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Ms. Elizabeth Copps

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.

1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2915

New York, NY 10020



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Website: www.mariacarvainisagency.com

Twitter: escopps

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from KristenH
Oct 20, 2018 6:49 am


EQ 10/1/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 10/17/18 (Passed--not good fit)
from rivershadow654
Oct 10, 2018 1:30 am


EQ 8/16/18 (YA Fantasy/Adventure, 104K)
CNR 10/10/18

Well, I accidentally forgot to send the synopsis with the initial email, but I sent it in an apologetic reply on the same day, so I wonder if that hurt my chances. Though, this is about the fifth CNR I've done today, so it might have just been my query. I've since revised and am hopeful to get at least personal rejections in the next responses from people! Good luck to everyone else!
from karenleespree
Jul 13, 2018 7:38 am


EQ: 6/12 MG, Contemporary

ER: 7/11 "not quite the right fit for the agency."
from KristenH
Mar 27, 2018 4:10 pm


EQ 12/7/16 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 1/24/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try Maria with DI in two weeks.
Update: 6/20/17 ER (Passed-not a good fit.) I'll retry Maria with DI later this summer, since Elizabeth's closed for submissions for good now.

3/27/18: EQ 3/9/18 (Requery Venom)
ER 3/27/18 (Passed--not a good fit).
from Maucigo
Feb 17, 2018 7:00 pm


Final-recipient: rfc822; mca@mariacarvainisagency.com
Action: failed
Status: 5.1.1
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 permanent failure for one or more recipients (mca@mariacarvainisagency.com:blocked)
Last-attempt-Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 01:56:33 +0100
from Boreas
Jan 22, 2018 12:03 pm


EQ: 11/25/17
ER: 1/22/17 Form

YA Action/Drama 106k
from LightofBeauty
Nov 02, 2017 10:25 pm


EQ: 11/2
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 01, 2017 10:09 am


Profile Update: Open to queries. Though there has been no official announcement that she is open, her previous tweets stated that she would open on Oct. 1.

(Thanks Zelena)
from Zelena
Sep 30, 2017 8:48 am


I think this agent is open to queries now--according to tweets from this summer.
from BillGinTexas
Jun 27, 2017 11:34 am


EQ: 01/18/2017 85k Hist Fic/Thrl
ER: 06/27/2017 form rejection

I CNR back in May
from eurybia
Jun 10, 2017 2:03 am


Anyone know if Ms. Copps/assistant always confirm receipt of manuscript? I see below that they confirmed with at least a couple people. I sent a PR quite a while ago, but never got confirmation they received it and didn't get a reply to the nudge I sent at the 4 mo mark.
from sealskin2001
Mar 06, 2017 10:02 am


Met Ms. Copps i Atl on 25 Feb. and pitched the novel. She requested 20 pages. Sent 6 Mar.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 11, 2017 6:13 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries as per her Twitter page. Though it does not show on their agency website.

(Thanks karareynolds)
from karareynolds
Feb 10, 2017 12:35 pm


She announced on Twitter today that she's closing to queries for the foreseeable future. I wish she'd given more of a warning, she was on my query list!
from flyingcrowbar
Jan 30, 2017 3:54 pm


8/25 EQ 71k YA fairy tale retelling
11/08 PR from assistant
11/09 Confirmation from assistant that partial was received (The confirmation assuages my anxiety. Very helpful. Sometimes you can't help but worry that the submission got lost!)
Update: 1/30/16 FR

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