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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 202

New York, NY 10016

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from SarahLRWriter
Sep 05, 2017 10:26 am

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)

from mgmystery
Aug 14, 2017 8:47 am

EQ: 8/14/17

MG mystery 44k
from KristenH
Aug 02, 2017 4:03 pm

Eq 5/4/17 (Requery Venom, accidentally sent to her since she used to rep adult)
EQ 8/2/17 (passed via nudge-no adult.) Will try Elizabeth with Venom later this month.)
from MSally88
Jun 13, 2017 5:18 pm

EQ 3/7
CNR 6/13
from meg_mcd220
May 09, 2017 8:06 pm

EQ (Referral from Shannon Powers): 05/09/17

YA Speculative Fiction, 64K
from betty_d
May 09, 2017 3:49 am

Some of you may be closing too soon.
Here's an update from her blog: "I am currently pretty backlogged. Right now I am through:1/19/2017."
from Boreas
Apr 25, 2017 12:19 pm

EQ: 2/9/17
CNR: 4/25/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from DebHawkins
Apr 12, 2017 7:23 pm

YA Fantasy, 89k

10/6 - liked my #DVPit submission
10/15 - EQ with first 3 chapters & synopsis

On the edge of 12 weeks, as is the company's response time. I hope to hear from her soon. You can only query one agent at a time.

4/12/17 - CNR
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 10, 2017 3:27 pm

Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved her listing.
from DebHawkins
Mar 13, 2017 1:13 pm

Another update from her blog: "I am currently pretty backlogged. Right now I am through:9/8/2016. *This date does not include requested materials. I respond to all requested submissions/referrals personally."

Feb 23rd she tweeted an inquiry about how far she is, and she said she thought she was in December queries and would update her blog. No update so far.
from melaniehoo
Feb 16, 2017 6:41 am

I just got a full request from a query in May 2016, so if you still haven't heard, hang in there. I withdrew because I've already started the publication process with this book, but it's good to know she does get back to everyone.
from ShannaHughes
Dec 29, 2016 3:42 pm

10/6 EQ with first 25 pages.
2/12 Nudge with offer of representation.
12/5 Full request
12/15 Stepped aside -- really enjoyed it but not totally in love
12/19 signed with another agent

YA contemporary 67K

Christa Hescke 6/10 F 5/12 R 15/12

Requested during #DVpit. 67K YA contemporary.
from thefeelingsfairy
Dec 16, 2016 9:53 am

EQ: 8/26/2016
CNR: 12/16/2016
96k YA fairy tale retelling
from Polonius
Nov 06, 2016 5:47 pm

EQ 3/21/16

YA Contemporary

EQ new YA Contemporary project 10/25/16
Nudge with offer of representation 10/26/16 (received an offer from an older query just hours after sending this one!)
FR 10/26/16
Note asking for more time 10/31/16 but we were up against the offering agent's deadline and accepted an offer elsewhere - she seems really lovely though!
from Catsamoa79
Oct 26, 2016 1:49 pm

EQ: 6/9/16
CNR: 10/26/16

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