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Ms. Hannah VanVels Ausbury

Belcastro Agency



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: hannahvanvels

AAR/AALA Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from colbywilkens
Jun 27, 2022 10:54 pm


FQ: 4/21/2022
FR: 5/7
Resubmitted per her instructions after a Pit Dark like 5/19
Full Request! 6/16 Sent same day
Nudge of offer of rep: 6/22
Kind step aside: 6/27
82k Adult Rom Com
from aloopratha
Jun 22, 2022 1:00 pm


05/20/22 - Form query after twitter pitch like
06/09/22 - Nudged asking if she'd like to read my revised opening
06/20/22 - Personalized pass (I appreciate the feedback she offered, but she didn't ask for the revised opening. I just checked again and realized I did not explain myself properly in nudge, i.e. it came across as if the revision was minor. Also, she mentions I can query her again if I do a revision. So guess what I'm off to do!!!)

YA Fantasy

from mlmitchell09
Jun 21, 2022 9:31 am


YA historical fiction
06/18/22-Sample Submission
06/18/22-Full Manuscript Request
I am so honored that you have considered me to represent your work! I have read your sample chapters for [Title] and would love to read more. Please follow the instructions below to upload your full manuscript. I'm looking forward to reading it.
As a general note, it may take up to 12 weeks for me to review this. If you haven’t heard by then, feel free to check in for a status update!
Thank you,
Hannah
06/20/22-Full Manuscript Sent
from helengosselin
Jun 19, 2022 5:59 pm


Form query: 6/19/2022

Adult fantasy, 169K
from MorganSloan
Jun 07, 2022 11:23 pm


FQ - LGBT Rom 72k words, 6/4/22

FR - 6/6/22, form, polite.
from tdarnell
Jun 07, 2022 5:57 pm


A quick form rejection 6/7 after sub on 6/6.
from Sunshine227
Jun 03, 2022 8:11 am


FQ: 5/16/22 63 k YA Hi Fantasy
ER: 5/20/22
Thank you for sending me the manuscript for XXXXX Unfortunately, this one isn't as strong of a fit for me as I hoped in order to champion the piece. 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.

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!

--
Hannah VanVels Ausbury
from KGebbia
Jun 02, 2022 1:40 pm


same form pass as others have posted, one of the kindest passes
and her fast response was much appreciated
FQ PB 5/26
FR 6/1
from ajsruoff
Jun 01, 2022 8:52 pm


FQ: 4/27
FR: 6/1 kind pass
75K Adult Rom Com
from TrueLoveWriters
May 27, 2022 5:35 pm


Lovely 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 Ace12065
May 26, 2022 12:43 pm


FQ: 05/21
ER: 05/26
MG Fantasy 65k

Form response. Grateful for a fast turn around.
from fontes_ashleyd
May 20, 2022 3:08 pm


sent 5/14
rej 5/20

really nice rejection, personalized. My first one.
from aloopratha
May 20, 2022 10:43 am


@Ace12065 The form was working fine for me today.
from Ace12065
May 20, 2022 9:19 am


Anyone else been unable to submit a query via Hannah's Form? I've tried since Monday, with no luck :/ Any suggestions? THX!
from andrewntzouras
May 14, 2022 7:23 pm


FQ: 5/1/22
FR: 5/14/22
YACF:84K
Kind Rejection

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