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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 ergotcake
Aug 06, 2018 9:57 pm


EQ: 8/6/18
MG Mystery 44k
from ktwills79
Jul 23, 2018 2:27 pm


EQ: 5/2
CNR: 7/23

PB, 300 Words
from Laina1312
Jul 05, 2018 7:16 pm


EQ: 7/5/2018

Anyone else find the "three chapters but not over 25 pages" thing a little weird? I write short chapters and my three chapters are still closer to 35 than 25.
from Cashwinne
Jun 15, 2018 10:28 am


EQ: 6/14/18
Received Confirmation of receipt (I love these. More agents should send these.)

80k YA Urban Fantasy
from TAChan
May 30, 2018 2:03 pm


9/09 PitMad request
9/28 Full request
4/02/2018 Tapped
4/06/2018 Automated response saying all submissions will be considered within 12 weeks and will only followup if there is interest--not sure if that means it's a pass since it's been over 12 weeks...? Marking as CNR for now
5/30/2018 Personalized rejection with detailed feedback
YA SciFi 100k
from coffee_drinker4
May 22, 2018 8:24 pm


EQ: 5/15/18 PB
from KarisHuman
May 19, 2018 1:38 pm


EQ: 2/12/18
Hung around since I didn't know where she was in the slush pile, but thanks to suehodara, I know she is past mine, so I'm going to CNR this out.
from suehodara
May 18, 2018 5:27 pm


Christa Heschke, was very nice on Twitter today... She mentioned that a pass on one project doesn't mean you shouldn't query her with other projects in the future. I asked where she is in her slush pile and she answered... If anyone's waiting to hear back from her, she's at the end of February 2018...
from rowekey1
May 01, 2018 12:04 am


EQ: 5/1/18

89k YA Fantasy
from saintsavant
Apr 07, 2018 1:26 pm


Right now I am through: 2/05/2018. *This date does not include requested materials. I respond to all requested submissions/referrals personally.
from gayowyn
Mar 24, 2018 5:36 pm


EQ (#PitMad request) 12/10/17
CNR: 3/24/18 (She's all caught up according to her blog)

YA Contemporary Fantasy 92k
from MadHunt24
Mar 24, 2018 3:40 pm


Query status according to her blog:

Right now I am through:2/05/2018. *This date does not include requested materials. I respond to all requested submissions/referrals personally.
from michelleimason
Mar 15, 2018 12:44 pm


On my last MS, she replied to my full after 7 months with very insightful feedback. This actually happened to me too. She's had mine since early November and liked my PitMad tweet too. Probably has a folder where she keeps them and goes to it when she has time to read MSs. She requests quite a few, so I can see how she might lose track of which ones have come in.
from shewrites
Mar 13, 2018 1:45 pm


I'm thinking of closing this out as CNR. She's had my full since October, sent her a revised version in November. She liked my pitch during PitMad even though she's already got the full manuscript. I think she would have replied by now if she was interested.
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!

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