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Ms. Faye Atchison

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038

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from padler
Dec 02, 2019 4:29 pm

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

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 Nadler369
Nov 26, 2019 10:17 am

EQ: 10/09/19
ER: 11/25/19
125k Fantasy

Thank you for your interest in the Margret McBride Literary Agency.
We have reviewed the information regarding your project, and after careful consideration, we do not feel our agency is the right home for your project.
This online resource may be helpful to you as you seek the right agent for your project:
We wish you every success in placing your work with an excellent publisher.
The McBride 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 nltsjnread
Nov 07, 2019 5:43 pm

29th Sept: EQ
7th Nov: ER

A form rejection however I have an uncommon personal title and was addressed specifically with it, I appreciate the attention to detail and am quite impressed.
from KristenH
Sep 29, 2019 3:18 pm

EQ 7/26/19 (2nd/final Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 9/26/19 (Passed via nudge--not good fit)
from swatithegeek
Aug 27, 2019 1:04 am

EQ: 09/26/18
Nudged to let her know I have FRs from other agents: 10/29/18
FR, sent same day: 10/30/18
Confirmation of receipt received next day
Nudge as per website (after 8 weeks on requested material): 01/28/19
Nudge again: 05/10/19
CNR: 08/27/19

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from Watchdog
Aug 26, 2019 3:33 pm

EQ: 4/8/19
FR: 5/5
Nudge 8/5
Reply 8/6:

“Apologies for the delay. I don't mind telling you that we have been quite underwater lately, and I'm not sure when we will be otherwise. I can assure you we did receive your manuscript and it is in our rotation. I hope to have something more substantial for you sooner rather than later. Apologies again.”

FR and response to nudge were signed by Jimmy Callaway, submissions manager.

from redpandabear
Jul 30, 2019 12:31 pm

EQ: 5/10/19
FR: 6/25/19
ER: 7/30/19 - form rejection

YA Urban Fantasy 80k
from Utopiandreams
Jul 24, 2019 12:22 pm

EQ: 6/9/2019
7/1/19: nudge w/offer
CNR: 7/13/19
FR: 7/24 (from query, submissions manager); responded about missed communication and received awkward non-step aside.
I don't know that this means anything about the agent herself, but the office miscommunications/awkward responses seem telling

YA soft SF, 81k
from KristenH
Jul 13, 2019 5:02 pm

Congrats redpanda!

EQ 6/7/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 7/9/19 (Passed--not right fit)
from PSbookish
Apr 30, 2019 2:10 pm

Sent a query on 3/21/2019. Will update this when I get a response.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 66,000

I got a form letter rejection on 4/30/2019. They gave me a resource to another website though. I don't know if I'm going to check out the website. I always feel weird about going to strange websites.
from merrygawain
Mar 30, 2019 2:24 pm

EQ: 3/30/19

historical fantasy 175K
from Shessy9986
Feb 24, 2019 9:38 pm

EQ: 10-17-18
FR: 1-28-19 (and on my birthday too!)
"We have reviewed your material and are interested in seeing more. We hope you will submit your proposal or full manuscript for our consideration."
from IFermont
Jan 13, 2019 11:37 am

EQ 11/18/2018
CNR 01/13/2018

from tsunderequeends
Jan 10, 2019 6:15 pm

EQ 09/29/2018

YA contemporary fantasy, 81k words

Full req, sent same day: 01/10/2019
from Yamisui
Jan 09, 2019 4:25 pm

EQ 10/1/2018

YA dark fantasy, 98k words

Full request: 1/3/2019
Full Sent: 1/3/2019

Nudged for confirmation that they received my full on 1/7/2019; no response yet. I realize it'll be a while before they get around to analyzing the manuscript, but would've liked confirmation they got it at least, since sometimes big files don't go through and my other FR recently had to be resent due to a change in the agent's staff.

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