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Ms. Kelly van Sant

Red Sofa Literary


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Twitter: bookishchick

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from ChrystalS
Dec 09, 2019 3:01 pm

2-11-19 : Email query
A couple hours later, she requested the full! I'm kinda in shock! It's also my birthday, so that was a great present! lol

YA Fantasy/Retelling

Well, It's been 300 days and no response to the full (or my nudge) so I guess I'm closing this one out as no response... :/
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 15, 2019 9:46 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 09, 2019 8:32 am

Thanks mfdeluna
from mfdeluna
Sep 09, 2019 5:32 am

On Twitter she announced that she's very behind on submissions and will close to queries on September 15
from jennadevillier
Aug 30, 2019 1:20 pm

DLGioe, I queried her in October, then nudged in June and didn't hear anything either time. I'm assuming she's a no response means no agent at this point
from DLGioe
Aug 19, 2019 11:50 am

EQ 05/17/19 - MG contemporary fantasy 62K

08/19/19 Was going to send a follow up on but her confirmation email states "please be aware that if you respond to your original query it will automatically be pushed to the back of my queue, which may result in longer wait times." Checked her Twitter and her blog and don't see much in the way of updates on queries but since we're just coming out of the summer slump, think I'll give it one more month until CNR'ing it. Anyone else in the same boat?
from SH_writer
Aug 08, 2019 8:23 pm

EQ: 6/22/19
CNR: 8/8/19

She hasn't responded to any of the queries reported here since May, so it's probably a safe bet to close mine at this point.
from Roseppdle72
Aug 07, 2019 10:03 pm

EQ: 08/07/19

YA Fantasy 91k
from jennadevillier
Jul 19, 2019 10:16 am

EQ: 8/22/18
UPDATE: soooo I'm really dumb and apparently thought I had sent Kelly a query in August, but I never did xD
EQ (for real): 10/18/18
Check-in: 6/18/19 (I originally wrote this off as a CNR but I figured I'd try)
CNR: 7/19/19

79k YA Fantasy
from Elysia
Jun 07, 2019 9:50 am

Utopiandreams definitely possible that she plans to catch up. I just remember querying her with my last project and her timeline was full of responses. It looks like her policy has changed, because her timeline now only shows two total replies to queries in all of 2019 (one rejection in March and one request in Feb).
Of course, not everyone uses QT, so she might be replying to some who aren't on here.
from Utopiandreams
Jun 06, 2019 11:34 am

EQ: 5/24/19
YA soft sci-fi, 81k
Elysia, it looks like she hasn't dipped into query slush since March, but w/BEA/Bookcon last week, it may be another week or so before she catches up. Looks like she reads in spurts.
from Elysia
Jun 06, 2019 11:04 am

EQ: 5/22
CNR: 6/6
She doesn't seem to be replying to anyone anymore?
from cbazay
Jun 04, 2019 1:57 pm

My email to Kelly just came back as undeliverable. Anyone else have this issue?
from RebC123
May 16, 2019 4:50 pm

EQ: 3/7
CNR: 5/16

YA Fantasy at 60K
from RRouth
May 10, 2019 10:03 am

EQ: 3/17/19 (query only)
CNR: 5/10/19
Confirmation e-mail.

It looks like she responds only if interested? The website says agents will respond if interested, but confirmation e-mail says she tries to respond in 8 weeks? The e-mail also says anyone who is nudging from their original query gets bumped to the back of the line.

Will CNR after 12 weeks.

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