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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 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 roadmap
Sep 12, 2022 8:28 pm

EQ 5/7/22 - 96k WF
Nudged 8/4/22
CNR 8/14/22
Full Request 9/12/22 !!! sent same day

The query had apparently gone to Spam despite "Query" in the subject. Such is technology I guess!
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
from banaesma
Nov 04, 2021 6:59 pm

EQ: 5 October, 2021
ER: 4 November, 2021

Got a very nice rejection letter from Erin (I'm guessing her assistant) on Johanna's behalf saying she can only take projects that are a perfect fit for her list so keep trying :)

adult 83k LitFic
from TerryBrennan
Nov 01, 2021 12:44 pm

LatinX focus
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 26, 2021 4:24 pm

Profile Update: Open to queries.
from morningstar21
Sep 17, 2021 12:30 am

She was super nice. She was the first to ask for a partial manuscript but at the end passed.
from Patrick (admin)
Sep 01, 2021 3:28 pm

Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from Patrick (admin)
Jul 13, 2021 7:55 am

Profile Update: Genres updated.
from Catsamoa79
Jun 02, 2021 4:03 pm

EQ: 4/30/21
ER: 6/2/21
Form letter from her assistant Erin

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