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Ms. Amanda Ayers Barnett

Donaghy Literary Group

New York, NY



Website: donaghyliterary.com

Twitter: amandaabarnett

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from orangrila
Mar 24, 2017 2:20 pm


Thanks, @mbowman. And good luck!
from mbowman
Mar 24, 2017 1:49 pm


The website says to nudge at six months. She's had mine since December so I guess I'll nudge in June...sigh.
from SarahLRWriter
Mar 24, 2017 10:30 am


3/23: favored my Tweet during #PitMad
3/23 first 50 pgs + synopsis -- sent

78,000 YA HF
from orangrila
Mar 23, 2017 7:08 pm


Thanks, @allisjayce and @Kdf2023. I did notice that she'd requested a lot of fulls early on--yes, a lot of reading--so I haven't nudged so far for that reason. Good luck to you both!
from Kdf2023
Mar 23, 2017 4:21 pm


The data explorer for premium members shows that she's requested over 20 fulls since she officially became an agent in October. And that's just the people using QT who have recorded their query. My guess is she's reading, but has a lot to read!
from allisjayce
Mar 23, 2017 4:04 pm


@orangrila I'm only at the three month mark, but I got the same response when she requested my full. I will nudge at 4 months if I don't have an offer from the other fulls I have out.
from orangrila
Mar 23, 2017 1:53 pm


At the 5-month mark now on a full submission. Has anyone else been waiting that long?

The full ms. request I received in October said "I will do my best to get back to you in a timely fashion, but please let me know if you receive offers of representation from other agencies in the meantime." It certainly sounds as though she intends to respond on the full. I think that a polite nudge is in order after several months.
from LynnMC
Mar 16, 2017 9:15 am


sent query 2/27/17. Haven't heard anything as of yet. (Literary Thriller)
from tkroyal
Feb 22, 2017 8:29 pm


11/26/16 EQ
1/11/17 FR
2/15/17 offer of rep / accept
MG 51,500 words

Spoke with her at length prior to accepting offer of representation. She is very knowledgeable and insightful and had obviously read the MS carefully. Really looking forward to working with her!
from EMBmom
Feb 21, 2017 7:55 am


11/16/16 - #adpit Full request
2/17/17 - ER
from mgmystery
Feb 11, 2017 9:47 am


I got a confirmation on a partial request, but the request was from Stacey on her behalf from NoQS. Even though I sent the pages to Amanda, it was Stacey who sent the confirmation saying she'd pass it along and Amanda would be in touch. It was sent 10/31 and I've heard nothing since.
from allisjayce
Feb 11, 2017 9:02 am


@mbowman I did not get a confirmation when she requested my full on the 15th.
from mbowman
Feb 11, 2017 4:10 am


Did anyone get a confirmation of receipt when they sent the full? I never did and I hope she got it...
from CarrieKorts
Feb 08, 2017 12:51 pm


2/8/17 - Requested first 50 pages via Sun vs Snow contest. sent same day

YA Paranormal 80K
from blanghinrichs
Feb 07, 2017 11:49 am


@orangrila Update: I nudged again yesterday, and I heard back from Amanda today. She ultimately found it too young a story for her to represent, but she did respond kindly.

@orangrila Sadly, I have not. I may close this out soon. Sigh.

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