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Ms. Kaitlyn Johnson

Belcastro Agency

Belcastro Agency



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: RedPenKaitlyn

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E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from gwprouse
Yesterday 5:53 pm


FQ: 10/22/21

109k Adult Fantasy
from raktinope
Yesterday 12:22 pm


Form Query October 20th, 2021
Form Rejection October 21th, 2021

Adult Fantasy 160k
from sophiakate
Oct 21, 2021 8:44 pm


form query 10/21/21

90k ya fantasy
from KathrynFaye007
Oct 20, 2021 9:49 pm


Form Query: 20 Oct 2021

81k Adult Paranormal/Horror Romance
from Patrick (admin)
Oct 20, 2021 10:43 am


Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

Thanks tayslaysdragons
from tayslaysdragons
Oct 20, 2021 9:35 am


Kaitlyn tweeted she's open to queries
https://twitter.com/RedPenKaitlyn/status/1450826826696339456
from MichelleT
Oct 19, 2021 6:15 pm


FQ Oct 14, 2021- #PitDark like
78k A M/H
Oct 19 received a note saying she forward it to Sharon Belcastro... not sure how to track this on QT now...
from BySarahJane
Oct 13, 2021 6:12 pm


FQ: April 2021
Partial: July 2021
Rejection: Oct 13, 2021

Very kind, personalized rejection with feedback. We'd messaged back and forth once before, as well, and she seems like a wonderful agent. Good luck to all!
from JHall1
Oct 07, 2021 4:34 pm


Heads up - Kaitlyn is re-opening to queries on October 20, 2021. Check out her Oct 4 Twitter #MSWL thread.
from BySarahJane
Sep 29, 2021 5:22 pm


Has anyone heard anything from Ms. Johnson since my previous post? I do follow her on Twitter, so I know she's a very busy person, but one day in late July or early August, she tweeted about trying to go through all the partials. She has my partial and I haven't yet heard anything, so I just want to make sure I haven't missed anything. Thanks!
from BySarahJane
Aug 18, 2021 5:59 pm


Ms. Johnson tweeted about what she currently has in her inbox/what she's working on outside of queries:

"Final edits on 3 client full manuscripts
12 non-client 50pg partials
10 non-client full mansucripts"
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."

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