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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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Twitter: susanhawk

AAR Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from inluvwithwords
Jun 16, 2017 3:20 pm

EQ: 6.4.17
ER: 6.8.17

YA magical realism
from jesskim15
Jun 14, 2017 10:29 am

EQ 6/9/17
ER 6/14/17
YA contemporary 57K
from lattegal
Jun 08, 2017 5:14 pm

EQ 5/25/17
ER 6/8/17
MG 48K
Form rejection: "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 normalman
May 24, 2017 9:08 pm

EQ 4/24/17
ER 5/24/17
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 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)

from Linnet_Crawford
Mar 18, 2017 2:42 pm

EQ: 3/1/17
ER: 3/18/17 (form rejection)

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