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Ms. Alexandra Machinist

ICM Partners

730 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10019



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Website: www.icmtalent.com/

Twitter: amachinist

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from mirandaf
Apr 27, 2016 10:17 am


LOVE when agents send confirmation of receipt for fulls!! I'm realizing how rare that actually is this time around.
from qwertyman
Apr 26, 2016 10:45 am


EQ: 4/21
ER: 4/26.
Spec fic. 97k
from krose3
Apr 21, 2016 12:30 pm


EQ: 3/25
FR: 3/28

YA Fantasy
from turtlefairy1
Apr 19, 2016 3:47 pm


EQ 2/13
FR 2/16
ER 4/19

YA Dark Fantasy
from tirving123
Apr 14, 2016 11:16 am


Actually sent to Ronald Goldfarb.
from madeleinec
Apr 13, 2016 3:51 pm


EQ: 4/10
ER: 4/13

Form letter. Contemporary sci-fi thriller, 110k words.
from tdubphyz
Apr 08, 2016 3:22 pm


EQ: 3/29
FR: 4/7

lit fic, 81k
from Callie
Apr 08, 2016 9:01 am


naziarahman123 Congratulations on your offer! I know this can be a very stressful time. As turtlefairy1 mentioned, many agents do ask who you received offers from, because, yes, people will actually use this as a ruse to get an agent to move faster. The best way to handle an offer is to inform the agents who have fulls and ask them if they can possibly make a decision about your book within one to two weeks (two weeks is very generous). At the end of that period, hopefully you'll have more than one offer, but even if it's just the one, don't take anything out of desperation. Especially if you're then tied to them for years to come! Good luck!
from turtlefairy1
Apr 08, 2016 6:13 am


Naziarahman, you can totally tell her who the other agent is if she asks. She just wanted to make sure you weren't duping her to try and make her read faster, since her reading time is like 4 months on fulls right now. Also, you never never HAVE to take any agent's offer. Always go with the agent you feel more comfortable with, and who you feel has the right vision for your work. Congrats on all the interest on your MS, sounds like you're doing well!
from naziarahman123
Apr 07, 2016 10:29 pm


i wish agents would realize that authors are their bread and butter. So, without us there is no them.
So ignoring. I'm going to try another agent at ICM.
I haven't signed yet.
I want to wait.
from naziarahman123
Apr 07, 2016 10:28 pm


So, get this ... For the past five weeks, Alexandra has been keeping my manuscript. When I got tons of full manuscript requests, i politely asked her what her reading time was and she wrote back that she was getting to it as quickly as possible.
Then another two week fly by, oh shall i mention that I was a referral at that, and nothing.
then, I get into a situation where if this other agent offers since she too is a recommendation then I have to take the other offer, so i ask Alexandra if she has come to any kind of a decision and she wants me to name drop, which my mentor says is a No, No.
So, i say, i respectfully decline and she goes off the handle and tells me to go elsewhere.
I swear.
from skoverland
Apr 02, 2016 5:22 am


I'm the purple faced icon, and it was an offer of representation.

However, it wasn't actually an offer from Alexandra. She liked my MS and passed it on to a colleague, who offered representation. She is a new agent building her list at the same agency, and doesn't have a profile here on QT. Even though it wasn't totally accurate, I felt like it was important to show a positive outcome for everyone waiting, so I marked it as such.

This whole process of querying took almost a year and I had almost given up hope of ever finding the right agent. I'm thrilled, of course.

Good luck to everyone querying and keep your chin up! Hopefully you'll soon get a purple face with a smug smile and sunglasses:)
from sincerelyamelia
Apr 01, 2016 1:06 pm


naziarahman123, the purple face where it looks like it's wearing sunglasses, kind of? That's offer of representation. If you click on your own query status and look down at the options, it shows all the icons and their meanings. Hope that helped!
from MattOConnor
Mar 31, 2016 2:16 am


Per automatic email response she is out of office until April 4th, probably want to wait to query until she has caught up.
from writer96
Mar 29, 2016 2:45 pm


EQ: 3/8
ER: 3/14


"...unfortunately not right for me at this time."

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