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Ms. Hannah Sheppard

Hannah Sheppard Literary Agency

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Changed agencies. Formerly with DHH Literary.

Hannah Sheppard

Hannah Sheppard Literary Agency

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This agent is seeking the following genres:


Graphic Novel
Middle Grade
Young Adult


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03/23/2023 08:40 PM
form query 3/23/23

100k ya fantasy
03/23/2023 08:02 AM
EQ: 1/25/23
Queried after receiving a like during #IWSG Pit
I asked on twitter if I should resubmit as I had an outstanding querying from a pitch event from the old agency. She replied yes.
Resubmit FQ: 3/14/23
FR: 3/23/23

YA Fantasy 90k

Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/14/2023 05:15 PM
Profile Update: Changed agencies. Formerly with DHH Literary. Thanks mbowman & HelenMac
03/14/2023 04:44 PM
She opened a new literary agency (See here: https://twitter.com/BookBrunch/status/1635621800263696385) and is now open to queries!

Also, here is her twitter: https://twitter.com/hannah_litagent
03/14/2023 05:03 AM
Just announced: Hannah has left DHH to set up Hannah Sheppard Literary Agency: www.hs-la.com. She has taken the majority of her client list with her and can be contacted on hannah@hs-la.com.

Source: The Bookseller
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Patrick (Admin)
02/27/2023 10:42 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
02/19/2023 10:45 AM
Q: 09/24/2022
CNR: 01/23/2023

Never replied to me #PitBLK 2022 query
01/27/2023 10:31 PM
EQ: 27th June 2022
CNR: 26th December 2022
Liked my pitch on #DVPitchBookouture: 5th January 2023
Twitter DM to thank this agent: 6th January 2023
Invitation to query: 12th January 2023
Replying the agent's DM, that I'd previously queried her: 12th January 2023
Follow-up email: 28th January 2023 (to make it official of the similar Twitter DM message)

90K Adult contemporary romance (amended to 89K)
01/24/2023 11:08 AM
EQ: Jan. 24, 2023

Adult thriller, 87k
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/22/2023 10:27 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries. Thanks slowlaurus
01/22/2023 10:06 AM
Currently re-open to submissions
12/15/2022 06:27 PM
Had a friend submit their full to this agent after telling her she loved what they wrote and was excited to read more, then she turned around and completely ghosted my friend and they were heartbroken. I myself got ghosted by this "agent". It's fine if you don't like the work, but just say no. Even a form would help with closure for some people. It's so rude to request people's FULL work then ghost them. But it authors started spreading the word around. The agent would be upset. Respect goes both ways.
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Patrick (Admin)
09/14/2022 11:20 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
09/06/2022 05:35 AM
MG Fantasy 68k
Query - Aug 27th
Rejection - Sept 5th
Kind form rejection. I was sad though as Hannah seems amazing to work with.
07/15/2022 06:30 PM
EQ: 4/15/22
Nudge with offer: 7/15/22

99k QBIPOC YA Contemporary Fantasy
06/23/2022 02:29 PM
53 days for a form rejection at this one-and-done agency.

contemporary romance.
06/14/2022 04:17 AM
EQ: 11/5/22
Nudge with full request: 12/5/22
FR: 19/5/22
83K YA Contemporary Sci-fi
05/31/2022 06:48 AM
MoodPitch email query: 04/08/22
Nudged with offer: 05/24/22
Second and final nudge: 05/31/22
Kind step-aside within minutes: 05/31/22

Adult Rom-Com, 75k words
05/26/2022 01:07 PM
05/17/2022 08:18 PM
April 8th, queried after #MoodPitch like

5/17 - CNR. Also, from the comments here... it seems this agent tends to ghost people?
YA Fantasy, 83k words
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03/14/2023 - Changed agencies. Formerly with DHH Literary.
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