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Ms. Susan Hawk

The Bent Agency

19 West 21st Street, Suite 201

New York, NY 10010

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from MLDoyle
Sep 10, 2016 10:29 am

I queried her in July 2015 with a YA historical fantasy, got a full request in September 2015, and am still waiting. I nudged earlier this week and got a reply apologizing for the delay, so I hope she's working on catching up while she's closed to queries.
from alibryn
Jul 11, 2016 8:26 am

moonwatch, thanks for the encouragement. I may do so. Good luck, hope you hear soon!
from lmtuss
Jul 07, 2016 8:30 am

EQ: 7/1
ER: 7/6 (nice form)
from moonwatch178
Jul 06, 2016 9:06 pm


I'd say go for it. She's a wonderful agent at a fabulous agency and my guess is that she'd be okay with a quick check-in after 9 months. If it eases your mind, then that's all to the good. There's a huge difference between checking in at 9 months and checking in at 9 days. She'll probably respond with an 'It's still under consideration' email and that's okay too. :) Best wishes to you!
from jessmedina
Jul 06, 2016 3:42 pm

6/30/16 - #MSWL query
7/6/16 - ER - possible custom/form blend, very nice <3

YA scifi
from alibryn
Jul 05, 2016 6:36 am

Irey_West and moonwatch178, she requested my full on November 3, 2015, and I sent it the same day. I haven't heard back from her either, though I certainly will post if/when I do. Am considering nudging her despite historical evidence that it may take a year (or more!) to hear from her, but not sure...
from moonwatch178
Jun 27, 2016 3:15 pm


I don't think she's stopped responding to submissions. My guess is that she is significantly backlogged. I sent my original sub in November 2015 and then sent a revised version in April after Ms. Hawk was kind enough to let me send along a newer version. I haven't heard back yet, but I figure I've been bumped down the queue. And from what I can see on the TimeLine it looks like there have been a couple instances where someone got an offer of rep and was jumped to the head of the line and there's a sub (other than mine) still waiting from november/december.

Hang tight and hopefully you hear back soon.
from Irey_West
Jun 27, 2016 11:39 am

Does anybody know if she's stopped responding to submissions? I sent in a full in January and haven't heard anything since, not even from my nudge letters. I realize she's closed to queries but the email that I use isn't her query email - so it shouldn't be sorted out right?
from hdiangelis
Jun 12, 2016 6:33 pm

EQ: 6/9/16 (#PitMad request)
ER: 6/11/16
from Patrick (admin)
May 27, 2016 6:42 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from MidnightAtelier
May 25, 2016 7:44 am

This agent is closed as of May 24.
This is the auto reply I received:

Automatic Reply: Currently Closed to Submissions


Thank you for contacting me! I am currently closed to queries and unsolicited submissions until further notice.

During this period, all emails I receive will be sorted and deleted by an actual human being. If your query falls into one of these categories, I will consider it:

• You’re sending a requested query, partial or full manuscript.
• You’ve been referred by a client or someone I know.
• We’ve met at a conference and I requested your work.
• Your query is something I requested from a Twitter or blog pitch contest.

All other queries, however, will be automatically deleted until I reopen to general submissions. I’ll be happy to see your query then, but if you would rather not wait, do query one of my other colleagues at the Bent Agency:
from krose3
May 24, 2016 1:13 am

EQ: 4/26/16
FR: 5/22/16

YA Fantasy
from moonlit_mystery
May 23, 2016 2:13 pm

#DVpit EQ: 4/25
Full Request: 5/22

YA Historical
from Ali_Stegert
May 20, 2016 5:13 pm

She liked a tweet of mine in #KidPit (end of March), so I queried her. She replied in 44 days, asking for a full. She replied to my submission with an encouraging note. Fingers crossed!
MG Gaslamp Fantasy-Adventure
from portugueseninja
May 18, 2016 10:44 am

EQ 13th April
Rejection 17th May

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