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Mr. Damian McNicholl

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167



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Website: jdlit.com/

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Insert "QUERY" in the subject line. Include a short synopsis of the plot (think dust jacket copy), concise bio setting forth any publishing credits and the first 5 pages in the body of the email. For all other non-fiction, please attach a proposal as a Word document that includes first chapter and author platform.

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from jjdean211
Oct 06, 2018 8:31 am


EQ: 8/8/18
Lit fic
Dancing on Seaside
101k
***Agent's page says send first 5 pages , not 15...
CNR
from domberoonie
Sep 19, 2018 1:14 pm


Query response the next day:
Thanks very much for thinking of me for your work but I'm not the right agent for plots driven by dreams or nightmares.
This does not mean it is a bad concept but rather my preference.
Best of luck.
Damian McNicholl
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 19, 2018 9:41 am


Thanks domberoonie
from domberoonie
Sep 18, 2018 10:08 pm


Guidelines on agent's web page say to send in first 5 pages. Qt says 15.
from tome129
Aug 15, 2018 4:27 pm


EQ: 8/4/18
ER: 8/15/18
Hist. fiction 98k
Personal note in rejection email.
from anotherearth
Aug 01, 2018 12:53 pm


Oh that does seem tacky. :-(
from mirlinz
Aug 01, 2018 12:11 pm


EQ 8/1/2018, ER an hour later

I have mixed feelings because he offered some helpful feedback, which I appreciate, but on the other hand he plugged his own novel, which seemed...tacky.
from melpage
Jul 31, 2018 2:52 pm


EQ7/27/2018 73K biographical novel
ER7/31/2018
personal note with welcome suggestions for strategies going forward
from anotherearth
Jul 28, 2018 1:07 pm


Literary 110K

EQ:05/25
Nudge: 07/27
ER:
Thanks for following up.
I didn't see it in my email the first time. However, it is a bit speculative in nature for my list so I will step side.
Thank you and very best of luck.
from floridagal007
Jul 27, 2018 3:25 pm


7/17 EQ
7/20 rejection - very British setting, feels may be best to start with UK agents

104k HistFic
from LightofBeauty
May 27, 2018 12:52 pm


EQ: 5/26
ER: 5/27

I guess his responses are personalized but I dunno, still a form, really.

"Thanks of thinking of me but I didn't connect as much as I hoped so will step side.

Another agent may well feel differently.

Best of luck."
from kvleahy
Feb 28, 2018 7:14 pm


PR: 11/1
ER: 2/26. Personalized note.
HF. 119k.
from kvleahy
Feb 23, 2018 11:29 am


PR: 11/10/17
Nudge: 2/23/18
from DMCLARK
Jan 31, 2018 2:50 pm


EQ: 1/31/2018
ER: 1/31/2018
Military memoir.
Helpful rejection, and very nice.
Here's what he wrote:
"Thank you for thinking of me for this.
I represented an excellent memoir set in Afghanistan last year and despite my best efforts got nowhere with it. There is a certain amount of fatigue with this category at the moment and publishers are very jaded.
I am not telling you to stop looking, merely pointing out an obstacle.
But because of my experience, I am stepping aside.
I wish you the very best of luck."
from Belle_91
Jan 07, 2018 9:43 am


EQ: 1/2/2018
ER: 1/2/2018 (Just a few hours later)

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