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Ms. Maria Carvainis

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.

1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2915

New York, NY 10020



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Website: mariacarvainisagency.com

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from lacygonzalezbrowne
Aug 16, 2020 7:10 pm


YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 7/5/20
ER: 8/11/20 Form
from moniquemihalit
Aug 03, 2020 1:06 pm


EQ: July 4
CNR: Aug 4
96K YA Historical
from karenwrites123
Jul 09, 2020 5:58 pm


EQ: 05/13/20
PR: 06/17/20 (First 150 pgs requested by Rose Friel. Sent same day and Rose confirmed receipt.)
Rejection with helpful comments on why she was passing on 07/06/20 from Elizabeth Copps.

85k Contemporary Women's Fiction
from KristenH
Jul 06, 2020 3:21 pm


EQ 2/21/20 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity--adult thriller)
ER 2/26/20 (Passed--not right fit)
from Caitlin100
Jun 04, 2020 9:24 pm


EQ 4/9/2020
ER 6/4/2020
from mgspan
Mar 03, 2020 1:16 pm


EQ: 2-27
ER: 3-3
from jennabjamison
Feb 13, 2020 5:22 pm


was very quick to respond, even though they were not interested
from edoyle02
Feb 12, 2020 10:36 pm


EQ: 1/25/2020
FR: 1/30/2020
Rejection from Elizabeth Copps, with detailed notes and offer to revise and resubmit: 2/12/2020
from ashpsych123
Feb 10, 2020 4:20 pm


EQ A Father's Sin-2-10-20 Thriller 80k
from writerwrong79
Jan 15, 2020 12:29 pm


REJECT
from kdsd731
Dec 11, 2019 1:13 pm


EQ 12/5/19: Submission request from Rose Friel of the agency through PitMad pitch, AF 94k
ER: 12/11/19: Very polite, semi-form letter. Rose was the one who liked my pitch, Elizabeth Copps responded to the query : "...The premise is incredibly intriguing, but I regret that I wasn’t as taken with the sample pages as I need to be to move forward. Of course my opinion is very subjective, and I’m certain you will partner with the perfect representative."

I appreciate her quick response!



I wish you a wonderfully successful publishing career!
from KristenH
Oct 12, 2019 1:25 pm


EQ 9/9/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 9/12/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from cbazay
Aug 13, 2019 5:14 pm


EQ: 8/1/19
Requested 50 pages: 8/13/19
YA contemporary 69K
from Zooks3
Aug 07, 2019 3:27 pm


7/29/19 - EQ re: LONG & SHORT - women's fiction 64K
8/7/19 - form rejection
from KristenH
Aug 04, 2019 4:52 pm


EQ 7/26/19 (REQUERY Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 7/30/19 (Passed--not good fit)

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