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Mr. Zabe Ellor

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor

New York, NY 10167



Website: www.jdlit.com/

Twitter: zrellor

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from robxbooks
Sep 15, 2021 11:10 pm


FQ: 12/15/20
Full Request: 12/16/20, sent next day
Nudged on 04/02/21 with revised manuscript
Full Request: 05/30/21, sent two days later
Nudged on 09/01/21
Rejection: 09/14/21

"Dear ______,
Thank you for sending me the manuscript for ______. I’m so sorry to have taken so long on it, but I simply can’t take on any more work at this time. Wishing you the best of luck in securing representation."

YA SF, 88k

Incredibly disappointing. Not the rejection itself; based on the wording (which doesn't seem to be his standard form letter based on previous examples) I'm left with the impression he never gave this manuscript a fair shot after nine months, two nudges, and two separate requests. He seems like a passionate and hardworking person but between this experience and his own publishing career, I have to question whether his heart's still in it as an agent or not.
from Anansi
Sep 03, 2021 4:41 pm


@emlm21: You don't actually nudge agents here. You only note here once you have. But to nudge an agent who uses Query Manager, go to the email that was automatically sent to you upon querying, click on the 'Check Your Query Status' tab, go down to the 'Actions' section and click on 'Send a Message'.
from emlm21
Sep 01, 2021 9:50 pm


How do you nudge an agent on here when you submit via Query Manager? Thanks!
from magellen
Aug 23, 2021 1:31 pm


6/17/21 - EQ
8/10/21 - nudged as profile lists 4-6 week turn around, I'm at 8 weeks with a referral to query a different agent at JDLA.
8/23/21 - withdrew query as I had not received a response to query or nudge and its been nearly 10 weeks since initial query. Welp.

Adult Horror 102k
from gwprouse
Aug 23, 2021 1:18 pm


FQ: 6/8/21
nudged at 72 days
FR (form): 6/23/21
A Fantasy 108K
from melonpan
Jul 27, 2021 7:51 pm


EQ: 3/9/21
ER: 7/8/21 form letter
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 03, 2021 1:38 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from peachie2
Jun 22, 2021 7:28 am


Form query: 6-20
Form rejection: 6-22

Adult science fiction, 119K
from SarahKam
Jun 21, 2021 11:58 pm


Form query: 6/17
Form rejection: 6/21

YA Contemporary, 65K words
from Maranda
Jun 21, 2021 10:28 am


6/21/21
from SofiaS1020
Jun 06, 2021 1:02 pm


I got a really nice rejection letter- I know he read it all and took the time to tell me knew he would be seeing it on the shelves soon, but it wasn't right for him.
Can't really ask for more?
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 03, 2021 11:31 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from MissPlum
May 19, 2021 7:50 pm


Adult graphic novel, CNR @ 6 weeks
Woops! Make that REJECTED at 48 days. I beat him to it.
from MissPlum
May 18, 2021 1:12 am


Literary thriller rejected @107 days
from JMTuckerman
May 07, 2021 9:28 pm


Replied that my middle-grade work did not sound young adult enough.

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