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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 ya_writer
Oct 26, 2017 8:55 am

@DebHawkins Thank you! <3
from DebHawkins
Oct 26, 2017 8:31 am

Congratulations, ya_writer!
from ya_writer
Oct 24, 2017 3:38 pm

EQ: 10/2 (Received automatic reply to my query 9 days later (on 10/11). I didn't know auto-replies could be so delayed!)
Nudge of other offer of rep: 10/24
FR: 10/24

YA Thriller
from chicklegirl
Oct 15, 2017 5:57 pm

EQ 10/15/17 (77K--YA speculative/time travel) auto-response received moments later
from coffee_drinker4
Oct 13, 2017 3:04 am

EQ:10/13 PB
from TAChan
Oct 12, 2017 7:59 pm

@ya_writer Not quite sure either--but I did receive a quick non automated "Thank you" email from Christa about 10 minutes ago, which makes me think perhaps she only got my email recently? Either way, I think so long as you received a confirmation email, it's safe to say the query reached her inbox :)
from ya_writer
Oct 11, 2017 2:43 pm

@TAChan I wonder if that means she didn't receive our queries until today, or if it was just some weirdness with the auto-response itself.
from TAChan
Oct 11, 2017 2:34 pm


I think something got wonky with their email system, because I also just got an automated response 13 days after I sent my material to Christa (aka today)
from shewrites
Oct 04, 2017 7:09 am

EQ 2nd Oct #DVPit
FR 3rd Oct :)
from novelgirl92
Sep 26, 2017 4:08 pm

EQ: 9/26

83k YA Fantasy
from coffee_drinker4
Sep 24, 2017 12:15 am

EQ: 6/8
ER: 7/22
from SarahLRWriter
Sep 05, 2017 10:26 am

EQ (solicited during QueryKombat): 6/21 (first 30 pages + synopsis)
9/5: nudge after 3 months, suggesting revised manuscript
9/5: requested the revised manuscript and synopsis (sent same day)

from mgmystery
Aug 14, 2017 8:47 am

EQ: 8/14/17

MG mystery 44k
from KristenH
Aug 02, 2017 4:03 pm

Eq 5/4/17 (Requery Venom, accidentally sent to her since she used to rep adult)
EQ 8/2/17 (passed via nudge-no adult.) Will try Elizabeth with Venom later this month.)
from MSally88
Jun 13, 2017 5:18 pm

EQ 3/7
CNR 6/13

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