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Ms. Marilyn Allen

Allen O'Shea Literary Agency LLC

Riverside, CT



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Website: allenoshea.com

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jan 02, 2022 1:44 pm


CNR @ 107 days.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 30, 2021 12:22 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.

Thanks annsabananna
from annsabananna
Jul 30, 2021 10:38 am


Got a rejection in 24 hours saying they don't represent memoir, so maybe time for a genre update :)
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 11:18 am


EQ: 5/31/21
cookbook
from Pyrrhonist
Jul 29, 2020 10:26 am


Rejected in one day, saying "Thanks for the chance but I don't have the right editorial relationships. Best of luck!"
from NancyDWrites
Jul 24, 2019 8:23 am


EQ: 2.23.19
NR
Follow up 7.23.19
She wrote 7.24. Declined.



Memoir 70,000
from gjones
Oct 10, 2018 11:51 am


Sent a query email at 6:34am EST today and received a request for the proposal by noon. *fingers crossed*
from JasonTVoiovich
May 03, 2018 12:34 pm


EQ: 4/5/18 Business
Nudge: 5/3/2018
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
•Lifestyle
•Parenting
•Sports
•Science
•Fitness
•Pop Culture
•Finance
•Business/Career
•History and Politics
•Crafts
•Gifts

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

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