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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 CarrieKorts
Today 3:09 pm


Update 12/7/16 : Received response from nudge. She said they have been inundated this fall and she hasn't had a chance to look at mine (which I sent on 9/19). She said I'm still in the que and she'll get back with me when she reads it.

9/19/16 Sent first 100 pages after her request on Savvy Author Pitch contest, received auto-reply

11/30/16 Nudge, received auto-reply

from dpasquantonio
Dec 05, 2016 8:38 am


EQ: 2016-10-05
CNR: 2016-12-05

She's got just a 7.7% response rate and an 8-12 week reply guideline, so I'm thinking that if she were interested, she'd have contacted me by now.

adult mystery 88K
from orangrila
Nov 30, 2016 6:16 pm


Thanks, katieob and CarrieKorts! This is helpful :)
from katieob
Nov 28, 2016 5:57 pm


I sent my query on 9/6/16 and did receive the auto reply. I haven't received any further communication from her, though.
from orangrila
Nov 28, 2016 4:54 pm


Thanks, Christabelle2007, maybe it is!
from Christabelle2007
Nov 28, 2016 4:06 pm


Orangrila, I sent a query on 11/11 and got an auto confirmation. Maybe it's recent?
from orangrila
Nov 28, 2016 3:30 pm


EQ: Sept. 28

I see that @klgreer received an auto-confirmation of submission. Did anyone else receive one for their query (I didn't)? Wondering whether this is something recent, or whether I should nudge.

MG Fantasy
from klgreer
Nov 01, 2016 4:00 pm


EQ 10/16
rec'd auto-confirmation of submission

118K gunpowder fantasy
from cellis
Oct 27, 2016 3:23 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.

6/1/16 Edit letter received. Very thorough, actionable criticism. Time to get to work.
8/1/16 Revision sent. Back to waiting!
10/20/16 Notice of Offer of Rep
10/26/16 Offer of Rep!
from sammartin97
Oct 21, 2016 12:26 pm


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

YA SciFi 65,000
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

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