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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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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Buddrcup
Today 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!!!!
from aalogan
Jan 02, 2019 4:32 pm


#Pitmad request EQ 9/6/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy
Christa liked my #PitDark pitch for this ms also. Sent query again, though I mentioned I sent it for PitMad too. 10/25/18

12/14/18: Nudged with offer of rep on another manuscript.
FR 12/14/18, submitted same day
1/2/19 Reminded of deadline, she replied with a polite step-aside
from specuKate
Dec 07, 2018 11:19 am


EQ 10/13
Full request 11/20
Nudge with offer 11/23
Enthusiastic emails but did not respond by deadline--an admittedly difficult one due to Thanksgiving! When I notified her that I accepted another offer, she wrote a very kind and enthusiastic email apologizing for her delay (an office move), complimenting my ms, and generously wishing me well! Seems like a wonderful person to work with!
from Jeanetto
Nov 18, 2018 11:42 am


EQ: 11/18/18
MG sci-fi 79,000
from Mander_Pander
Nov 05, 2018 1:43 pm


EQ: 10/22
PR: 10/24

YA Suspense :)
from 5alchow
Oct 22, 2018 12:16 am


EQ: 9/7/18 (PitMad request)
Nudge with offer of rep: 9/26
Full request: 9/28
Offer of rep: 10/10

I ultimately accepted an offer from another agent, but Christa sounds delightful. Since she offered on my decision deadline date, we corresponded exclusively by email. She sounds like she has a wide breadth of experience within the industry, is enthusiastic about the projects she represents, and her editorial feedback was in line with what I'd heard from other industry professionals. My takeaway: writers would be lucky to work with her and in so doing would find a passionate advocate for their manuscript.

MG Contemporary <50K
from Laina1312
Oct 21, 2018 1:28 pm


EQ: 07/05/2018
Full request: 10/21/2018

YA Urban Fantasy 67k

They apparently have quite a bit of a backlog.
from Cainhawaii
Oct 11, 2018 10:41 pm


EQ: 10/11. MG adventure story.
from karenleespree
Oct 08, 2018 8:20 am


EQ: 9/24
CNR: 10/8

MG, Contemp.
from askjudyww
Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm


27k MG Historical
EQ: 9/04
from ergotcake
Aug 21, 2018 5:53 pm


EQ: 8/6/18
MG Mystery 44k

Going to CNR: 8/21/18 since she's replied to queries after mine.
from TheWrite1
Aug 21, 2018 3:30 pm


EQ: 8/21
FR: 8/21

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