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Ms. Colleen Oefelein

Adventure Write Literary Management

AK



Website: adventurewrite.com/blog1/submissions/

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Danyka_Burrill
Oct 20, 2021 3:34 pm


Query Sent: October 20th
MS: YA Dystopia
from kamper51
Oct 18, 2021 7:31 pm


Sent Q on Sept 10, nudge on Sept 29 with update if desired. I refined Q and minor plot details while waiting. Heard nothing yet other than receipt of Q. I see that others get prompt response (rejected) who submitted way after me. Should I read anything into this or just be patient?
from jevans
Oct 18, 2021 8:17 am


FQ: 10/18/2021 82K crime thriller
from ajmiz827
Oct 15, 2021 9:48 am


Query Sent: 10/12/2021
MS Type: Adult Contemporary 124K words
Form Rejection Received: 10/14/2021 (It was really fast!)

Thank you so much for giving me a chance to consider >> Title <<. Unfortunately this doesn't feel like the right project for me at this time. I'm so sorry, but this is a pass for me.
Please remember that this is a highly subjective industry, and what doesn't work for me may be exactly what another agent loves. It only takes one yes to get you in the door!
I wish you the best of luck in your search! And I hope you'll keep me in mind should you be seeking representation for another project in the future.
With gratitude,
Colleen Oefelein
Literary Agent
Adventure Write Literary Management
from bubblyian
Oct 14, 2021 7:56 pm


Submitted form October 11
Standard rejection October 14
Scifi 76k
"Thank you so much for giving me a chance to consider [title]. Unfortunately this doesn't feel like the right project for me at this time. I'm so sorry, but this is a pass for me.

Please remember that this is a highly subjective industry, and what doesn't work for me may be exactly what another agent loves. It only takes one yes to get you in the door!

I wish you the best of luck in your search! And I hope you'll keep me in mind should you be seeking representation for another project in the future.

With gratitude,

Colleen Oefelein"
from imagination
Oct 14, 2021 5:43 pm


EQ: October 14, 2021 - Fantasy 80K
Rejected an hour later - Form Letter.
from Strontium
Oct 07, 2021 3:10 pm


EQ 07/10/21 SF 107K
from NightSky
Oct 07, 2021 9:38 am


EQ - 9/20/21
ER - 10/6/21
Form
from msquirewriting
Oct 06, 2021 8:06 pm


Query sent 9/24 65k fantasy young adult.
Form rejection 10/06/2021
from ReanneLinsen
Oct 06, 2021 6:49 pm


Online Query Form sent 9/29/21. New Adult Romance 55K
From Rejection 10/6/21
from Atticus_Blake
Oct 04, 2021 9:06 am


Polite decline. Full E-mail. 08/05/2021 LBGTQ+ Sci-Fi

Dear Atticus,
Thank you so much for giving me a chance to consider VIOLATION. Unfortunately this doesn't feel like the right project for me at this time. I'm so sorry, but this is a pass for me.
Please remember that this is a highly subjective industry, and what doesn't work for me may be exactly what another agent loves. It only takes one yes to get you in the door!
I wish you the best of luck in your search! And I hope you'll keep me in mind should you be seeking representation for another project in the future.
With gratitude,

Colleen Oefelein
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 4:45 pm


From website: I accept unsolicited submissions via Query Manager only (no snail mail, no email): http://QueryMe.Online/colleenoefelein
I love plot-driven, commercial stories with unforgettable characters and gritty character dynamics. I adore writing that has a great cadence and natural rhythm, which like a dance flows and stutters in a gorgeous motion that worms into my brain and reverberates there for days.

In MG, I’m looking for mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, low fantasy, urban fantasy, and paranormal, all with a thread of subtle or not-so-subtle humor.

In YA/NA/Adult, I’m looking for ROMANCE. Also, re-tellings/heart-rending love stories, contemporary, mystery, suspense, thriller, horror, comedy, low fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal, and anything fast-paced.

I’m weary of politics, and I usually don’t enjoy high fantasy, sword and sorcery, lyrical tales, heavy/spacey scifi, literary fiction, or women’s fiction. I love a fresh premise (or a fresh twist on a familiar story line) coupled with a strong, genuine voice. Just plain weird is right up my alley, and dark, quirky characters , make me sit forward. Clean writing with plenty of white space and story telling full of subtle nuances that give my brain room to imagine will pique my interest.

I like a strong hook. Make me laugh, gasp, sigh, smile, sit forward, or read through my fingers on page one please. I also love a story with cliffy chapter endings and prefer characters who take a book by the balls and yank it forward. An antagonistic protagonist, an unreliably evil villain, flawed characters, and antiheroes are definitely my favorite, as is a high-adrenaline plot. I love anything unexpected, dark, edgy, weird, funny, or so wrong it’s right.

Lastly, I enjoy working with authors who show courage and kindness.
from Catsamoa79
Sep 20, 2021 11:45 am


EQ: 9/1/21
ER: 9/20/21
Form letter
from kamrynkoble
Sep 07, 2021 12:22 am


Romantic Suspense (88k)
8/6/21 - EQ
8/30/21 - Full request!
9/1/21 - She followed me on Twitter and I'm melting with suspense, hopeful!
from danthema1
Sep 05, 2021 7:35 pm


Usual "it's not a good fit"

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