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Ms. Hannah VanVels

Belcastro Agency


Twitter: hannahvanvels

AAR/AALA Member: No

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from alonahenderson
Nov 15, 2021 3:38 pm

FQ: 10/02/21
FR: 11/15/21

95k YA Fantasy
from magellen
Oct 29, 2021 5:01 pm

EQ: 9/20/21

102k Adult Horror

As of 10/29/21 I am 30 days past her average response so uh....I can't tell if this is good or bad? Haha, here's to fingers crossed.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 23, 2021 10:22 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from kristincortner
Oct 23, 2021 7:34 am

FQ: 10/20/21
ER: 10/23/21

Nicest form rejection ever. :)
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 17, 2021 5:45 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from atlaspom
Oct 13, 2021 10:50 am

Same here.
from dalyrimple
Oct 12, 2021 6:14 pm

Polite and quick rejection identical to ones I saw on here, said I could query her in the future. Seems like a nice person and I will try her again.
from bubblyian
Oct 12, 2021 6:06 pm

Form submission October 11
Standard rejection October 12
Scifi 76k
"Thank you for sending me the manuscript for [title]. Unfortunately, the opening pages weren't pulling me in as strongly as I had hoped in order to champion the work. I'm 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. 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 WyldeGreen
Oct 11, 2021 7:11 pm

Might respond after reading comments
from chelseagparker
Oct 04, 2021 2:45 pm

10/03/2021 FQ
10/04/2021 partial - 5 chapters

(YA mystery 71k)
from Strontium
Oct 01, 2021 1:35 am

29/09/21 EQ SF 107K
01/10/21 ER Friendly form rejection
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 6:15 pm

Hannah’s life is consumed by all things bookish, and when she’s not working on books, she can usually be found curled up with a good cup of coffee or a glass of wine. She earned her BA at the University of Michigan and holds MA degrees from Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago. In addition to agenting, Hannah owns a freelance editing business. Hannah has worked various bookish jobs including a stint as a bookseller at Barnes & Noble, a freelance editor for scholarly and academic essays and journals, and most recently as the acquiring editor at a young adult imprint with HarperCollins Publishing. Hannah loves working closely with authors and coming alongside them to make their vision come to life on page.
from jonathanhelland
Sep 21, 2021 5:07 am

9/20 Form Query
9/21 Helpful Rejection

67K YA fantasy
Got to appreciate the fast response, even if I'd rather have a manuscript response.
from evflynn
Sep 15, 2021 10:04 pm

FQ: 9/14/2021
FR: 9/15/2021

92K Adult Fantasy
from sarahhawkinsauthor
Sep 14, 2021 5:43 am

FQ: 09/07/2021
R: 09/14/2021
73K YA Contemporary. Said first pages didn't pull her in like she'd hoped.

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