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Ms. Colleen Mohyde

Doe Coover Agency

PO Box 668

Winchester, MA 01890



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Website: www.doecooveragency.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Pauukiku
Apr 12, 2016 12:04 pm


EQ 5/11/16
ER 5/12/16 Lit fiction 73K
Same form letter (Dear Author) as bejack got who posted a year ago. Doubt this agency really exists other than a shell.
from bevjack1
May 11, 2015 12:42 pm


EQ 5/10/15
ER 5/11/15 Memoir 81K form letter
The Doe Coover Agency thanks you very much for your recent submission. We apologize that the volume of submissions necessitates our replying in a form letter. And while we appreciate your thinking of the agency, we’re afraid that the project you propose does not seem right for our list. Another agency may well feel differently, of course, and we certainly want to wish you the best of luck with your work. Thank you again for the chance to consider your book.
from hopefulmonster
Apr 21, 2015 4:11 pm


EQ + first 50: 4/21/15

Literary fiction
from libbieh
Mar 27, 2012 3:21 pm


Queried on 27 March: literary novel. Received form rejection the same day. Fast!
from WhatAWriter
Feb 07, 2012 11:10 am


EQ: 2/5/12
ER: 2/6/12 (¡ rapidamente !)

Dear Author:

The Doe Coover Agency thanks you very much for your recent submission. We apologize that the volume of submissions necessitates our replying in a form letter. And while we appreciate your thinking of the agency, we’re afraid that the project you propose does not seem right for our list. Another agency may well feel differently, of course, and we certainly want to wish you the best of luck with your work. Thank you again for the chance to consider your book.

THE DOE COOVER AGENCY
from WhatAWriter
Feb 05, 2012 11:02 am


Patrick: Web site and AAR listing now says e-mail preferred. "For queries, we prefer email submissions.
You may submit your work to this address - info@doecooveragency.com. Mailed submissions are also fine, but must include a self-addressed envelope with correct return postage."

Also, they request the first 50 pages. "For fiction we prefer to receive a query consisting of a detailed synopsis of the novel and the first 50 pages. Please include an author biography as well."


from toilntrouble
Oct 27, 2011 9:42 am


Form rejection letter. Get the feeling they didn't even bother to look at it. This make rejection 19. The idea that they just replied without even looking at it really frustrates me.
from KristenH
Feb 10, 2011 4:03 pm


This is the second time I've gotten a fast turnaround in queries. According to GLA, they rep thrillers. But not here or at AQ, they mentioned. I've gotten a rejection from Frances Kennedy, after 4 hours I sent the query. That was fast. They stated, it didn't fit their needs.

On 4/6, I sent her a query for Chain Reaction. Today I've heard back from her: it doesn't seem right for her list.
from VictoriaLeigh
Sep 30, 2009 10:49 am


Full request in two days.
from dbnickerson
Sep 22, 2008 12:00 am


They used the same rejection letter for my query...turnaround time 10 days from my posting to receipt of form rejection. Mohyde's submission instructions request a 1-page synopsis and a sample chapter, but it's evident nothing was examined...the paperclip was unmoved and the pages show no creasing at the staple. I've got this vivid mental picture of an unpaid intern sitting in a windowless cubicle and stuffing SASE's from a pile of rejection forms. Very classy, Doe Coover Agency.
from eallen99
Sep 08, 2008 12:00 am


Less than one day from "hi" to "bye".
The Doe Coover Agency thanks you very much for your recent submission.

We apologize that the volume of submissions necessitates our replying
in a

form letter. And while we appreciate your thinking of the agency, we're
afraid

that the project you propose does not seem right for our list.



Another agency may well feel differently, of course, and we certainly
want to

wish you the best of luck with your work. Thank you again for the
chance to

consider your book.
from tarzan
Sep 02, 2008 12:00 am


Patrick: I don't think her genre listing is complete. I think you could add Literary Fiction. On their website, here is what they list for Colleen: COLLEEN MOHYDE established an affiliation with the Agency in 1992 after a decade as an editor at Little, Brown & Company. She represents an eclectic and wide-ranging list of authors, including Pulitzer Prize winners, PEN Award recipients, and New York Times bestsellers. She is first and foremost interested in gifted storytelling, whether in literary fiction or narrative non-fiction, and is also interested in biography, business, psychology, health, sports, music, history, and politics
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 02, 2008 12:00 am


Thanks Tarzan, I'll add that.
from bnighting
Jul 10, 2008 12:00 am


Polite declension letter, immediate email response.

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