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Ms. Courtney Miller-Callihan

Handspun Literary Agency

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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 KellyFriedman2013
Jul 11, 2018 8:55 am

EQ: 5/15/18
CNR: 7/11/18

Paranormal Romance - 53k
from kvleahy
Jul 09, 2018 1:28 pm

EQ: 4/25
ER: 7/9
Form letter, got my title wrong.
from rabbitgirl
Jun 21, 2018 4:50 pm

Are you all pasting 50 pages or attaching? 50 pages is an awful lot to paste into an email... (I've had emails fail to send when they get too long, that's why I'm worried)
from notsonewbie
Apr 05, 2018 7:12 am

EQ: 2/1/18
ER: 4/5/18 (Form)
85k contemporary romance

from HollyM
Apr 04, 2018 8:22 pm

EQ: 3.18.18
ER: 4.4.18
95k women's fiction.
Form response - not right for her list.
from WhidgetBaker
Apr 04, 2018 1:07 pm

EQ 3/1
EQ nudge 3/26 (because her month had been crazy per twitter, and because I had an R&R so my first 50 pages changed)
FR 4/4
Since you attach 50 pages, she told me in the email she loved my first 50 pages and couldn't wait to read the rest. ?? Hopeful, anyway.
from MaryJane
Feb 17, 2018 12:22 pm

Sent Query, synopsis, and fifty pages
from MaryJane
Feb 17, 2018 12:15 pm

query, synopsis, plus either 3 chapters or 50 pages (whichever is most)
from romwrit
Jan 12, 2018 1:07 pm

EQ: 12/16/17
ER: 1/11/18
96k romatic suspense
from FGeiger
Dec 28, 2017 9:12 am

EQ 10/12/17 75000 words Black Girls Don't Get Hickeys
nudge 11/26/17
ER 11/27/17
from LightofBeauty
Dec 07, 2017 9:37 pm

Queried her when she was first open to queries on 8/5, not a word, ever. So unresponsive to where it seems pointless to bother. CNR.

12/7 FINALLY got the ER, such a long wait (5 months!) for a "not right for my list" response lol.
from Catsamoa79
Dec 05, 2017 5:16 pm

EQ: 8/15/17
Nudge: 9/22/17
CNR: 10/31/17
I had queried her in the past, and though it took about 8 weeks for her to respond, I did receive a short rejection letter. Not this time.

Update: ER today, 12/5/17 - "This is not right for me."
from MyLittleCthulhu
Dec 01, 2017 8:12 am

EQ 11/25
ER 11/27

91k PNR
from FountainPen
Sep 26, 2017 9:28 am

EQ 8/18
CNR 9/26
from AuthorCJBlack
Sep 19, 2017 8:46 pm

EQ: 8/20/17
96K epic fantasy
QT says she accepts fantasy but on her site it is mainly historical and/or romantic fantasy. Figured it wouldn't hurt to try.
8/30/17 - Going to wait and see what happens. Will carry on if it's an ER.
ER: 9/19/17 - Not too surprised by this one.

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