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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, 15th floor

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 Zooks3
Sep 15, 2016 2:05 pm


09/14/16: EQ re: Gatsby - MG. Rec'd immediate auto-response of receipt.
from karenleespree
Sep 09, 2016 10:44 am


Well, Christa liked my Twitter pitch during the party. Only thing is, she liked the same pitch months ago and I sent my submission. Still no word. Do I resub my old query with an update? Or send a fresh and shiny query. I suppose I've edited it since the last query. It appears she's heavily backlogged.
from thefeelingsfairy
Aug 26, 2016 9:07 pm


EQ: 8/26/2016
96k YA fairy tale retelling
from jessmedina
Aug 15, 2016 8:45 pm


Just wanted to update if you're waiting.... this is on her blog:
"I am currently pretty backlogged. Right now I am through:5/1/2016. *This date does not include requested materials. I respond to all requested submissions/referrals personally."

EQ: 3/16/16
Closing out 8/15/16
from infinitycookies
Jul 22, 2016 6:54 pm


Pitched through Pages for Agents: 05/16/2016
Full request: 05/29/2016
Rejection: 07/21/2016

Christa was one of my top choices for agents because she seemed interested in YA contemporary romance (at least that's what I observed through reading/researching about her) and I was super excited when she requested my full manuscript from my short pitch. Her response finally came in yesterday, after almost two months of waiting, which I think is a great response time considering there are agents who've had my manuscript since April and still haven't heard back. I'm sad she didn't end up falling in love with the story, although it seemed that she did like it, but I think she gave me some really helpful comments on how to improve my manuscript. If I still need to query for my next project, I'd totally query Christa again!

For those waiting on a response from her for requested material, she mentioned she was a bit behind on reading. Best of luck!
from janflora
Jul 08, 2016 9:37 am


Original Q: Sept 12, 2015 (after a PitMad like)
Partial Req: Feb 9 (150 pgs)
I did nudge her on April 30 and she responded quickly that she was still reading...
Rejection came yesterday (July 7 2016) and it was kind and encouraging, but she is not in love with the story, and I am going to go get a milkshake.
Hope y'all have a good weekend :)
from InconstantMoon
Jul 07, 2016 4:14 pm


PitMad request: 3-18
ER: 7-7

YA Contemp
from thetypewriter
Jul 06, 2016 10:48 am


EQ #PitchMAS request: 12/19/15
Full Request: 4/20/16

YA Fantasy 65k
from karenleespree
Jul 01, 2016 11:27 am


EQ 6/8 YA 7/1 CNR.
from jessmedina
Jun 30, 2016 8:12 pm


3/16/16 EQ
6/30/16 CNR
from scg728
Jun 28, 2016 5:53 pm


EQ 6/28 YA mystery 74k
from blanghinrichs
Jun 15, 2016 1:28 pm


EQ 6/15 MG fantasy 34K
from Nani123
Jun 09, 2016 1:32 pm


Her blog (http://christaheschke.blogspot.com/) says she's through queries from 2/27 and earlier. I think that means if yours, like mine, was sent before that day, it's a pass. :(
from samiott
May 10, 2016 5:40 pm


EQ: 5/10
PB
from Sarahrahnie
Apr 30, 2016 7:19 pm


EQ 4/30

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