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Ms. Ali McDonald

5 Otter Literary

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Ali McDonald

5 Otter Literary

Toronto, ON
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Query Methods
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
New Adult
Picture Book
Young Adult


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Known Clients (current & past)
Kate Blair
Harry Endrulat
Ainslie Hogarth
Stephanie Innes
Maxine Kaplan
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Author Comments
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Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/14/2021 11:59 AM
Profile Update: Started a new agency. Formerly with The Rights Factory.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/13/2020 11:31 AM
Profile Update: Changing agencies. Details will be revealed later.
05/01/2020 12:43 PM
FQ 2/27/2020 YA Contemporary Romance 78K
CNR 5/1/2020
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/01/2019 06:44 PM
Profile Update: Now using QueryManager.
Patrick (Admin)
10/30/2019 11:07 AM
CEBennet, They've been having trouble with their query form. Looks like they are in the process of switching back to email. Try alison@... instead of ali@. They should try QueryManager.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/30/2019 11:03 AM
Profile Update: No longer taking form queries. Switched back to email queries.
10/30/2019 10:26 AM
Query tracker lists this agent as online form query only, but the agency website says to submit via email to her: https://www.therightsfactory.com/copy-of-submit-sam

I submitted to the provided email, but it was undeliverable, so I'm not sure how to contact this agent.
10/18/2019 10:23 AM
ER: Aug 27/19
CNR: Oct 18/19

MG 51K Con.
09/11/2019 12:02 PM
FQ: 09/11/19 Query only

YA Fantasy 91k
09/08/2019 02:52 PM
The form isn't working for me. Is there another way?
09/05/2019 01:13 PM
EQ: 9/5/19

83k YA Paranormal Romance
08/16/2019 02:33 PM
EQ (form on their website) 8/16/19

YA Romantic Suspense 87k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
07/16/2019 01:23 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries. (Thanks perzsa)
07/16/2019 01:01 PM
Her profile on the agency's website says she's now open to queries, as of June 2019.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/19/2019 03:51 PM
Profile Update: New online query form.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/16/2018 11:50 AM
Profile Update: Genres updated. (Thanks NancyA)
03/15/2018 06:17 PM
Her profile on their website says she specializes in kidlit, so her genre list needs to be updated.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
10/01/2017 10:10 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. (Thanks WiredWriter)
09/30/2017 11:39 AM
9/30: She seems to be closed to queries per their website-http://therightsfactory.com/agents/ali-mcdonald/
05/29/2017 12:23 PM
EQ: 5/27/2017
Reply: 5/28/2017

"Thank you for considering The Rights Factory for your representation. This sounds AWESOME! But I’m very behind at the moment, so I’m cc’ing my colleague, Lindsay Legget, here for her interest instead!"

FR: 5/29/2017 (by Lindsay Leggett)

YA Fantasy (87k)
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Profile History
Last Update:
01/14/2021 - Started a new agency. Formerly with The Rights Factory.
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