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Ms. Kelly van Sant

Red Sofa Literary

MN



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Website: www.redsofaliterary.com

Blog: www.penandparsley.com/

Twitter: bookishchick

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from jennadevillier
Today 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.
from askjudyww
Sep 29, 2018 11:55 am


MG Historical 27K
EQ: 9/29
from bfriskey
Sep 07, 2018 10:07 pm


EQ: 9/7/18 YA Fantasy 68K
from NicoleWalllace
Aug 25, 2018 10:01 pm


Finally got a reply.

EQ: May 16
ER: Aug 25
from aalogan
Aug 05, 2018 6:12 pm


EQ 8/5/18 39k MG contemporary fantasy
from Shadower
Jul 30, 2018 3:48 pm


Ms. Van Sant seems to have two emails for querying: kelly@redsofaliterary.com on her agency's website and kellyqueries@redsofaliterary.com on here (as well as her blog). Which one should I email?
from annikab
Jul 28, 2018 1:57 am


She doesn't seem to be responding to anything. I have a requested MS from an R&R out with her and it is radio silence. She might just be super busy going on sub with her existing clients, and settling into the new agency. Nudges don't seem to do any good, so I guess we all just exercise our patience.
from chachadigregorio
Jul 27, 2018 10:43 pm


Has anyone had a response from this agent recently? She reopened for queries in May, but according to her Timeline, has hardly responded since then. Not even with form rejections. I'm wondering if she's just really loaded down with a backlog of queries?
from JessyKah87
Jul 11, 2018 6:06 pm


Met @ Conference 06/23/2018. Asked for proposal.
Sent 06/24/2018
YA Contemporary
from worddance
Jun 21, 2018 5:58 pm


EQ: 6/21/18

YA Fantasy, 79,000 words
from NicoleWalllace
May 29, 2018 5:56 pm


As far as I can tell, Kelly tweeted that she is OPENING to queries on May 11th, 2018. I submitted tonight, and received her automated response! :)
from NicoleWalllace
May 29, 2018 5:55 pm


@JRuete I sent it May 16th. From her twitter: "Today seems like a good day to open back up to queries!" That was May 11th. I think you should be fine. Maybe she just hadn't changed back her automated response yet :)

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