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Mr. Bob Mecoy

Bob Mecoy Literary Agency

66 Grand Street, Suite One

New York, NY 10013

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from t_amcdonald
Jan 17, 2018 12:15 pm


Have you gotten anywhere with your manuscript as far as Mr. Mecoy is concerned other than the editing?
from eebnhab
Jul 23, 2017 10:27 pm

EQ: 6/26/17
Espionage/Thriller 72k
CNR: 7/23/17 Sent an email with a question w/in a day and never heard back from him. I'll assume it's a pass.
from Danno7
May 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Submitted my sci fi mystery last June. He signed me 3 days later and the last 12 months has provided invaluable editing input. A great, great agent.
from BillGinTexas
May 01, 2017 11:21 am

05/01/2017 ER: 85K Hist Fic Military; form rejection
from BillGinTexas
Apr 28, 2017 2:39 pm

04/28/2017 nudge on 85K Hist Fic Military
Feb 09, 2017 4:34 am

EQ 02/08/2017
PR 02/08/2017 (first 50 pages)

Fantasy 70 k
from KristenH
Jan 16, 2017 4:05 pm

EQ 3/18/16 (Chain Reaction Requery)
ER 6/17/16 (Nudged and got not what he's looking for pass)

1.16.16 EQ (Diplomatic Immunity)--same day rejection, same as last summer. I'll try him later this year with something new.
from fornickels
May 04, 2016 3:51 pm

EQ: 5/4/16
from stevegoble007
Apr 16, 2016 12:49 am

Submitted query for an historical murder mystery/thriller, 75K, in August. Got a request for chapters right away, sent those, and got a request for the full MS right away.

Sent that, waited a while, then nudged. Was told he had given it a read-through, and it was on his desk awaiting his attention, and I should hear something from him in a week to 10 days. I took this as positive, figuring if he had read it and was still devoting any time at all to it, well ... it seemed a good sign.

Five months of silence. I nudged again yesterday. He replied, and rejected my MS.

I know it's a tough business, but, damn. I don't know why he would make me wait months and nudge him instead of just telling me after reading it that he wasn't interested,

I hope others who query Mr. Mecoy have better experiences, but he goes on my "do not query" list. I can handle rejection, but I should not have been left hanging like that.
from Aggy_C
Jan 26, 2016 9:19 pm

lvcabbie: Might double check to be certain you typed it right. It was working for me yesterday.
from lvcabbie
Jan 26, 2016 7:03 pm

Returned for invalid email address
from KristenH
Jan 25, 2016 4:02 pm

Today I've requeried Bob Mecoy and got a same day rejection from him on Venom's requery--not what he's seeking for his list right now. I'll try him in March.
from bevjack1
Jan 08, 2016 3:49 pm

EQ 10/7/15 new query Suspense 80K
PR 10/12/15 requested 3 chapters, detailed synopsis, full list of credits (sent same day)

11/15/15 No word yet.
01/8/16 No word yet....(you get it, right?)
from 484query
Jan 05, 2016 5:41 pm

A very helpful and thoughtful rejection. A nice guy.
from Aggy_C
Dec 07, 2015 8:19 am

lvcabbie: Actually, he is in Preditors & Editors. "Bob Mecoy Literary Agency (formerly Creative Book Services): $ Recommended. A literary agency." And also here:

Are you sure you're searching properly?

(As a sidenote: Yes. He is my agent. He also reps Maria Snyder, the NYT Bestseller, among others.)

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