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Ms. Faye Atchison

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038


AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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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:

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:

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
from caitlinavery
Aug 03, 2021 6:58 pm

EQ: 1/12/21
ER: 8/3/21 (203 days)
from banaesma
Jul 22, 2021 8:28 pm

EQ: 18 December, 2020
CNR: 16 February, 2021
QR: 22 July, 2021

Kind and encouraging, even helpful form letter (included a link on how to find an agent!).

adult 83k LitFic
from Maranda
Jun 10, 2021 12:44 pm

from Abigail
Apr 26, 2021 12:41 pm

QM sent 26 APRIL 2021
Mystery 77k
from sara_gilbert_writes
Apr 23, 2021 1:21 am

FQ: 4/22/21

Upmarket YA 50k
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 21, 2021 5:18 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from ASMannai
Apr 04, 2021 5:45 am

Form Query: 9/29/20
Form Rejection: 1/4/21
YA Fiction 75,000 words
from Woodside
Feb 23, 2021 11:58 am

EQ FORM 9/11/2020
Espionage Thriller 85,000 words
CNR 1/3/2021 Revised to Rejection
ER 2/23/2021 Form letter but included a link to a detailed helpful article on "How to Find an Agent" giving some additional tips I can use in the future
from Catsamoa79
Feb 16, 2021 5:27 pm

EQ: 9/8/2020
CNR: 2/9/21
I queried her previously and received a response, so kind of surprised not to get one this time (for a different manuscript).
Update: rejected 2/16/21

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