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    The McVeigh Agency (Mark McVeigh)

    With years of editorial experience under his belt—most recently as Editorial Director for S&S imprint Aladdin Books, with prior stints at Dutton, Scholastic, Random House and HarperCollins—Mark McVeigh established The McVeigh Agency early in 2009.
    from: http://cwim.blogspot.com/2009/04/new...gh-agency.html

    link: http://www.themcveighagency.com/

    I've heard nothing but very positive things about Mr. McVeigh.

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    I queried him 2 days ago. Now I strum my fingers.

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    It took him 2 weeks to respond to my query, requesting the full, and then two more weeks to reject it.

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    Ouch. Sorry Karo.ambrose

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    Sorry Karo. Keep Querying!
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    I just queried him nearly one week ago. I heard about him through the GLA newsletter. I'm hoping he will at least read it. I've never had any of my stories read by anyone legit before.
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    I just found out about his new agency. The first thing I did was hit up these message boards to make sure he was legit. hahaha

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    Sent him a query two weeks ago (maybe 2?) - haven't heard back yet. I'd love to at least get a partial request from him, he sounds great.
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    I queried him today. What I really liked was he has an auto-responder on. This simple but cordial function lets the author know it was received... I love that, because I don't have to sit here wondering "Did they even get my submission?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brindle Chase View Post
    I queried him today. What I really liked was he has an auto-responder on. This simple but cordial function lets the author know it was received... I love that, because I don't have to sit here wondering "Did they even get my submission?"
    Hmmm...I queried him on 4/20 and didn't get an auto-response. I'll give it a month, then resend.
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    Um, Erin, I got an auto-response too. I would re-check your junk mail folder for it and then re-send, if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erin View Post
    Hmmm...I queried him on 4/20 and didn't get an auto-response. I'll give it a month, then resend.
    Erin, I e-queried on 4/23 and also did not get an auto-response. Perhaps the agency wasn't sending those yet when we queried.

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    When I queried back in April, I did not receive an auto-response either. You're fine. He's probably just getting more queries as more people discover that he's become an agent, so it's taking him longer to respond.

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one, and the auto-responder must be new. I check my junk mail folder everyday for legit stuff too. It's only been a couple weeks so I'm not too worried.
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    I queried Mark yesterday. I didn't get an auto-response, but a few hours later I did get a request for a full.

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    Congrats 52greg! Let us know how it goes.

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    The McVeigh Agency

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    www.themcveighagency.com


    I don't see a thread in here for them. I see a few sales on Publisher's Marketplace. Does anyone know anything about them or had any experience with them? He's just asked for my full.

    Thanks!

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    I've been out of the loop for a while working on the new novel. Never heard of McVeigh. I'll do some checking and get back to you.
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    Thread here.

    Oh, and apparently he also takes graphic novel queries, because they're discussing him over there.
    Last edited by CaoPaux; 06-02-2009 at 07:22 PM. Reason: threads merged, link moot

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    Does anyone know if he's a no response is no agent? Seems that way since a lot of you guys are getting quick responses. I sent mine late April and haven't heard back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristineR View Post
    Thread here.

    Oh, and apparently he also takes graphic novel queries, because they're discussing him over there.

    Awww, thanks!! I looked for a thread but I didn't see it. Must be blind, sheesh.

    Anyway, no one seems worried about him and he asked for my full this morning, so I just sent it and he emailed me back saying he got it, which was nice.

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    Jamie, I haven't heard from him on my 4/20 query either. I'm going to resend at the 2 month mark if I don't hear anything back.
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    Thanks Erin, I'm going to resend as well.
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