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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 karenleespree
Aug 13, 2018 7:25 am


EQ: 7/10
Query Nudge: 8/13
MG, Contemporary

" 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."
from Zooks3
Aug 12, 2018 6:59 pm


8/12/18: EQ re: Brogwin - MG. Received immediate auto-response of receipt.
from abbyeglenn
Aug 03, 2018 7:55 pm


EQ: 8/03/18

107K YA Fantasy
from SaraCo
Aug 03, 2018 8:03 am


EQ 8/2/18 YA Fantasy
from Mldtay
Jul 31, 2018 7:05 pm


EQ: 7/25/18 YA Fantasy 96K
from yesrielee
Jul 30, 2018 9:09 am


Really stoked to see Susan opened to queries again!

EQ 7/30/18

103K YA LGBTQ+ spec-fic
from worddance
Jul 13, 2018 6:11 pm


EQ: 7/13/18

YA Contemporary Fantasy, 79,000 words
from ernstpicturebooks
Jul 12, 2018 2:09 pm


EQ - PB 7/12
from Patchi
Jul 09, 2018 2:38 pm


This is the email I received after sending the query:

Automatic Reply: Submission Received

Hello and many thanks for your submission!

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!

Very best,
Susan Hawk
Literary Agent
Upstart Crow Literary
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 09, 2018 2:14 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.

I'm marking her as open to queries, but something odd did happen. The submissions page on their website changed this morning and listed her as open. But then it changed back removing her from their open list. Not sure if that was a website issue or she changed her mind about opening. But since she has not updated her Twitter to show that she closed again, I'm going to assume it is a problem with their website.
from Patchi
Jul 09, 2018 1:48 pm


She announced on Twitter she's open for queries and she tweeted #MSWL.

from Adams84
Jul 09, 2018 10:03 am


EQ: 7/9 105K YA fantasy
According to Twitter, she announced last week that she would be open to queries starting Monday (today). After emailing her, I received an auto-response saying she was closed to queries and to check Twitter to see when she would be open again. Should I re-submit?
from Patchi
Jul 05, 2018 2:34 pm


From Twitter: opening to queries on July 9th
from AuthorGGRyn
May 22, 2018 3:17 pm


Is anyone else waiting to hear back on a request?
I forgot to track this, but I believe I had sent to her in January.....
from aemwrites
Feb 17, 2018 1:42 pm


EQ - 10th Jan (although she's closed to submissions this was a #dvpit Tweet she'd liked)
Nudge with offer of representation - 2nd Jan
Polite email saying she didn't have time to read by my deadline of 9th Jan and wishing me luck - 3rd Jan

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