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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 Mander_Pander
Nov 05, 2018 1:43 pm

EQ: 10/22
PR: 10/24

YA Suspense :)
from planetofsound
Oct 30, 2018 4:11 pm

EQ: September 8/18 (#Pitmad request)
FR: October 30/18 :)

MG Fantasy, 51k
from aalogan
Oct 25, 2018 9:54 pm

#Pitmad request EQ 9/6/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy

Christa liked my #PitDark pitch for this ms also. Sent query again, though I mentioned I sent it for PitMad too. 10/25/18
from 5alchow
Oct 22, 2018 12:16 am

EQ: 9/7/18 (PitMad request)
Nudge with offer of rep: 9/26
Full request: 9/28
Offer of rep: 10/10

I ultimately accepted an offer from another agent, but Christa sounds delightful. Since she offered on my decision deadline date, we corresponded exclusively by email. She sounds like she has a wide breadth of experience within the industry, is enthusiastic about the projects she represents, and her editorial feedback was in line with what I'd heard from other industry professionals. My takeaway: writers would be lucky to work with her and in so doing would find a passionate advocate for their manuscript.

MG Contemporary <50K
from Laina1312
Oct 21, 2018 1:28 pm

EQ: 07/05/2018
Full request: 10/21/2018

YA Urban Fantasy 67k

They apparently have quite a bit of a backlog.
from Buddrcup
Oct 20, 2018 1:55 pm

EQ: 10/20/18 per #MSWL for "creepy MG mystery"
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 words
from Cainhawaii
Oct 11, 2018 10:41 pm

EQ: 10/11. MG adventure story.
from karenleespree
Oct 08, 2018 8:20 am

EQ: 9/24
CNR: 10/8

MG, Contemp.
from askjudyww
Sep 06, 2018 4:14 pm

27k MG Historical
EQ: 9/04
from ergotcake
Aug 21, 2018 5:53 pm

EQ: 8/6/18
MG Mystery 44k

Going to CNR: 8/21/18 since she's replied to queries after mine.
from TheWrite1
Aug 21, 2018 3:30 pm

EQ: 8/21
FR: 8/21
from k8lynwrites
Aug 21, 2018 3:15 pm

EQ after mentioning my project to her on Twitter: 8/21/2018
from ktwills79
Jul 23, 2018 2:27 pm

EQ: 5/2
CNR: 7/23

PB, 300 Words
from Laina1312
Jul 05, 2018 7:16 pm

EQ: 7/5/2018

Anyone else find the "three chapters but not over 25 pages" thing a little weird? I write short chapters and my three chapters are still closer to 35 than 25.
from Cashwinne
Jun 15, 2018 10:28 am

EQ: 6/14/18
Received Confirmation of receipt (I love these. More agents should send these.)

80k YA Urban Fantasy

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