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Ms. Shira Hoffman

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, 15th floor

New York, NY 10016

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from sammartin97
Yesterday 12:26 pm

EQ: 8/21
FR 10/21 !!!!!!!!

YA SciFi 65,000
from orangrila
Sep 28, 2016 9:06 pm

EQ: Sept. 28

MG Fantasy
from CarrieKorts
Sep 23, 2016 5:17 am

9/17 - Entered Savvy Authors pitch contest
9/19 - Requested 100 pages
from mauramilan
Sep 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Just saw this via twitter
"All unsolicited queries through July 31st have been reviewed. Thanks so much for submitting :-)"
from jessmedina
Sep 14, 2016 7:32 pm

6/30/16: EQ
9/14/16: CNR (per twitter caught up through July 15)
from PaigeTurner
Sep 12, 2016 5:25 pm

EQ: 7/2/2016
CNR: 9/12/2016
from JaeStories
Sep 09, 2016 11:28 am

EQ: 6/28/16 91k Adult Urban Fantasy
CNR 9/9/16
from Jwrite
Sep 01, 2016 12:26 pm

EQ: 9/1/16 (auto reply confirming receipt. And saying that there will only be a response if she's interested)

YA Paranormal 85K
from soleh1
Aug 23, 2016 8:48 am

Partial Request Sent as result of conference pitch session
ER 8/22/16
from cellis
Aug 01, 2016 11:34 am

the road so far:
11/14/15 MSWL EQ
11/23/15 Full Request
2/1/16 Check in, no response, but she did get back to me on twitter on...
3/17 when she faved a #Pitmad pitch and I told her she had the manuscript already. Super nice, told me she'd get back soon.
4/21/16 R&R, offering to write up an editorial letter for me to work from.

While I wait for that to arrive, cue the music. :)

Edit to include: Adult Scifi 95k, and that I am incredibly excited to see what her notes are.

6/1/16 Edit letter received. Very thorough, actionable criticism. Time to get to work.
8/1/16 Revision sent. Back to waiting!
from julief
Jul 18, 2016 5:59 pm

EQ: 6/20, at her invitation following a rejection on a previous novel's full last fall
ER: 7/15, personalized and nice--just not interested in this story.

I knew it wasn't quite what she wants (she likes romantic WF, this is more mother-daughter WF) but my hopes were high after the email last fall. So, I'm a bit stung. But she was super sweet the whole time. Maybe next time...

WF 101k
from meg_mcd220
Jul 06, 2016 4:04 pm

EQ: 5/12/16 - A request through #PitDark, and her guidelines on Twitter asked for the first 100 pages, so I'm marking this as a partial request.
ER: 7/6/16 - A very kind, personalized rejection.

YA Speculative Fiction, 64K
from Mander_Pander
Jul 06, 2016 2:12 pm

EQ (with 3 chapters and synopsis): 2/8
Full Request: 3/9
Asked for a few more days to continue revising, which she agreed to.
Sent: 3/18 (asking for confirmation)
Resent 3/22 because I forgot to add my synopsis and a list of agencies with my novel (asking for confirmation)
No confirmation to this day...hmm...
4/25 Decided to check in once again, just in case, to ask if she had received it, and she responded 4/26 saying that she had and she will respond personally to "all requested material, so you will definitely hear back from me."
7/6: Basically a Form Rejection. Love waiting 4 months for those!

Maybe this will help you all know where you are in her slush pile :)

YA Sci-Fi
from KristenH
Jun 23, 2016 4:05 pm

3/11/16 EQ (Requery Chain Reaction)
6/23/16 CNR (no word from nudge). I'll try Amelia Appel next month with Venom.
from alexisdaria
Jun 18, 2016 5:37 am

EQ: 4/13
CNR: 6/18
(Just saw that she tweeted on 6/1 that she was caught up with queries sent before 4/25, so I'm closing this out. No response means no.)
68k adult romance

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