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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: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SteveDevlin
Jan 23, 2023 8:26 pm


Jan 1, 2023 emailed submission
Jan 23, 2023 rejected

15k Chapter Book
from dragongirl
Dec 09, 2022 12:11 pm


Email query: 12/6/2022
Polite form rejection: 12/9/22

109K YA epic fantasy
from GinaBMonroe
Dec 06, 2022 2:24 pm


Email Query 9Feb22
Full Request 25Aug22
Sent same day
Received auto-confirmation and a personalized confirmation of receipt of submission
Nudge: 5Dec22 with a polite response 6Dec22.

YA contemporary fantasy, 81k
from katine
Dec 03, 2022 10:16 pm


EQ: 12/3/22

MG Fantasy 64K
from blackhand
Nov 27, 2022 5:42 pm


Email Query: 11.16.22
Form Rejection: 11.27.22

YA Historical, 89k
from dclawr
Nov 19, 2022 10:50 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.

I received a rejection 6 months later.
from champagne88ca
Nov 17, 2022 11:45 am


eQ: nov 3
ER: nov 17
Thank you for sharing your book with me, I’m grateful for the opportunity. I’ve had a chance to read and unfortunately, have decided to respectfully pass. I send this with recognition of the accomplishment that is writing a book and querying it, no small feat. Keep writing and querying—that’s the best way to find an agent.

from MartinPorter
Nov 15, 2022 10:36 am


Queried 10/25
Rejected 11/15
MG Mystery 46k
from MarshmallowBard
Oct 11, 2022 2:20 pm


Queried: 9-2
Rejected: 10-11
from ltran_
Sep 22, 2022 8:35 pm


EQ: 9/1
ER: 9/22
1K PB
from writtenintheclouds
Sep 04, 2022 3:25 pm


E-mail query: May 7, 2022
Form rejection: August 4, 2022 (a Sunday! Appreciate the dedication to the job)

66k YA Contemporary Romance (BIPOC)
from SGA001
Sep 02, 2022 6:01 pm


EQ 9/2/22

YA Fantasy 98k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2022 9:05 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Zooks3
Aug 10, 2022 1:50 pm


2/20/22 - accidentally queried her for Gatsby (she rejected it in 2012) - Contemporary MG
8/8/22 - form rejection - took her six months to reject it.
from jennadevillier
Aug 10, 2022 9:43 am


EQ: 2/19
Nudged (per guidelines): 4/19
ER: 8/10

89k YA Fantasy

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