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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from elitemessenger
Nov 25, 2019 11:34 am


11.18.19: EQ
11.25.19: ER

81K YA Contemporary Dark Fantasy
from smashem
Nov 20, 2019 12:24 pm


EQ: 10/3/19
FR: 10/4/19 (from her assistant, Olivia Kasdin) sent same day.
Asked if they will be reading exclusively, to which I have answered no, as I have fulls and partials out to a few others.
10/8/19 - Received confirmation of receipt of manuscript.
Nudge with offer: 11/14/19
Kind rejection with helpful feedback: 11/20/19

85k YA Paranormal Mystery
from swatithegeek
Nov 08, 2019 8:17 am


EQ: 11/03/19
ER: 11/08/19, form

YA Contemporary, 85k
from ChrystalS
Sep 12, 2019 11:42 am


9-8-19 EQ
9-12-19 FR! Yay!

YA Fantasy 86k
from LUV4NA
Aug 27, 2019 2:48 pm


EQ: 8/16/19
ER: 8/27/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy
from KristenH
Jul 13, 2019 4:57 pm


EQ 6/12/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 7/11/19 (Passed--not right fit)

EQ 7/5/19 (2nd/final Requery Chain Reaction)--same day rejection (passed--not good fit)
from swatithegeek
Jun 20, 2019 3:54 am


EQ: 05/08/19
ER, form: 06/19/19

YA Romance, 82k
from CWSchurman
Jun 17, 2019 8:13 pm


EQ 5/13/19
Wondering whether I should nudge or try again?

MG 48K Contemporary Sports with a female protagonist
from LGV_AL
Jun 16, 2019 6:07 pm


EQ 4/22/19 literary mystery (about 96,800 pages)
CNR 6/16/19
from KristenH
Jun 15, 2019 4:16 pm


EQ 10/1/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
ER 10/17/18 (Passed--not good fit)

2/10/19: EQ 11/22/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 2/4/19 (Passed--not good fit)

3/31/19: EQ 2/25/19 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 3/6/19 (Passed via nudge---not good fit)

from bandofinsiders
Jun 12, 2019 11:00 am


EQ 3/7
FR 6/12

YA Fantasy, 64k

A pleasant surprise! I'd forgotten this query.
from KellyE
Apr 29, 2019 10:32 am


EQ: 12 December 2018
PR: 3 April 2019 from Ms Copps' assistant Adam Berner.
29 April - personalized rejection.

Historical Fiction, 95k words
Have asked me whether they'll be the only agent looking at the MS. Will need to inform them I have 3 fulls out, hopefully that won't put them off.
from Rhizanthella_
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).

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