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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 swatithegeek
Sep 14, 2018 12:33 am


EQ (form):09/04/18
ER (form): 09/14/18

"Thank you so much for giving me a chance to consider your project. I've read your query and your sample pages, and 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!"

Contemporary Romance, 70k
from lisamarinbooks
Sep 04, 2018 9:13 pm


Queried - 21/08/2018
Rejected - 5/09/2018 (19 days, standard response.)
Magical realism - 88000 words
from bpknyc
Sep 03, 2018 4:33 pm


Queried - 8/30
Declined - 9/3
from m_pepper
Aug 11, 2018 12:16 am


@maestraangel - she's an associate agent at JDLit; she moved there from Inklings in February or March, I think?
from maestraangel
Aug 10, 2018 8:12 pm


She is listed with Jennifer DeChiara but there is no bio for her on their website. Did she leave there or recently transition?
from Watchdog
Aug 10, 2018 10:22 am


EQ 7/7
ER 7/10

form rejection

YA Contemporary 63K
from vbarger
Jul 26, 2018 11:46 am


EQ: 3/19
FR: 5/12

Nudged on July 15

MG Scifi
from m_pepper
Jul 22, 2018 3:34 pm


#IWSGpit request 1/18
Kind note on 2/4 letting me know she enjoyed my pages and was in transition but would keep me posted re her notes on my submission

I nudged her on 5/18 and received a request for my most recent updated pages on 5/22

FR 7/22
from ValerieWillis
Jul 18, 2018 9:54 am


7/12/18 - EQ - Online Form
7/16/18 - ER - Very Nice and encouraging

60k Dark Fantasy MM Romance
from SLUSHPILESADNESS
Jul 06, 2018 9:23 pm


7/6 Rejection on full - she included a short note that wasn't very constructive. I was a little surprised at the tone.
from nairforceone
Jun 25, 2018 1:21 pm


EQ via Query Manager: 6/22/18
ER: 6/25/18 Form Rejection

66k Sci-Fi Comedy
from Catsamoa79
Jun 22, 2018 8:45 am


EQ: 5/28/18, via online form
ER: 6/22/18
Form letter
from Zooks3
Jun 11, 2018 6:48 pm


5/15/18 Online form re: TANCM - YA. Immediate auto-response of receipt.
6/11/18: form rejection
from Thulsa_doom
Jun 09, 2018 4:29 am


Thanks for the clarification @SadieR, it might be worth sending a personal email explaining the previous full request and the revisions you have made to your MS. Then ask if she would like to see it again through email or QM. The worst she can say is no!
from SadieR
Jun 08, 2018 11:37 am


@thulsa_doom, thanks for the note! I misspoke. She uses QueryManager and I don't think I can reply in there now that I've been rejected. Everything is done through the form. Although, if I'm wrong, please let me know!

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