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Ms. Shira Hoffman

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, 15th floor

New York, NY 10016



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Website: www.mcintoshandotis.com

Twitter: ShiraSHoffman

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from soleh1
May 16, 2016 12:20 pm


Partial Request Sent as result of conference pitch session
from Cgarvie
May 12, 2016 6:15 pm


EQ: 12th May 2016 #pitdark.
Also marking this as a partial because 100 pages is more than I've usually given for partials and hey, it makes me feel good.
from meg_mcd220
May 12, 2016 2:52 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.

YA Speculative Fiction, 64K
from rook1966
May 11, 2016 2:17 pm


98 days no response. I assume this is a no interest.
from AmityIrene
May 02, 2016 4:34 pm


Via Twitter: unsolicited queries through 3/30 reviewed, still working on submissions and contests.
from Mander_Pander
Apr 26, 2016 12:56 pm


Congrats, cellis!!

EQ (with 3 chapters and synopsis): 2/8
Full Request!: 3/9 :D
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...
UPDATE: 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." Yippie!

YA Sci-Fi
from cellis
Apr 21, 2016 8:21 pm


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.
from KristenH
Apr 14, 2016 3:48 pm


Hetal, that's good to know. She hasn't gotten to mine yet and has plenty of response time leftover.
from HetalWrites
Apr 14, 2016 9:07 am


Hi HMatthews, yes, you're right. I meant 3/1/16 - fat fingered the 31 in there :)
from HetalWrites
Apr 14, 2016 9:07 am


EQ: 2/26/16
CNR: 4/4/16

***Date edited:
Twitter says she's read all queries through 3/01/16 and only responds if interested in seeing more.
from KristenH
Apr 13, 2016 1:33 pm


Thanks for the update Hetal. I've requeried her on 3/11/16 and haven't heard back from her yet.
from twobyfour
Mar 30, 2016 7:16 pm


EQ: 02/03
CNR
SF 71,000....Kicking around changing title to "A Round Book in a World of Square Agents"
from Debbiek
Mar 21, 2016 3:37 pm


Sub It Club pitch. Request for 100 pages. 2.4.16
ER: 3.21.16 Nice, personalized.
from tdubphyz
Mar 04, 2016 10:15 am


ES: 11/29
ER: 2/11
from battlecat
Feb 29, 2016 11:38 pm


Per Twitter, all queries through Feb 1 have been reviewed.

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