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Ms. Margret McBride

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038


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Online Form: Yes

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from Catsamoa79
Nov 09, 2022 11:16 am

EQ: 6/10/22
CNR: 11/9/22
from Angie_r03
Nov 09, 2022 3:59 am

FQ: 10 July 2022
CNR: 9 November

152 days with no response
YA Contemporary Romance
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 07, 2022 3:27 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 09, 2022 4:39 pm

Thanks Mevrouw_Bee. You are correct.
from Mevrouw_Bee
Aug 09, 2022 10:21 am

Patrick: which means Faye Atchison too. They share the same Query Manager form.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 09, 2022 9:56 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from TooMuchCoffeeMan
Aug 08, 2022 2:08 am

No decision made per query portal @ 133 days and counting.
from Jacksheedy46
Aug 05, 2022 12:07 pm

Submitted query Aug. 4, 2022. Agent responded Aug. 5, 2022, with polite rejection.
from banaesma
Jul 22, 2022 12:59 pm

FQ: 2 June, 2022
CNR: 22 July, 2022

adult 83k LitFic
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.

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