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Ms. Faye Atchison

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038



Website: www.mcbrideliterary.com/

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from FLWalsh26
Jun 27, 2022 11:29 am


EQ: Jan 16/22
CNR: Apr 12/22
June 27/22: still no response/rejection
Adult horror western 100K
from BL2017
Jun 21, 2022 1:51 pm


EQ: 06/21/22 adult sci-fi 76k
from Patrick (admin)
Jun 11, 2022 2:34 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

Thanks jocopo_steelCity
from jocopo_steelCity
Jun 11, 2022 2:11 pm


@Patrick the QM site for the agency is open again
from acolvin09
Apr 26, 2022 2:54 pm


FQ: 2/18/22
FR: 4/22/22

adult SFF 99,807k
from galian84
Apr 22, 2022 8:21 pm


EQ: 1/5/22
Nudge: 4/21/22
Form Rejection: 4/22/22

YA Contemporary Fantasy 92k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 09, 2022 12:42 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks NicAPerez
from NicAPerez
Apr 08, 2022 9:40 pm


"Thank you for your interest in The Margret McBride Literary Agency. Our office is temporarily closed to new submissions and will re-open on May 1st."
from c_rush
Mar 01, 2022 12:08 pm


FQ: 01/15/22
Nudge with offer of rep: 02/25/22
Form rejection: 03/01/2022

Adult science fiction. 85,000 words.
from padler
Nov 22, 2021 8:53 pm


EQ 6/25/19
Full Manuscript Request 8/23/19

Nudged on 10/1/21. Heard back right away. Was told my submission was being read, but that it seemed unlikely that they would be moving forward with the book as they didn't have the manpower to give it what it needed right now. Two weeks later I received a seven-chapter line edit and a detailed summary with suggestions, all helpful. I'll be closing this one out, as this was my last stop on the query quest. Wishing everyone best wishes and luck with there's!

Nudged on 4/23/21. Heard back right away. Was told they would get to it soon, so keeping my fingers crossed!
Nudged on 10/26/20. No response as yet.
Nudge letter sent 12/2/19. I heard back from her assistant within a few minutes! He assured me that my manuscript was in their queue to read, but that they were quite swamped.
from cdrebel11
Nov 18, 2021 2:10 pm


FQ: 4/26/21
ER(Form): 11/18/21

Adult speculative action/political thriller 82K
from bubblyian
Nov 07, 2021 4:38 pm


10/12/21 Query form submitted
Standard rejection received November 7
Scifi 76k
"Thank you for giving us the opportunity to consider your submission.

Unfortunately, after careful consideration, we do not feel that our agency is the best place for your work. Another agent might feel differently, so we recommend you keep trying. There are many helpful resources online to help you find the right agent for you. This is probably the most comprehensive resource we’ve found online, and we hope you find it helpful:

https://www.janefriedman.com/find-literary-agent/

This is normally just a form letter, but I would not be able to live with myself if I didn't provide you with this information:

https://www.sfwa.org/other-resources/for-authors/writer-beware/thumbs-down-publishers/

https://accrispin.blogspot.com/2014/05/robert-fletcher-of-sbpra-to-pay-author.html

Wishing you great success on the road to publication,

The Margret McBride Literary Agency

P.S. We sincerely apologize for the form letter and wish we had more time to address each author individually and provide useful feedback, but we are a very small operation and do not have the time and resources available to do so."
from UnderTheTree
Oct 06, 2021 1:25 pm


10/6/21 Query form submitted
114k YA Fantasy
from andyscontras
Sep 24, 2021 6:07 pm


FQ -- 9/24/2021 Spec Fiction 84K
from OPKiwi
Sep 14, 2021 12:17 am


EQ: 9/3/21
ER: 9/13/21

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