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Ms. Kate Shaw

The Shaw Agency

London, England


Twitter: KateJShaw

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from Patrick (admin)
Apr 11, 2022 6:38 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Mar 10, 2022 8:57 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 13, 2022 9:08 am

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 03, 2021 3:19 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks LexArmangue
from heyitsLex
Dec 03, 2021 11:02 am

She's closed to queries atm
from robinkmoore
Oct 06, 2021 9:55 pm

Kate’s specialisms include literary and commercial fiction, fact and fiction books for children (6+) and teenagers/young adults, and narrative non-fiction.
from OPKiwi
Aug 23, 2021 12:42 pm

52 days
form rejection.
from imthedecoy
Apr 08, 2021 9:44 am

Used form on her website's Contact page to send first 10 pages of YA in early March 2021. Got rejection just over a month later saying that although she admired it she doesn't represent speculative or SFF. (See madchick's below comment for what the form rejection looks like)
from Loing01
Dec 21, 2020 8:10 am

Sent query via online form on December 21st, 2020.
Children's Science Fiction
86300 words
from natalier
Oct 12, 2020 9:44 am

Queried on August 27th, 2020
Kind form rejection on October 12th, 2020
from madchick
Sep 24, 2020 6:54 am

Form rejection:

Thank you for being in touch and sending me the opening of your novel.

I admired it but I am so sorry that it didn’t completely captivate me in the way I look for.

It takes an enormous amount of work and energy to launch a new author well and I have to feel huge passion and commitment to keep on believing in a project despite the inevitable hurdles. The gap between the exceptional novels that publishers go for, and the very excellent ones that they don’t, is large and getting bigger. I believe agents should take on only those writers whose books make their hearts sing. That wasn’t the case for me on this occasion but what one agent doesn’t quite fall for, another loves.

Thank you again for thinking of The Shaw Agency and I wish you good fortune in the future.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 17, 2020 4:40 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 28, 2020 6:48 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

Thanks madchick
from madchick
Jul 28, 2020 3:15 pm

Closed to submissions until 10th August 2020
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 03, 2020 6:28 pm

Profile Update: Started her own agency. Formerly with The Viney Agency.

(Thanks PamCemen)

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