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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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Yesterday 11:54 am

EQ: 4/6
ER: 4/20 Form
Yesterday 11:30 am

Thanks CathieArms. I'm putting Maria in the feels good to wait category as of now.
from CathieArms
Apr 17, 2015 8:27 pm

Remember123 - I think the agents discussed below are her literary assistants. I don't know, but this is my GUESS on how she runs things. My guess is that she doesn't read every manuscript least not on first pass. I'm guessing she has a team of assistants read her queries and request on her behalf, then do the reading, and maybe pass their recommendations on to her when they're done. Whether she reads at that point, I'm not sure. Whether she's helping with the slush reading, I don't know either. She may be reading her own queries herself and asking them to request on her behalf, but I'm pretty sure her agents are doing at least some of the reading. Again, that's only my GUESS. I don't mind that at all because the little I've seen of this agency is a Class Act. True, she's taken longer than any other agent to return on a partial, but I'm okay with that. Turnaround time isn't as important to me as professionalism and KINDNESS...and her agency has been both in the few responses they've sent me.

So...while I don't want a rejection from her, it would be easy to swallow because I truly believe they're taking their time with each manuscript.
from CathieArms
Apr 17, 2015 8:21 pm

Havetotewilltravel - From the little I've seen from this agency, I wouldn't give up yet. I think she's REALLY behind. She's had my partial since 2/24 and hasn't read it yet as of Monday. I know this because I had to do MASSIVE revisions to it recently (after some agent feedback) and contacted asking (if she'd not read it yet) would she consider taking the revised. She (her agent) responded to please send the revised. So just hang in there. I really think that she'll respond. The agency strikes me as being very professional. Right now, she's in my top 2 favorite agents, mostly because of the interactions I've had with her agency. Which assistant are you working with?
from dreamcat
Apr 17, 2015 3:49 pm

EQ 4/04
ER 4/16
Form rej womens fiction

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