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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

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from learn4ever
Dec 08, 2019 9:16 am

EQ/FR 12/5/19: Submission request through PitMad pitch, Children's Book 200 words
from timeoftimes02
Nov 22, 2019 9:56 am

Query: 4/8/19
FR - same day
Still waiting
from WinterWriter
Nov 09, 2019 3:53 am

Sharing for posterity. I think this is officially the longest I've had a full out when the initial query date is taken into consideration.

EQ: 09/09/2018
FR: 15/04/2019
Sent: 24/04/2019
Nudge: 25/09/2019 (no response)
2nd nudge: 09/11/2019
from kaitlynmscott19
Nov 08, 2019 6:43 pm

EQ: August 15, 2019
CNR: November 8, 2019

YA Fantasy 85k
from ButtonEyez
Nov 08, 2019 5:21 pm

YA gothic horror/dark fantasy 52k
EQ: Oct 26, 2019
E-Mail receipt of query states they will respond to unsolicited queries if they're interested in requesting more materials within 6-8 weeks, but could be as long as 12 weeks.
from jennadevillier
Nov 08, 2019 7:55 am

EQ: 7/22
FR: 8/6 (sent same day)
Nudge: 11/7

Christa answered within a couple of hours thanking me for following up and saying she had gotten a little backlogged, but my manuscript is currently at the top of her reading list! Keeping everything crossed!

79k YA fantasy
from Hunter_Hackett
Nov 05, 2019 2:23 pm

EQ (stands for "Electronic Query" right?) : 9/10/2019

I was lucky enough to win a critique with Christa through a twitter mentorship program, "#PBChat Critique Winner."
But when I submitted I received no confirmation note. I was told to send it to her direct email NOT her query email:
Maybe it got lost? When is it appropriate to nudge? I just want to know if it was recieved.
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 andshap2
Aug 03, 2019 11:17 am

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

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
Jul 20, 2019 1:12 pm

Picture book query "Clarence and Elroy" sent 7/20/19
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)

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