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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 202

New York, NY 10016

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Twitter: ChristaHeschke

AAR Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from thewhipslip
Yesterday 4:26 pm

EQ 1/18/21

YA Queer Psych Thriller 87k
from Rabbie
Yesterday 10:29 am

FR: 6-03-20 - requested full after help with query
1-18-21 - since a great amount of time has passed it ended up being a CNR
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 12, 2021 6:22 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.

Thanks brownlabsarebest
from brownlabsarebest
Jan 12, 2021 5:13 pm

She's open to queries as of Jan 1, 2021 per the agency website ( and her Twitter
from MandyMBallard
Dec 05, 2020 8:28 am

EQ: 9/11
Confirmation of receipt (stating 12 week turnaround): 9/11
CNR: 12/5

90k YA fantasy
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 02, 2020 11:30 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks brownlabsarebest
from brownlabsarebest
Dec 01, 2020 8:19 pm

Per her twitter, she's closed to queries from Nov 25 to Jan 1
from sleepymillennial
Nov 30, 2020 5:25 pm

Sent my query on January 11th. I hope to hear something back soon since it's going to be around 8 weeks this month. Will post updates!
CNR 11/30/2020
from courtshipofthemonsters
Nov 17, 2020 10:09 pm

EQ: 10/07
Nudge with offer: 11/09
FR: 11/13 !!!!
Kind pass: 11/17

Too similar to something else on her list. Christa is so kind and I definitely recommend querying her!
from jennadevillier
Nov 16, 2020 9:57 am

EQ: 11/16

88k YA science fantasy
from Grasom
Nov 02, 2020 10:34 am

CNR after 12 weeks, which is how long website says it may take. Only respond if interested.
from CRogers
Sep 18, 2020 12:26 pm

EQ: 9/18/20
Confirmed receipt on the same day, may take up to 12 weeks to get a response.

YA Contemporary Romance 79k
from A_Read14
Sep 15, 2020 8:01 pm

PitchWars showcase request: sent 2/11/20 (YA Contemporary Fantasy)
Pitdark request on a DIFFERENT book: 5/18/20 (Adult Upmarket Gothic)
sent: 6/1/20
full request on the Adult book, saying she still wanted to read the YA book: 6/3
sent revised Adult book: 9/3
she replied the same day, saying she'd read it. :) She always replied to me quickly, though I know she is behind on reading fulls.

*fingers crossed*
from Cherylking
Sep 08, 2020 8:07 pm

EQ: 8/3/2020
CNR: 9/8/2020

YA hist fict 64k
from eiverson
Sep 03, 2020 8:38 pm

07/30 - EQ after like from #SFFPit on Twitter
09/03 - Nudge after she liked my PitMad tweet haha

YA Fantasy 71K

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