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Ms. Courtney Miller-Callihan

Handspun Literary Agency

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Twitter: millercallihan

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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 karenleespree
Sep 13, 2021 12:46 pm

EQ: 7-21 YA Historical Fantasy
ER. 9-13.
from OPKiwi
Sep 12, 2021 7:31 pm

CNR 98 days
from jannatnoor
Aug 30, 2021 5:00 pm

EQ: 7/1/21
ER: 8/30/21 - kinda cold rejection - 2 lines.

Adult contemporary romance
from UnderTheTree
Jul 21, 2021 2:27 pm

6/24/21 Query Sent
7/21/21 Rejection Received
112k Fantasy
Form. "this isn't right for our list."
from meloniek
Jun 28, 2021 3:06 pm

I'm a little confused about the submission guidelines. Does she prefer both the synopsis and fifty pages/three chapters attached? Or the synopsis in the body of the email with the writing sample attached? Someone commented earlier that they believe they were even intentionally overlooked for not following the specific guidelines so I'm just wondering.
from mjcassell
Jun 22, 2021 6:25 am

EQ: 2/24/21
Nudge: 4/23/21
CNR: 6/22/21: Not sure if my query was lost or went into spam, as she responded to everyone around me. However, she never responded to my nudge, so I'm closing this out.

95k Adult Historical Adventure
from Maranda
Jun 16, 2021 7:22 pm

from Camillus
May 25, 2021 4:13 pm

EQ: 5.10.21
ER: 5.25.21

89k literary/upmarket
from katesroses
May 17, 2021 12:26 pm

EQ: 5/2/21
ER: 5/17/21

98K Adult rom-com
from droideka
Apr 22, 2021 6:38 pm

EQ: 4/11/2021
ER: 4/22/2021

95k Adult SF Romance
from pljarizona
Mar 12, 2021 1:17 am

EQ 3/12/2021 92k Historical Fiction/Family Saga
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 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

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