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Ms. Silvia Arienti

Jill Corcoran Literary Agency

2150 Park Place, Suite 100

El Segundo, CA 90245



AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Boreas
Mar 22, 2017 7:31 pm

EQ: 2/18/17
ER: 3/22/17 - Personalized form rejection

YA Action/Drama 107k
from Mander_Pander
Feb 23, 2017 11:50 am

EQ to Jill forwarded to Silvia: 1/18
FR: 1/27
2/2 Notified me (@3:45 am!) she read my manuscript and gave me many compliments, and is going to talk to Jill (!!!!!!)
2/23: R&R. Super helpful notes and feedback - Silvia is very kind and I would love to work with her one day! She told me exactly what worked for her and Jill and what didn't, and even gave me suggestions on how to fix these things. It seems that if you're planning on querying her, you'll have to get through both her AND Jill, since they work so closely together. Couldn't be more pleased with our interactions :)

79,000 YA Contemporary
from karambelas
Feb 22, 2017 1:06 pm

EQ: 11/1/16
ER: 12/5/16

YA Contemporary 76K
from KristenH
Feb 20, 2017 12:53 pm

EQ 1/30/17 (Venom)
ER 2/20/17 (Passed-not right for her list.) Will try her next month with CR.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 15, 2017 8:06 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.

(Thanks ktchenli)
from ktchenli
Feb 14, 2017 2:19 pm

Hi Patrick, you may want to update her genres. From web site: "Silvia is looking for Young Adult fiction of any kind, YA and MG fantasy as well as Adult romance with a twist, and Adult crime stories."

from Mander_Pander
Feb 04, 2017 11:35 am

Thanks, Gambrill! I know that Jill and Silvia apparently work very closely together, so maybe Jill has to read the manuscript, too, before any decision is made...agh, I'm so nervous. Maybe she's just skipping around in the pile of fulls she has? Hmm...
from Gambrill
Feb 03, 2017 12:07 pm

Congrats Mander_Pander! Congrats! Sounds promising (though I did have a similar situation with a different agent and it ended in no. There was a specific marketing reason, though so I think your chances are still really good!)
But your timeline doesn't really help me, since she's had my full longer than yours but I haven't heard anything. What does that mean? ????
from Rishel
Jan 31, 2017 6:09 am

Hi Fireflie, Not sure but I'd give it more time. I sent an email regarding a full and haven't heard back. My guess? They're flooded at the moment.
from fireflie
Jan 30, 2017 7:19 pm

EQ - 1/1

Do anyone know if they are a no response = no? I can see they've replied to people after me with both rejections and requests, not sure what to make of that :/
from Gambrill
Jan 14, 2017 9:24 am

I queried Jill on Nov 21 (because there was no option for MG on Sylvia's form)
Nov 25- Message that she's sending it to Silvia as its a better fit
January 12th- full request
from appellatebrief
Dec 16, 2016 11:01 pm

EQ: 11/02
FR: 11/02
ER: 12/16

I originally queried Jill Corcoran on 11/02 and received a full request from Silvia on the same day. On 12/16 I sent a notification of an offer of representation from another agent. She declined later that night.
from ESalge
Dec 16, 2016 12:59 pm

EQ: 12/15
ER: 12/16
from orangrila
Nov 28, 2016 12:32 pm

EQ: 07 November (via online form) Note that Silvia's last name is spelled both Ariente and Arienti on the agency website...
ER: 28 November

MG Fantasy
from Gambrill
Nov 25, 2016 4:43 pm

Ha funny, I got an answer. Jill just emailed me to let me know she forwarded my query to Silvia as she seems to be a better fit.

I guess she does take MG

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