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Ms. Courtney Miller-Callihan

Handspun Literary Agency



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Website: handspunlit.com

Twitter: millercallihan

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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 SteinbeckFan
Feb 27, 2021 10:52 am


EQ: Feb. 14, 2021
CNR: Feb. 27, 2021

Upmarket Women’s Fiction (83,000)
* I noticed she has requested and/or rejected since my submission. I also realized I didn’t submit per her guidelines with the synopsis and 50 pages attached. Not sure how I overlooked that but I’m assuming it prompted her to pass directly over my submission, which makes sense.
from Gstiteler
Feb 27, 2021 9:56 am


EQ: 2/13 (pitch)
Full Request: 2/13
Manuscript Sent: 2/14
ER: 2/26
Thoughtful note with some helpful feedback.

Historical Mystery 85,000
from mjcassell
Feb 24, 2021 11:08 am


EQ: 2/24/21

95k Adult Historical Adventure
from anpayton
Feb 23, 2021 2:06 pm


EQ: 2/22/21
ER: 2/23/21
Form rejection.
Paranormal romance 90k
from ccosme722
Feb 04, 2021 7:58 am


EQ: 1/11/21
ER: 2/1/21, form

YA Contemporary, 57K
from Coreyjayne
Feb 02, 2021 4:58 pm


EQ: 12/5
ER: 2/2, form

Adult Contemp. Romance, 88k
from TinaHendricks
Nov 28, 2020 10:21 am


adult female-driven comm fantasy-mag realism, 88k 11/28/20
from sarahwesterfield
Nov 13, 2020 4:52 pm


EQ: 11/10/20
Form rejection: 11/12/20
98k romance/urban fantasy
from caitnary
Nov 12, 2020 2:09 pm


Queried 11/11/2020
Form rejection 11/12/2020

96k contemporary romance.
from TPreece
Nov 08, 2020 8:24 am


EQ 4/1/2020 YA contemporary 72K
I had CNR'd this on 4/24/2020 but received an email from Ben 9/24/2020 requesting the full!

11/2/2020 Rejection from Ben w/ specific feedback & he encouraged me to query future projects
from nickoleen
Nov 02, 2020 7:56 pm


Is she closed for submissions? My query keeps getting kicked back.
from LinaChern
Oct 13, 2020 4:41 pm


EQ 2/24/20 (85k crime fiction)
Email nudge 4/28/20
CNR 5/3/20
Full request with apologies for the late response! 10/13/20
from notsonewbie
Oct 07, 2020 3:07 pm


EQ: 4/20/20
Notification of offer: 10/2/20
ER: 10/7/20

Same form others have mentioned.
92k contemporary romance
from Cherylking
Aug 27, 2020 10:24 am


EQ: 8/22/2020, synopsis and first 50 pages
Form rejection: 8/27/2020

YA hist fic 65k
from JayDee8
Aug 17, 2020 9:30 am


EQ: 8/9/20
ER: 8/16/20

YA Contemporary. Not right for their list.

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