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Ms. Colleen Oefelein

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167



Website: www.jdlit.com/

Blog: www.adventurewrite.com

Twitter: eerie_o

AAR Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from KimHarnes
Nov 14, 2019 11:27 am


10/24/19 #PitDark request for synopsis and 50 pages
11/12/19 Sent
11/14/19 Extremely kind and helpful rejection with ideas to improve the story, and an offer to resubmit
from sarahehouck
Oct 21, 2019 11:43 am


EQ - 9/27/2019

Contemporary Romance - 78k
from litdawg
Oct 01, 2019 3:39 pm


EQ: 9/18
ER: 10/1

Form rejection from Query Manager. 88k adult SF
from SteveP101
Sep 19, 2019 1:29 pm


EQ 9/6/19
ER 9/17/19

Form rejection. At least it was fast.

Space Opera, 88k
from brandonmc87
Sep 18, 2019 8:16 pm


EQ - 3/8/18 (PitMad request)
FR - 3/8/18 (sent original version - 100k Dark Fantasy)
[Won RevPit in May 2018 and revised book with pro editor; told Colleen I would be rewriting the book]
FR - 5/17/19 (sent revised version - 87k Dark Fantasy)
ER - 9/18/19 (form letter - "Thank you so much for your patience on this! I've had a chance to read [book] again, and I just didn't fall in love with it as much as I'd need to, to offer representation. I'm so sorry! I would love to consider your next MS should you find yourself in need or representation when it's ready. You've certainly got talent!")

87k Adult Dark Fantasy

from mirandamiller137
Aug 27, 2019 2:39 pm


EQ: 8/19/19
ER: 8/27/19

108k Adult historical adventure
from mariebeau
Jul 30, 2019 12:54 pm


Online Form Query 7/19/19 - Romantic Suspense 90k
Email Form Rejection 7/26/19 - polite but standard form rejection
from Zooks3
Jul 25, 2019 8:44 am


7/18/19 Online form re: LONG & SHORT - Contemporary fiction - 63K
7/25/19 form rejection
from BillGinTexas
Jul 22, 2019 12:14 pm


OQ: 07/12/2019 Hist Fic 76k
ER: 07/22/2019 form rejection
from GeriMC
Jul 21, 2019 2:04 pm


EQ: 7/12/19
ER: 7/21


adult Fantasy 80k
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 20, 2019 7:58 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from StorySpinner
Jul 15, 2019 3:11 pm


EQ: 27th June 2019
ER: 15th July 2019

Adult Dark Fantasy, 115k
from Buddrcup
Jul 15, 2019 7:24 am


EQ (online form:) 2/28/19
CNR: 4/5/19 (per her agency website statement: "I’ll respond within 6 weeks, but only to projects that interest me."
ER: 7/14/19: Polite and encouraging rejection. Liked premise and voice but wasn't right for her at the time.
57,000 word MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
from Becki_Stockton
Jul 14, 2019 3:40 pm


OQ: 7/11/19
ER: 7/14/11

Ya Fantasy
Polite form rejection
from suzyengland
Jul 13, 2019 9:36 pm


EQ: 7/12/19
ER: 7/13/19

77K Rom Com

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