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Ms. Margret McBride

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038


AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
May 09, 2022 7:51 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.
from KDMcQuain
Apr 22, 2022 7:50 pm

FQ 4/5/22
FR 4/22/22
LGBTQ+ 109k
Hard pass
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 07, 2022 5:41 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from emilieonthemove
Mar 04, 2022 9:33 pm

Queried for a memoir in July 2021. Full MS requested March 2022. Seems like they are going through their slush pile at the moment.

Wondering how long it will take them to read the MS?? Perhaps I should expect another 8 months (though they say it takes them 6-8 weeks. Seems to be an underestimation).
from John_Darous
Feb 17, 2022 1:03 am

Queried July 2021
Rejected February 2022

Seriously???? 230 days to say thanks but no thanks... Not good enough
from jenbarie
Jan 19, 2022 12:21 pm

Queried HF Dec. 2018
Full request Feb. 2019
Several nudges over the course of the year, replies from Jimmy Callaway about how they're "under water"
Form rejection Jan 2020, but then attached doc with some specific notes.
from andyscontras
Dec 21, 2021 3:11 pm

EQ (form) -- 5/8/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
FR -- 12/10/2021 sent 12/21
from ajmiz827
Nov 24, 2021 9:35 am

Query Sent: 9/23/2021
MS type: Adult/New Adult Contemporary 124K words
Form Rejection: 11/23/2021

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your submission.

Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we do not feel that our agency is the best place for your work. Another agent might feel differently, so we recommend you keep trying. There are many helpful resources online to help you find the right agent for you. This is probably the most comprehensive resource we’ve found online, and we hope you find it helpful:

Wishing you great success on the road to publication,

The Margret McBride Literary Agency

P.S. We sincerely apologize for the form letter and wish we had more time to address each author individually and provide useful feedback, but we are a very small operation and do not have the time and resources available to do so.
from mjcassell
Oct 22, 2021 5:53 am

EQ: 4/23/21
CNR: 10/22/21

95k Adult Historical Fiction
from kitbuddy
Sep 26, 2021 2:22 am

Nothing on Publishers Marketplace for this agency in deals after 2001
from pljarizona
Sep 19, 2021 1:21 am

FQ 9/18/21 92k Historicall Fiction
from OPKiwi
Sep 03, 2021 6:59 pm

CNR 90 days
No response to nudge
from MindiWM
Jul 30, 2021 3:30 pm

Form Query: 7/30/21
SF, 94,000
from Isolamelia
Jun 10, 2021 6:35 pm

Q: 4/22/21
R: 6/10/21
Literary Fiction
from MarlowePercival
May 10, 2021 5:02 pm

QM Query: 05/10/2021

YA Literary, 69K

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