Sign In
Literary Agents

Formerly with the Bent Agency

Ms. Susan Hawk

Upstart Crow Literary

244 Fifth Avenue, 11th Floor

New York, NY 10001



E-Mail: To protect agents from spam, email addresses are hidden except to logged-in members. Join Now

Website: upstartcrowliterary.com

Blog: susanhawk.blogspot.com/

Twitter: susanhawk

AAR Member: Yes

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

Learn more about this agent, including genre interests, typical response times, and best query methods.

Become a QueryTracker Member

Leave comments about your experiences with this literary agent, or read what other authors have to say.

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)
from saintsavant
Mar 08, 2017 11:26 am


I just got a ER from her about 29 days after. I think I subbed the day she changed.
from jeannel
Mar 06, 2017 12:01 pm


2/2/16 EQ
3/5/16 ER

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.
from moonwatch178
Mar 01, 2017 8:16 pm


@belleheyoka Nothing yet.

from jubilee
Mar 01, 2017 3:00 pm


EQ: 1/10/17
ER: 3/1/17
from saintsavant
Mar 01, 2017 1:13 pm


belleheyoka, I don't think they have.
from belleheyoka
Mar 01, 2017 12:23 pm


Has anyone heard back on a full since she's transferred agencies?
from Bastet
Feb 05, 2017 11:05 pm


EQ: 1/20/17
CNR: 2/5/17
Closing this out because she moved... I had a query out to someone at Upstart Crow before she went there. Hoping that one is not negated by this change.
from orangrila
Feb 02, 2017 1:41 pm


thanks, @ksolson, this is helpful! Good luck to all with full mss out with agents!
from ksolson
Feb 02, 2017 12:17 pm


I emailed Susan yesterday to ask if the fulls travelled with her. She responded with a short email saying that yes she took the fulls with her and would get back to me after she gets a chance to read it.
from alibryn
Feb 02, 2017 6:10 am


Susan requested my full 2 years ago. In November 2015. I've nudged her twice and she's been very friendly and polite, but I'm starting to lose hope. With this latest move, I'm not too sure. I may nudge her again, but I don't take it as a particularly encouraging sign that after 2 years, she's not made time to read it.

To read more comments about this agent, or to leave comments of your own, become a QueryTracker member.


Agent Reports.

QueryTracker Members can view the data gathered by all other members, organized into reports showing...

  • The Number of Queries Sent and Their Replies
  • Query Response Times
  • Most Popular Manuscript Word-Counts
  • Most Popular Genres
  • Historic Trends
  • And Much More