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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 Cappycat
Yesterday 7:25 pm


EQ: 1-22-17

Adult SF 127K

Automated response:

Thank you for your submission. This automated message is to let you know that your email has been received. We ask that all text be pasted in the body of the email as outlined in the submission guidelines which can be found at http://mcintoshandotis.com/submissions/

Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we will only respond unsolicited queries when we are interested in reviewing additional materials. Please note that our current review time is 8-10 weeks and that all unsolicited queries as of July 31, 2016 have been reviewed. Please do not call our office regarding specific submissions and their status. For updates on my most current review times, querying tips, and more you can follow me on twitter @ShiraSHoffman

If you receive an offer of representation or an offer of publication while your submission is pending, please email me at shquery@mcintoshandotis.com with the words "offer of representation" or "offer of publication" in the subject line.

We look forward to reading your work!
from charliebast
Jan 16, 2017 5:16 pm


sammartin97, I think a general rule is unless the agent/agency gives a guideline for response times on requested materials, you can nudge after 3 months. It actually helped me to nudge once because the agent thought she'd sent her response but I hadn't received it.
from sammartin97
Jan 16, 2017 11:52 am


Does anyone know the average time for full MS review? I queried on 8/21 and received a FR on 10/21 (submitted same day).
from aalogan
Jan 13, 2017 5:24 pm


EQ: 1/13/17 YA Fantasy (received auto-response that it was received). 8-10 weeks response time, will reply only if interested.
from Jwrite
Jan 06, 2017 1:31 pm


EQ: 9/1/16 (auto reply confirming receipt. And saying that there will only be a response if she's interested)
CNR: 12/31/16

YA Paranormal 85K
from ladytuono
Jan 06, 2017 7:14 am


EQ 1/6

Adult Contemporary Fantasy 86k
from orangrila
Jan 05, 2017 3:04 pm


Thanks @Thantaliza. If they're still reviewing subs from August on there may be hope for post-July queriers yet!
from Thantaliza
Dec 26, 2016 11:41 am


12/26/16 (101k Fantasy/Thriller)

Received this auto-reply:

Thank you for your submission. This automated message is to let you know that your email has been received. We ask that all text be pasted in the body of the email as outlined in the submission guidelines which can be found at http://mcintoshandotis.com/submissions/

Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we will only respond unsolicited queries when we are interested in reviewing additional materials. Please note that our current review time is 8-10 weeks and that all unsolicited queries as of July 31, 2016 have been reviewed. Please do not call our office regarding specific submissions and their status. For updates on my most current review times, querying tips, and more you can follow me on twitter @ShiraSHoffman

If you receive an offer of representation or an offer of publication while your submission is pending, please email me at shquery@mcintoshandotis.com with the words "offer of representation" or "offer of publication" in the subject line.

We look forward to reading your work!
from CarrieKorts
Dec 14, 2016 12:59 pm


12/14/16: Rejection. Loved the pacing and characters, didn't fall in love with the story.

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 orangrila
Dec 12, 2016 5:45 pm


EQ: Sept. 28
CNR: Dec. 12

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 ClaraD
Dec 08, 2016 6:26 pm


thanks for that update CarrieKorts. I also got a Savvy Author like, but I'd all but written it off until your comment.
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!

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