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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 mbowman
Jan 30, 2023 11:10 am


Oh, you might be right. Is there any info about this agent?
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 27, 2023 10:23 am


I'm not sure about that, mbowman. This agent is Shawna McCarthy but the website is for Sean McCarthy.
from Feldelroy
Jan 12, 2023 6:04 am


EQ 9/7
PR 9/7 10 pages
10/5 3 chapters and synopsis
Space opera 160k words
Nudged on 3 chapters 12/20/22
from whitandrews
Dec 05, 2022 11:46 am


I don't think she actually read my query or my follow-up. It's OK if her list was full or she just didn't like it. A great reason for agents to use form letters instead of what are intended to be more personal rejections, I think...

"Thanks for thinking of me, but I'm afraid I find the dystopia to be somewhat over familiar."

OK, but my query said

"compelling vision for a future which is neither dystopic nor utopian -- not even allegorical! -- but instead recognizable as a place driven by human connection."

from galian84
Nov 26, 2022 7:25 pm


Email Query: 11/17/22
Closing this one out after 9 days since it seems she responds fast if interested.

99k Fantasy Romance
from richinman81
Oct 18, 2022 8:35 am


EQ: 10/18/2022
Adult Fantasy 106k
from lucabura
Sep 18, 2022 9:32 pm


Adult Historical Thriller/Action Adventure
EQ: 9/17
PR: 9/18, sent requested pages same day
Don't have high hopes, but always nice to find interest in the story out there.
from KatieCingel22
Jul 01, 2022 11:11 am


EQ: 5/1/22
CNR: 7/1/22

Adult Fantasy 130k
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

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