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Ms. Shawna McCarthy

The McCarthy Agency, LLC

7 Allen Street

Rumson, NJ 07760

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from CraneHana
Jul 09, 2017 1:08 am

EQ - 7/2/17 102K high fantasy w/ LGBTQI elements
from moblitas
May 15, 2017 6:26 pm

EQ: 5/13
PR: 5/13
ER: 5/15

Quick and (relatively) painless!
from ktchenli
Apr 23, 2017 4:31 pm

It seems that if you don't get a partial request from this agent in a day, you will never hear from her.
from RelynnWrites
Mar 02, 2017 6:53 pm

EQ: 3/2/2017 (Query Letter Only)
PR: 3/2/2017 (Asked for first 10 pages and whether I had other pending queries).
ER: 3/3/2017 (Form, I think).
from ladytuono
Jan 03, 2017 6:45 am

EQ 12/14
CNR 1/3/2017

Adult contemporary fantasy 86k
from hexylady
Oct 17, 2016 6:16 pm

EQ 10/16
ER 10/17
Urban Fantasy, 82k
"Thanks for the look. Your writing is strong but I'm afraid the market for urban contemporary fantasies no longer is, so I doubt I'd be able to find this a home."
from writerEm
Jul 06, 2015 1:26 pm

EQ- 2/2/15
Partial Request- 2/3/15 (ten pages)

2/11/15- request for more pages (first three chapters) and synopsis.

July- 6-15- I haven't heard back. I nudged and still crickets. I guess that means no. onward and upward!

Cont Fantasy. 101k
from thebutlerwroteit
Jun 29, 2015 10:14 am

EQ: 5/5
CNR: 6/29
Fantasy, 107k words
from WileyKelpie
Jun 08, 2015 3:24 am

EQ Sent 6/8/15 Adult Fantasy novel, 119,500 words
from worddance
Feb 16, 2015 7:24 pm

EQ; 2/16/2015

YA Fantasy
from CrazyHorse
Feb 13, 2015 10:10 am

EQ: 2/13/15

Adult SF / Time Travel / 124K
from MacStainless
Jan 30, 2015 10:21 am

EQ: 1/30

from KellyLaSalle
Oct 16, 2014 12:13 pm

EQ 6/19
PR ten pages 6/20
upgrade to three chapters and synopsis 7/16
ER 10/16/14
from AliciaIsWriting
Oct 02, 2014 7:34 am

I already pasted it. In that case, I suppose she'll just contact me if she wants the attachment. Thanks, Kelly.
from KellyLaSalle
Oct 01, 2014 6:02 am

I pasted it in, then she emailed back and said she wanted an attachment. She was very nice about it, no problem.

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