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Ms. Cortney Radocaj

Belcastro Agency

New York, NY



Website: www.belcastroagency.com

Twitter: CortneyRadocaj

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from Patrick (admin)
Sep 14, 2020 4:38 pm


Profile Update: Closed to queries.
from mhknecht12
Sep 06, 2020 10:14 pm


EQ 7/6/2020
ER 9/6/2020 form
RevPit Request YA science fantasy
from sophiakate
Sep 04, 2020 11:27 am


EQ 7/25/20
Form Rejection 9/4/20

Adult dystopian 90K
Same form rejection as seen below:
"Thank you so much for letting me review WHAT THEY STOLE, 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 elitemessenger
Sep 01, 2020 10:15 am


EQ: 7.10.2020
PR: 9.1.2020

84K Horror
from carolinagomez
Aug 26, 2020 2:58 pm


Query Sent: 8/24/20
Dark Fantasy 119K
from lnloft
Aug 14, 2020 8:01 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
Polite nudge: 7/24/2020
She responded within a couple hours saying she's a little behind on her submissions so it might take another month or two to get to this one but that I will get a response.
Rejection: 8/14/20
She said she liked everything about my story, but just doesn't think there's a market for it. She did invite me to query with my next manuscript.

Science fantasy 97k
from alkulseng
Aug 08, 2020 11:26 am


Query: 3/22/20
Partial: 4/14/20
Full: 5/28/20
Rejection: 8/7/20

I got the exact same form rejection posted below for my full request that others got for their queries. I'm really disappointed that she didn't take the time to at least say why after 2 requests and 5 months.
from Bears4ever
Jul 16, 2020 4:53 pm


FQ: Jun 18
ER: Jul 16

Her response to me is identical to that received by wolfimoon below, so if anyone's questioning whether that's a form letter, it is.
from lillianhoffer
Jul 07, 2020 7:00 pm


EQ: 13 Jun
ER: 7 Jul
86K Fantasy
Similar comments; opening did not draw her in.
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

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