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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 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 allisonwall
May 17, 2020 10:03 am


EQ: 3/10/20
Nudge: 4/15/20
CNR: 5/17/20

Adult SF, 99k
from ButtonEyez
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
from meganruss
Jan 02, 2020 6:16 pm


Form Query 1/2/20

Science Fiction 104k
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

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