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Mr. Erik Hane

Red Sofa Literary

St. Paul, MN

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from anotherearth
Jun 22, 2019 12:58 pm

Closed to queries 06/01/19-09/01/2019 per website.
from paxetaurora
May 15, 2019 9:51 am

Requested full manuscript in November 2018 but didn't respond to two nudges (February and May 2019). Marking closed. Seems unusual kn general, but not unusual for him.
from JessicaRussakHoffman
May 14, 2019 2:37 pm

Full request on 1/2/19. Nudged him 6 days ago but haven't heard back yet. 5 days ago he posted to twitter that he's closing to queries by the end of May and then reading fulls:

Hi friends. I'm going to close to queries at the end of this month. If you were thinking of pitching me, get it in before then! If I've got your manuscript, the reading is about to kick into high gear and you should hear from me soon.
from KristenH
Feb 24, 2019 2:41 pm

EQ 11/9/18 (Requery Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 2/20/19 (Passed--not for him)

Congrats Alia!
from aliasoctavia
Feb 20, 2019 6:09 am

EQ 1/17/19
FR 2/1/19

2/8/19 I sent him an email saying I had an offer of representation. No reply so far. I guess I'm not going to hear from him.
2/18/19 finally heard back, he's "stepping aside."

Literary Fiction 84k
from paxetaurora
Feb 14, 2019 11:58 am

FR 11/20/18, but then nothing. Followed up 1/28/19, still nothing. Seems like a common thing with him?
from Laura_WA
Feb 06, 2019 5:08 pm

EQ 1/22/19
ER 2/6/19 (outside his typical range)
from JessicaRussakHoffman
Jan 21, 2019 4:01 pm

Query: 1/1/19
Full request: 1/2/19

Lit/hist fiction 60k
from cjpat1212
Nov 27, 2018 8:18 am

EQ 11/26/2018 70,00 words Nonfiction, Cultural Analysis
ER 11/27/2018 Form rejection, not right agent- Yup, one day turnaround
from Winnie12
Nov 04, 2018 9:46 am

EQ 3/5/18
FR 3/16/18
Lit fiction w magical realism 75k
Hilariously I haven't heard back on the full yet, but he requested the manuscript through DVpit. I re-sent and mentioned I'd sent it last month but wanted to make sure it didn't get lost? 4/26/18
Update: He replied, apologizing for the confusion and said he'd read soon
11/4/18 ER (finally)
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 30, 2018 10:12 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres Updated.

(Thanks JoNev14)
from JoNev14
Oct 29, 2018 11:10 pm

According to Red Sofa's contact page (, Erik Hane doesn't seem to be closed to submissions any longer.
from WillowInc
Sep 09, 2018 9:52 am

On the timeline Erik has many fulls out that have never been responded to. I'm just wondering how high the stack of manuscripts is on his desk. (Mine is one of them.) Has anyone heard back on a full (other than the lucky person who is now his client)?
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 13, 2018 1:17 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

(Thanks allisonlamberth)
from allisonlamberth
Aug 13, 2018 10:50 am

Closed to queries until November 1st, according to his Twitter account.

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