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Ms. Susan Hawk

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001



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Website: upstartcrowliterary.com

Blog: susanhawk.blogspot.com/

Twitter: susanhawk

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
May 25, 2022 9:18 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Mellifera
May 24, 2022 7:22 pm


May 11--I subbed an illustrated picture book in March and after a month I resent/nudged, as Ms. Hawk advised in her sub guidelines. But a look at the timeline shows that most subs after the end of January haven't been responded to yet, so there is a backup in the slush pile and if you haven't heard, it's likely your manuscript hasn't been looked at yet. There are a few random replies to subs after late January and most (but not all) of these (rejections or partial/full requests) came in during the first half of the week (Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday). Just thought I'd pass this along to anyone out there who is waiting and wishing and hoping--keep the faith!

from BigKid
May 04, 2022 9:35 pm


PSA for PB writers! I had a request for more work from Susan in June last year. She seemed fantastic and was initially super excited to see more. After lots of nudging and back and forths with her saying she was still interested she wound up rejecting me last week saying she really only wanted author-illustrators :(
from ItalicsTheGreat
Apr 25, 2022 7:23 am


2/8/22 - EQ

4/12/22 - Nudged with Offer of Rep

4/25/22 - Closing this out. No response. I’m thrilled to accept the offer of rep from the other agent!

MG Contemporary Fantasy 64k
from jennadevillier
Apr 19, 2022 10:24 am


EQ: 2/19
Nudged (per guidelines): 4/19

89k YA Fantasy
from dclawr
Mar 07, 2022 9:15 am


EQ 1/28
Upper MG contemporary

I took a Speakeasy workshop with Susan last fall. Part of the package was a query critique. At the end of January, she sent me her comments, told me my query was "spot on," loved the story idea and asked for pages! I sent her the first 20, per her submission requirements, on Jan. 28. No response yet.
from Zooks3
Feb 20, 2022 11:30 am


2/20/22 - accidentally queried her for Gatsby (she rejected it in 2012) - Contemporary MG
from RCrawford
Feb 14, 2022 5:54 pm


EQ: 2.14.2022

YA paranormal Romance 105k
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 27, 2022 9:27 am


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from heathercmorris
Oct 27, 2021 3:52 pm


EQ: 8/23/21
Response/Rejection: 10/27/21

PB, 500 words

Very kind form letter, and I am so grateful that she took the time to send this response even two months later (which is probably well beyond the CNR date). Would love to submit to her again, if I have another manuscript that fits her wish list.
from odufabi
Oct 20, 2021 12:51 pm


Queried 18th August, 2021
Rejection 20th October, 2021
YA Fantasy, 140k
I’d even forgotten I queried this agent. As they say, worry not, authors. Wherever we are, these rejections will surely find us.
from specuKate
Sep 29, 2021 2:09 pm


To Wondering, yes! She let me know right away that she'd received it. And like Vshaia, I got a receipt for the original query. I think it's time for you to check in, as well. She seems really nice, so I don't think you have to worry about reaching out.
from vshaia
Sep 29, 2021 1:58 pm


Yes! I also got a receipt when I sent in my original query
from Wondering
Sep 29, 2021 1:47 pm


Vshaia and specuKate, did Susan let you know that she'd received the requested materials?
from specuKate
Sep 29, 2021 12:21 pm


Queried YA Contemporary 8/9/21
Full Request 9/28/21
Sent via email 9/29/21

Trying not to get hopes up too high but I've always thought Susan would be a wonderful agent to work with!

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