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Formerly with the Bent Agency

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 Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from si1123
Apr 06, 2017 3:33 pm


EQ 4/5/17
ER 4/6/17
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 05, 2017 6:07 pm


Profile Update: This agent reviewed and approved her listing.
from mgmystery
Apr 04, 2017 11:11 am


Thanks for your help, Rimna51. I resent this morning, and still no confirmation. I'll just have to assume she didn't get it :-(

Update: I posted the question in her blog comments. She didn't answer there, but sent a form rejection shortly after. :-( In hindsight, I wonder if the link to my website in my email signature might have been getting them sent to her spam.
from rimna51
Apr 03, 2017 4:12 pm


mgmystery - this was in the confirmation email. It sounds like she's pretty forgiving so I would resend it - she'll just delete the first one.

Please take a minute now to be sure that you’ve included the correct information in your query:
•Querying a picture book text: please paste the complete text within the body of your email.

•Querying picture book illustrations: please include a link to your online portfolio and/or to your downloadable dummy.

•Querying a novel or longer length work: please paste the first twenty pages within the body of your email.

If your original query is missing this information, don’t worry. Just re-send with correct information and I’ll delete the first query. I don’t consider queries that don’t include pages or art, and will not reply to these.

from mgmystery
Apr 03, 2017 2:49 pm


Thanks, Rimna51. My sent folder shows my query sent at 10 this morning, but I didn't get the confirmation. I used the email susanhawk.submission@gmail.com from her blog. I'm not sure whether to resend.
from rimna51
Apr 03, 2017 1:37 pm


mgmystery - I received a confirmation email almost immediately (within seconds) after I submitted.
from mgmystery
Apr 03, 2017 10:28 am


EQ: 4/3/17 ( I didn't get a confirmation. Did anyone else? Did you get it right away?)

MG mystery 44k
from eiverson
Mar 28, 2017 10:36 am


EQ: 3/07
ER: 3/28 (form, but very nice form!)

YA Fantasy 79K
from Monita
Mar 28, 2017 10:13 am


EQ: 3/27
ER: 3/28 (same form as below) YA fantasy.
from KBurrrr
Mar 27, 2017 1:03 pm


EQ: 2/17
ER: 3/27 form (same letter as below)

YA SF
from Linnet_Crawford
Mar 18, 2017 2:42 pm


EQ: 3/1/17
ER: 3/18/17 (form rejection)
from Jwrite
Mar 15, 2017 12:01 pm


EQ: 2/16/17
auto response: This note confirms that I’ve received your query. I’ll reply to let you know if I’m interested in seeing more of your work, usually within four weeks of receiving your message. If you don’t hear from me within that time, feel free to query again. Please take a minute now to be sure that you’ve included the correct information in your query: Querying a picture book text: please paste the complete text within the body of your email. Querying picture book illustrations: please include a link to your online portfolio and/or to your downloadable dummy. Querying a novel or longer length work: please paste the first twenty pages within the body of your email. If your original query is missing this information, don’t worry. Just re-send with correct information and I’ll delete the first query. I don’t consider queries that don’t include pages or art, and will not reply to these. Many thanks for your interest. I look forward to reading your work!
ER: 3/14 "Thank you so much for sharing your book with me, I truly appreciate your interest. I've had a chance to review and consider your work and can see how much you've invested in this. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm the right agent for this particular project, so I must pass. But I send this with gratitude and all good wishes for the future."

YA Contemporary with Paranormal Elements 86K
from Boreas
Mar 11, 2017 1:48 pm


EQ: 2/14/17
ER: 3/11/17

"Thank you so much for sharing your book with me, I truly appreciate your interest. I've had a chance to review and consider your work and can see how much you've invested in this. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm the right agent for this particular project, so I must pass. But I send this with gratitude and all good wishes for the future."

YA Action/Drama 107k
from tamirw
Mar 11, 2017 11:59 am


EQ: 2/13/17
ER, form: 3/11/17

"Thank you so much for sharing your book with me, I truly appreciate your interest. I've had a chance to review and consider your work and can see how much you've invested in this. Unfortunately, I don't think I'm the right agent for this particular project, so I must pass. But I send this with gratitude and all good wishes for the future."

YA paranormal
from kib5032
Mar 09, 2017 8:29 pm


EQ 3/9

YA fantasy (103k)

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