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Ms. Courtney Miller-Callihan

Handspun Literary Agency



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Website: handspunlit.com

Twitter: millercallihan

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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For fiction: please send a query letter, short synopsis (5 pages or less), and the first three chapters or 50 pages of the novel, whichever is more. For nonfiction: please send a query letter and proposal.

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from moniquemihalit
Jul 29, 2020 1:10 pm


EQ: July 4
FR: July 11
97K YA Historical
from karenleespree
Jul 23, 2020 5:55 pm


EQ: 7-15-20
ER: 7-20-20


YA Historical Crime Fiction w/ Para Element.
from Steinbeck
Jul 23, 2020 1:08 pm


EQ: July 20, 2020
ER: July 23, 2020

YA Historical Fantasy 128,000
from VictoriaJayne
Jul 11, 2020 4:19 pm


EQ: 7/6/20
ER: 7/11/20

60k Contemporary Romance - Motorcycle Club Romance - First in Series

Form rejection: "Thanks for your query, but this isn't right for our list. Best wishes in finding the perfect home for your work."
from ScribblingWoman
Jun 12, 2020 7:27 pm


EQ: 5/28/2020
Full Request: 5/29/2020
request came from assistant, Emily
78k Commercial WF
from howlsmovingcastle
Jun 10, 2020 4:22 pm


EQ: 3/4/2020
Nudged 4/2
CNR - No response as of 5/1
Long shot, but nudged with offer of rep 6/5/2020
Form rejection: 6/10/2020
from sarahadler
May 05, 2020 4:06 pm


EQ: 1/3/20
ER: 5/5/20

96k women's fiction
from TPreece
Apr 24, 2020 2:17 pm


EQ 4/1/2020 YA contemporary 72K
CNR 4/24/2020
from k8lynwrites
Mar 02, 2020 1:23 pm


form rejection went to spam
from MAnthony99
Feb 13, 2020 12:47 pm


EQ: 2/13/20
from cwbuecheler
Feb 11, 2020 6:37 pm


EQ 11/12/19
ER 02/11/19
Contemporary Fantasy, 93k Words
Update: Personalized rejection. Really liked the voice, thinks I'm a strong writer, but Contemp/Urban fantasy is a really tough sell right now so she's passing. Wants to see whatever I write next.
Not necessarily in Courtney's normal wheelhouse, but she represents a good friend of mine and has expressed interest in my work. We'll see how it goes!
from lizardesque
Jan 08, 2020 12:48 pm


Usually responds within 4 weeks.
from keisenbraun
Dec 11, 2019 1:27 pm


EQ: 12/11/19
From website: Usual query response time is 4 weeks.
from amkade
Dec 05, 2019 11:42 am


Thanks @survivorextraordinaire and good luck! (Also just FYI I moved my status from here to Ben's own page now that he has one, since I queried him from the get-go.)
from survivorextraordinaire
Dec 05, 2019 9:44 am


@amkade I queried Courtney in late July, nudged in November, and then received a full request from Ben 11/14. He let me know this week that he should be finished with the full two weeks from now

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