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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

Accepts Queries Via...

Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from roadmap
Jun 23, 2022 2:29 pm


53 days for a form rejection at this one-and-done agency.

contemporary romance.
from Tara725
Jun 23, 2022 2:24 pm


Email query: 6/23/22

Contemporary Romance, 81k
from mmoorea
Jun 14, 2022 4:17 am


EQ: 11/5/22
Nudge with full request: 12/5/22
FR: 19/5/22
83K YA Contemporary Sci-fi
from swatithegeek
May 31, 2022 6:48 am


MoodPitch email query: 04/08/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Second and final nudge: 05/31/22
Kind step-aside within minutes: 05/31/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Angelita
May 26, 2022 1:07 pm


05/20/20200
MG FANTASY, 54,000 WORDS
05/26/2022
POLITE FORM REJECTION.
from Kabdou
May 17, 2022 8:18 pm


April 8th, queried after #MoodPitch like

UPDATE:
5/17 - CNR. Also, from the comments here... it seems this agent tends to ghost people?
YA Fantasy, 83k words
from xxuloverxx23
May 03, 2022 9:41 pm


I get that you're "busy" but if you requests someone's full and they take the time out of their day to send it to you, the least thing you can do is just say "it wasn't for me" or "it's a pass." It's amazing how some agents want so much respect yet don't give it. Remember, if it weren't for writers, you wouldn't have a job.
from shanedorian98
Apr 25, 2022 10:15 am


The agency say they aim to read and respond to all fulls within 30 days of receiving. After waiting over a year with several nudges to Hannah Sheppard after she requested my full back in 2019, I had to close the query. Seriously, though, over a year? I sent her about 3-4 nudges. She was my first ever full request and I was so disheartened by the whole experience.
from amcbradley
Apr 07, 2022 2:10 pm


EQ - Feb. 15
Followed up to notify of interest from other agents as per instructions - April 7
from robinkmoore
Sep 25, 2021 6:58 pm


Hannah represents authors across children’s fiction (from 9+ including teen and YA) and a small number of adult fiction authors (her main interests are thrillers and romance). Hannah does not? represent picture books.
from meredithmooring
Sep 02, 2021 11:19 am


EQ: PitMad like 9/2/21

Adult science-fantasy 128k
from bubblyian
Aug 19, 2021 6:15 pm


Sent email query July 11
Closed as no response after 39 days
YA 65k
from TAJones
Jul 09, 2021 4:29 pm


Psy thriller 78k

EQ 21/06/21
ER 22/06/21 Polite form rejection
from catmarauder191
Jun 29, 2021 8:04 am


EQ: 6/26/21
ER: 6/29/21

99k YA fantasy
from natalier
Jun 22, 2021 7:09 am


EQ: 6/20/21
ER: 6/22/21 Very kind rejection that was personalized.
“Many thanks for giving me the chance to consider your work. I enjoyed the material you sent but I'm afraid this isn't one for me (I actually have a _______ out on submission at the moment and this would sit too close on my list). Please don't be disheartened though, this is a subjective business and just because a book doesn't work for me, doesn't mean it isn't going to work for someone else.”

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