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Mr. Mitchell Waters

Curtis Brown, Ltd.

Ten Astor Place, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10003



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Website: www.curtisbrown.com

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from anotherearth
Feb 23, 2017 11:59 am


I know someone who had a similar experience with this agent as janetdonkeys below. He requested an exclusive, requested two extensions on the exclusive and two rewrites, then went MIA. She's not sure he ever read either of the rewrites.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 04, 2015 7:44 am


Profile Update: Now taking email queries.
from KristenH
Today 6:13 am


Thanks for the update Janet. Ouch.
from janetdonkeys
Yesterday 9:26 am


Just a warning to you all.
Snail mail query 2/11/12
Exclusive requested by phone 3/21/12

As of 5/28/13 Never responded, after multiple nudges and agency wouldn't return manuscript, even though I had sent SASE.
C/NR
from KristenH
Mar 05, 2013 10:56 am


Requeried Mitchell via snail mail, since his email address didn't work. I didn't get a response to my Chain Reaction query or nudge last year. Chapters have been revised. Last shot at this.
from KristenH
May 22, 2011 6:33 am


Bummer my friend. Yeah mine didn't have a signature either. Oh well.

7/31/12, I sent him a query for Chain Reaction. Two weeks ago, I nudged him and got an ooo response. Closed/no response. Requery him in 2013, will try Maureen in December.
from edelweiss
May 21, 2011 6:30 pm


I called it, Angelscribe!
I have to say that after sending my query, a synopsis and two chapters, all printed on good paper, I think I was due at least a signature. The card didn't even have Waters' name on it.

Ah well, at least the world didn't end today.
from KristenH
May 21, 2011 6:52 am


Thanks Edelweiss. I'll cross my fingers for you.
from edelweiss
May 20, 2011 5:16 pm


Sorry, Angel. I queried him the same day so I will be looking forward to my postcard soon!
from KristenH
May 20, 2011 4:43 pm


On 4/18, I've sent him a query. Today I've gotten a postcard rejection-"he doesn't feel he's the right agent..." Ugh! I'll try Laura Peterson next month.

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