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Ms. Hannah VanVels

Belcastro Agency



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: hannahvanvels

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jennadevillier
Jan 08, 2021 7:54 am


FQ: 1/5
ER: 1/7

88k YA science fantasy
from MellieKay
Jan 07, 2021 1:52 pm


Requested two or more picture books for a look at my portfolio on same day.
from amalmquist
Dec 21, 2020 8:29 pm


Form Query: 12/1/20
Form Rejection: 12/6/20
New Adult 60,000 words

Thank you for sending me the manuscript. I'm sorry to say that 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.

In your search for the perfect agent, you may want to check out Writer’s Digest Guide to Literary Agents blog: http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents, I have found it to be an excellent resource for finding new agents that are looking to build their lists.

I also encourage writers to gather beta readers and critique partners to help hone their craft. Their suggestions can be so valuable!

I encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication. Keep honing your skills, learning about the industry, and always embrace a growth mindset. I'm rooting for you!

Best wishes in finding the right agent who will champion your work!
from ASMannai
Dec 21, 2020 3:41 pm


Form Query: 11/9/20
Form Rejection: 12/21/20
YA Fiction 75,000 words
from Mochomito
Dec 18, 2020 5:14 pm


EQ 10/14/2020
Picture Book
535 words

Form rejection - 11/9/2020
from Isolamelia
Dec 16, 2020 9:23 am


Form Query: 12/4/20
ER: 12/16/20
MG Fantasy
Very kind form letter
from amelia06
Dec 15, 2020 3:47 pm


FQ: 15/12/20
PR: 15/12/20, sent same day

Fingers crossed for this one. Fastest response I’ve ever received (roughly six hours), she seems so lovely.

YA Thriller, 77k
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 10, 2020 4:59 pm


Profile Update: Genres updated.
from mhknecht12
Dec 08, 2020 3:09 pm


FQ: 10/4/2020
PR: 12/4/2020 sent same day
FR: 12/8/2020 sent same day

YA science fantasy 75k
from taylor_buch12
Nov 30, 2020 11:02 am


FQ: 11/30/20 children's picture book
from skyregina
Nov 15, 2020 3:40 pm


FQ: 11/15/20
PR: 11/15/20

Sent same day! Wow, this is the quickest request I've received yet. Fingers crossed big time, she seems awesome!
from scot_hanson2000
Nov 13, 2020 4:03 pm


Next day reply and an encouraging form letter, which was as nice a 'no' as I've ever seen. :)
from reemkhaleel
Nov 11, 2020 6:00 am


EQ: 09/17
ER: 09/22

Adult/YA Crossover Romantic Comedy
from reemkhaleel
Nov 11, 2020 5:59 am


EQ: 10/17
ER: 10/22

Adult/YA Crossover Romantic Comedy
from DNE424
Nov 01, 2020 11:08 pm


FQ: 10/22/20
ER: 11/1/20
Form letter

87K YA Fantasy

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