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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 202

New York, NY 10016



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Website: www.mcintoshandotis.com

Blog: christaheschke.blogspot.com/

Twitter: ChristaHeschke

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from whiterabbit241
Feb 16, 2018 1:10 pm


Congrats Cosmicwriter! I'm wondering if anyone else has heard back on a full? She's had mine since September and I'm waiting on pins and needles to hear back (no response to a nudge a few weeks ago).

shewrites -- thanks for the update! I'm happy to know that she's still considering us. Fingers crossed!
from shewrites
Feb 16, 2018 11:40 am


It's been quite a while since I first submitted my full. I informed her about an R&R I'd completed in November and she asked to see the revision (I think she'd already had my previous full 3 months or so at that point). Anyway, I haven't heard back on this version.
Just a quick update: I gave her a nudge, and she mentioned she's had a hectic New Year period, so she's still evaluating her fulls.
from jubilee
Feb 07, 2018 5:18 pm


Holy moly cosmic writer, congrats!!!!!
from CosmicWriter
Feb 07, 2018 4:29 pm


EQ: 1-3
Full: 1-25
Offer: 2-6
Signed with another agent: 2-7
Stats: YA contemp.
Queries: 66
R: 26; CNR: 8
Full requests: 32; CNR: 5
Offers: 3
Total time querying before offer: 3 weeks

Christa is amazing and we clicked right away, but this was a difficult decision.
from chicklegirl
Jan 13, 2018 12:29 am


EQ 10/15/17 (77K--YA speculative/time travel) auto-response received moments later
CNR 1/12/18
from Beckstah
Jan 08, 2018 1:33 pm


EQ 12/7 via #PitMad request
12/21 nudge with offer of rep
FR 12/21!
Kind step-aside 1/8

YA magical realism
from gayowyn
Dec 10, 2017 3:17 pm


EQ (#PitMad request) 12/10/17

YA Contemporary Fantasy 92k
from jrkoop
Dec 08, 2017 3:55 pm


EQ (#PitMad request): 12/7/17

YA Fantasy, 100k
from coconutfrog
Dec 07, 2017 8:35 pm


EQ (#PitMad request): 12/7/17

YA Fantasy, 83k
from SarahLRWriter
Dec 06, 2017 12:04 pm


EQ (solicited during QueryKombat): 6/21 (first 30 pages + synopsis)
9/5: nudge after 3 months, suggesting revised manuscript
9/5: requested the revised manuscript and synopsis (sent same day)
12/5: nudge after 3 months
12/6: CNR

74K YA HF
from Laurnsaurus
Dec 04, 2017 5:57 pm


@ya_writer, any news? :)
from ya_writer
Oct 26, 2017 8:55 am


@DebHawkins Thank you! <3
from DebHawkins
Oct 26, 2017 8:31 am


Congratulations, ya_writer!
from ya_writer
Oct 24, 2017 3:38 pm


EQ: 10/2 (Received automatic reply to my query 9 days later (on 10/11). I didn't know auto-replies could be so delayed!)
Nudge of other offer of rep: 10/24
FR: 10/24

YA Thriller
from coffee_drinker4
Oct 13, 2017 3:04 am


EQ:10/13 PB

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