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Ms. Hannah Sheppard

DHH Literary

23 -27 Cecil Court

London WC2N 4EZ

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Twitter: YA_Books

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from channingrollo
Apr 05, 2019 8:51 pm

EQ: 04/05/19
Received auto-reply noting "I don’t represent picture books."

Children's Picture Book
from Catsamoa79
Feb 18, 2019 9:19 am

EQ: 10/24/18, about the time of the email glitch
Nudge: 2/14/19
ER: 2/18/19, same type rejection as those quoted below.
from swatithegeek
Feb 09, 2019 12:26 am

EQ, DVPit, after email glitch: 10/25/18
CNR: 02/09/19

Contemporary Romance/WF, 70k
from planetofsound
Jan 09, 2019 1:56 pm

EQ: (Pitmad Request) 09/08/18
Nudge with offer 12/08/18. I missed her email malfunction, so I'm glad I nudged!
FR: 12/09/28
Withdrawn after signing with another agent, Jan 9/19.
from TGrace
Dec 03, 2018 12:04 pm

EQ: 11/5/18
ER: 12/3/18
YA Contemp Fantasy 86K
from turtlefairy1
Oct 23, 2018 9:07 am

So, for anyone who's queried this agency, they had an email glitch and lost all their queries, subs, everything! So Hannah said if you haven't heard back from her yet you should requery
from KristenH
Oct 20, 2018 2:14 pm

EQ 9/12/18 (Diplomatic Immunity)
ER 10/9/18 (Passed--same as below: enjoyed it, not for her)
from ln2018
Oct 06, 2018 10:05 am

EQ- 9th sep
ER - 30th sep

Form rejection. Enjoyed but not for her
from KristenH
Aug 12, 2018 6:40 am

EQ 7/4/18 (Chain Reaction)
ER 8/8/18 (Passed--enjoyed it, but not for her)
from twisteddill
Jul 05, 2018 11:12 am

EQ 6/26/18
ER 7/5/18
MG sci fi

I appreciate the fast response. I think it's a form rejection, but the second sentence/paragraph is "I enjoyed the material you sent but I'm afraid this isn't one for me." So my silver-lining self is hoping that part isn't form and she really did enjoy it, at least.
from KristenH
May 26, 2018 6:37 am

EQ 1/16/18 (Venom)
CNR 5/24/18 (No word from nudges)
from nellarosmarino
Apr 01, 2018 12:03 am

YA Contemporary
from igav2017
Mar 20, 2018 6:46 am

EQ: 22nd September 2017
FR: 3rd January 2017 by her asistent
YA contemporary
Phone call with offer of representation!! 20th March 2018
from jaustail
Jul 23, 2017 7:56 am

EQ: 18th july 2017
ER: 23rd July 2017
MG Space Fantasy
from Catsamoa79
May 30, 2017 10:45 am

EQ: 10/26/17
CNR: 5/30/17
Forgot about this one too!

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