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Ms. Kelly van Sant

KT Literary

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Kelly van Sant

KT Literary

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Middle Grade
Young Adult


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03/13/2023 08:25 AM
FQ: 2/28/22
CNR: 8/24/22
ER: 3/10/23

375 days

89k YA Fantasy
03/11/2023 05:17 PM
Form Query 3/29/22
Form Rejection 3/10/23 - nearly a year.
Same rejection letter as others below.
03/11/2023 01:07 AM
Form Query: 05/01/22
Rejected: 03/10/23

I considered this query closed over six months ago so I was surprised to receive a response, albeit a form rejection (see gcontelmo's).

-old-It's been 76 days so I feel pretty comfortable marking this as a CNR. The Data Explorer feature shows her last non-CNR response was from March this year which makes me feel more confident putting her in the "nope" column rather than less.

76k MG Science fiction
03/10/2023 06:32 PM
Form Query: 5/22/22
Form Rejection: 3/10/23

Same letter as gcontelmo. 92k YA contemporary fantasy
03/10/2023 06:17 PM
26/march/22- QUERY SENT
10/march/23 - FORM REJECTION
contemporary with a paranormal twist, 77K
03/10/2023 04:04 PM
Form Query: 6/5/2022
Form Rejection: 3/10/2023 (278 days)

Dear [NAME],
I first want to apologize for the long delay in my reply, and I recognize that you may have already moved on. Waiting is one of the most difficult parts of this business, and I'm sorry that it took me such an unusually long time to respond. I really appreciate the opportunity to consider [TITLE], and I wish I were writing to you with better news. Unfortunately this project is not the right fit for me, but it may very well be perfect for another agent. This industry is so subjective; please don't think this pass reflects poorly on your work. In order to be the best champion for a project I need to fall completely in love, and I'm just not feeling that connection here. I wish you the best of luck in all your publishing endeavors, and I hope this project finds the perfect home soon, even if it can't be with me.
Kelly Van Sant
09/19/2022 07:40 AM
Agent said on Twitter she plans to respond to all queries, but has anyone received a response after May 12?
08/29/2022 03:11 PM
Form Query: 1/11
Nudge with offer of rep: 8/16
CNR: 8/29

YA urban fantasy 75K
08/03/2022 08:47 PM
form query 5/25/22
withdrawn to revise 8/3
ya fantasy
07/28/2022 09:39 PM
FQ: 3/1/22
Nudge with offer 7/15/22
CNR 7/28/22

YA QBIPOC Contemporary Fantasy 99k
06/20/2022 11:08 AM
Thank you @mlmarr312
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Patrick (Admin)
06/08/2022 01:50 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks TheLiteraryFox
06/08/2022 01:28 PM
Query Manager page is showing that she is closed to queries.
05/16/2022 10:11 AM
@xabiso21 I don’t think the website says, but on her query manager I don’t see an option other than withdraw or report an offer
05/16/2022 01:15 AM
Does anyone know what the agency's nudge policy is? Because it's been 8 weeks since I queried. Should I nudge now or after 12 weeks?
05/12/2022 03:39 PM
Does anyone know if she’s a no response means no person?
03/30/2022 02:55 PM
FQ: 15/03/2022

YA Urban Fantasy Romance 78k
03/18/2022 04:19 PM
Submitted 1/13/22

Form rejection 3/18/22
Patrick (Admin)
02/25/2022 09:50 AM
Hi theaking, She does have romance listed as on option on her query form.
02/25/2022 12:13 AM
I don't think Kelly is seeking romance right now. Only YA, MG and Non-fiction
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06/08/2022 - Closed to queries.
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