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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 202

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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Zooks3
Jul 15, 2021 10:32 am


7/15/21 - EQ re: Moody's Bluff - MG. Immediate auto-response of receipt.
from MelissaMcKinnon
Jun 18, 2021 1:17 pm


#LGBTNPit Request
YA LGBT+ Rom Com 58K

EQ: 4/19/2021
Rejection: 6/18/2021
from abvaughan
Jun 04, 2021 8:16 pm


Was wondering if anyone has her current e-mail address. Thanks.
from jennadevillier
May 17, 2021 2:16 pm


EQ: 5/17

98k YA science fantasy
from Analisa
Apr 26, 2021 12:26 pm


EQ: 03/12/2021
CNR: 04/26/2021

YA Fantasy
from mhknecht12
Apr 16, 2021 9:03 pm


EQ: 4/16/2021 #LGBTNpit request

MG contemporary fantasy, 45k
from Lovethosebassets
Feb 27, 2021 12:10 pm


I sent Christa a mg manuscript back in 2019 and she requested a full. Then I've nudged her twice, once in August 2019, then in December 2019. She got back to me both times the same day to say yes, she would read it, she was backlogged. Now it is March and nothing. Closed this one out.
from Kate_TheAvidWriter
Feb 26, 2021 9:03 am


EQ: 1/20/21
CNR: 2/26

YA Fantasy 102k
from writinginfragments
Feb 26, 2021 8:22 am


EQ 1/18/21
CNR 2/26/21

Seems she only responds if interested so going to close out.

YA Queer Psych Thriller 87k
from Rabbie
Feb 18, 2021 10:32 am


Not passing judgment only experience and yes, a form on a full is better than silence.

Good luck guys.
from jennadevillier
Feb 18, 2021 8:18 am


I'm not sure if her policy has changed in the last year or so, but I received a full request from Christa in August 2019 that took several months to receive a reply to. She takes a bit longer than the "standard" average (6+ months as opposed to 3-4). I checked in with her twice and she responded both times. I would definitely check in if it's been longer than her stated response time
from fictiongirl
Feb 16, 2021 2:38 pm


I don't believe it is fair to pass this judgement on her due to the actions of someone else who ignored you. Christa may have replied if you had nudged her. Regardless, I'm sorry this has been your experience, it's very frustrating to be ghosted by an agent after submitting a full and the very least they can do is offer some closure. Even a form rejection is better than endless silence. I hope you find the right champion for your work!
from Rabbie
Feb 15, 2021 5:28 pm


Fictiongirl- since so much time passed I didn’t even bother. Besides, when I reached out to another agent she ignored me so I just left it alone.

MLStou- Thank you! I appreciate it.
from MLStou
Feb 15, 2021 4:27 pm


Eye-opening thread, Rabbie. Don't know how I missed it, I love @bookavid. I think they are sincere with their advice and offers to help people. I'm so sorry this is happening to you. Wishing you the best.
from fictiongirl
Feb 15, 2021 4:22 pm


@Rabbie did you try reaching out to her or are you just awaiting a response? Have you nudged?

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