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Ms. Shawna McCarthy

The McCarthy Agency, LLC

7 Allen Street

Rumson, NJ 07760

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Snail-Mail: Yes

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from ladytuono
Jan 03, 2017 6:45 am

EQ 12/14
CNR 1/3/2017

Adult contemporary fantasy 86k
from hexylady
Oct 17, 2016 6:16 pm

EQ 10/16
ER 10/17
Urban Fantasy, 82k
"Thanks for the look. Your writing is strong but I'm afraid the market for urban contemporary fantasies no longer is, so I doubt I'd be able to find this a home."
from writerEm
Jul 06, 2015 1:26 pm

EQ- 2/2/15
Partial Request- 2/3/15 (ten pages)

2/11/15- request for more pages (first three chapters) and synopsis.

July- 6-15- I haven't heard back. I nudged and still crickets. I guess that means no. onward and upward!

Cont Fantasy. 101k
from thebutlerwroteit
Jun 29, 2015 10:14 am

EQ: 5/5
CNR: 6/29
Fantasy, 107k words
from WileyKelpie
Jun 08, 2015 3:24 am

EQ Sent 6/8/15 Adult Fantasy novel, 119,500 words
from worddance
Feb 16, 2015 7:24 pm

EQ; 2/16/2015

YA Fantasy
from CrazyHorse
Feb 13, 2015 10:10 am

EQ: 2/13/15

Adult SF / Time Travel / 124K
from MacStainless
Jan 30, 2015 10:21 am

EQ: 1/30

from KellyLaSalle
Oct 16, 2014 12:13 pm

EQ 6/19
PR ten pages 6/20
upgrade to three chapters and synopsis 7/16
ER 10/16/14
from AliciaIsWriting
Oct 02, 2014 7:34 am

I already pasted it. In that case, I suppose she'll just contact me if she wants the attachment. Thanks, Kelly.
from KellyLaSalle
Oct 01, 2014 6:02 am

I pasted it in, then she emailed back and said she wanted an attachment. She was very nice about it, no problem.
from AliciaIsWriting
Oct 01, 2014 3:22 am

Thanks, Hermit.
from hermit_writer
Sep 30, 2014 9:40 pm

@aliciaw-- based on the way the email was phrased, I continued to paste it in the email. Looking back I kinda wish I had made it an attachment instead since that tends to be standard. Either way I figured if it's a problem they'd let me know? (I hope)
from PawPaw
Sep 30, 2014 1:26 pm

she does not have an AAR Profile either...
from AliciaIsWriting
Sep 30, 2014 12:55 pm

To others who got the second-round partial request: Did you send attachments or continue to paste into the email?

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