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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

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from WillowInc
May 18, 2018 10:19 am


EQ 5/3/18
ER 5/14/18
from floridagal007
May 17, 2018 11:49 am


EQ: 11/14/17
Never got a response, which shocked me as my plot themes have repeatedly been on her #mswl lists.
Re-queried 1/19/18 with a short note indicating perhaps she didn't receive my first query? Two hours later...
1/19/18 FULL REQUEST (!!) & a note saying she never received my first query and was so glad I re-queried.
3/9/18 Notified Ms. Machinist that another agent had requested an exclusive read, and I declined this request as I want to give Machinist first shot. She replied literally like 60 seconds later, thanking me for the professionalism and letting me know my MS is toward top of her read pile as she was "seduced by the description of it." So, hoping for her response in next few weeks.
5/17 ER on full. Didn’t fall in love with it; excited by premise, but didn’t connect with the voice. Seemed like a standard reply on full rejections, but I could be wrong. Bummer.
Hist Fic 104k
from amylululouise
May 14, 2018 7:47 pm


EQ: 5/09/18
FR: 5/14/18 sent same day

WF 106k
from redpandabear
May 14, 2018 1:11 pm


EQ: 5/13/18
ER: 5/14/18

YA Fantasy 91k
from WillowInc
May 14, 2018 12:11 pm


EQ 5/3
ER 5/14
literary fiction
from Dryadwriter
May 14, 2018 11:52 am


EQ: 4/28
ER: 5/14

76,000 YA Contemporary Fantasy
from spieles
May 14, 2018 11:40 am


EQ: 5/1/18
ER: 5/14/18 - after follow up.

85k Sci Fi
from winterlight
May 07, 2018 4:07 pm


EQ 2/27/18
FR 3/2/18

100K historical mystery
wondering how long she takes to read submissions. . . ??
from Edunmo
Apr 03, 2018 11:58 am


EQ: 03/27/2018
Full Request: 04/02/2018

92 K Historical Romance
from Hulagirl
Apr 03, 2018 12:48 am


EQ: 3/17/18
ER: 4/2/18 not a good fit for her list.
Contemporary Romance 71K
from WhiteGardenia
Apr 02, 2018 8:38 pm


Looks like she cleaned out her query inbox today.

EQ: 25-Mar-2018
ER: 02-Apr-2018

Women’s Fic
Form response; not a good fit for her list at this time.
from jeasley
Apr 02, 2018 6:39 pm


EQ 3/26/18
ER 4/2/18
91k Upmarket women's fiction
form letter
from Miggie
Mar 25, 2018 7:21 pm


EQ: 11/14/2017
FR: 11/14/2017

(Was waiting for the inevitable rejection before recording my full requests, but didn't realise just how slowly things move and the information might be useful for someone in the meantime. Also, it gives me something to do while waiting :-))
from reyes1879
Mar 21, 2018 11:56 am


Submitted it late October, I believe. thanks for your response @floridagal007 good luck with your work! i'm sure she'll answer you soon and read your work with great interest :)
from floridagal007
Mar 21, 2018 8:43 am


@reyes1879... when did you submit yours? Looks like she's averaging about 5 months turnaround. I submitted mine on January 19th (though if you scroll down a bit you can see a bit more context/recent communication on this.)

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