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Ms. Hannah VanVels

Belcastro Agency



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: hannahvanvels

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Zooks3
Yesterday 11:45 am


7/30/21 - Online form - Moody's Bluff - MG contemporary. Received auto-response.
8/3/21 - form rejection. "Remember, this pass is only a pass on this piece of work and not on you as an author. I would be delighted to be considered for future projects. I'm rooting for you!"
from LouiseCottrell
Jul 29, 2021 7:42 pm


QM: 7/28/21
QR: 7/29/21
MG Literary 43,000 words
Form but encouraging rejection notice
from foreverheiren
Jul 12, 2021 10:12 pm


FQ: 5/12
Full request: 5/12
Kind rejection: 6/16

YA fantasy, 88k
from AmaMizu6
Jul 08, 2021 5:36 pm


FQ: 7/5/2021
FR: 7/7/2021

YA Urban Fantasy 108k

I would say this rejection is very encouraging because she would like to be considered for future projects.

Thank you for sending me the manuscript for (Redacted). Unfortunately, the opening pages weren't pulling me in as strongly as I had hoped in order to champion the work. I'm so sorry to have to share such disappointing news. The publishing industry is so subjective, so what may not be working for me could be just the thing another agent is looking for.

I encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. Remember, this pass is only a pass on this piece of work and not on you as an author. I would be delighted to be considered for future projects.

I'm rooting for you!
from maryjanedarling
Jul 07, 2021 5:58 pm


FQ: 07/05/21
New Adult, Romance, 82k

FR: 7/7/21

Unfortunately, the opening pages weren't pulling me in as strongly as I had hoped in order to champion the work. I'm so sorry to have to share such disappointing news. The publishing industry is so subjective, so what may not be working for me could be just the thing another agent is looking for.

I encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. Remember, this pass is only a pass on this piece of work and not on you as an author.
from YellowStrike1
Jul 05, 2021 12:49 pm


sent letter on July 2, 2021

125k word sci fi romance
Received personalized rejection on July 5, 2021. Said the pages weren't pulling her in, the word count was a bit steep, and even linked me to a helpful article on word count. All and all, despite being a rejection, it was quite helpful, would recommend, especially with the fast turnaround time, which was 3 days in my case.
from Sachsse
Jul 04, 2021 6:33 pm


Very fast turn around and a polite and considerate reply.
from EverAfter
Jul 03, 2021 6:03 pm


YA horror
EQ: 6-28-21
ER: 7–3-21
from writingbubbly
Jun 28, 2021 2:44 pm


QM: 6/25/2021
RQ: 6/28/2021
MG Fantasy 50k
from PriscillaKW
Jun 28, 2021 12:49 pm


EQ: 6/25/21
RQ: 6/28/21

PB

Another marble in the jar.
from onlyvivek
Jun 26, 2021 9:34 pm


QM: 6/26/2021

MG Urban Fantasy 20k
from ebrowne
Jun 24, 2021 8:58 am


YA-Fantasy-94k
QM: 6/21/21
(Very kind) Form Rejection: 6/23/21
from success73
Jun 23, 2021 7:19 pm


YA-Fantasy-87K
QM-June11/2021

from MelissaMcKinnon
Jun 18, 2021 1:07 pm


Adult Horror Thriller 72K
#PitMad June 2021 Referral

QM: Sent June 4, 2021
Form Rejection: Received June 16, 2021
from bubblyian
Jun 16, 2021 5:56 pm


65k scifi YA
FQ 06/15
FR 06/16
"Unfortunately, the opening pages weren't pulling me in as strongly as I had hoped in order to champion the work. I'm so sorry to have to share such disappointing news. The publishing industry is so subjective, so what may not be working for me could be just the thing another agent is looking for.

I encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. Remember, this pass is only a pass on this piece of work and not on you as an author. I would be delighted to be considered for future projects.

I'm rooting for you!"

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