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Ms. Hannah Sheppard

DHH Literary

23 -27 Cecil Court

London WC2N 4EZ



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Website: www.dhhliteraryagency.com/

Twitter: YA_Books

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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Please send your cover letter, first three chapters (or about 10,000 words) and a synopsis all pasted into the body of your email in that order (rather than sent as attachments) put ‘Query’ and your title in the subject field.

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from aceafer
Aug 01, 2019 8:43 am


@Fightchick - last time I submitted I received an email with guidelines, and it states:

"Send the first three chapters (or about 10,000 words - whichever is shorter) and a brief synopsis (one page preferred). All work should be typed in size 12 font with double spacing.

I prefer this all pasted into the body of the email and will not look at attachments. Even if you can’t double space in this way I’d still prefer the initial submission in the body of the email.

Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be read - but I’m happy for you to resend your submission to correct this."

So I would resend with a synopsis personally.
from Fightchick
Jul 25, 2019 11:23 am


I submitted however I didn't include a separate synopsis as I assumed the 'synopsis' on her bio was the pitch in the query.... To those who submitted before, did you include a 1 page synopsis or was it just the query letter that you sent?
from swatithegeek
Jun 24, 2019 5:18 am


EQ: 06/07/19
ER: 06/24/19

LOVELY personalized rejection. Said I write beautifully and she can see why I'm getting interest from other agents (I mentioned the no. of fulls I had out in the query), but it just isn't for her. If I don't sign with an agent for this book (she said it seems unlikely to her -- SQUEAL!) then she'd love to see what I write next. This totally made my day!!! <3

I replied thanking her for the kind rejection, and also asked if the no-response-means-no policy applies for DVpit requests as well. I'd resent the DVpit query for my adult romance after that email glitch in October '18, but never heard back. She might not reply, but hey, you miss 100% of the shots you don't take, right?

UPDATE: OMG! She said it must have dropped off her radar and to resend the DVpit query.

YA Romance, 82k
from swatithegeek
Jun 24, 2019 5:13 am


DVpit EQ: 06/24/19

Resending because she didn't receive it last October.

Contemporary Romance, 70k
from KristenH
May 11, 2019 9:43 am


EQ 1/16/19 (Requery Venom)
CNR 5/10/19 (No word via nudges)

I think you meant CNR and not CRN, Holly.
from HollyM
Apr 26, 2019 9:16 pm


PitMad request 3.8.19
CRN 4.26.19
83k adult thriller
from LittleKiwi
Apr 26, 2019 6:23 am


E-Query: 13/12/2018
CNR: 26/04/2019
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 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
https://twitter.com/YA_Books/status/1054731190287155200
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)

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