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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 Member: Yes

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from SmithsNewMapofLondon
Yesterday 12:39 pm


#PitMad Request 9/7/17
EQ: 9/8/17

Still no response 10/20 (Seems incredibly slow, even for the industry)


from fictionalpursuit
Oct 14, 2017 11:58 am


EQ: Oct 14, 2017 - rec'd auto receipt right after
from CRogers
Oct 13, 2017 12:55 pm


EQ: 10/13/17

YA Historical Fiction 99k
from chicklegirl
Oct 11, 2017 3:04 pm


EQ 10/10/17 (77K--YA speculative/time travel) received auto-confirmation email moments later
from DebHawkins
Oct 10, 2017 5:35 am


10/10/17 EQ - DVPit request

YA Fantasy 94k
from Gracefulghost
Oct 06, 2017 5:26 am


EQ (Pitmad request): 09.12.17
Then she liked my DVPit pitches-twice: 10.02.17
I tweeted to her that she already had my query from Pitmad, and she wrote me a lovely little message saying she was excited about reading it.
Having read alibryn's messages below, I'm putting myself into 'long wait for response to query' mode!
from alibryn
Oct 03, 2017 6:53 am


Update: Just going through old requests and thought I'd again mention I've nudged Susan at least 4 times in the 2+ years she's had my full, and each time she says she'll move it forward and get on it, but I still have heard nothing. She seems very friendly and lovely, but I cannot fathom putting someone off this long. Just be aware that this might happen to you if you've been waiting awhile to hear from her. Or if you've just submitted. Obviously, I expect nothing to come of this particular submission. But I thought it worth mentioning.
from alibryn
Oct 03, 2017 6:52 am


Susan requested my full 2 years ago. 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.

Update: Just going through old requests and thought I'd again mention I've nudged Susan at least 4 times in the 2+ years she's had my full, and each time she says she'll move it forward and get on it, but I still have heard nothing. She seems very friendly and lovely, but I cannot fathom putting someone off this long. Just be aware that this might happen to you, if you've been waiting awhile to hear from her. Or if you've just submitted. Obviously, I expect nothing to come of this particular submission. But I thought it worth mentioning.
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 02, 2017 2:28 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

(Thanks specuKate)
from specuKate
Oct 02, 2017 12:41 pm


10/2 She is now open to queries per her website and twitter.
from mysterymagic
Sep 27, 2017 1:19 am


Susan Hawk tweeted that she'll reopen to queries on October 2nd 2017.
from Baitmask
Aug 05, 2017 9:17 pm


EQ 09/18/15 (while she was at the Bent Agency)
ER 10/10/15
YA Fantasy

EQ 04/10/17 (Now that she's at Upstart Crow)
Full Request 05/01/17
Same Manuscript but revised heavily to MG Fantasy.

Haven't nudged yet. Still being patient.
from perzsa
Jul 13, 2017 11:15 am


Thanks for the info @mysterymagic - I had a full request the same day and am also waiting.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 08, 2017 4:13 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks hkral11)
from hkral11
Jul 08, 2017 2:35 pm


7/8/2017 According to her agency website she is closed to submissions

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