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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 ChozoMidna
Jan 17, 2021 11:13 pm


Form Query 11/19/2020
Rejected 1/11/2021

I never got an email saying my query had been rejected. I had to check my query status on QueryManager.

YA Mystery 60k
from SeeBarbWrite
Jan 10, 2021 9:47 am


Query Form: 1/05/20
Form letter rejection: 1/10/20

60k Adult romance
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 05, 2021 12:11 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from WhiteGardenia
Jan 02, 2021 7:58 pm


From her bio on agency website:

“... I’m weary of politics, school shootings, dragons, vampires, faeries, and werewolves, and I usually don’t enjoy high fantasy, sword and sorcery, lyrical tales, heavy/spacey sci-fi, literary fiction, or women’s fiction...”

Guess I’ll cross her off my “women’s fiction” list.
from Isolamelia
Dec 28, 2020 1:06 pm


Query Form: 11/28/20
Form letter rejection: 12/28/20
MG
from ASMannai
Dec 25, 2020 8:36 am


Form Query: 11/7/20
Form Rejection: 12/24/20
YA Fiction 75,000 words
from mike_yaffe
Dec 24, 2020 1:25 pm


11/4/20 FQ
12/24/20 ER
commercial fiction 60K

Thank you so much for giving me a chance to consider [BOOK 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!

Sincerely,

Colleen Oefelein
from CRogers
Dec 24, 2020 1:10 pm


Form Query: 11/17/20
ER: 12/24/20

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from NicAPerez
Dec 15, 2020 7:45 pm


12/12 Submitted YA urban fantasy 105k words
12/16 Rejected. Said it wasn't for her. Oh well.
from Babs14
Dec 12, 2020 10:58 am


PitMad ? 12-3 Sent query and first 10pgs
12-9 Full Request

YA Paranormal Romance 72k
from slm8669
Nov 22, 2020 11:39 am


Claxton - I can definitely see your point, but I read it as someone who prefers authors voice their beliefs/opinions in a manner that does not show contempt & disdain for those who may have different views, regardless of ideology. Certainly if you read it differently, then don't query her. Listen to misgivings you may have. The author/agent relationship is just as much personal as it is professional.
from penhead63
Nov 20, 2020 1:25 pm


EQ: Submitted 10/1/2020, Form Letter Rejection 11/20/2020. (Picture Book Sub)
from courtshipofthemonsters
Nov 19, 2020 1:14 pm


#PitDark request for full: 10/30
Offer of Rep!!!!! 11/09
Accepted offer: 11/19

Colleen is kind and enthusiastic! I’m looking forward to working with her.
from reemkhaleel
Nov 16, 2020 10:52 pm


She tweeted that she wanted more romance submissions and I quickly queried, she requested the full within an hour!
from Claxton
Oct 05, 2020 1:55 pm


This line in her bio got me:

"Lastly, I enjoy working with authors who show social media savvy and who haven’t alienated one half of the nation or the other with intolerance." Makes me wary of querying her, as what qualifies as "intolerance" to one half does not qualify as "intolerance" to the other.

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