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Ms. Amanda Ayers Barnett

Donaghy Literary Group

New York, NY



Website: donaghyliterary.com

Twitter: amandaabarnett

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Closed

E-Mail: Closed

Online Form: Closed

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from Alorac
Nov 28, 2017 11:48 am


3/20/17 Query via online form
11/28/17 Personalized form rejection
YA historical
from Catsamoa79
Sep 27, 2017 11:26 am


Artzicarol - I queried her via the form at the end of March and have written it off as a CNR, but maybe there's still hope! Congratulations!
from Artzicarol
Sep 26, 2017 3:10 pm


OQ: 2/23/17
Full Request: 9/15/17
(I had written this off as a C/NR rejection since it had been so long. I've been querying a totally diff manuscript this month...)

YA fairy tale retelling, 83K
from allisjayce
Aug 30, 2017 10:11 am


mbowman, I emailed her back at the email she told me to send my full to three times now and still no response. So I'm not sure. This is the same email that is listed on their site. It shouldn't be connected to the form. Amanda[at]donaghyliterary[dot]com
from mbowman
Aug 30, 2017 2:09 am


Allis, I have had the same problem. She requested me before they put the form in place and I have tried nudging three times with no response. I can't DM her on Twitter and I can't use the contact form for her since they turned it off. I am wondering how best to proceed. Wondering if its bad form to email someone else in the agency about this.
from Catsamoa79
Aug 28, 2017 5:57 pm


EQ: 3/21/17
CNR: 8/28/17
from rewbooks
Aug 24, 2017 11:03 pm


EQ: 12/2/16
FR: 1/15/17 (Sent Same Day)
Nudge: 8/24/17
from allisjayce
Aug 17, 2017 8:18 pm


Amanda has had my full since the beginning of they year (Jan 15th), before she put a form query in place. I have tried nudging her, with no response. Any ideas on how to reach her?
from kkeelin
Aug 17, 2017 8:16 pm


Form query: 2/25/17
FR: 8/17/17


YA Paranormal 89k
from Kdf2023
Jul 28, 2017 11:32 am


Got some stats for y'all:
Form query: 2/13/17
FR: 5/17/17
Nudge due to offer of re: 7/17/17
Offer: 7/28/17
Accepted another offer: 7/28/17

Amanda seems great. Editorial experience and a real feel for editors. I just connected with another agent more. Good luck everyone!
from orangrila
Jul 05, 2017 12:59 pm


July 05 update: a nice response from Amanda this morning to my message to her of June 29 ( I sent it to the original email address.)

Thanks, Patrick. Since she Is closed to queries, to re-query on Query Manager just so we can nudge re the initial email submission seems fraught with difficulties. She is on twitter. I am not. Does anyone tweet who might be willing to ask her about our situation? I think there are quite a few of us waiting on responses to fulls..

from Catsamoa79
Jul 01, 2017 10:26 am


Website says to resubmit if you have not received a response to your query after 12 weeks. I tried to send a message via QueryManager, but that is only for withdrawing the query. So, I assume I must begin the process over again on QueryManager? Any thoughts on this?
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2017 9:03 am


Hi mbowman,
There is a way to nudge using QueryManager in some cases, but you would have had to send your initial query using QueryManager. Since you initially queried via email you won't have that option. But you could query again using QueryManager and mention that you queried via email and just say you thought you'd requery since she changed her policy. Best of luck.
from orangrila
Jun 30, 2017 3:42 pm


Hi mbowman. I'm glad you've mentioned this because I sent her a nudge last night, using the email address from October. I've re-checked their website and it still says, under submission guidelines, to email the agent "directly" if you haven't heard back on a full in 6 months. The agents' individual emails haven't changed--they're now under "contact us" for editors etc. only. I know there's a way to nudge through querymanager, but if we didn't originally query through that portal I'm not sure how it would work. Maybe Patrick could guide us on that. Sigh.
from mbowman
Jun 30, 2017 3:57 am


So I submitted waaaaaaay back in October when she still used the email system, and I nudged through the email system in early june, and she still has not gotten back to me. Anyone have an updated email for her? I'm wondering if they closed the old email when they switched to querymanager.

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