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Ms. Shawna McCarthy

The McCarthy Agency, LLC

456 9th Street, #28,

Hoboken, NJ 07030



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AAR/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Tara725
May 20, 2022 11:31 am


EQ: 3/2/22
Partial Request: 3/2/22
Nudged on 5/12/22

Adult Fantasy, 110k
from jonmhansen
Apr 25, 2022 11:10 am


Email query: 01/21/22.
Closing this after no response: 04/25/22.

Urban fantasy, 85,000 words.
from writervfp
Apr 18, 2022 5:28 pm


18/april- QUERY SENT
from joelee__
Feb 24, 2022 2:06 pm


EQ: 2/24/22

Fantasy 139k
from banaesma
Feb 22, 2022 12:18 pm


EQ: 1 February, 2022
CNR: 22 February, 2022

adult 83k LitFic
from Freebe52
Feb 16, 2022 7:12 pm


EQ: 2/9/22
SiFi T Travel 80K
from gwprouse
Feb 12, 2022 3:28 pm


EQ: 12/20/21
CNR 2/12/22
Adult Fantasy 109K
from jclepp
Feb 11, 2022 6:14 pm


EQ 2/11
80,000 words science fiction
from chiara1900
Jan 31, 2022 2:06 pm


EQ: 1/31/22

Fantasy 124k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 28, 2022 3:23 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from barnett42
Nov 22, 2021 2:18 pm


EQ 10/25/21
PR 10/26/21 (first 10 pages)
Rejection 11/22/21
92K fantasy
from UnderTheTree
Nov 12, 2021 9:20 am


11/12/21 query emailed
54k fantasy
from bubblyian
Aug 20, 2021 7:49 pm


Email query sent July 8
Closed as no response after 43 days.
Scifi 65k
from wombatony
Jun 23, 2021 3:28 pm


EQ 6/19/21
PR 6/20/21 - 10 pages
6/23/21 Form Rejection

89K Alternative History
from bckinney
Jun 23, 2021 1:11 pm


Anyone know how (or whether it's possible) to query her? I see queries as recently as last month, but I don't see any web presence/instructions.
UPDATE: https://agentquery.com/agent.aspx?agentid=509 provides email instructions - and I can confirm they are accurate!

EQ 6/20/21
PR (10 pages) 6/20/21
Rejection 6/23/21
Space Opera 125k

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