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Ms. Johanna Castillo

Writers House

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Johanna Castillo

Writers House

21 West 26th Street
New York, NY 10010
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Closed to Unsolicited Queries
This agent is seeking the following genres:


Family Saga
General Fiction
Literary Fiction


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Diana Giovinazzo
Sofia Quintero
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08/17/2023 11:17 AM
Email Query: 5/13/23
Form Rejection from her assistant Victoria: 8/17/23

99k fantasy romance

“Thank you for sharing your work with us and for your patience as Johanna reviewed it.

At this time, we will not be requesting more. Given the high volume of submissions, Johanna can only take on projects that are a perfect fit for her list. We believe you merit an agent who connects with your work wholeheartedly and can be the advocate you deserve, so we will be stepping aside.

Please don't be discouraged though, as this is a highly subjective industry, which simply means another agent may feel differently. 

Thank you again for your thinking of Writers House, for your patience, and for considering Johanna for this work.”
08/02/2023 08:46 AM
Email Query Sent: 5/10/23
Rejection from Assistant: 8/1/23

Book Club Fiction 93k
08/01/2023 11:58 AM
Email query : 05/22/23 - 120k domestic suspense
Partial request: 05/30/23 (sent on following day)
Full Request: 06/14/23 (by assistant Victoria)
Nudge with offer of representation: 07/27/23
Kind rejection: 07/31/23

Johanna was extremely nice and professional, even with the rejection. She complimented my writing in a way that really made my day. I do encourage everyone to query her -- she must be great to work with!
07/20/2023 04:32 PM
EQ 5/4
Nudge w/ offer of rep 7/6
CNR 7/20
YA contemporary 87k

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Patrick (Admin)
07/12/2023 02:04 PM
Profile Update: Closed to queries. Thanks MotownCountry
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07/12/2023 - Closed to queries.
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