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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 202

New York, NY 10016



Website: www.mcintoshandotis.com

Blog: christaheschke.blogspot.com/

Twitter: ChristaHeschke

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from tharvey
May 15, 2022 6:18 pm


QM & QT were having some issues the other day. Maybe wait a day or two to try again.
from frostedcupcake
May 15, 2022 4:57 pm


Has anyone had luck submitted through their QM? I've tried all day, but it always times out.
from judyjcs
May 06, 2022 12:43 pm


Query sent 4/4/22
Nudge w/ offer of Rep 4/28/22
Request for to see add'l manuscripts 5/2/22, sent 5/3/22
very kind, personalized step aside 5/6 - said she liked 2 of the 4 manuscripts she saw from me, but wasn't excited about all of them so she would step aside

Nonfiction PB
from tharvey
Apr 26, 2022 4:52 pm


Either way it's up to 12 weeks? Website is usually more updated, but not necessarily accurate for each agent. She doesn't usually respond.
from fancyunicorn
Apr 18, 2022 9:18 pm


JustinJoseph, it looks like Christa made some requests in February 2022, but hasn't made many since, and judging by her stats it looks like she's probably a "no response means no" agent. Based on the Data Explorer she rarely sends rejections on queries and has a 9.6% response rate to queries overall.
from blackhand
Apr 18, 2022 12:58 pm


Form Query: 12.3.2021 (Called her "Christina" in my query letter instead of "Christa". RIP.)
Query Withdrawn: 4.18.22
Form Query: 4.18.22 (Made sure to spell her name correctly this time.)

YA Historical, 97k
from ekdwrites
Apr 11, 2022 2:07 pm


PW Full Request: 02/20/22
Nudge with offer: 03/28/22
PR/step-aside: 04/11/22
50k MG contemporary
from writervfp
Mar 31, 2022 1:37 am


31/march- QUERY SENT

OLDER YA queer magical realism, 78K, MSWL MATCH
from jamisonshea
Mar 17, 2022 7:05 am


2.21.22 PW request query sent for YA contemporary fantasy/horror
2.25.22 Nudge (for another's offer of rep)
3.16.22 RP / step aside, personalized - ms is too long (106k)
from gwprouse
Feb 21, 2022 8:33 pm


FQ: 2/21/22
109k Fantasy
from jaymeinman
Feb 19, 2022 10:29 am


Thanks for your comments below! If I hadn't checked the comments section, I wouldn't know that she had switched to QM. I queried via email on Feb 7 and re-queried on QM today (Feb 19).

YA SF 87K
from gatordave96
Feb 09, 2022 10:46 pm


EQ 10/31/21
CNR 2/9/22

103k light science fiction
from jennadevillier
Feb 05, 2022 12:38 am


EQ: 11/2
CNR: 2/5

89k YA fantasy
from AmberMHerbert
Jan 18, 2022 5:17 pm


EQ: 10/19/21
CNR: 01/18/22

Upper YA contemporary 70k
from ghostwrighter
Jan 15, 2022 6:45 pm


Hi cd121. I actually queried by email about a week ago (because was following the guidelines in the "submissions" tab on the website) and then realized that she had switched! Hopefully she is checking both regularly :)

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