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Ms. Kristin Ostby

Greenhouse Literary Agency


Twitter: kristinostby

AAR/AALA Member: No

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from jamoy26
May 06, 2022 2:22 pm

Form query: 01/04/22
Form rejection: 01/04/22
#APIpit like 05/05/22
Resent Form Query: 05/05/22
Full request: 05/06/22
Form Rejection on request: 05/06/22

81K YA Sci-Fi
from brittnee
May 03, 2022 10:06 am

FQ: 5/2/22
FR: 5/3/22

YA 71k sapphic contemporary
from Katrina_Goforth
Apr 15, 2022 12:46 pm

Form request: 4/13/2022
Form rejection: 4/14/2022
MG Fantasy, 60,000 words
from Doctorslug
Apr 15, 2022 10:05 am

YA horror/paranormal 97k
Form rejection: 04/15
Appreciate the speed!
from MarinaHill
Apr 11, 2022 12:35 pm

BIPOC writer
Kristin sent me a FORM rejection on a FULL manuscript she had for six months.
YA African fantasy
from JayDee8
Apr 07, 2022 7:35 pm

EQ: April 6th, 2022
FR: April 6th, 2022 (sent same day)
ER: April 7th, 2022 (That was fast!)

YA BIPOC rom com
from catmarauder191
Apr 06, 2022 5:28 pm

FQ: 4/6/22 (she tweeted that her inbox was at zero so I went for it)
ER: 4/6/22 (sigh)
63k YA contemporary
from meganthebookworm
Mar 28, 2022 5:58 pm

Queried: 10/4
Full Request: 10/8
Submitted: 10/9
Revise and Resubmit Request: 10/21
Submitted R & R: 2/25
Personalized rejection: 3/28

She gave great personalized feedback on what to work on and said I could resubmit if I made the changes! I know R&Rs are a long shot, but I think this agent is worth it, so I'm going to give it a shot.

Update: I got my personalized rejection today. She was perfectly lovely, but I'm still pretty bummed. It feels like I did achieve what I set out to do, but something about it still wasn't to her liking. I know that's the nature of R & Rs. You put in extra work and it still might not match what they're hoping for. I'm still glad I at least gave it a shot. She did say I seemed close though, and she wished me well. She seems like she'd be lovely to work with and I wish all of you luck.
from BritMoss
Mar 24, 2022 10:04 am

FQ: 3/9/2022
FR: 3/24/2022

YA Contemporary 76k
from RCrawford
Mar 17, 2022 11:06 am

FQ: 3.4.2022
Rej: 3.17.2022
YA Paranormal Romance 105k
from lynnlovegreen
Feb 26, 2022 3:46 pm

QM submission and form rejection few hours later on 2/25/22
YA hist romance
from tamityant
Feb 26, 2022 2:47 pm

Queried: 23rd Feb 2022
Form Rejection: 26th Feb 2022
Genre: YA
My comment: I'm non-white. She responded quickly, which was nice.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your query and for considering me as your potential literary agent. Your project is not a fit for my list right now, but I wish you all the best in your publishing endeavors.

Kristin Ostby
from EMimimi
Feb 04, 2022 1:12 am

EQ: 01/30
Full request: 02/01

60k MG sci-fi

(I must mention that a couple of months ago, I won a query critique by Kristin. She gave me some helpful feedback. I incorporated it and queried her. Perhaps that helped..)
from jessiegaupel
Jan 13, 2022 9:57 am

FQ: 1/11/2022
Form Rejection: 1/13/2022

74k MG Sci-fi
from SadieNoni
Jan 10, 2022 8:21 pm

FQ 01/10/22
FR 01/10/22
YA magical realism 69k

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