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Ms. Margret McBride

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038



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Website: www.mcbrideliterary.com/

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from tome129
Sep 18, 2018 6:00 pm


EQ: 8/20/18
ER: 9/18/18 Form Letter

Historical fiction 98k words
from JasonTVoiovich
Jun 06, 2018 6:06 pm


EQ: 5/10/2018 business
ER: Form rejection on 6/6/2018
from drgldy76
Mar 11, 2018 11:58 am


EQ 2/9/18
from drgldy76
Mar 11, 2018 11:58 am


EQ 2/9/18
from DiscoStories
Nov 01, 2017 9:27 pm


EQ: 09/06/17 Memoir 109k
ER: 10/30/17

Form rejection.
from deebiedoobie
Jul 24, 2017 1:08 pm


EQ: 5/29
PR: 7/17
ER: 7/24

Form rejection. I wonder what she didn't like in my 50 page sample. Ah, well.

YA Psychological, 80K
from KristenH
Jul 13, 2017 4:25 pm


Eq 6/15/17 (requery Chain Reaction)
ER 7/13/17 (Passed--not good fit.) Wiil retry Faye with DI's requery later this summer or early fall.
from BSheridan75
Jul 04, 2017 5:45 pm


EQ: 5/12
ER: 6/20 (form)
New Adult, 105K
from KristenH
May 09, 2017 4:14 pm


I've requeried her awhile ago and haven't heard back.

On 3/4/16, I've requeried her with Venom. After a two week nudge, it's CNR. I'll try her this summer with Chain Reaction.

3/21/17: EQ 3/2/17 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 3/21/17 (Passed--not a good fit.) I'll try Margaret with Diplomatic Immunity later this spring.

4/17/17 EQ (Diplomatic Immunity)
5/9/17 ER (Passed-not good fit.) I'll requery Faye with DI next month.
from Belle_91
May 19, 2016 10:46 am


Has anyone queried her recently?
from WriteOrDie
Aug 11, 2014 9:35 pm


EQ: 7/8/14
Form rejection: 8/11/14

Historical fiction
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 20, 2014 11:00 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks VonAngel)
from VonAngel
Jul 17, 2014 1:20 pm


It looks like she's open again to queries and even has an associate agent: Faye Atchison.
from donnabarker
Sep 16, 2013 6:29 pm


ALthough she's closed to queries, she's obviously looking for new talent since she's attending the Writers Digest Conference West and is accepting pitches there... maybe worth querying?
from KristenH
Feb 26, 2011 2:19 pm


On the off shot, I tried her anyway via snail mail. I sent her a query via snail mail on 2/17 and heard back from her today--not accepting new clients. Check the website often for updates.

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