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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 keisenbraun
Yesterday 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 cwbuecheler
Nov 12, 2019 8:00 pm


EQ 11/12/19
Contemporary Fantasy, 93k Words

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 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.'
from sfdwriter
Nov 12, 2019 11:34 am


EQ: 11/12/19

WF 92K
from Writer72kehr
Sep 07, 2019 11:28 am


EQ:9/7
WF 90K
from LGV_AL
Aug 06, 2019 10:02 pm


EQ 3/16/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 words)
CNR 4/10/19
ER 8/6/19
from layniewrites
Aug 02, 2019 1:51 pm


8/2/19 EQ - RWA Conference Request

**I met Courtney in person and she was the kindest person ever. She was excited about my story and had these little pride flags set up on her table so you knew she was LGBT friendly (which is great because I was pitching a f/f book!)**
from Rachel_H
May 17, 2019 3:09 pm


EQ: 1/15
CNR: 5/10
FR: 5/17
Sent: 5/17

Guess I CNRed it too early.
from amylululouise
Mar 29, 2019 9:28 am


EQ: 3/25/19
Humorous WF 83k

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