Ms. Shira Hoffman

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

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Ms. Shira Hoffman

McIntosh & Otis, Inc.

353 Lexington Avenue, 15th floor
New York, NY 10016


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Jun 23, 2014 7:40 am, lenaf007 said...
From her tweet on June 19th:
"All queries as of March 1 have been read and reviewed. Thanks for you patience!"
May 26, 2014 11:03 pm, newbie1 said...
4 months behind on reading queries. From her Twitter Apr 24: "All query letters as of January 1st have been reviewed. We've been getting a high volume of submissions. Thanks for your patience!"
Apr 30, 2014 12:45 pm, Aggy_C said...
Shira had asked to look at my MS during an online pitch event last July. At that point it was already being considered by Ms. Winick Rubinstein, but Shira told me if Elizabeth passed on it, she would take a look.

I received a kind rejection from Shira today (4/30/14). (Which is okay, because I've had representation since December.) I had tried to notify the agency when I took an offer elsewhere, but maybe it didn't go through.

However, just wanted to put in a note to say that I did get a response to the full MS.
Apr 23, 2014 9:30 pm, Jennifer13 said...
EQ: 2/27/14
C/NR: 4/23/14

Mar 26, 2014 9:18 pm, C_Chap said...
Hey Turhan - I'm a bit like you. I read a comment from an agent recently that said "If you are an impatient person, publishing is probably not for you." Haha, that spoke volumes to me!

I also submitted a question to an agent in a Q&A the other day about publishing and royalties, and basically, with the time lag between getting picked up and the book actually being published, there is a REALLY long time (maybe shorter for ebook-only publications??)... and also any advance might be released slowly (in bits), so that it's virtually impossible to give up your day job to write (everyone's dream, right?)... so I'm also thinking about going back to the idea of self publishing after this round of queries is finished. I'm still awaiting a majority of responses.

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