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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 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
from dpasquantonio
Aug 16, 2017 3:17 pm


EQ: 2017-05-16 (adult mystery, 90K)
CNR: 2017-08-16
from KristenH
Aug 09, 2017 4:02 pm


Eq 7/28/17 (requery Venom)
ER 8/9/17 (Passed--not a good fit.) Will try her with DI's requery later this year.
from Boreas
Aug 01, 2017 5:00 pm


EQ: 2/10/17
CNR: 5/8/17
ER: 8/1/17 - Form rejection with an apology for the delay.

YA Action/Drama 107k
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 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

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