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Ms. Alexandra Machinist

ICM Partners

730 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10019

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Twitter: amachinist

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

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from Kaiodem
Mar 14, 2018 1:08 pm

EQ: 3/14/18

from WhiteGardenia
Mar 10, 2018 10:57 am

That's great news @floridagal007! Best of luck.
from floridagal007
Mar 09, 2018 11:04 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.

Hist Fic 104k
from seventhstar
Mar 07, 2018 12:48 am

EQ: 4/3/18
FR: 6/3/18

YA Fantasy, 93k words
from KristenH
Mar 06, 2018 4:22 pm

EQ 2/12/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
ER 3/6/18 (Passed---not a good fit)
from Meditation333
Mar 06, 2018 6:31 am

Responded fairly quickly to my nonfiction pitch. The rejection read as follows:

Thank you for thinking to query me with your project. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like a good fit for my list at this time. Again, thank you, and best of luck finding an agent.

from ChickLitChick
Mar 05, 2018 4:52 pm

EQ: 2-27-18
ER: 3-5-18

WF 84k
from Utopiandreams
Mar 05, 2018 3:47 pm

EQ: 2/16
ER: 3/5

Considerate form pass
from tdubphyz
Mar 01, 2018 8:52 pm

EQ: 2/21
FR: 3/1 (sent same day)

lit fic, 92k
from Arrendle
Mar 01, 2018 12:29 pm

EQ 2-28-2018 Fantasy 130,700 words
from Evelyn99
Feb 23, 2018 1:47 pm

Check out her Twitter account too--she puts MSWL comments there.
from WhiteGardenia
Feb 22, 2018 6:37 pm

Fourpaws: Try Publishers Marketplace for agent bios from this agency.

Surprised they don't provide agent bios on their own website though. I think William Morris Agency doesn't list bios on their site either.
from Fourpaws
Feb 22, 2018 6:11 pm

Thinking of submitting to Ms. Machinist because I really enjoyed LILAC GIRLS, for which she served as agent, but can find no information in her wishlist for YA. Website for ICM Partners tells practically nothing for writers contemplating sending a query.
from deepbluekate
Feb 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Auto-response: "I am out of the office traveling internationally until Tuesday, February 20th and may be slow to respond."
from Sierrawrites
Feb 09, 2018 4:49 pm

EQ 1/30/18 adult adventure fantasy 120k
ER 2/6/18 form
Thank you for thinking to query me with your project. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem like a good fit for my list at this time. Again, thank you, and best of luck finding an agent.

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