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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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from Dragonman
May 14, 2015 2:01 pm


EQ 05/04
ER 05/14

SF / Thriller, 83k
May 12, 2015 12:50 pm


CathieArms - glad to read your comment considering they've had my partial since Feb. Not sure if it's CNR or if I'll hear back...?

UPDATE: Email from agency today thanking me for my patience, saying they're short staffed and backed up but my m.s. is still in their queue.
UPDATE #2: E. Copps passed today (5/12) on my partial
from ernwrites
May 08, 2015 11:52 am


EQ: 4/27
ER: 5/8
from RuthGZ621
Apr 30, 2015 3:50 pm


returned email
from CathieArms
Apr 30, 2015 11:30 am


Can I just say that I love this agency? I don't know if they'll represent me or not; but however this turns out, they are at the top of my list for agents I'd love to be represented by.

Long story short is that they requested a partial about 8 weeks ago or longer. They've been great at keeping me in the loop, and even accepted revisions to those pages when I made them. This week I received an offer of publication from an independent publisher and I e-mailed MC Agency to let them now. They only had a partial and I was really uncomfortable nudging in such a manner, but I heard back today with a request for a full. They said they'd try to get back to me more quickly so that I can give the publisher an answer.

I was NOT expecting that answer. I mean, in the big picture, this agency has been in the top three of my dream agencies. I *LOVE* the authors they represent, and everything I've seen from them has been professional and positive.

So..bottom line is this: I don't know where this goes from here. I don't know if they'll offer or pass. What I do know is that they will be at the top of my list for future queries, and I'd *strongly* recommend them to others for querying. In a huge sea of literary agents out there, this company is créme de la créme.

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