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Ms. Courtney Miller-Callihan

Handspun Literary Agency

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Twitter: millercallihan

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Query Guidelines

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 marmoisan
Jan 05, 2022 6:20 am

EQ: 5 January 2022
Fantasy 77k.
from daphne8802
Dec 18, 2021 5:52 am

Query sent: 11/5/21
Form rejection: 12/16/21

Paranormal Romance (100K)
from ZedHolmes
Dec 15, 2021 8:16 pm

Query: 11/3/21
Rejection: 12/15/21

Not totally sure if the rejection email was personalized or a slightly-edited form, but still, they were kind!

Queer romance, 92k
from scritrice
Dec 15, 2021 4:25 pm

EQ: 11/2/21
Full request: 12/15/21

Said she appreciated that I included content warnings.

Adult Romance 100k
from swatithegeek
Dec 15, 2021 4:32 am

Email query: 12/15/21

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from sjc0118
Nov 05, 2021 7:42 pm

EQ: 9/9, Contemporary Romance
ER: 11/4

Very kind and personalized rejection and apologized for the delay.
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

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