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Ms. Shawna McCarthy

The McCarthy Agency, LLC

7 Allen Street

Rumson, NJ 07760



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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

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from DNE424
Yesterday 8:09 pm


EQ: 6/21/20
CNR: 9/20/20

87K YA Fantasy
from Catsamoa79
Sep 22, 2020 12:52 pm


EQ: 6/11/20
CNR: 9/22/20
from CombatKatie
Jul 20, 2020 1:25 pm


7/10: Sent the query
7/13: Request for first ten pages
7/15: Had to resend the partial due to formatting issues
7/16: Request for the first three chapters and synopsis

Color me surprised! And since the comments below are wondering, I only sent a query.
from mawidmaier
May 05, 2020 4:06 pm


EQ: 2/11/2020
CNR: 5/5/2020

170K Adult Fantasy
from DLSproule
Feb 21, 2020 1:41 pm


EQ: 10 am Feb 21, 2020 sent query and five pages
ER: 2:40 pm Feb 21, 2020 Form letter.
She does appear to keep her inbox tidy!
from sandermoffitt
Jan 22, 2020 12:07 pm


EQ: 1/22/2020

Couldn't find specific guidelines or a website or anything, but judging by comments below here, I just sent in a query letter. Seems like if she wants sample pages, she'll request them.

112k YA Fantasy

from RayJohnsonJr
Dec 27, 2019 4:26 pm


12/27/19 Couldn't find any guidelines for submission so I sent a query letter.
from Nadler369
Oct 16, 2019 2:16 pm


Found this listing from 2013 Guide to Lit Agents: https://books.google.com/books?id=1iBjDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT332&lpg=PT332&dq=McCarthy+Agency+7+allen+street&source=bl&ots=5RTqSFhjiz&sig=ACfU3U3m9f-Wz1hDoANJmlfkgh7axZdfpw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjg96bAvqHlAhWhrVkKHXxeA7MQ6AEwA3oECAYQAQ#v=onepage&q=McCarthy%20Agency%207%20allen%20street&f=false
from merrygawain
Sep 05, 2019 1:41 pm


EQ: 9/5/19

historical fantasy, 175K
from DWEppers
Aug 01, 2019 3:12 pm


EQ: 8/1/19: Couldn't find any guidelines for submission so I sent just a query letter with the basic outline. Will keep an update.
from Stargrave
Jul 03, 2019 1:56 pm


First, I emailed the address posted here on querytracker to make sure it was appropriate to send queries to this address.
She replied in less than 24 hours.

EQ: 7/3/2019. Let's see how this goes. She reps one of my favorite books, so I know better than to get my hopes up too high.
ER: 7/3/2019 - Just as I feared, a thoughtless form rejection in less than 24 hours.
from bckinney
Jun 12, 2019 10:14 pm


I don't see any website or other source of query guidelines for her. Anyone know where I should look?
from PSbookish
Apr 22, 2019 11:57 pm


Sent a query on 4/22/2019. Will update this when I get a response.
from AradLewis
Oct 15, 2018 5:40 pm


EQ: 10/1
CNR: 10/15
from SpinyFirx
Sep 22, 2018 9:00 pm


EQ: 9/22/2018 (Fantasy)

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