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Ms. Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

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Christa Heschke

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, Suite 202
New York, NY 10016
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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Middle Grade
  • Middle Grade, Contemporary
  • Middle Grade, Fantasy
  • Middle Grade, Historical
  • Middle Grade, Horror
  • Middle Grade, Literary
  • Middle Grade, Mystery
  • Middle Grade, Science Fiction
Picture Book
  • Romance, Comedy
  • Romance, Contemporary
Young Adult
  • Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Young Adult, Fantasy
  • Young Adult, Historical
  • Young Adult, Horror
  • Young Adult, LGBTQ+
  • Young Adult, Literary
  • Young Adult, Mystery
  • Young Adult, Paranormal
  • Young Adult, Paranormal Romance
  • Young Adult, Romance
  • Young Adult, Science Fiction
  • Young Adult, Thriller/Suspense


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Author Comments
Comments by authors about this agent.
12/07/2023 02:24 PM
Past the 12 weeks, sent a nudge. I'd be hopeful based on her tweets saying she gets back to everyone, but I know authors who queried in spring with no response, so closing this for a peace of mind.
12/05/2023 06:12 PM
8/8/23 - Queried
12/4/23 - Nudged with offer of rep
12/4/23 - A very enthusiastic request for a full.

Christa seems very kind! I’d definitely recommend querying her.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
11/27/2023 10:51 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
11/22/2023 01:10 AM
EQ: Dec. 6/22 (Twitter pitch request)
Nudges: Sent 2 nudges in Jan & Feb
R&R: July 2/23
Sent R&R: July 7/23
Nudged with revision: Oct. 5/23
Nudged with an update: Nov. 21/23

I know I've nudged her a lot but it's because I had completed a lot of R&Rs from other agents.
Next time I query a project, I will not entertain so many R&Rs from different agents. This has gotten kinda outta hand.
It's worth noting though that out of all the R&Rs I had, Christa's notes were the shortest but they resonated with me the most and were very motivating and kind.

YA Fantasy

11/17/2023 08:19 PM
I queried in June, so "terribly behind" is a hell of an understatement. But hearing that she does intend to respond to all queries makes me wonder if I might be in the "maybe" pile. So I'll keep my fingers crossed that I might eventually hear from her, either way, because she was initially one of the agents I was optimistic about.
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Last Update:
11/27/2023 - Closed to queries.
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