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Ms. Maria Carvainis

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.

1270 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 2915

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 Windmo
Oct 14, 2018 1:39 pm


EQ: Submitted 10 pages as attachment to general inbox 10/13/18 - romantic comedy
from KristenH
Sep 23, 2018 6:29 am


EQ 4/16/18 (2nd/final Requery Venom)
CNR 9/13/18 (No word from nudges)
Update: R 9/18/18 not good fit)
from askjudyww
Sep 16, 2018 6:47 pm


MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/16/18
from JMAtkinson
Sep 16, 2018 9:38 am


EQ: 8/10/18 Contemporary Romantic Adventure
from swatithegeek
Aug 30, 2018 8:19 am


EQ: 08/30/18

Contemporary Romance, 70k words
from Smith84
Jun 28, 2018 8:57 pm


She responded in 1 day. She was very nice with her rejection letter.
from duke_of_lilywhite
Jun 16, 2018 6:37 pm


EQ: 5-3-18
ER: 6-15-18
from chbrewer
Mar 15, 2018 5:36 pm


Literary 140k email sub
query age 61 days
A very nice and helpful personalized message from her Literary Intern. It contained several suggestions for resources.
from Blackhat
Jan 17, 2018 1:23 pm


EQ:12/1/17 Query + first 10 pages
ER: 1/17/18
Women's FIction - 100k

Thank you for your query, and our sincere apologies for the delayed response. Unfortunately, we must report that STILL BREATHING is not quite the right fit for the agency. We appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you much success and pleasure in your writing career.
All the best,
Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc.
from rdickens
Nov 30, 2017 5:53 pm


EQ Memoir 9/3/17
Form rejection 11/29/17
from philipsfriends
Oct 31, 2017 10:47 am


Oct. 30, 2017. Received a kind personalized return ;etter within a week.
-doozy donegal
from themuffinsk8
Oct 29, 2017 6:06 am


EQ: 07/18/2017
Considering a rejection 10/29/2017
from Catsamoa79
Oct 17, 2017 1:48 pm


EQ: 4/12/17
Nudge: 6/13/17
CNR: 7/21/17
ER: 10/17/17 (response to the nudege)
from LightofBeauty
Sep 28, 2017 9:51 pm


9/8 EQ
9/20 ER

Basic form.

"Thank you for your query. Unfortunately, we must report that _____ is not quite the right fit for the agency.

We appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you much success and pleasure in your writing career.

All the best,

Maria Carvainis Agency, Inc. "
from SaraCo
Sep 26, 2017 12:04 pm


Form rejection after 214 days

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