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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/AALA Member: No

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from blackhand
Nov 27, 2022 5:42 pm


Email Query: 11.16.22
Form Rejection: 11.27.22

YA Historical, 89k
from dclawr
Nov 19, 2022 10:50 am


EQ 1/28
Upper MG contemporary

I took a Speakeasy workshop with Susan last fall. Part of the package was a query critique. At the end of January, she sent me her comments, told me my query was "spot on," loved the story idea and asked for pages! I sent her the first 20, per her submission requirements, on Jan. 28. No response yet.

I received a rejection 6 months later.
from champagne88ca
Nov 17, 2022 11:45 am


eQ: nov 3
ER: nov 17
Thank you for sharing your book with me, I’m grateful for the opportunity. I’ve had a chance to read and unfortunately, have decided to respectfully pass. I send this with recognition of the accomplishment that is writing a book and querying it, no small feat. Keep writing and querying—that’s the best way to find an agent.

from MartinPorter
Nov 15, 2022 10:36 am


Queried 10/25
Rejected 11/15
MG Mystery 46k
from MarshmallowBard
Oct 11, 2022 2:20 pm


Queried: 9-2
Rejected: 10-11
from ltran_
Sep 22, 2022 8:35 pm


EQ: 9/1
ER: 9/22
1K PB
from writtenintheclouds
Sep 04, 2022 3:25 pm


E-mail query: May 7, 2022
Form rejection: August 4, 2022 (a Sunday! Appreciate the dedication to the job)

66k YA Contemporary Romance (BIPOC)
from SGA001
Sep 02, 2022 6:01 pm


EQ 9/2/22

YA Fantasy 98k
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 31, 2022 9:05 pm


Profile Update: Open to queries.
from GinaBMonroe
Aug 26, 2022 3:25 pm


Email Query 9Feb22
Full Request 25Aug22
Sent same day
Received auto-confirmation and a personalized confirmation of receipt of submission

YA contemporary fantasy, 81k
from Zooks3
Aug 10, 2022 1:50 pm


2/20/22 - accidentally queried her for Gatsby (she rejected it in 2012) - Contemporary MG
8/8/22 - form rejection - took her six months to reject it.
from jennadevillier
Aug 10, 2022 9:43 am


EQ: 2/19
Nudged (per guidelines): 4/19
ER: 8/10

89k YA Fantasy
from EOG2304
Jul 26, 2022 10:22 am


I completely forgot I queried Susan Feb 2022 for my YA fantasy. I accepted an offer of rep from an agent in March and just received my rejection from Susan three minutes ago. Lol!

Good luck to everyone still on the search for an agent. Don't give up!
from Shadow23
Jun 28, 2022 8:10 am


Has anyone nudged Susan? Her website says "If you don’t hear from me within that time [four weeks], feel free to query again."

That seems to indicate sending an entirely new email (rather than replying to the auto-reply), but I wasn't sure how to indicate it's a nudge/duplicate email.
from Patrick (admin)
May 25, 2022 9:18 am


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

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