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Ms. Johanna Castillo

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: jcastillobooks

AAR/AALA Member: Yes

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from andyaffy
Jan 31, 2023 10:51 am

from sruthb
Jan 17, 2023 11:38 am

EQ 1/5/2023
Nudge w/ offer of rep 1/6/2023
Full Request 1/10/2023
Offer of rep! 1/16/2023
Accepted offer 1/17/2023

Adult suspense 90k

I had 2 offers of rep and ultimately decided to partner with Johanna. The offer call cemented my decision, as she was incredibly thorough and detailed when it came to all of my questions, and it meant a lot to me that she read my manuscript and scheduled a call for the offer (on a holiday, no less!) in such a short timespan. I think I will be in good hands with her. :)
from LightofBeauty
Jan 02, 2023 10:31 pm

EQ: 1/2/23
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 02, 2023 12:46 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 21, 2022 3:29 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 20, 2022 6:25 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from roadmap
Nov 07, 2022 10:38 am

EQ 5/7/22 - 96k WF
Nudged 8/4/22
CNR 8/14/22
Full Request 9/12/22 !!! sent same day
Kind, brief but constructive rejection 11/7/22

The query had apparently gone to Spam despite "Query" in the subject. Such is technology I guess!
from aecullum
Oct 13, 2022 1:28 pm

FQ: 10/01/22
Form R: 10/13/22
from TMQueries
Sep 23, 2022 12:38 pm

37-day form rejection--fast!
75k thriller/suspense

Thank you for sharing your work with us and for your patience as Johanna reviewed it.

At this time, we will not be requesting more. Given the high volume of submissions, Johanna can only take on projects that are a perfect fit for her list. We believe you merit an agent who connects with your work wholeheartedly and can be the advocate you deserve, so we will be stepping aside.

?Please don't be discouraged though, as this is a highly subjective industry, which simply means another agent may feel differently.?

Thank you again for your thinking of Writers House, for your patience, and for considering Johanna for this work.

Wishing you all the best,
Victoria on behalf of Johanna Castillo

Victoria Mallorga
Assistant to Johanna V. Castillo
Writers House
120 Broadway, 22nd Floor
New York City, NY 10271
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 23, 2022 8:41 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Aug 15, 2022 9:36 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from czimagineer
Apr 13, 2022 7:01 pm

EQ: 4/13/22 Adult Romcom
from swatithegeek
Apr 11, 2022 11:11 pm

Email query: 03/09/22
Form rejection: 04/11/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 14, 2022 10:40 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from iWilltaleit
Nov 22, 2021 5:31 pm

11/22/21 - Email Query

80K Women's Fiction

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