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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 jennadevillier
Oct 15, 2019 10:43 am


@timeoftimes02 6 months is generally an acceptable time to nudge! :)
from timeoftimes02
Oct 15, 2019 10:16 am


EQ: 4/8/19
FR: 4/8/19

No word as of 10/15. Thinking of following up
from swatithegeek
Sep 12, 2019 7:34 am


DVpit EQ: 05/16/19
Nudge: 08/09/19
CNR: 09/12/19

YA Romance, 82k
from jennadevillier
Aug 06, 2019 2:44 pm


EQ: 7/22
FR: 8/6 (sent same day)

79k YA fantasy
from andshap2
Aug 03, 2019 11:17 am


5/9/19 EQ
8/3/19: CNR after 12 weeks

NF PB
from Utopiandreams
Jul 30, 2019 2:42 pm


EQ: 6/2/2019
nudge w/offer: 7/1/19
FR: 7/2/19
Step aside: 7/30/19
YA soft SF, 81k
from DRMOOK
Jul 20, 2019 1:12 pm


Picture book query "Clarence and Elroy" sent 7/20/19
from DRMOOK
Jul 20, 2019 1:12 pm


Picture book query "Clarence and Elroy" sent 7/20/19
from Charlydaws
Jul 12, 2019 8:35 am


EQ: 7/12/2019

MG Fantasy (46,000 words)
from LoveAllBooks
May 24, 2019 3:10 pm


EQ: August 2018
ER: March 2019 (request for more PB stories)

I was so shocked, surprised and super excited for the chance to send more of my work in March. It's been about 8 weeks, though, without a response. I assumed my August 2018 submission was a CNR. Not sure whether I should just sit-tight and wait this one out, too. Kind of wondering if my query went back to the bottom of her queue, even though it was requested. It's hard to be patient when such a fabulous agent requests more material!
from Catsamoa79
May 14, 2019 11:04 am


EQ: 2/28/19
CNR: 5/14/19
Confirmation email said 8-12 weeks if they are interested.
from Appalachiosaurus
Apr 26, 2019 8:35 am


EQ: 2/1
CNR: 4/26

PB, 400 words
from ktwills79
Apr 18, 2019 12:01 pm


EQ: 4/16 with offer of publication
ER: 4/18 stated she read it eagerly but just didn't connect with the writing

PB-NF, 980 words
from Laura_WA
Apr 13, 2019 12:54 am


EQ 2-8-19 (when she was taking some fantasy)
CNR 4-13-19
from BioGrimm15
Apr 01, 2019 11:28 am


EQ 1-15-19
received confirmation 1-15-19
CNR 4-1-19
YA Horror 68K

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