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Ms. Danielle Smith

Lupine Grove Creative


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from Hulagirl
Jul 25, 2018 1:46 pm

I saw this on twitter this morning. Guess we have to be careful who we submit to. But how would we have known what she was doing?
from LightofBeauty
Jul 25, 2018 1:38 pm

There's a lot to the story behind this agent's reason for resigning. Be careful, y'all.
from Hannah
Jul 25, 2018 12:28 pm

I just saw on Twitter that Danielle Smith has resigned from being an agent.

from chicklegirl
Jul 17, 2018 1:03 pm

EQ 5/22/18--150-word PB in verse. Met Ms. Smith last year at SCBWI-WWA conference.
CNR 7/17/18
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 13, 2017 7:30 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks Kritter)
from PBquerious
Sep 12, 2017 5:28 pm

EQ: 7/24/17
CNR: 9/12
PB, author/illustrator
from chicklegirl
Jul 26, 2017 4:38 pm

EQ 10/30/16 (80K--YA speculative/time travel)--SCBWI exclusive
Re-sent EQ to Danielle at Lupine Grove Creative on 1/16/17
CNR 2/14/17
EQ 4/12/17
CNR 7/26/17

I followed the instructions on the submissions page, and cut and pasted my entire ms into the body of the email. I immediately received a confirmation email, so hopefully it worked.

UPDATE: I attended the SCBWI WWA spring conference this past weekend and took an intensive workshop with Danielle. She's amazing, passionate--and she told us she received more than 6,000 queries in the first two months after she opened Lupine Creative. When I asked, she said I could resubmit my query in connection with the conference. After I sent it via email this morning, I received the auto-confirmation email, as before.
from mgmystery
Jul 17, 2017 8:18 am

EQ (received auto confirm) 6/6/17
CNR 7/17/17

MG mystery 45k
from HouseofBeck
Jun 23, 2017 2:12 pm

EQ: 3/25/17
Auto-response: Wait 4 weeks; if no response, they have passed on your work. Wait 6 months before querying again with another work.
CNR 4/22/17
from karenleespree
Jun 07, 2017 12:45 pm

EQ: 5/3 MG, Speculative Adventure. CNR: 6/7
from Boreas
Mar 17, 2017 8:18 am

EQ: 2/10/17
CNR: 3/17/17

YA Action/Drama 107k
from Hulagirl
Mar 04, 2017 7:18 pm

EQ: 3/4/2017
from orangrila
Feb 14, 2017 4:21 pm

EQ: Jan 16 auto-response confirming receipt
CNR: Feb. 14 Her guidelines say if there's no response in 4 weeks, it's a no.

MG Fantasy

Thanks, @chicklegirl and @blanghinrichs. I went with a sample!
from PaigeTurner
Jan 27, 2017 12:58 pm

Good job, AshlylnKravitz. I think I will follow suit on this. I wasn't sure what to do at first as I EQ'd her at Red Fox just before she left before finding out she started her own agency.

Guess I should re-query at her new place - hopefully, that's okay to do.

I wish a lot of these agents who move around gave us writers some sort of clear way to know whether a re-query or a 'nudge' is better. What if Red Fox passed our old queries onto other agents in the agency once Danielle gave notice? One never knows, so I guess it is better to play it safe and try again.
from AshlynKravitz
Jan 27, 2017 7:50 am

Sent a last nudge in case she didn't get the other due to the agency move. Sent it through the submissions email and received an auto-receipt, so I know it went through.

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