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Ms. Margret McBride

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038



Website: www.mcbrideliterary.com/

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jdruffin
Apr 05, 2021 10:42 am


EQ: 4/5/21

Fantasy 78k
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 05, 2021 7:23 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 29, 2021 4:38 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from jeremyobrien
Jan 26, 2021 6:13 pm


Original query: 8/19/21
Form rejection: 1/26/21
humor/satire magical realism

Form rejection. But at least helpful and positive as far as form letters go.
from mciccone161
Jan 22, 2021 10:42 pm


Form Query: 1/15/21
Form Rejection: 1/22/21
HF/Scifi 104,000
from Catsamoa79
Jan 19, 2021 10:47 am


EQ: 8/5/20
CNR: 10/23/20
ER: 1/19/21, Form letter
from MsPenPaper
Oct 07, 2020 7:54 pm


Emailed memoir query + 1st 20pgs in Feb. 2019. Small agency so I didn't expect a response and didn't get one.
from Cherylking
Aug 04, 2020 1:40 pm


FQ: 8/4/2020

YA hist fic 64k
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 19, 2020 6:07 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager for queries. Genres updated.
from KristenH
Dec 28, 2019 7:10 am


EQ 11/1/19 2nd/requery Diplomatic Immunity-adult thriller)
ER 12/3/19 (Passed via nudges--not good fit)
from LGV_AL
Oct 05, 2019 1:40 pm


EQ 10/11/18 literary mystery (96,800 words)
FR 1/25/19
4/30/19 nudge; 5/1/19 received a note from an agency staff member apologizing for the delay and assuring me that my manuscript was still in their rotation.
9/9/19 nudged after offer of publication
9/10/19 Nice note from Faye Atchison asking to give them until the end of the month to complete their review.
9/26/19 offer of representation #3 of 3 (tough decision to be made)
10/1/19 accepted another offer
from KristenH
May 25, 2019 10:39 am


EQ 4/10/19 (2ND/FINAL requery Venom)
ER 5/22/19 (Passed--not right agent)
from Shessy9986
Apr 12, 2019 2:48 pm


EQ: 10-7-18 Mystery 112k Words
FR: 1-28-19
"We have reviewed your material and are interested in seeing more. We hope you will submit your proposal or full manuscript for our consideration."

Update: I received an offer from a small press, informed this agency and asked for them to please make a decision in two weeks. At the two weeks timeline, they asked for a bit longer as they had a meeting the following week. I felt good about the publisher so went ahead with them rather than wait. The McBride agency was SO very kind and helpful. They sent a comprehensive email with what to look for when it comes to a small publisher to make sure I wasn't being taken advantage of and also sent me edits they suggested for my first few chapters. They really went above and beyond for a book that I basically withdrew for consideration for them. They asked me to please keep them informed of the process of publication and to circle back around should it not work out. So so impressed with this agency.
from KristenH
Mar 31, 2019 3:46 pm


Congrats Sheessy!

EQ 2/8/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/26/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from Mildlymary
Jan 30, 2019 8:39 am


EQ: 11/05/18
ER: 11/28/18
FORM: (The link here is actually pretty good -- not the usual fluff.)
Thank you for your interest in the Margret McBride Literary Agency.
We have reviewed the information regarding your project, and after careful consideration, we do not feel our agency is the right home for your project.
This online resource may be helpful to you as you seek the right agent for your project:
https://www.janefriedman.com/find-literary-agent/
We wish you every success in placing your work with an excellent publisher.

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