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Ms. Kate McKean

Howard Morhaim Literary Agency

30 Pierrepont Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Twitter: kate_mckean

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from turtlefairy1
Jul 26, 2018 8:23 am

Kate says she'll be opening to queries on August 15th
from cupcake
Jul 03, 2018 5:04 pm

EQ 3/5/18
CNR 5/28/18

Her closed-to-queries message says everyone who submitted before would get a reply, and I see others who queried after me who received replies. Hmmm.

Got my ER! :) 7/3/18

contemporary middle grade 65K
from stanleyyelnats
Jul 03, 2018 2:42 pm

EQ: Feb 28
ER: July 3
Same as kccurry26 said below - a form letter bcc'd to me in a bulk rejection.
from spirit_queen24
Jul 02, 2018 11:40 pm

EQ: Feb 8th

As of 7/3 I have still not received a response, so I am a bit worried that she never received it. I just sent a follow up email in hopes that she will reply, but I hope she doesn't delete it thinking it's a query sent after March 31st, because I sent it in early February and really wanted to query this agent.
from kccurry26
Jun 26, 2018 10:43 am

I just received an ER from my query in March, and it looks like she sent an email and bcc'd a bunch of authors.
from Stillwriting
May 31, 2018 2:41 pm

I queried in January and haven't received a response. I'll send a status check soon.
from HollyM
May 25, 2018 9:43 am

EQ: 3.18.18
ER: 5.25.18
96k women's fiction
Form, batch response
from tdubphyz
May 24, 2018 4:17 pm

EQ: 3/21
ER: 5/24

lit fic, 92k
from LaurainMD
May 24, 2018 4:17 pm

I appreciate getting a response (eventually), but the bcc'd form letter that was obviously sent out in a batch of rejections left a bad taste in my mouth.
from LoveAllBooks
May 12, 2018 4:56 pm

Okay, thanks! I always hate to nudge, but it has been over six months. Good luck to you, too!
from Stillwriting
May 11, 2018 12:30 pm

I subbed last year with a "code word" from a conference she was at and heard back within 2 months. This year, I subbed something in January (no code word) and have yet to hear back. Not sure if that helps. If it's been 6 months or longer, it might be time for you to send a status check. Good luck!
from LoveAllBooks
May 08, 2018 2:12 pm

Anyone hear back about their submission? I sent a submission using a conference code word from last year and still haven't heard anything. I'm new to this, but thought that using the conference code word was suppose to expedite things? Or at least guarantee a response one way or the other?
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 31, 2018 9:52 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks sarahh)
from sarahh
Mar 28, 2018 7:18 pm

Just saw this on the website:

As of March 31st, 2018, Kate is closed to new queries. All queries received before that date will receive a response. All queries received after that date will be deleted unread. She will reopen in the Fall.
from Mananda9
Mar 26, 2018 5:19 pm

EQ: 3/24/18 YA Fantasy

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