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Mr. Matt McGowan

Frances Goldin Literary Agency

57 E. 11th Street, Suite 5B

New York, NY 10003

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Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
May 22, 2018 4:25 pm

EQ 3/22/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 5/22/18 (Passed from nudges--not ideal agent)
from max_entropy
Sep 04, 2017 8:13 am

EQ 9/4/17 International conspiracy literary thriller. His tastes in nonfiction seem to resonate with this reality-grounded tale.
from KristenH
Aug 10, 2017 3:59 pm

Eq 5/25/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 8/10/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try him with a future project.

Abigail, just query them via online form. It shoud indicate if they want pages or not. Check
from abigailalit
Jul 25, 2017 12:52 pm

Just wondering, it doesn't say on their website if they want pages or not. Does anyone know if they want a page sample?
from popolopo
Jun 21, 2017 5:44 pm

EQ 6/7/17
FR 6/9/17

literary fiction
from KristenH
Mar 08, 2017 4:06 pm

EQ 12/7/16 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 3/8/17 (Passed from nudge--not for him.) Will try him with DI next month.
from afelyk
Feb 17, 2017 7:22 pm

EQ: 02/17/2017
from snowcrocus
May 25, 2016 9:08 am

Email Query May 10, 2016

Chose him because he represents Eula Biss and Lia Purpura. My novel is about a pregnant oncologist.
from StephenH
Nov 03, 2015 12:32 pm

EQ 7/23/15
CNR 11/2/15

Lit fic 96K
from GoldenEagle
Oct 22, 2015 11:25 am

EQ 07/14/2015
CNR 10/22/2015

65k crossover paranormal thriller
from dharmakelleher
Jun 09, 2015 10:06 am

EQ: 6/8
ER: 6/9 form rejection
from juliankincaid
Jan 15, 2015 12:13 pm

EQ: 1/2/15
ER: 1/15/15 same form as below.
from atomicxima
Dec 04, 2014 8:57 am

EQ: 12/3
ER: 12/4 (same form rejection)
from tinydancer42001
Oct 14, 2014 12:15 pm

EQ: 10/14/14
ER: 10/14/14

Roughly about an hour later, quick but seriously demoralizing. Same rejection form letter as others:

Thank you very much for your query. I'm afraid I'm not going to be the ideal agent for this and I'm going to pass. Good luck.
from PhantomII
Jul 27, 2014 12:23 pm

Hmmm. Their one-page website says they're looking for authors who have a "Progressive political orientation." Not me, but at least they're upfront about it.

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