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Ms. Anne McDermid

Cooke McDermid Literary Agency

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Anne McDermid

Cooke McDermid Literary Agency

1105-320 Front St. W.
Toronto, ON M5V 3B6
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Literary Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Andre Alexis
Todd Babiak
Jacqueline Baker
Jim Bartley
Krista Bridge
Heather Summerhayes Cariou
Matt Cohen
Ivan E. Coyote
Michael Crummey
Peter Darbyshire
Ramona Dearing
Claudia Dey
Julia Dimon
Jennifer Duncan
Esi Edugyan
John Farrow
Stephen Finucan
Anne Fleming
Leo Furey
Camilla Gibb
Charlotte Gill
James Glave
Jessica Grant
Don Hannah
Rhonda Hayter
Steven Heighton
Geoff Heinricks
Lee Henderson
Sheila Heti
Greg Hollingshead
Clint Hutzulak
Kim Izzo
Marni Jackson
Michelle Kim
Stephen Kimber
James King
Larissa Lai
Vincent Lam
Shaena Lambert
Colin Lee
Nancy Lee
Derek Lundy
J. B. Mackinnon
Pasha Malla
Philip Marchand
Ceri Marsh
Sandra Martin
Diane Baker Mason
Leah McLaren
Lisa Moore
Kevin Patterson
Alison Pick
Richard Pope
Brian Preston
Heather Pringle
Andrew Pyper
Nino Ricci
David Adams Richards
Elisa Romero Hategan
Laisha Rosnau
Adam Lewis Schroeder
Nathan Sellyn
Mary C. Sheppard
Antanas Sileika
Mark Sinnett
Alisa Smith
Russell Smith
Fred Stenson
Margaret Sweatman
Royston Tester
Erica de Vasconcelos
Josey Vogels
Jane Warren
Nathan Whitlock
Robert J. Wiersema
Paul Wilson
Michael Winter
Jamie Zeppa
Libby Znaimer
Author Comments
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Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/16/2019 06:18 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/18/2019 02:48 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
08/27/2018 04:12 PM
EQ 4/13/18 (Requery Chain Reaction)
CNR 8/25/18 (No word from nudges)
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
08/06/2018 03:21 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
03/11/2018 11:03 AM
EQ 2/11/18
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/02/2018 10:51 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
02/07/2018 06:13 PM
Eq 11/10/17 (Chain Reaction)
CNR 2/7/17 (No word from nudges.)
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/13/2017 08:48 AM
Profile Update: This agency is merging with the Cooke Agency to form Cooke McDermid. Profile will be updated as details become known.
08/03/2017 03:56 PM
EQ 5/17/17 (Venom)
CNR 8/2/17 (No word from nudge.) Will try her with CR this fall.
04/02/2016 01:12 PM
EQ: 01/21/2016
CNR: 04/02/2016
10/14/2015 08:14 PM
EQ: 10/14/15 Historical fiction
01/10/2015 01:34 AM
EQ: 11/13/14
CNR: 01/10/15

SF/Fantasy crossover
07/15/2014 01:08 PM
Not in Jeff Herman's
03/28/2014 09:33 AM
Phyllo, Thanks I will give it a few more week and then close it out.
03/26/2014 12:32 PM
Hi April,

In terms of getting a reply to your query, my understanding from previous queries and just looking at their track record on Data Explorer is that this agency is a non-responder unless they want to see more of your MS.

So you'll see a lot of "CNRs" (closed-no response). Plus they've got one of the worst request rates. Meaning, I wouldn't expect any answers from them.

Please let us know, however, if they do give a response.
03/26/2014 06:44 AM
I sent a query on feb 9th/14 with a follow up March 26th/14 as i've noticed that even if it is a rejection they still send at least a form letter back. So fingers crossed I will here something from them soon.
12/15/2011 10:41 AM
EQ 11/30
ER 12/15

YA Scifi
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/25/2011 11:52 AM
Profile Update: New postal address.
07/19/2011 09:37 PM
Ozzy: Preditors & Editors, a site I use religiously to doublecheck agencies and agents, shows no red flags for them. It also indicates they have confirmed sales and is a recommended agency. Good luck!
07/14/2010 09:40 PM
Like CorinneDuyvis, I submitted directly to Monica Pacheco, as directed by the agency blog post "what we are looking for in 2010" (http://mcdermidagency.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html)

EQ: 7/14
ER: 8/11
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Last Update:
12/16/2019 - Closed to queries.
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