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Ms. Kate Shaw

The Shaw Agency

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Kate Shaw

The Shaw Agency

London, England
Website:
www.theshawagency.co.uk
Twitter:
@KateJShaw
Query Methods
Accepts queries via...
Online Form [Go To Form]
Genres
This agent is seeking the following genres:

Fiction

Children's
Commercial
Literary Fiction
Middle Grade
Young Adult

Non-Fiction

Narrative
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Author Comments
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katine
02/08/2023 10:26 AM
FQ: 12/3/22
FR: 2/8/23

MG Fantasy 64K

When an agent wishes you good fortune with your work, it just makes you feel good. What a nice thing to say in a rejection!
Mevrouw_Bee
02/08/2023 08:48 AM
FQ: Dec 3, 2022
Commercial Women's Historical Fiction: 99k
Form rejection: Feb 8, 2023. Not what they're looking for.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
01/16/2023 05:54 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
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Patrick (Admin)
12/20/2022 02:52 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
andyscontras
11/21/2022 07:28 PM
EQ 11/21/2022 SPEC FIC @ 85K A bit odd form to fill out -- read HOW TO SUBMIT on agency webpage for details
mmoorea
11/02/2022 06:33 AM
EQ: 14/9/22
FR: 26/10/22
83K YA Contemporary Sci-fi
banaesma
10/13/2022 12:24 PM
FQ: 2 September, 2022
QR: 13 October, 2022

Very kind form rejection letter saying she admired it but sadly had to pass.

adult 83k LitFic
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
09/02/2022 03:05 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
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Patrick (Admin)
07/12/2022 10:11 AM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
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Patrick (Admin)
04/11/2022 06:38 PM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
03/10/2022 08:57 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries.
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Patrick (Admin)
01/13/2022 09:08 AM
Profile Update: Open to queries.
Profile Update

Patrick (Admin)
12/03/2021 03:19 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks LexArmangue
heyitsLex
12/03/2021 11:02 AM
She's closed to queries atm
robinkmoore
10/06/2021 09:55 PM
Kate’s specialisms include literary and commercial fiction, fact and fiction books for children (6+) and teenagers/young adults, and narrative non-fiction.
OPKiwi
08/23/2021 12:42 PM
52 days
form rejection.
imthedecoy
04/08/2021 09:44 AM
Used form on her website's Contact page to send first 10 pages of YA in early March 2021. Got rejection just over a month later saying that although she admired it she doesn't represent speculative or SFF. (See madchick's below comment for what the form rejection looks like)
Loing01
12/21/2020 08:10 AM
Sent query via online form on December 21st, 2020.
Children's Science Fiction
86300 words
natalier
10/12/2020 09:44 AM
Queried on August 27th, 2020
Kind form rejection on October 12th, 2020
madchick
09/24/2020 06:54 AM
Form rejection:

Thank you for being in touch and sending me the opening of your novel.

I admired it but I am so sorry that it didn’t completely captivate me in the way I look for.

It takes an enormous amount of work and energy to launch a new author well and I have to feel huge passion and commitment to keep on believing in a project despite the inevitable hurdles. The gap between the exceptional novels that publishers go for, and the very excellent ones that they don’t, is large and getting bigger. I believe agents should take on only those writers whose books make their hearts sing. That wasn’t the case for me on this occasion but what one agent doesn’t quite fall for, another loves.

Thank you again for thinking of The Shaw Agency and I wish you good fortune in the future.
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Last Update:
01/16/2023 - Open to queries.
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