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Ms. Jennifer De Chiara

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

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Jennifer De Chiara

Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

245 Park Avenue, 39th Floor
New York, NY 10167
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Chick Lit
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Picture Book
Short Story Collections
Women's Fiction
Young Adult


Current Affairs/Politics
How To
Humor/Gift Book
Pop Culture
Women's Issues
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Known Clients (current & past)
Frederick Alimonti
M. Apostolina
Jennifer Hamburg
Brent Hartinger
Richard Mintzer
Cathie Pelletier
Author Comments
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01/06/2023 09:24 PM
12/31/22 Queried
1/4/23 Rejected by Marie Lamba

15k Chapter Book
08/03/2022 05:14 PM
Queried 8/2/22 90K women's/upmarket fiction
02/16/2022 04:00 PM
Thank you to Clayton and wirdschonklappen (viel Glueck to wirdschonklappen!)
02/11/2022 09:48 AM
This is apparently not the first time JDC has pulled this sort of crap: https://twitter.com/khopkinswrites/status/1491828219816943625
02/10/2022 01:21 AM
An agent at this agency dropped ten authors on one day, and the agency as a whole acted extremely unprofessional. If you want to query anyone at this agency, please check out this thread.

01/22/2022 01:49 PM
Out of the office until Feb 1, 2022.
12/01/2021 07:27 PM
query - 12/1/21

WF 91k
11/07/2021 12:41 PM
EQ: 10/28/21, Military Thriller: 125K
09/28/2021 04:03 PM
What I'm looking for

Adult Fiction: I'm passionate about literary fiction with a unique, beautiful voice, but I also enjoy commercial fiction, women's fiction (no bodice-rippers, please), chick-lit, mysteries, suspense, thrillers - in general, I'm open to manuscripts in every category. I'm a sucker for underdog and outsider stories, manuscripts about the triumph of the human spirit. I want to read manuscripts that will keep me up at night, make me feel something, change the world in some way. Even if it's a fun, commercial story, at its heart should be a wonderful protagonist from whom I can learn.

Children's Fiction: I love all kinds of picture books - soft, quirky, funny - rhyming or non-rhyming. For middle-grade and YA fiction, I'm looking for beautiful, distinctive voices, above all, and character-driven stories. I'm open to every genre under the sun, but I'm not a huge science fiction fan.

Non-fiction: Being a former dancer/actress, I love anything and everything Hollywood, especially celebrity bios/autobiographies. I'm always looking for beautifully written memoirs about people who have overcome incredible odds, books about the arts and performing arts, behind-the-scenes-type books, and books about popular culture. I am passionate about books that empower people to live their best lives, whether it's a great health or exercise book or a spiritual-type (think Eckhart Tolle or Deepak Chopra) book, and self-help books of all kinds. I am particularly open to books for the GLBTQ audience and, in general, any underdog/outsider stories. I'd love to see just about any well-written book on any topic; if you're in doubt, just query me.
09/12/2021 07:28 PM
CNR 113 days
08/27/2021 12:12 PM
EQ: 07-26-21

LGBTQIA+ Cont. Fiction, 99K
07/15/2021 11:56 AM
EQ: 3/6/21
CNR: 7/15/21
06/13/2021 03:20 PM
06/11/2021 09:19 PM
Queried PICTURE BOOK on 6/11/21
02/22/2021 11:59 AM
@Cherylking From the submission guidelines (checked 2/22/21) - Please query one JDLA agent at a time. If you receive a pass from that agent, you may query another, but we request that you identify the JDLA agent you have already queried.
01/27/2021 01:42 PM
And a couple days ago she fired one of her agents based on an anonymous tip that the agent was using Parler and Gab. Perhaps the agent in question was posting hateful comments, or maybe she was posting pictures of kittens, I don't know. JDC's Twitter account is closed to non-followers, probably to avoid accusations that she's engaging in McCarthyism. I don't know all the facts, just reporting what I've read. https://www.newsweek.com/agent-fired-literary-agency-using-parler-gab-1564687

11/23/2020 02:32 PM
33 day CNR
08/06/2020 05:58 PM
This agency's website doesn't say -- if one agent passes, can we submit to another agent here?
08/03/2020 11:30 AM
sent a query to Ms DeChiara on 8/1. On 8/3 she passed it to Stephen Fraser who instantly requested the full.
07/15/2020 10:48 AM
EQ: 5/4/20
CNR: 7/15/20
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10/27/2019 - Genres updated.
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