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Ms. Kate McKean

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Twitter: kate_mckean

AAR Member: Yes

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from dtam3292
Nov 11, 2019 5:25 pm

EQ: 6/23
ER: 11/11

I appreciate a response no matter how long it takes, but the email was clearly sent to multiple authors at once (undisclosed recipients & I was bcc'd), which is frustrating, to say the least
from CWSchurman
Nov 11, 2019 4:26 pm

Rejected 48K MG adventure a month after I moved it to "closed, no response". At least she actually acknowledged receipt and sent a no. Be patient, they come sometimes way, WAY after you've already moved on.
from teepack
Oct 07, 2019 10:22 am

85k hist. fict
EQ 4/11/2019
ER 9/09/2019 (form, apology for being very late)

Sent me the same rejection again on Oct. 4. Apparently she doesn't do a good job of keeping up with her rejections.
from Michelle_in_WI
Oct 05, 2019 7:41 pm

EQ 4/20
Nudge w/offer 7/19
CNR 7/29
ER 10/04

Looks like she responds pretty quickly if interested.

Contemporary YA 81K
from MR_Work
Sep 09, 2019 1:09 pm

105k adult fantasy
EQ 2/04/2019
ER 9/09/2019 (form, apology for being very late)
from merrygawain
Sep 06, 2019 11:17 am

EQ: 1/15/19
ER: 9/6/19

Rejection letter apologized for her being "very late" in responding to my query.

historical fantasy, 175K
from dmdomosea
Sep 04, 2019 7:36 am

EQ: 7/1/2019 (closes to queries as of 11:59 p.m. on 7/1/2019)
CNR: 9/4/2019 at the 65-day mark

Middle Grade Light Fantasy 54k
from kdprudolph
Aug 20, 2019 5:08 pm

EQ: 5-21-2019
CNR 8-20-2019

Upper MG contemporary 43k
from chelsir
Jul 13, 2019 9:52 am

EQ: 4/15/2019
CNR: 7/13/2019

60k YA romance
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 01, 2019 6:04 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
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 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 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.)

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