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Ms. Kelly van Sant

Red Sofa Literary


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Twitter: bookishchick

AAR Member: No

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E-Mail: Yes

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from jennadevillier
Apr 05, 2019 7:58 am

@GoergesSimenon Kelly has only been an agent about a year, and has been building her client list and working with them editorially. I'm not sure if she has made sales yet, but she is on sub with several clients now. I follow the PubCrawl podcast, which she cohosts. Please do not spread misinformation or imply that she isn't a real agent.
from GeorgesSimenon
Apr 03, 2019 3:31 pm

Kelly van Sant was an editorial assistant at my publisher, mercifully for not very long. Suggest trying an AAR agent or at least one with a proven track record of sales first. Anyone can set themselves up as a literary agent.
from ChrystalS
Apr 03, 2019 9:36 am

@jennadevillier I sent mine to (got a confirmation email and that was the address she also responded from when she requested my ms)
from jennadevillier
Apr 03, 2019 8:53 am

So, I sent to the address, not kellyqueries... I never got a response, but I DID get an auto response right after I sent. I don't want to resend to the other address if she received my query already, but I also don't want to not get a response because I accidentally sent to the wrong address, either...
from MandyMBallard
Apr 02, 2019 2:38 pm

EQ: 3/30/19

107k YA fantasy
from Faltho
Mar 30, 2019 4:54 pm

EQ: 03/30/2019

MG Urban Fantasy (66k)
from Fordwalker
Mar 29, 2019 4:06 pm

Note re her email address: here, it's listed as '' but on the Red Sofa site it's just ''.
from RRouth
Mar 17, 2019 9:10 am

EQ: 3/17/19 (query only)
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.
from ChrystalS
Mar 16, 2019 8:19 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
from RebC123
Mar 12, 2019 7:16 pm

EQ: 3/7

YA Fantasy at 60K
from bkblake
Mar 08, 2019 6:34 pm

EQ: 3/8/19

YA Contemporary 84k
from Hardaker
Feb 15, 2019 8:43 am

I also queried last summer (06/05/18), @thieleas, but haven't heard back. Nudged, but no reply. I know she was very busy and there was mention of personal issues. I've written mine off as CNR. Hopefully things are going better for her now; sometimes life throws Big Things in one's way.
from thieleas
Feb 14, 2019 10:37 am

I queried her back at the end of July (7/29/18) and have not heard back. I did receive an automatic response saying she aims to “respond to all queries within 8 weeks”, but I know she’s been behind. I can’t be the only one still awaiting a response?

And happy belated birthday, Chrystal! :)
from ateal2018
Jan 23, 2019 10:37 pm

Hey there. Just wanted to let anyone querying this agent know that the email on the website appears to be "undeliverable". It went through when I used the email on this site.

annikab here it is!
from beavs007
Jan 19, 2019 7:56 am

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