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Ms. Faye Atchison

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038



Website: www.mcbrideliterary.com/

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Woodside
Jan 03, 2021 3:30 pm


EQ FORM 9/11/2020
Espionage Thriller 85,000 words
CNR 1/3/2021
from M_Heck
Dec 12, 2020 11:44 am


51 day CNR
from jdbe27270618
Nov 20, 2020 10:33 am


EQ: 01/12/2020
02/24/2020: Asked to re-query starting April 1, even though I submitted before the agency was closed to submissions.
04/01/2020: Re-queried.
FR: 05/13/2020 (sent same day)
Nudge: 11/13/2020
ER, R&R (sort of): 11/20/2020

YA Fantasy
from padler
Nov 19, 2020 2:50 pm


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

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 ASMannai
Nov 13, 2020 11:14 am


Email Query: 9/29/20
Closed / No Response: 11/13/20
YA Fiction 75,000 words
from TinaHendricks
Oct 18, 2020 9:17 am


adult commercial fantasy-magical realism 87k 10/18/20
from giannifranco
Sep 24, 2020 12:58 pm


com fiction 07/13/2020
denied 09/24
from jaymeinman
Sep 22, 2020 11:38 am


FORM Q: 9/22/20

YA Sci-fi 83K
from lacygonzalezbrowne
Aug 29, 2020 9:44 am


YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 6/28/20
ER: 8/17/20 Form
from Litokarl
Jul 27, 2020 3:42 pm


EQ: 5/30/19
FR: 7/2/19
Nudged on 4/13/20, and was assured I was coming up in the queue soon.
CNR: 7/27/20
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 19, 2020 6:04 pm


Profile Update: Now using QueryManager for queries. Genres updated.
from lnloft
Jun 29, 2020 6:14 pm


It doesn't say anything on their website, but I just received this email (I queried May 22):

"Thank you for your interest in McBride Literary. Due to the high number of submissions we have received lately, we are currently closed for queries until September 1st. We would certainly encourage you to re-query at that time. Thank you for your understanding, we hope this will allow us to give each query and submission the appropriate amount of time and attention."

So, for all of you thinking of querying, I guess they're closed until Sept 1.
from billybuttercup
Jun 02, 2020 12:07 pm


EQ: Jan 21/20
Mar 3/20 - Email stating they're closed to queries until May 1 and to re-query then.
May 1/20 - Re-query, referencing their request to send again on May 1
June 1/20 - Form rejection

Historical Fiction - 90K

Email received in March:

Thank you for your interest in McBride Literary. Due to the high number of submissions we have received lately, we are currently closed for queries until May 1st. We would certainly encourage you to re-query at that time. Thank you for your understanding, we hope this will allow us to give each query and submission the appropriate amount of time and attention.
from mawidmaier
Jun 01, 2020 10:20 am


EQ: 5/1/2020
ER: 6/1/2020 (polite but impersonal, from whole agency)

170K Adult Fantasy

from Marilyn8
Jun 01, 2020 10:18 am


23 April 2020 Queried
1 June 2020 Form Rejection
89k queer ya fantasy

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