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Ms. Shawna McCarthy

The McCarthy Agency, LLC

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Shawna McCarthy

The McCarthy Agency, LLC

456 9th Street, #28,
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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Postal Mail
This agent is seeking the following genres:


General Fiction
Science Fiction


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Known Clients (current & past)
Daniel Abraham
Eric Flint
Nicola Griffith
Alex Jannings
Jane Jensen
J.F. Lewis
Wil McCarthy
Christopher Rouochio
Jeffrey Scott
Robert Charles Wilson
Sarah Zettel
Author Comments
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09/05/2023 12:25 AM
EQ: 9/3
Request first ten pages: 9/4

08/28/2023 12:56 PM
8/23 - query
8/24 - First 10 pages request
8/28 - kind rejection (I'll take it!)

"Thank you for letting me see your work. While it's quite well done, I'm afraid it's not the kind of book that I generally find enticing. I'm sure you will find the right match for an agent, and I wish you the best of luck on your writing path."

08/25/2023 06:51 PM
EQ: 8/21/23
Request to read first 10 pages: 8/21/23
Upgraded to first three chapters and synopsis: 8/22/23

92k adult contemporary fantasy
08/25/2023 11:14 AM
EQ: 4/26/23
Partial Request (1st 10 pages): 4/27/23
CNR: 8/25/23

Adult Sci-Fi / Time Travel - 97k

Her email where she requested to see the 1st 10 pages said her reading time was "6-8" weeks. I gave it 8 weeks, plus two additional months and am closing this out as a CNR.

It would've been great to have the same agent as Robert Charles Wilson but moving on...

08/20/2023 08:40 PM
adult uf/pnr

Q: 07/25/2023
X: 08/17/2023
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01/28/2022 - Genres updated.
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