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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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Twitter: matthewbmcgowan

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from hsdonnelly
Oct 02, 2022 6:12 am

EQ: 2022-06-29 Lit, Hist, Humorous, 98K

CNR: 2022-10-02

Given previous comment by spacerog, is he "out of the office until Jan 4th"? So does he have a huge pile of queries waiting for him?
from spacerog
Aug 23, 2022 2:41 pm

"I am out of the office until January 4th. I'll get back to you as soon as possible after my return."

- Received after a query sent in August. So is he out of the office for another 4 months or did he forget to turn it off last year?
from kmp152
Jun 17, 2022 2:43 pm

email query sent 4/29/22
Memoir 89K
no response after six weeks, closing query
from ajmiz827
Mar 28, 2022 11:17 am

Query Sent: Jan 24, 2022
MS Type: Contemporary Adult 116K words
Nudge Letter on March 26, 2022
Rejection Received: March 28, 2022 @ 12:12 pm

Single sentence response to my nudge -- "Sorry, but it is a pass for me."
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Jun 15, 2021 11:29 am

EQ: 4/29/21
CNR 6/15/21 (47 days)
NF 69k words
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 4:55 pm

from lindsaysmith818
Oct 20, 2020 11:03 am

EQ 10/20/20
New Adult Literary 50k
from yybeeg
Oct 09, 2018 2:42 pm

EQ 6/20/2018 (71k literary novel)
ER 7/3/2018 (form rejection)
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2018 2:35 pm

EQ 7/17/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/18/18 (Passed via nudge--does few fiction, no thrillers)
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.

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