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Mr. Ron Eckel

Cooke McDermid Literary Agency

1105-320 Front St. W.

Toronto, ON M5V 3B6



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Website: cookemcdermid.com

Twitter: roneckel

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jldelozier
May 10, 2018 2:08 pm


EQ: 4/7/18 72,000 crime
CNR: 5/10/18
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 02, 2018 3:40 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Mar 02, 2018 10:50 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from Patrick (admin)
Jan 31, 2018 10:55 am


Thanks LydiaLittle
from LydiaLittle
Jan 31, 2018 10:41 am


new website: http://www.cookemcdermid.com/
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 13, 2017 8:51 am


Profile Update: This agency is merging with the McDermid Agency to form Cooke McDermid. Profile will be updated as details become known.
from afelyk
Feb 18, 2017 12:57 am


EQ: 02/16/2017
from KristenH
Feb 08, 2017 4:14 pm


EQ 11.8.16 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 2.8.17 (Passed from nudge--only responds when interested.) Will try him later this spring with DI.
from dpasquantonio
Nov 01, 2016 2:13 pm


Met with Ron's peer Rachel Letofsky at at conference; she suggested I submit my full manuscript directly to Ron.

emailed full 2016-06-01
form rejection 2016-08-31 from Elizabeth Griffin (never heard from Ron)

And to boot, the form rejection was for someone sending a query, not a submission they requested. That's how the industry rolls -- agents are unwilling or unable to provide feedback, even on something they requested, yet they all want writers to learn from feedback.
from KristenH
Oct 26, 2016 4:09 pm


EQ 8/10/16 (Venom)
CNR 10/26/16 (No word from nudges.) I'll try him next month with CR.
from nevaeh5783
Jan 28, 2016 8:18 am


EQ: 11-12-15
CNR: 1-28-16

Adult Urban Fantasy Fic.
from Spike_Taterman
Sep 16, 2015 2:46 pm


EQ: 7/2/2015. YA Fantasy, 100k words.
I was going to go with Sally Harding, but this guy seemed like a better fit. Fingers crossed. I thought the request for "submission history" a bit odd.
ER: 9/16/2015: Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, this work doesn't feel like a good fit for our list. (from Elizabeth Griffin)
from elispencer
Jun 25, 2015 2:22 pm


It's a bit tricky to tell which agent might have been interested (since everything goes through Ms. Griffin), but since I was thinking of this agent when I queried, I'll leave this here:

EQ: 5/12
FR: 5/13
Full Sent: 5/13
Form rejection: 6/25

Alas, no feedback for me. :(

YA Fantasy, ~65K
from Zooks3
May 31, 2015 8:40 pm


05/31/15: EQ re: TANCM (received immediate auto-response of receipt)

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