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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 hcmarks
Jul 24, 2017 2:12 pm


EQ: 7/24/2017

Adult Thriller, Action/Adventure 76k
from Catsamoa79
Jul 21, 2017 10:05 am


EQ: 4/12/17
CNR: 7/21/17
from tennisplayernw
Jul 12, 2017 11:19 am


EQ: 7/12/17 Break Point (literary fiction)
from 484query
Jun 07, 2017 4:38 pm


Slow as molasses to send a rejection -- query sent in January, and received a form letter from her assistant six months later, with apologies for delay.
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)
Today 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
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