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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

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from SugarMagnolia
Yesterday 10:00 am


EQ: 7/31/20
ER: 9/25/20
Adult Paranormal Suspense, 94K
from jaymeinman
Sep 16, 2020 3:33 pm


EQ: 9/8/20 (Form)


YA sci-fi, 83K
from ThisIsAnon
Sep 16, 2020 8:24 am


FQ: 3/31/2020
Form rejection: 9/15/2020

It has been a wildly unusual year and unfortunately writers will complain about replies no matter what agents do. Still, I did not need a form query rejection after 168 days.
from HazelGreen
Sep 10, 2020 4:17 pm


EQ: 8/3/20
Form rejection, polite and encouraging: 9/10/20
Children's picture book
from banaesma
Sep 10, 2020 12:39 pm


FQ: 31 August, 2020
QR: 10 September, 2020
Form rejection for adult 83k LitFic

Honestly this one stung because I really liked her lol but I'm happy to hear back regardless and rejection was very polite :)
from purpleteacher111
Sep 06, 2020 11:05 am


EQ: 06/14/20
ER: 09/04/20

52k MG Magical Realism/Fantasy
from allisonwall
Aug 30, 2020 4:15 pm


EQ: 3/10/20
Nudge: 4/15/20
CNR: 5/17/20
Form Rejection: 8/30/20 (YIKES on this response time)

Adult SF, 99k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 27, 2020 9:32 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from rwanttaja
Jul 03, 2020 2:14 pm


EQ: 3/17/2020 (Historical Mystery)
No response as of July 1
from FlowerMiss53
Jun 03, 2020 10:17 am


EQ: 06/03/20 (MG Adventure CB)
from Sevannah_Storm
Jun 02, 2020 4:07 pm


EQ: 27/03/2020
CNR: 02/06/2020

Adult Romance Fantasy 92k
from EverAfter
May 08, 2020 9:58 am


YA gothic horror/fairy tale retelling 52k
EQ: 2-10-20
CNR: 5-8-20
from Charlydaws
May 08, 2020 8:05 am


EQ: 5/8/2020

YA Contemporary Fantasy (59,000 words)
from erinswan
Feb 19, 2020 3:05 pm


EQ: 12/27/19
Request for Full: 2/3
Brief message saying, "I would love to read more of this!" and instructions to upload via Query Manager.
Rejected: 2/19
Brief form letter

99k YA fantasy
from mmerriman
Feb 17, 2020 11:11 am


FQ: 09/02/20 Adult Contemporary Fantasy 82k

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