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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

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jumpingsheep
Mar 19, 2019 12:59 pm


EQ: 12/11
CNR: 3/19

YA Sci-Fi 77K
from ChrystalS
Mar 14, 2019 7:21 pm


Thanks @PBquerious! I never got one and was wondering if I messed up without realizing. I’ll have to check that the email address was right or not!
from PBquerious
Mar 14, 2019 6:18 pm


ChrystalS I received an automatic reply when I queried on 2/1.
from ChrystalS
Mar 14, 2019 5:14 pm


Does anyone know if you get a confirmation email after sending a query to Ms. Heschke or not?
from neglet
Feb 13, 2019 11:56 am


EQ: 8/6/18
YA contemporary 84K
CNR: 2/13/19
from Jeanetto
Feb 10, 2019 8:03 am


EQ: 11/18/18
MG sci-fi 79,000
CNR 2/10/19
from PBquerious
Feb 02, 2019 7:54 am


EQ: 2/1

PB-F, 422 words
from ktwills79
Feb 01, 2019 5:55 pm


EQ: 11/2
CNR: 2/1

PB-NF, 1000 Words
from Daisy22
Jan 31, 2019 12:51 pm


EQ: SFFPit request 1/31/19 MG Magical Realism 68k
from Brekketechie
Jan 28, 2019 1:43 pm


EQ: 12/1/18 (from fallfest pitch contest - request with partial)
Nudge: 1/28/19 (including revised MS)

YA Historical Fantasy, 65K
from karenleespree
Jan 28, 2019 12:15 pm


EQ 1/09
CNR" 1/28

YA Historical Fantasy.

from Buddrcup
Jan 20, 2019 12:53 pm


EQ: 10/20/18 per #MSWL for "creepy MG mystery"
CNR: 1/20/19 (perhaps she will pleasantly surprise me, but CNR for now...sigh)
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 words
from kdprudolph
Jan 15, 2019 4:27 pm


EQ 11-19-2018
CNR 1-15-19

MG contemporary 50k
from planetofsound
Jan 08, 2019 8:37 pm


EQ: September 8/18 (#Pitmad request)
FR: October 30/18 :)
Nudge with offer of rep, December 8/18
Offer of Rep, January 7/19 (!!!!)

MG Fantasy, 51k

Update: Thank you, Buddrcup! I had a similar experience to 5alchow; we communicated through email, and although I ultimately signed with someone else, Christa seems like a wonderful agent to have in your corner. She's passionate, knowledgeable, and friendly.
from Buddrcup
Jan 08, 2019 9:00 am


OMG planetofsound! Big congrats!!!!

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