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Ms. Hannah Mann

Writers House

7660 Fay Avenue, #338H

La Jolla, CA 92037



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Website: writershouse.com

Twitter: hannahmann

AAR Member: No

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from moonwatch178
Apr 04, 2018 7:59 pm


EQ: 3/9
FR: 3/10
Sent: 3/15
Confirmed Receipt.
ER: 4/4 nice, polite personalized rejection. I'd highly encourage others to query her.
YA Thriller 60k
from heayates
Mar 06, 2018 10:03 am


EQ: 2/14/2018
ER: 2/15/2018

"Thank you for your thoughtful query. After careful consideration, I don’t feel your work is the exact right fit for me at this time, so it’s best that I pass. As you likely know, this is a subjective business, and I’m sure another agent will feel differently. I appreciate the opportunity to consider your book and wish you the very best moving forward with it."

Quirky, offbeat children's book 890 words
from JackSkellington
Jan 17, 2018 8:25 am


@AuthorGGRyn , some agents said to tack on extra time to their response time due to the holidays.
from whiterabbit241
Dec 22, 2017 11:06 am


Full request -- 10/18
Heard back -- 12/22

Hannah sent me the nicest rejection. She provided me with thoughtful, constructive feedback on my full and it's super helpful.

YA Sci-fi
from babbit
Nov 16, 2017 9:12 am


1/9 query to Steven Malk and same day full request from Hannah
6/2 nudge
9/19 nudge
ER 11/13
from StaceyTrombley
Oct 23, 2017 7:50 am


Ha, well, I guess I can save myself a rejection here. I just realized my rejection from Steven Malk came from Hannah Mann (She was his assistant, and I guess
is still doing some of the slush pile work? It was personalized and very nice, but still a rejection. They'd previously requested a full of a past MS) I usually submit to multiple Writers House agents since they allow that but in this case it's pretty moot.
from jadorekermit
Sep 28, 2017 9:44 pm


ER: 9/28
ER: 9/28
Very helpful rejection letter. She seems really kind. I think I'd be lucky to get to work with her in the future.
from coffee_drinker4
Sep 28, 2017 7:35 pm


EQ: 9/26
ER: 9/28
PB-Form Rejection
from LightofBeauty
Sep 27, 2017 12:25 pm


EQ: 9/26
ER: 9/26

A form-like and yet slightly personalized rejection that was kind of strange for how it sounded as if she read the whole manuscript (didn't 100% connect with all elements of the story) when the query didn't even include sample pages or even a synopsis. Odd, but still nice and encouraging nonetheless.


"Thank you for your thoughtful query and sample. You’re a talented writer and have a creative premise here. These great things considered, I wasn’t connecting with all the elements of the story 100%, so it’s best that I step aside.

Thank you for the opportunity, and I wish you the very best moving forward with your work.

Kind regards,

Hannah

from NancyA
Sep 18, 2017 4:01 pm


EQ 9/18/17 (letter only)
ER same day: didn’t connect with concept
MG contemporary fantasy
from NancyA
Sep 18, 2017 9:09 am


Her genre list needs to be updated. Previous comments indicate she’s only focusing on Children’s. Her Publishers Marketplace page seems to indicate that within that she’s especially interested in SFF.
from mgmystery
Sep 08, 2017 8:30 pm


EQ: 9/7/17
ER: 9/8/17

MG mystery 44k
from SarahLRWriter
Aug 20, 2017 7:50 pm


EQ: 8/18/17
FR: 8/18/17
74K YA HF/Gothic
Hannah confirmed receipt and said she's really looking forward to reading!
from NancyA
Jul 31, 2017 4:29 pm


Her Publishers Marketplace page says she wants science fiction/fantasy
from vanesaeleigh
Jul 28, 2017 1:59 pm


Is there any other information as to what type of books she likes? I find it really helpful with twitter or if they have blogs with wishlist, because i hate wasting their time reading a query if it's not something they're interested in you know what I mean

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