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Ms. Katelyn Hales

Robin Straus Agency, Inc.

229 East 79th Street

New York, NY 10075

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Twitter: Katelyn_Hales

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from mckerih
Nov 26, 2019 5:02 pm

EQ: 11/22
ER: 11/26, (pleasant) form

Comic Fantasy 84K
from MAnthony99
Nov 25, 2019 3:50 pm

EQ: 10/16/2019. Memoir.
ER: 11/25/2019.
from Rose_Hill
Nov 05, 2019 8:13 pm

EQ: 9/15/2019
ER: 11/5/2019

145k Adult Epic Fantasy
from Nadler369
Oct 27, 2019 12:04 pm

EQ: 10/16/2019
ER: 10/25/2019
Fantasy, 125k
Thank you for your interest in our agency. We have reviewed the material you sent regarding your manuscript and are sorry to report to you that we will not ask to consider the work for representation.

Please understand that we are a small agency and take on very few new clients. With limited time and personnel, we've learned to trust our instincts about whether there would be a good fit between a particular writer and us. We certainly recognize that we might well be passing up a good opportunity.

We wish you the best of luck in placing this with another agent and ultimately, a publisher.
from LUV4NA
Aug 02, 2019 3:00 pm

EQ: 7/26/19
ER: 8/2/19

NA Contemporary Fantasy
from AlexisBee
Jun 14, 2019 3:42 pm

EQ: 4/5/2019
Partial request: 4/5/2019 (half an hour later, requested first 50 pages)
ER (personalized, no feedback): 4/16/2019

Katelyn responded VERY quickly to my initial query but after submitting the first 50 pages, she turned it down. She "didn't respond with enough enthusiasm to the prose." She is the most prompt and personal agent I've contacted so far.

105k Adult fantasy
from tdubphyz
Jun 07, 2019 10:09 am

EQ: 5/6/2019
ER: 6/7

LF, 92k
from merrygawain
May 24, 2019 12:16 am

EQ: 5/6/19
ER: 5/20/19

historical fantasy 175K
from Mustang82
Apr 17, 2019 4:52 pm

EQ 4/1/2019
ER (form) 4/17/2019

SF, 96k
from mirandamiller137
Mar 27, 2019 3:38 pm

EQ: 3/8/17 (PitMad request)
ER: 3/27/19

108K Adult historical fiction
from PSbookish
Mar 06, 2019 7:50 pm

Sent a query on 2/21/2019. Will update this when there is a response.

Got a response of a rejection on 3/6/2019
from IFermont
Dec 15, 2018 6:46 pm

EQ 11/18/2018
ER 11/28/2018

from virtualzelly
Yesterday 5:31 am

12/6 Katelyn responded to my PitMad tweet and I sent her a query (she was already on my list of agents!)
12/7 Full request!
Adult SF 100k
from shockvaluecola
Oct 18, 2018 4:48 pm

EQ: 10/18 (small hours of the morning)
PR: 10/18 (midmorning)
Sent around 1pm
R&R: 10/18 (just before 6pm)

I'll take the speed as a good sign and definitely resend to her if no one else snaps it up!
from askjudyww
Sep 06, 2018 4:00 pm

EQ: 8/26
ER: 9/6

SF 140K, prompt form letter (11 days)

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