As a matter of policy, we will review any submission that adheres to the following guidelines. Please note, we do not represent free standing poetry, screenplays, and original theatrical or dramatic works of any kind.
Submissions via Email:
Email is our preferred submission method. Please email our agents at the email addresses listed below. To find out more about our agents and their interests please visit our Agents page.
We ask that all text be pasted in the body of the email as outlined in the submission guidelines. Emails containing attachments will not be opened and will be automatically deleted due to security reasons.
Because of the high volume of submissions we receive, we will only respond to queries when we are interested in reviewing additional materials. Our response times are usually within 4-8 weeks. Please do not call our office regarding specific submissions and their status.
Submissions via Regular Mail:
When sending a submission by traditional methods please include a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) for our reply. Any submissions materials sent without a SASE or that do not adhere to our submissions guidelines will be recycled.
If you submit your work by mail and would like your manuscript returned to you, please make sure that the SASE is large enough to accommodate it. Make sure your mailer has enough US postal stamps to cover the return. While all submissions are handled with the greatest of care, we cannot assume liability for them. Since we cannot be responsible for loss or damage to any original materials, please send only copies of the work.
Adult Fiction Guidelines:
Please send a query letter, synopsis, author bio, and the first three consecutive chapters (no more than 30 pages) of your novel.
Please send a query letter, proposal, outline, author bio, and three sample chapters (no more than 30 pages) of the manuscript.
Children’s and Young Adult:
Please send a query letter, synopsis and the first three consecutive chapters (not to exceed 25 pages) of the manuscript.
Please send the materials as outlined above to the appropriate agent at the email addresses listed below.
To query Elizabeth Winick Rubinstein please email EWRquery [at] mcintoshandotis.com
To query Shira Hoffman please email SHquery [at] mcintoshandotis.com
To query Christa Heschke please emailCHquery [at] mcintoshandotis.com
Thanks so much for your interest in McIntosh and Otis, Inc. We look forward to reviewing your work.