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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 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.
from Belle_91
Sep 18, 2017 12:03 pm


EQ: September 14
ER: September 18
Historical Fiction
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 30, 2017 11:26 am


Profile Update: Genres updated.

from Patrick (admin)
Aug 30, 2017 11:26 am


horrorchix89, she accepts YA but it doesn't look like she has much interest in fantasy.
from horrorchix89
Aug 21, 2017 2:38 pm


So does she accept YA Fantasy or not? Her site doesn't mention
from AuthorCJBlack
Aug 21, 2017 8:19 am


@smbishop - I pasted it in the email. Unless the agent specifically states that they accept attachments, I feel it's safer.
from smbishop
Aug 21, 2017 7:48 am


To those who submitted, did you attach the 50 pages or pasted in the email? Thanks.
from leftyfelix2
Aug 16, 2017 9:43 pm


She doesn't represent children's or YA Books.
from BillGinTexas
Aug 10, 2017 10:43 am


EQ: 08/07/2017 88k Hist Fic Thrl
ER: 08/10/2017 form rejection

quick, but not necessarily painless

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