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Formerly with Empire Literary

Ms. Carrie Howland

Howland Literary

New York, NY

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Twitter: ECarrieHowland

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from jldelozier
Nov 27, 2018 1:25 pm

EQ: 74,000 YA 10/27/18
Cnr 11/27/18
from aalogan
Oct 30, 2018 6:47 pm

EQ 10/30/18 70k literary fairy tale retelling
from tllehmann
Oct 27, 2018 11:58 am

EQ: 10/26

YA Fantasy, 95K
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 25, 2018 4:51 pm

Profile Update: Started her own agency. Formerly with Empire Literary.

(Thanks Dreams32)
from Dreams32
Oct 25, 2018 1:03 pm

This was on today's Publisher's Lunch: After 13 years as an agent, most recently at Empire Literary, Carrie Howland has formed her own agency, Howland Literary. website is, but it doesn't appear to be interactive yet.
from batsojopo
Oct 15, 2018 3:30 pm

EQ: 10/15/2018

Literary/Historical fiction
from jjdean211
Oct 06, 2018 7:49 am

EQ - 101k, Lit Fic. 6/25
CNR 10/8/18
from snooze
Sep 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Q: 9/10/18 (in person at conference)
FR: 9/10/18
Sent 9/10/18. (Update #1: Haven't received an acknowledgement yet and now worried that I shouldn't have sent an attachment!) (Update #2: she kindly confirmed once I emailed to check in paranoia)
Literary fiction 90K
from ergotcake
Sep 15, 2018 1:01 pm

EQ: 8/20/18
CNR: 9/15/18

MG Mystery 44k
from karenleespree
Sep 12, 2018 11:55 am

EQ: 7/30

CNR: 9/12/ 18 MG Contemporary
from Kensi99
Aug 04, 2018 10:03 am

Queried Carrie in June and a few hours later received what sounded like a personal reply, thanking me for the material and that she was looking forward to reading. Since then, nothing. Not even a reject. Not sure if I should nudge or if she's a "silence means no" agent.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 30, 2018 8:54 am

tharvey, it is listed on her personal website at
from tharvey
Jul 27, 2018 7:26 pm

She does not say she's accepting picture books.
from ispyamystery
May 17, 2018 9:49 am

WhidgetBaker: just click on the query status icon and change it to full request....?
from WhidgetBaker
May 16, 2018 8:59 pm

EQ 3/6
FR 5/16
I had already closed it out. I can't figure out how to update that she's reading a full.

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