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Ms. Faye Atchison

Margret McBride Literary Agency

PO Box 9128

La Jolla, CA 92038



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Website: www.mcbrideliterary.com/

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from giannifranco
Today 11:26 am


com fiction 07/13/2020
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 lacygonzalezbrowne
Jun 28, 2020 3:03 pm


YA contemporary UNRECEIVED 48,000
EQ: 6/28/20
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
from jdbe27270618
May 15, 2020 7:31 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)

YA Fantasy
from Nadler369
Mar 12, 2020 11:26 am


EQ: 2/5/20
ER:3/12/20
125k fantasy
from sandermoffitt
Mar 03, 2020 12:09 pm


EQ: 1/22/2020
3/2/2020: Same re-query on May 1st thing that everyone else has been getting, even though I also submitted before agency closed to submissions. Seems a little odd that they want us to re-send the query instead of just looking at the one they already have once they're reopened, but probably it's easier for them if we resend?

112k YA Fantasy
from Hawkwind
Jan 02, 2020 1:59 pm


EQ 12/26/19 Supernatural thriller
73K
from cdrebel11
Dec 20, 2019 11:54 am


EQ: 12/20/19

85K adult urban fantasy
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:
https://www.janefriedman.com/find-literary-agent/
We wish you every success in placing your work with an excellent publisher.
Regards,
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)

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