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Ms. Kelly van Sant

D4EO Literary Agency

Minneapolis, MN



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Website: www.d4eoliteraryagency.com

Blog: www.penandparsley.com/

Twitter: bookishchick

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E-Mail: Yes

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from PilotKelson1056
Jul 14, 2017 2:56 pm


EQ: 7/14
from Patchi
Jun 21, 2017 8:37 am


Great interview at Literary Rambles:
http://www.literaryrambles.com/2017/06/agent-spotlight-interview-with-kelly.html
from AuthorTeacherkl
May 25, 2017 1:50 pm


EQ: 5/24/17

Contemporary crime con/heist 80k
from inktruffle
May 20, 2017 6:08 pm


EQ: 5/10
from turtlefairy1
May 16, 2017 3:19 pm


EQ 2/18
FR 3/09
Nudge 5/12. Response time is 8 weeks for fulls, so I waited an extra week. She's still behind on reading.

YA Dark Fantasy
from turtlefairy1
May 16, 2017 3:19 pm


Kelly just tweeted: "I'm very behind on requested reading. I'm blocking off time this week to catch up. Don't hesitate to nudge if I'm late on my stated deadline"
from Slicksix
May 13, 2017 3:52 pm


EQ: 4/26/17
ER: 5/13/17
form letter; "not right for me"
spec fiction 83K
from Dionawrites
May 01, 2017 4:15 pm


Info via Twitter: PitMad queries count as partials and will take longer for a reply. So for those of us still waiting, just hang in there!
from Dionawrites
May 01, 2017 1:51 pm


Thanks, bnnk2013! Since she responds to every query, it might be time for a nudge.
from bnnk2013
May 01, 2017 1:39 pm


She requested full MS after my #pitmad query.
from Dionawrites
Apr 29, 2017 4:33 pm


Have any March #PitMad queries gotten a response? I'm trying to decide if my #PitMad query got lost or if she just hasn't gotten to them yet.
from Boreas
Apr 23, 2017 2:41 pm


EQ: 4/19/17
ER: 4/23/17 - Form

YA Action/Drama 107k
from DanAnderson
Apr 12, 2017 4:14 pm


Agent in an upcoming conference (Chicago).
4/9 = according to Twitter, a 100% empty inbox.

She sent me a rejection within 26 hrs; two other agents sent me requests the same day (today).

Maybe she's rushing? (I have no idea. Totally clueless opinion here.)
Quick note: Location: MN, if you hadn't noticed.
from jgolden
Apr 11, 2017 1:18 am


EQ 4/7
ER 4/9
Bragged on Twitter about flying through queries and happy to have an empty inbox.
from trexlers
Apr 09, 2017 7:38 pm


EQ: 3/30/17
ER: 4/3/17

YA

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