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Ms. Cortney Radocaj

Belcastro Agency

New York, NY



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: CortneyRadocaj

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Snail-Mail: No

E-Mail: No

Online Form: Yes

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from mhknecht12
Yesterday 11:13 pm


EQ 7/6
RevPit Request YA science fantasy
from kci3011
Jul 02, 2020 12:20 pm


EQ: 6/5
ER: 7/2

125k fantasy
from akreckel
Jul 01, 2020 5:58 pm


EQ: 6/8/20
ER: 7/1/20 (form rejection)

96k adult SF/SH
from jwparente13
Jun 15, 2020 6:28 pm


EQ Form - 5/29
ER - 6/15

Kind rejection. Definitely not form. Offered advice on certain things.

YA Dark Fantasy - 87k
from Wolfimoon
Jun 14, 2020 2:23 pm


Form Query: 5/25
Personalized Response: 6/13
110K Epic Fantasy

I thought it was a customized letter, but after reviewing the comments, sounds like it was a form letter. I wondering if she has a couple since there's also clearly a letter for word count reduction.

Thank you so much for letting me review X, but I’m going to decline at this time. Unfortunately, your beginning just isn't pulling me in the way I had hoped. I know you've put a lot of time and effort into your project. Take heart: the publishing industry is very subjective, so what may not work for me could be just what another agency is looking for. I strongly encourage you to continue your pursuit of publication.

In your search for the perfect agent you may want to check out Writers Digest Guide to Literary Agents blog. I have found it to be a great resource for finding new agents that are looking to build their lists.

I also encourage writers to gather beta readers and critique partners to help hone your craft; their suggestions can be invaluable.

Thank you for considering me for your manuscript and I wish you great success with your writing career. I hope you'll consider me again for your next work of art.
from evflynn
Jun 10, 2020 2:26 pm


Form Query: 5/19/2020
Form Rejection: 6/10/2020

YA Fantasy, 89k
from aloopratha
Jun 10, 2020 1:58 pm


EQ: 05/17/2020
ER: 06/10/2020

YA paranormal, form letter
from SKNijjar
Jun 05, 2020 12:25 pm


EQ: 5/14
ER: 6/03 (Very kind form letter)

YA Paranormal Romance 80K
from lnloft
May 31, 2020 3:35 pm


EQ: 4/1/2020
Partial request (first 50 pages): 4/23/2020
Material sent immediately
Full request (fingers crossed!): 5/31/2020
Materials sent same day

Science fantasy 97k
from brmyers
May 27, 2020 1:21 pm


EQ: 10 MAY 2020
ER: 27 MAY 2020

YA GOTHIC MYSTERY 83K
from sbentley90
May 25, 2020 4:06 pm


EQ: 5/5
ER: 5/22, very kind rejection letter

Adult Paranormal, 110k
from LowCarbonGirl
May 15, 2020 1:35 pm


YA Social Sci-Fi 46K
FR 5/12/20
Very helpful rejection 5/12/20 - same day!
from averyames
May 12, 2020 2:34 pm


Adult Fantasy 95k

FQ 4/29/20
Polite Rejection 5/12/20
from rachaelthewriter
May 12, 2020 12:36 pm


77k YA Contemp Fantasy

FQ: 4/23/2020
Kind Rejection - 5/12/2020
from Mander_Pander
May 10, 2020 4:32 pm


EQ (DVpit): 4/22
FR: 4/27
Offer of rep!!!!: 5/4

I stepped aside on this, but Cortney was amazingly knowledgeable for being a "new" agent. She was super kind and made this a tough decision. If you get to work with her, count yourself lucky, because she's wonderful!

YA LGBT RomCom

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