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Ms. Victoria Marini

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

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Victoria Marini

Irene Goodman Literary Agency

27 W. 24 Street, Suite 700B
New York, NY 10010
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Science Fiction
Young Adult


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
03/22/2023 10:58 AM
I just checked out the books listed on the agency's website for this agent. (2023-03-22)

Most of them are YA / MG, Romance, Female MC, and often involve "magic".

Nothing wrong with any of that, of course. But if your book doesn't seem to fit with this, you might look elsewhere.
03/18/2023 04:47 PM
EQ 3-18-23
87K Thriller
03/17/2023 08:47 AM
Email Query: 3/17/23

YA Fantasy, 99k
03/10/2023 11:34 AM
Email Query + 10 pages: 3/9/23
Full Request: 3/10/23
Sent same day

83,000 words
Coming-of-age, upmarket horror
03/06/2023 06:25 PM
EQ 3/6/23

Fantasy 126k
02/17/2023 12:51 PM
FQ 1/27/23
nudge with offer of rep 2/7/23
full request 2/9/23
very kind and personalized rejection 2/16/2023

YA fantasy 93k
02/15/2023 08:53 AM
Emailed query: 1/25/23 80k adult speculative retelling (received auto-response email)
2/10/23: Nudged with offer of rep
2/15/23: Form rejection
02/10/2023 02:41 PM
EQ- 2/10/23

A M/T 72k words
02/08/2023 06:59 PM
EQ - 2/8/23

YA Fantasy 88k words
02/07/2023 03:01 PM
Email Query: 11/27/22
Personalized Rejection: 1/26/23

MG Contemporary

I loved the concept here and the voice and writing are working really well. Unfortunately, I had some trouble connecting to the world building and the pacing. I found myself losing steam with it and couldn't quite get grounded in the tensions & stakes here. Given that, and the fact that I'm being extremely selective in Children's fiction these days, I don't feel that I would be your most effective advocate--so unfortunately this is a pass from me, but I wish you the best of luck, and hope you'll feel free to query me again in the future!
01/27/2023 11:31 AM
Email Query: 12/28/22
Nudge w/Offer: 1/19/2023
Request for Full: 1/19/2023
Personalized Rejection: 1/26/2023

YA Fantasy 75k
01/27/2023 09:42 AM
@mschiereck, that is really odd.

From @mschiereck: "Form rejection through a bcc on1/26. Never seen that before LOL"
01/27/2023 08:11 AM
Form rejection through a bcc on1/26. Never seen that before LOL
01/27/2023 04:05 AM
EQ: 1/9/23
Form rejection: 1/26/23

Upmarket WF: 80k
01/26/2023 08:20 PM
EQ: 11/21/22
FR: 1/26/23

YA Rom Com: 67k
01/26/2023 04:43 PM
Email Query: 12/21/22
Withdrew for Revisions (sent to same email for query and replied to my initial email): 1/14/23
Form Rejection (??): 1/26/23

This is the second time this has happened to me with this agency. Not sure they received or saw the request to withdraw.

99k Fantasy Romance

Rejection was a BCCed mass email.

“Thank you for the opportunity to consider your work, but I am sorry to say that I do not think this material would be right for me, and therefore I would not make your most effective advocate. Please remember this is just one agent’s opinion, and there may well be other agents who feel differently.

I apologize for the form reply & batched email, but the volume of queries I receive means that individual replies are impossible. This is the only way to ensure that every query gets a timely evaluation and response, and I appreciate your understanding.

Thank you for thinking of me, and best of luck to you.”
01/26/2023 04:06 PM
Email query: Nov 7, 2022
Form rejection: Jan 26, 2023 (same batch email to undisclosed recipients, sorry to everyone else who is bcc'd in this email)

86k YA south Asian fantasy
01/15/2023 08:46 PM
EQ 1/15/23
98k YA sci-fi
01/11/2023 10:40 AM
Form letter 'undisclosed recipients' rejection @70 days. Nice.
01/10/2023 07:53 PM
EQ: 10/17/22
ER: 1/10/23

89K YA Fantasy
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