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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 Patrick (admin)
Nov 24, 2021 7:01 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from meganthebookworm
Nov 10, 2021 5:18 pm

Queried: 10/4
Full Request: 10/8
Submitted: 10/9
Revise and Resubmit Request: 10/21

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.
from kittylovestodance
Nov 10, 2021 1:02 pm

FQ: Nov 4
FR: Nov 11
MG 52K
In this day and age where no reply = rejection, it's nice to receive a written reply. So quick too.
from Crystalee
Nov 02, 2021 4:23 pm

Sent Query: 10/26
Form Rejection: 11/02

108K YA Fantasy
Form rejection
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.
from fanta_san
Nov 02, 2021 2:52 pm

Form Query: 10/29
Form Rejection: 11/02

65K YA Contemporary Romance
from queryquandry
Oct 22, 2021 9:53 am

EQ: 10/21
Form Rejection: 10/22

88K YA Contemporary Fantasy
from juliabean
Oct 20, 2021 3:21 pm

Full request (MG mystery) emailed 10/10
Rejected via form 10/20
from odufabi
Oct 20, 2021 4:40 am

Queried YA Fantasy: 18th August, 2021
Rejection 19th August

Queried YA Historical: 25th September, 2021
Rejection: 28th September
from Diane5
Oct 19, 2021 11:15 am

Form Query: 12th Oct
Full request: 19th Oct (sent same day)

YA fantasy romance 85,000 words

Does anyone have an idea what her response time to full is? There's no timeframe listed on the agency's website.
from fanta_san
Oct 08, 2021 7:05 pm

Form Query: 10/05/21
Form Rejection: 10/08/21

Lit Fiction 92K
from robinkmoore
Oct 07, 2021 12:14 am

[via website] Kristin Ostby represents authors of middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as picture book author/illustrators and select adult fiction. She is primarily seeking tightly written, tightly plotted, fast-paced commercial middle-grade and young adult fiction—adventure, mystery, and contemporary humor—as well as young adult romance. Kristin is not accepting picture book manuscripts, issue books, or nonfiction at this time.
from OPKiwi
Oct 03, 2021 9:50 pm

2 day rejection
from wirdschonklappen
Sep 30, 2021 1:01 pm

Congrats @milli505 ???? That's so exciting!
from milli505
Sep 30, 2021 10:46 am

FQ: 4/23 (first day she was accepting queries)
FR: 4/26 (sent same day)
ER: 4/27- Kristin sent me an incredibly lovely personalized rejection letting me know that the project I queried wasn't the one for her, but asked for more info about my publishing history.
Update: 5/25 - after a call with Kristin I sent her (requested) material from other projects I have
Update 9/2 - nudged with offer of representation
Offer of Rep - 9/10
9/16 - ACCEPTED OFFER! I know my path to signing with Kristin wasn't the most traditional, but I had a few really good conversations with her and have loved collaborating with her. She clearly knows the industry well and is willing to champion her clients 100%. I'm thrilled to have signed with her.

YA LGBTQ+ Contemporary, 82k

Also @deatheatercedricdiggory - I'd queried Chelsea a few months ago without a response, and went ahead and queried Kristin since there wasn't a "no from one = no from all" on the agency website.
from clucky1966
Sep 28, 2021 10:11 am

Form query 26/9
FR 28/9

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