposal 1/29/2016 I'll let you know if there is a follow-up.
from grady38
Oct 14, 2015 8:01 pm

EQ: 10/14/15 Historical fiction
from tamarah3
May 15, 2015 11:13 pm

How long do you wait before nudging an agent who requested a proposal? Should I even bother asking (since a no-response is pretty much as good as a rejection, right)?
from tamarah3
Apr 25, 2015 9:39 pm

Queried last night, got a response this morning. Said she likes my idea and will read my proposal on Monday.
from balaney
Apr 15, 2015 2:05 pm

Thanks for the chance to consider this compelling story. Sorry but we focus on very practical nonfiction these days.

Best of luck, Marilyn
from lbeemoneytree
Dec 02, 2014 1:00 pm

EQ: 11/24
RFP: 11/24
Requested Additional Pages: 11/26

Non-fiction finance/real estate. She's super nice!!
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 17, 2014 1:36 pm

Profile Update: New website address.
from FHarrison
Jan 19, 2014 5:34 am

This agent prefers a proposal and sample chapters.
from Patrick (admin)
May 30, 2011 6:00 pm

Profile Update: New email address.

(Thanks rebuller)
from rebuller
May 29, 2011 11:08 am

Their website has her email address listed as
from lorilowe
Jan 17, 2010 8:25 pm

Marilyn replied very quickly to my query and said it sounded like a delightful book but she hadn't had any luck selling that topic area recently.
from eallen99
Sep 21, 2008 12:00 am

sent flwp email to query sent 7 wks ago
My bad - she doesn't handle fiction but sent a very nice apologetic note.
from WendellKelly
May 05, 2008 12:00 am

* Prefer recommendations from clients and publisher contacts
* Email: query with nonfiction proposal, table of contents and sample chapters attached in Word or rich text format
* Snail Mail: query with nonfiction proposal, table of contents and sample chapters

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