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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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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from mellenakin
Dec 12, 2018 11:24 am


EQ: 9/16/18
ER: 12/12/18

Form letter
from planetofsound
Dec 08, 2018 9:30 pm


EQ: July 7, 2018
FR: October 5, 2018. I'd CNR'd this one, so surprised and happy!
Nudge with offer of rep, December 8th

MG fantasy, 51k
from DNE424
Dec 04, 2018 10:02 am


EQ: 8/18/18
CNR: 11/8/18
ER: 12/4/18, nice form letter

YA Fantasy, 89K
from Zooks3
Nov 27, 2018 8:14 pm


8/12/18: EQ re: Brogwin - MG. Received immediate auto-response of receipt.
11/27/18: form rejection
from Emilysmith
Nov 25, 2018 8:06 am


EQ - 7/8/18
ER 10/26/18
Nice rejection
from SaraCo
Nov 23, 2018 10:43 am


EQ 8/2/18 YA Fantasy
9/5/18: Resent the query today, a little after 4 weeks per guidelines on her website and auto response. However, the upstart crow website says 12 weeks no response = no and the timeline on QT doesn't show too many responses, so if I don't hear anything by Nov. then I'll probably close it out.
CNR: 10/23/18
Form rejection 11/23/18
from lunaspecs
Nov 21, 2018 6:53 pm


Submitted 7/26/18 and it said she would take about a month to respond. Not so much. Heard back 11/21/18 (after closing it out on 10/31). Form rejection.

MG Fantasy 64k
from Jeanetto
Nov 10, 2018 5:51 pm


EQ: 11/10/18
MG Sci-fi
79,000
from sspeters28
Nov 09, 2018 2:28 pm


ER: 7/15/18
FR: 11/9/18

MG Adventure/Superhero

THREE weeks ago wrote "Am considering CNR, but just saw that a few people who submitted in July are just hearing back. " And just got a Full Request (with a note apologizing for the delay in response). Fingers crossed, but I guess she means it when she says she'll get back to you.
from Blue_Ox
Nov 07, 2018 1:15 am


EQ: 9/18/2018
YA Contemp, 86k
Requery with nudge 11/1/2018 per email autoresponse (allowed after 4 weeks).

FR with a gracious note: 11/6/2018 :)
from Buddrcup
Oct 30, 2018 8:27 am


EQ: 10/26/18
MG Contemporary Supernatural Mystery
57,000 Words
from congelach
Oct 29, 2018 3:44 pm


EQ:10/21;
ER: 10/23 (two day response)
Fantasy, 84K

Form rejection, see below:

"Dear XXXXXX,

Thank you so much for sharing your book with me! I've had a chance to read your story and appreciate the work that went into writing it. Unfortunately, I'm not the right agent for this project, so must pass. But my opinion is only one, of course, so keep querying!

With gratitude and good wishes, Susan Hawk"
from swilsonwillis
Oct 25, 2018 1:00 pm


I got the same query letter response as mskriswolf. However, I queried on 10/18 and got the rejection 10/22. That's pretty fast.
from Angeliabailey1118
Oct 22, 2018 6:17 pm


EQ - 10/22/18 YA Mystery 73k
Liked my Twitter pitch on DVPit.
from mskriswolf
Oct 13, 2018 4:24 pm


It's a form letter rejection, but it sounds very supportive.

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.

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