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Ms. Kate McKean

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201



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Website: www.morhaimliterary.com

Blog: katemckean.tumblr.com

Twitter: kate_mckean

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from CWSchurman
Jun 12, 2019 4:46 pm


EQ 6/12/19

Upper MG 48K, Contemporary sports w/female protagonist.

I was encouraged by her HMLA bio: "she is looking for projects in middle grade and young adult in the areas of ...contemporary fiction, sports..."
from Utopiandreams
May 24, 2019 2:41 pm


EQ: 5/24/2019

YA soft SF, 81k
from kdprudolph
May 21, 2019 1:05 pm


EQ: 5-21-2019

Upper MG contemporary 43k
from merrygawain
May 06, 2019 12:00 am


EQ: 1/15/19
CNR: 5/5/19

historical fantasy, 175K
from PSbookish
Apr 29, 2019 3:50 am


Sent a query request on 4/8/2019. Will update this when I get a response. Also that is a little bit concerning mander.

Genre: Dark Fantasy
Word Count: 66,000
from Michelle_in_WI
Apr 20, 2019 1:19 pm


EQ 4/20

Contemporary YA 81K
from chelsir
Apr 15, 2019 9:08 am


EQ: 4/15/2019

60k YA romance
from swatithegeek
Apr 10, 2019 11:53 pm


EQ: 09/27/18
Nudged: 12/27/18
CNR: 01/20/19
ER: 04/11/19, form

As HairyBaby noted below, there were other undisclosed recipients and I wasn't addressed by name (it directly jumped to the body of the email). Looks like she sent out a mass form rejection. Of course, writers can't mass-email, but agents surely can!
Won't be querying her again.

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from blanghinrichs
Apr 08, 2019 7:25 pm


Somebody got a full request on March 28th, so I'm not sure Mander_Pander's info is correct. (Granted, she only has one requested listed in the past 12 months, so the Nov. 2017 one may have been the last until after Mander_Pander posted.)
from Mander_Pander
Mar 09, 2019 12:16 pm


Looks like she hasn't requested anything since November 2017
from MR_Work
Mar 08, 2019 11:27 pm


EQ 2/04/2019 (adult fantasy)
CNR 3/08/2019
Data explorer indicates she's clearly past my query in her queue, and with only a 1/3 response rate, I think CNR is a safe bet. (Will update if I receive a response.) Onward and upward!
from BioGrimm15
Feb 16, 2019 7:41 pm


EQ 11-27-18
CNR 02-16-19
YA Horror 68K
from Dbc8082
Feb 05, 2019 3:25 pm


EQ 12/17/18
CNR 2/5/29

Adult Fantasy
from Varyampir
Jan 18, 2019 2:15 am


I did not receive a confirmation email. This year every agent I queried had one sent back to me that my query has been received. Is this typical for this agent or was it a glitch?
from DPengo
Jan 12, 2019 6:59 pm


EQ: 09/08/18
ER: 12/17/18 (Form)
MG Contemporary Fic 48K

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