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I wonder if she's accepting queries from unpublished authors though? The MacGregor Literary website says they deal only with established authors.
 

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They do take on previously unpublished authors, but mostly those they've met at conferences or through client referral, etc.

It says she'll be working with a "handful of clients" and

"She's going to be attending the ACFW conference with us in Indianapolis this summer, so if you write children's books (for either CBA or the general market), YA books (ditto), speculative fiction, or books aimed specifically at the twenty-something market, we're going to be open to seeing proposals. Amanda may be contacted at amanda.."

Since this is such a new announcement, it's possible the only way you'll get more specific information from/about her is to contact her directly and ask.
 

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I've met Chip on several occasions. He's a super guy, a great sense of humor and well known in our market. His wants as far as clients go are rather specific. He doesn't normally represent romance authors. I got the best rejection ever from him on a sub that he said I could send: "Great story. Terrific writing. Not my thing."

Short, to the point, prompt and honest. Can't do much better than that on a no-thanks. If you can engage his attention, by all means send him something. His clients are all mega-happy.
 

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I wonder if she's accepting queries from unpublished authors though? The MacGregor Literary website says they deal only with established authors.

Aubie,

I bit the bullet and queried her last night. The worse she can do is reject me or ignore my query. I doubt she'll blacklist me :D
 

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I think I e-mailed her the same day you queried her! I only asked if she would accept unsolicited q's from unpub'd authors though. I haven't gotten any type of response.

Good Luck on your query! :)
 

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I queried Amanda June 15th and got a note today saying she was focusing on published authors only. Oh well, it was worth a try.
 

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When I woke up this morning i had an e-mail from Amanda responding to the question I'd asked her. She says she is mostly working with published authors, but she is willing to look at queries, so that if I have something that is within her interests feel free to send it to her.

Since she is interested in YA and that's what I write, I'm going to send her a query this morning.

:)
 

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Could someone with The Powah correct the spelling of "MacGregor" in the Bewares & Background Check Index Thread? It's still "McGregor" there, which makes it a little hard to find by the recommended means.
 

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From today's Publisher's Lunch:

Erin Buterbaugh joins MacGregor Literary as a literary agent, focusing on children's books, YA, lifestyle titles, cookbooks, the arts, and some select fiction.
 

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one of the ten busiest!

Found out from my agent today that MacGregor Literary was ranked as one of the ten busiest agencies for the calendar year 2012.

Yeah, I'm blessed. :D
 
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