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Ms. Johanna Castillo

Writers House

21 West 26th Street

New York, NY 10010

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Twitter: jcastillobooks

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E-Mail: Yes

Online Form: No

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from TPreece
Mar 18, 2020 2:20 pm

EQ 3/14/2020 contemporary YA romance 78K
Full request 3/18/2020 via her assistant Erin Patterson
from edoyle02
Mar 18, 2020 7:23 am

EQ: 8/19/2019
Followed up: 11/4/2019
PR, from assistant (Wendy): 11/15/2019
Followed up: 12/18/2019
Full request, from Wendy: 12/20/2019
Followed up: 2/20/2020. Reply from a different assistant (Erin) said the manuscript is still under review.
3/2/2020 received email from Erin, requesting full manuscript. Confusion was eventually clarified, Erin assured it will be reviewed promptly.
3/18/2020: Form rejection on partial manuscript from Erin.
from Patrick (admin)
Feb 26, 2020 9:21 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from MackLittle
Feb 09, 2020 9:06 pm

WF, commercial lit fiction, diverse, #OWN
from Patrick (admin)
Jan 29, 2020 9:28 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Patrick (admin)
Dec 07, 2019 7:14 pm

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from claugh49
Jul 17, 2019 10:55 am

EQ 5/28/2019
ER 7/17/2019
HF 99,000 words
Form letter from her assistant.
from dreamcat
Jun 03, 2019 2:12 pm

sent query June 2018
Requested full the next day
was in the midst of a rewrite and sent a month later. Rejection after two months
from KristenH
Apr 27, 2019 6:56 am

EQ 3/11/19 (Venom)
ER 4/18/19 (Passed--not good fit)
from Patrick (admin)
Apr 16, 2019 12:31 pm

Profile Update: New email address.
from Patrick (admin)
Yesterday 10:44 am

Profile Update: Open to queries. Genres updated.

(Thanks Pyrrhonist)
from Pyrrhonist
Yesterday 10:36 am

Appears to be open to queries according to
from swatithegeek
Apr 02, 2019 5:26 am

EQ: 01/14/19
CNR: 04/02/19

Contemporary Romance, 70k
from Lunariver
Jan 11, 2019 9:25 am

Based on Patrick's update from JC's website (open again to queries), I sent another one, assuming she didn't even look at the one I sent back in October.
from Patrick (admin)
Nov 19, 2018 9:14 am

Profile Update: Closed to queries.

She posted at that she is not opening to queries as she previous announced, but will open on 12/1/18 instead.

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