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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

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from Boreas
May 08, 2017 10:42 am


EQ: 2/10/17
CNR: 5/8/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from KristenH
Apr 12, 2017 4:09 pm


EQ 2/17/17 (Diplomatic Immunity)
CNR 4/12/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try them with something new in the future.
from meg_mcd220
Dec 12, 2016 5:09 pm


EQ: 4/2/16 (#KidPit request)
4/4/16: Got confirmation of receipt, though the wording made it seem like they had requested a full and were receiving that. Weird.
FR: 4/27/16 from Samantha Brody. Sent same day. :)
4/29/16: Confirmed receipt of full.
ER: 10/18/16 (from Elizabeth Copps)

YA SpecFic, 64K
from SarahLRWriter
Nov 15, 2016 4:49 pm


EQ: 11/11/16 to assistant, Ariel Fieldman (she's not on QT)
ER: 11/15/16
from KristenH
Aug 16, 2016 4:16 pm


#adpit partial update--CNR 8/15/16 (after two nudges and no responses.) Will try her with CR or new ms this fall.
from hdiangelis
Jul 27, 2016 3:23 pm


EQ: 5/13/16
ER: 7/27/16
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 26, 2016 8:55 pm


Profile Update: New office suite number.
from TPC222
Jul 12, 2016 10:57 am


EQ July 12
Auto response that they a removing offices and have limited access to email.
from KristenH
Jun 17, 2016 3:40 pm


Justin, it's been a month. Wait a bit longer like 2 months. Check the submission guidelines for the response times. I did hear from Elizabeth Copps last month on my query.
from KristenH
Apr 14, 2016 4:10 pm


Forgot to add this on Monday. 4/1/16: #adpit request (though Elizabeth Copps passed on it and it's been revised.) Sent partial on 4/11/16.
from Catsamoa79
Mar 14, 2016 12:07 pm


EQ: 2/23/16
ER: 3/14/16
Form letter
from wanderwoot
Mar 14, 2016 11:49 am


EQ 22 Aug (addressed to Maria Carvainis)
PR 24 Nov (from assistant on behalf of the agency)
FR 8 Feb
Nudge due to offer of rep 29 Feb
No response by my deadline 11 Mar

Just got an email signed from Elizabeth Coops: "we found ourselves unable to give the manuscript the attention it deserved during the given timeframe, and for these reasons, we have decided to take our hat out of the ring."
from scifictionwriter
Mar 14, 2016 11:35 am


EQ: 2/24
ER: 3/14

Many thanks for the arrival of your letter describing your writing project. Unfortunately, we must report that the project is not quite the right fit for our agency.
We appreciate the opportunity to consider your work and wish you much success and pleasure in your writing.
from EmilyMoses
Mar 07, 2016 10:23 am


EQ 2/6/16
ER 3/7/16

84k word adult historical/book club
from stevegoble007
Mar 05, 2016 10:38 am


The full request for my MS in October resulted in a rejection on 3/2.

75K historical mystery-thriller.

Bummed.

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