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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 howlsmovingcastle
Yesterday 8:41 pm


EQ: 3/4/2020
Nudged 4/2
from TPreece
Apr 01, 2020 1:21 pm


EQ 4/1/2020 YA contemporary 72K
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 sarahadler
Jan 03, 2020 10:53 pm


EQ: 1/3/20

96k women's fiction
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
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 04, 2019 1:58 pm


Ben Miller-Callihan now has his own profile page on QT.
from amkade
Dec 03, 2019 9:43 pm


@survivorextraordinaire - Cool, thanks. I guess let me know, if you feel comfortable, if you find anything out. Ha I'm trying to find you in Courtney's timeline... When did he request your full/how long has it been? He just requested for me a day or two ago.
from survivorextraordinaire
Dec 03, 2019 11:44 am


I’m wondering the same thing, amkade (he requested my full and I logged it through Courtney’s page as well). I figure if he offers it’s something I could ask both him and Courtney
from amkade
Dec 02, 2019 12:46 pm


Does anyone have insights on Ben Miller-Callihan? I am assuming that he is operating largely as her mentee and that she is quite involved in his client management, but info would be appreciated. He's not on QT in his own right so FWIW I logged my submission to him through her page.
from Tessa_K
Nov 12, 2019 3:01 pm


Send EQ Nov 10,
received form rejection Nov 12. 'Thanks for your query, but this isn't right for our list. Best wishes
in finding the perfect home for your work.'

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