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Ms. Kelly van Sant

Red Sofa Literary


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Twitter: bookishchick

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E-Mail: Yes

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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 ChrystalS
Feb 12, 2019 12:08 am

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 (Hansel and Gretel Retelling)
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
from beavs007
Jan 19, 2019 7:55 am

Haven’t heard a thing back from her regarding a query from August 1. Nudged at the end of September last year and again a few days ago. Radio silence. She does stay up on Twitter though and seems to be shutting down queries soon? She said she took time off for her personal life?
from annikab
Jan 16, 2019 1:56 pm

ateal2018-- can you paste the email address you used?
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 15, 2019 7:22 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from BevTwomey
Jan 05, 2019 4:57 pm

She recently tweeted that she has 968 unread queries to go through this month.

Answers may be coming soon!
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 15, 2018 5:42 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

from DrFaerieGodmother
Oct 23, 2018 8:54 pm

She just gave an update on her query response status during the MSWL Happy Hour event.

Kelly stated that she has some queries as old as May of this year, so chin up! Your query isn't dead.
from jennadevillier
Oct 18, 2018 2:51 pm

EQ: 8/22
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

79k YA Fantasy
from armstam3
Oct 16, 2018 12:31 pm

EQ 10/16
Confirmation email received immediately
from karenleespree
Oct 15, 2018 1:10 pm

EQ: 8/21
CNR: 10/10

MG, Contemporary
from Cainhawaii
Oct 11, 2018 10:53 pm

EQ: 10/11, MG adventure story.

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