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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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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.”
from jwparente13
May 05, 2021 6:47 am


EQ: 5/5/21

87k YA Fantasy
from Thornbird1888
Apr 23, 2021 2:38 pm


EQ: 15th April

YA Contemporary Fantasy 128k
from imthedecoy
Feb 24, 2021 8:15 am


Submitted MG fantasy Feb 2020 - rejection from Hannah said she enjoyed it but it wasn't one for her.
from jcbbrsmith
Dec 19, 2020 4:56 pm


EQ 12/19/20
from xxuloverxx23
Dec 09, 2020 2:31 pm


I know its holiday time and some agents are backed up on reading. So to anyone waiting for a response, hang in there. I submitted some time in oct general query. I think oct 21 or 22. A few hours later or the next day, i got a full request. Havent heard anything since. Again, its holiday time. Im trying to give everyone the benefit of the doubt knowing how many submissions agents have to read. I may nudge, but im not comfortable nudging. But for anyone else who hasnt heard back for over three months you can.
from Scriptorium26
Nov 11, 2020 6:33 am


For those waiting for a reply from Hannah on both their query and full submissions, do send her a nudge. That's what I did and she was so gracious about it. Mine was a pitch favourite submission, when I nudged her after 3 months (end of October,) she explained that she was very behind in reading, as she was busy with client edits. So friends, do send her a reminder.

from FreakNo9
Oct 27, 2020 10:10 am


Really? Well, I'll see whether she replies to mine
from Galen_Marek
Oct 26, 2020 6:14 pm


I think she might be a non-replier to requested pitch material. Sent her something she liked on Twitter during a pitch event in September and never heard back.
from FreakNo9
Oct 26, 2020 4:21 pm


EQ: 10/26 (DVPit)

YA Fantasy, 116k
from eiverson
Sep 03, 2020 8:58 pm


EQ: 09/03 (PitMad)

YA Fantasy 71K

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