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Ms. Kaitlyn Johnson

Belcastro Agency

Belcastro Agency



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: RedPenKaitlyn

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from ARKWrites_521
Jul 20, 2021 9:51 pm


EQ: 1/23/21
PR (50 pages): 3/30/21
FR: 4/20/21
Pass: 7/17/21 - She didn't have a lot of notes, but she did tell me her specific reasons for passing, so that was helpful. The issues she had weren't really problems so much as a difference in taste, so the rejection was for the best. And she was kind and complimented what she liked, which is always nice. I definitely think she's an agent worth querying.

Adult Romcom 88k
from BySarahJane
Jul 18, 2021 8:51 pm


Form Q: 4/13/21
Partial Request!!!: 7/18/21

YA Historical Fantasy, 106k
Don't mind me over here screaming! :)
from BySarahJane
Jun 28, 2021 8:14 am


Update from Ms. Johnson's Twitter (6/23):

"Query box update!

I have finally gone through ALL QUERIES.
Currently, I have 60 in my Maybe box; I also have 39 submissions needing to be read/reviewed.

PLEASE be patient with me Face with cold sweat
#amagenting #querytip #amquerying"
from richardclin
Jun 25, 2021 9:17 am


4/12/21: FQ
5/29/21: FR but provided feedback that, while she liked the concept, there was one aspect (I broke the fourth wall in a sentence) of why she was not the right agent for the project. When I informed her I had eliminated this one aspect long ago after several R&Rs for other agents, she kindly invited me to send her my new pages.
5/31/21: Submitted my MS
6/24/21: Declined with thoughtful: "Thank you so much for allowing me to see this work again, but I'm afraid this is still a pass for me. I'm just not finding myself falling 100% into the story as I'd hoped. Thank you for considering me for your work, and I wish you luck in your writing future."
from christinaferko
May 28, 2021 4:08 pm


2-28-2021 : Form Query
5-6-2021 : Partial Request!
5-28-2021 : Upgrade to Full!


YA Fantasy 84k
from stafocker
May 13, 2021 8:47 pm


QM - 3/27/21
Full Request 5/11/21
Rejection 5/13/21

Referred me to another agent and very nice note.

LGBT ROMCOM graphic novel script (no art)
from Patrick (admin)
May 08, 2021 7:24 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks kaysbeckett
from kaysbeckett
May 08, 2021 4:18 pm


5/8/2021: No date given, but will be closing per Twitter:
Hey, all! I am closing my inbox to queries aside from those I request (conferences, contests, referrals, etc.) so I can catch up on submissions. If I requested from you for a recent contest, the links to submit are in my feed!

Twitter link: https://twitter.com/RedPenKaitlyn/status/1391058758328066049
from skifast
May 07, 2021 11:29 am


@isolamelia That is frustrating but I have had that same experience with almost every full request I've gotten recently. My guess is that agents might be hesitant to give real feedback because unfortunately people will sometimes then insult them on Twitter and such.
from heroich
May 07, 2021 9:07 am


@Isolamelia That's so rough when an agent does that - and wrong. If they've asked an author for that much, the least they can give them is the courtesy of some feedback!
from Isolamelia
May 07, 2021 6:48 am


12/4/20 - Form Query
1/19/21 - Partial Request
3/30/31 - Full Request
5/5/21 - Rejection with almost no explanation. "Found it hard to connect."
No helpful comments or suggestions.

from Darthpwner
May 06, 2021 5:31 pm


EQ: 2/15/21
ER: 5/6/21

YA Contemporary

Kind rejection email. Explained her reasoning behind not being the best fit for this type of story. Would love to query her for different projects in the future!
from ingridpierce
May 05, 2021 7:17 am


EQ: 12/3/20
PR: 1/19/21
FR: 2/12/21
Offer of rep: 4/23/21
Accepted offer of rep 5/5/21!

I'm looking forward to working with Kaitlyn! Thank you for your kind words, and I wish you all the best of luck querying!

78k Adult RomCom
from Isolamelia
Apr 23, 2021 7:07 pm


Wonderful news @ingridpierce!
Congratulations!
from heroich
Apr 23, 2021 2:33 pm


Congratulations!!!

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