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Ms. Erin Casey Westin

Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency

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Twitter: erincaseywestin

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from cynocakes
Nov 02, 2022 10:12 am

#PitBLK YA Contemporary Romance

Q: 10/09/2022

a personalized detail saying she liked the sports concept but the writing was choppy and hard to get into the writing. i'll fix it before querying again!
from rosemarypotatoes
Oct 24, 2022 12:29 pm

#PitDark request, query sent 10/21
from DBGeeWrites
Oct 10, 2022 5:24 pm

#PitBLK request, query/partial sent 10/6/22
YA Fantasy, 96K

Rejected 10/10/22. Erin wrote a personalized email detailing her decision, which was very much appreciated.
from Wondering
Aug 26, 2022 3:10 pm

Query: 4/12/22 (webinar opportunity)
Nudge: 8/17/22 (no confirmation of receipt for nudge)
CNR: 8/26/22

PIcture book, humor.
from MarshmallowBard
Aug 17, 2022 5:39 pm

DVPit Query: 8-2-22
Rejection: 8-17-22
It was a personalized rejection and she complimented a lot of my writing. However, she didn't "consistently connect with the dialogue" with two of my characters. It's understandable, but I was REALLY hoping on this one since my manuscript seemed right up her ally.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 07, 2022 5:07 am

New last name
from Claxton
Mar 02, 2022 6:47 pm

Seems like she's close to reopening. New Manuscript Wishlist, completely redone twitter. Heard really good things about her.
from owenator
Mar 02, 2021 7:37 am

EQ: 10/30/2020
CNR: 3/2/2021

YA F 75k
from nolnod
Feb 16, 2021 4:46 am

EQ: 27/10/2020
Nudged: 22/01/2021
CNR: 16/02/2021

YA Fantasy 100k
from karenleespree
Jan 21, 2021 12:53 pm

EQ: 12-9-20
CNR: 1-21-21

Upper MG Speculative
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 30, 2020 9:43 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks kathleea. Her website was updated to say she was open. But now it says closed again, so I'm guessing their web developer jumped the gun.
from kathleea
Dec 30, 2020 8:01 pm

Patrick, on the Updated Agents form it says she's open but I got an email back saying she's closed until sometime in 2021.
from yesrielee
Dec 30, 2020 5:54 pm

C/ping this from Marietta Zacker's entry since I interacted predominantly with Erin in that query process--

EQ 5/27/18
PR (!) 6/13/18 from Erin Casey on behalf of Marietta Zacker
sent 6/13/18
Upgraded to FR 6/29/18 (wow, super fast)
sent 6/29/18

Passed 8/10/18 with the most wonderful, helpful, thorough critique I have ever received unsolicited in the query process. Erin was really able to specifically identify where certain places fell apart and why, and those were extremely helpful. Such an excellent process, and I'd rather have these critiques now in the query process than later on Goodreads, yeah? ;-)

Absolutely would resubmit again, and I hope to after a thorough edit.

Update: have had further discussions with Erin Casey and after I told her I was doing a thorough edit/rewrite and asked if she would be interested, she replied that she would like an exclusive on an edit. Eventually did this and re-submitted and--while the edits didn't work for her--she provided a lovely rejection once again that stung but was also incredibly accurate. So disappointed that it didn't work out, but so grateful for all of my interactions with Erin. She was patient, had excellent feedback, kind and generous with her spirit and time, and her feedback turned this project into such good shape that when I queried my now-agent, she loved it and signed me.

Thanks for everything, Erin!

103K YA LGBTQ+ spec-fic
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 29, 2020 7:43 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Kiarasa
Dec 18, 2020 12:43 pm

MG Fantasy, 67k
EQ: 3/30/20
Partial request: 6/16/20 (very kindly worded)
8/25/20 - sent partial request (delay due to being accepted into a mentorship program back in May, but she seemed happy to wait)
Personalized rejection 11/20/20 - very kind and personalized rejection. So close to an offer!

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