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Ms. Maria Carvainis

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.

1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2320

New York, NY 10020



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Website: mariacarvainisagency.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Mar 03, 2015 2:44 pm


I politely nudged Elizabeth Copps regarding anticipated timing for a response to the revisions she had requested. She apologized for the delay and indicated that the office is short staffed. Looks like she will need at least the rest of March before she can reply with a decision. I thought it would help others who might be waiting to know. Elizabeth has been extremely professional and kind. If I am fortunate enough to work with the agency, it seems that they would be organized and conscientious agents. I have been in contact with them since last summer, and the've been great every step of the way.
from smbishop
Mar 01, 2015 4:53 pm


Thanks. I was only worried because I know that some spam filters are set to automatically delete queries that have attachments. But you're right. Maybe they sift through their emails manually and decide whether or not they want to open attachments.
from zeldamar
Feb 28, 2015 4:01 pm


I agree with Laclos, smbishop. I would interpret that to mean attachments are okay, as long as the query is in the email. (Some agencies say they won't open attachments that come with a blank email, which is probably wise.)
from Laclos
Feb 27, 2015 10:15 pm


It's probably fine. Don't sweat it. You asked how other people did it, and I was just reporting my own choice. I don't think the instructions preclude attachments like so many agencies do.
from smbishop
Feb 27, 2015 8:22 pm


Oh no. I misunderstood the submission guidelines. It said "We also accept electronic queries at mca@mariacarvainisagency.com. All files must be Word or PDF."

I thought it meant we were supposed to attach the files instead of pasting them.

Thanks for that, Laclos.

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