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Formerly with Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency. Current whereabouts unknown.

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Ms. Michele Bartow

Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency

31 East 32nd Street, Ste. 300

New York, NY 10016

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from KristenH
Jun 25, 2012 6:19 am

Wow. I'll scratch her off my list to query Chain Reaction.
from rjerome
Jun 25, 2012 4:01 am

Good. She didn't have the stomach for being an agent.
from richcapo
Jun 24, 2012 2:12 pm

LinkedIn profile shows that Ms. Bartow is no longer working as an agent but as a web administrator at Forbes Office Furniture.
from Patrick (admin)
May 04, 2012 6:32 pm

WhatAWriter, I think you're right. She was new, and was listed on their website only a few months ago. But it looks like she didn't last long.
from WhatAWriter
Apr 20, 2012 12:14 pm

Patrick: This agent is not listed anywhere on the agency's Web site, so I'm not going to query until I know more.
from AnyaHarker
Mar 28, 2012 1:25 pm

@Mittens: No, I think that's a recent change. Because Patrick fixed the spelling of her name based on the website. I know there are a couple of QTers who signed with her. Anyone?
from MittensMorgul
Mar 28, 2012 12:42 pm

Has anyone else noticed that Ms. Bartow is conspicuously absent from the jdlit website? Is that a recent change? Does she still work there? I have a query out to her, but there are other agents there who I'd consider querying, if only I knew for sure.
from rjerome
Mar 22, 2012 1:32 pm

You also have to remember she never told any of us that she received our full manuscripts. We had to ask her. So this shows she's very green.
from slbynum3
Mar 22, 2012 1:03 pm

I feel your pain rjerome...

And gusmom you could be right, she seems to be in a bad mood. Is she giving anyone a chance?
from gusmom
Mar 20, 2012 9:29 pm

Good heavens! What an orgy of rejections! Maybe she's quitting or had a fight with her boyfriend or something.
from rjerome
Mar 20, 2012 1:41 pm

My Question... How can she ask for a partial, then ask for a full, and then reject without saying anything. Give me a 2 sentence reason, some advice.
from turtledinosaur
Mar 20, 2012 12:42 pm

Yay, a rejection party!

Full request - 11/25
Form rejection - 3/19
from BeckyL
Mar 20, 2012 11:34 am is a rejection party. Darn it anyway. Onward and forward...or whatever it is they say. At least we can all be bummed together. :(
from adriannac
Mar 20, 2012 9:02 am

Me too ha it's a rejection party

Full request: 1/10
Form R: 3/19
from mschloe
Mar 20, 2012 7:42 am

Same here, full reject

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